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Phoenix Integrated Health is OPEN and ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS; our team has worked hard to implement a new policy to satisfy “ Social Distancing” and protect our patients and staff. We are using a combination of telemedicine and a new patient flow process to protect the safety of our patients and employees. Phoenix is an Approve Essential business, under the new state guideline. Your visit to Phoenix is considered a MEDICAL ESSENTIAL VISIT. Please call us with any questions.
Your treatment will not be interrupted and we will continue to support our communities.
Phoenix Integrated Health
To adapt treatment to the changing face of Addiction and Mental Health. Treating our patients with the highest respect and care to embody their ability to regain their body, life, community, family and soul.
To give our patients a sense of direction, when they have been lost.
Giving a “Light of Hope” , where darkness has embraced their life and mind.
Phoenix Integrated Health wants to give light, where darkness has rule. To show our clients a better tomorrow than today. Change the negative stigma of Addiction and Mental Health. The vision to show that we all can recovery with the right resources and HOPE of a better tomorrow.
We give HELP! By creating HOPE!
Addiction at first is a choice, but it turns into a disease of the brain. This brain disease (Addiction) is, excel by life experiences, genetics, trauma, environments, and social structure. When the brain chemistry gets rewired from the substance, Two major things happen:
The individual starts living their life to satisfy the reward part of the brain. The brain circuitry known as the "reward system." The regions of the brain comprising the "reward system" use the neurotransmitter dopamine to communicate. Neurons that release dopamine are activated when we expect to receive a reward.
The damage of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) of the brain. The prefrontal cortex is a part of the brain located at the front of the frontal lobe. It implicated in a variety of complex behaviors, including planning, decision making, and significantly contributes to personality development.
When the prefrontal cortex is damage, it prevents people from setting and achieving goals. Receiving improper inputs from other regions of the brain to process information and adaptations is minimize. The result of the prefrontal cortex being damage contributes to a wide variety of behaviors issues, including:
Focusing one's attention
Predicting the consequences of one's actions; anticipating events in the environment
Impulse control; managing emotional reactions
Planning for the future
Coordinating and adjusting complex behaviors ("I can't do A until B happens")
Disruption of the PFC in addiction underlies not only compulsive drug taking but also accounts for the disadvantageous behaviors that are associated with addiction and the erosion of free will.
Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. They keep using alcohol or a drug even when they know it will cause problems. Yet a number of effective treatments are available and people can recover from addiction and lead normal, productive lives.
People fighting ADDICTION lives their life to maximize the release of dopamine; they are most likely making BAD and SELFISH decisions. These decisions cause a ripple effect that influences their future.
Symptoms of substance use disorder are grouped into four categories:
Impaired control: a craving or strong urge to use the substance; desire or failed attempts to cut down or control substance use
Social problems: substance use causes failure to complete major tasks at work, school or home; social, work or leisure activities are given up or cut back because of substance use
Risky use: substance is used in risky settings; continued use despite known problems
Drug effects: tolerance (need for larger amounts to get the same effect); withdrawal symptoms (different for each substance)
Many people experience both mental illness and addiction. The mental illness may be present before the addiction. Or the addiction may trigger or make a mental disorder worse.
Alcohol addiction is often referred to as alcoholism or an alcohol use disorder. It’s one of the most common addictions in the United States, with an estimated 16.6 million suffering from the disease. Alcohol addiction occurs when regular, excess drinking causes harm or distress.
Types of problem drinking include:
ALCOHOL DEPENDENCY AND ALCOHOL ABUSE
Once categorized as separate disorders, now commonly referred to as an alcohol use disorder.
Occurs when an individual consumes a high amount of alcohol, between four and five drinks, in a single day.
Occurs when an individual consumes five or more drinks on five different occasions in a single month.
Illicit Drug Addiction
Illicit drugs are outlawed substances consumed by individuals trying to obtain a high, altered perception of reality or feelings of relaxation and happiness. The drugs cause desired short-term disruptions in the brain, but they also cause undesirable long-term changes to the brain and other vital organs in the body, leading to drug addiction.
Common drug addictions include:
Synthetic drugs such as bath salts and spice
Prescription Drug Addiction
Prescription drugs are approved medications used to treat symptoms of diseases and other medical conditions. Even when used as prescribed, they can cause physical changes that can lead to addiction. When they’re used in any way other than as prescribed by a doctor, the likelihood of prescription drug addiction drastically increases.
Common drugs that cause prescription drug addiction include:
Opioids, including oxycodone and hydrocodone.
Benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Valium.
Amphetamines, such as Adderall and Ritalin.
Sedatives, including Ambien and Lunesta.
As with drugs, certain behaviors cause brief feelings of happiness or euphoria. However, some long-term behaviors cause a person to lose control of their actions. People suffering from these addictions experience symptoms similar to those of drug addicts, including cravings, tolerance, withdrawal and relapse.
Common behavioral addictions include:
Multiple Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorders
Research indicates people who suffer from substance abuse disorders are very likely to suffer from co-occurring mental health disorders and vice versa. An individual can suffer from a behavioral addiction, a drug addiction and a mental health disorder all at the same time.
Common co-occurring mental health disorders include:
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
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