Chances of Brain Recovery among Meth Users Mustang OK

Choline (Cho), which is generated by the creation of new membranes and, the authors write, “may be an ideal marker to track changes consistent with neuronal recovery associated with drug abstinence,” was measured as a biomarker of recovery. Levels of NAA were abnormally low in all the methamphetamine users, the authors found. Levels were lower relative to the length of methamphetamine use, but did not change relative to the amount of time that the methamphetamine users had been abstinent. The researchers found elevated Cho levels in the methamphetamine users who had not used the drug in one to six months, but normalized levels in the longer abstainers.

New Beginnings Medical Center
(405) 681-2003
5401 SW 29th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
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Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
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(405) 713-5710x5702
2129 SW 59th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
Hotline
(405) 272-6216
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Jordans Crossing Inc
(405) 604-9644x101
301 SW 74th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
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Types of Care
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Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children
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Spanish

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(405) 946-7337
6110 NW 63th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
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Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Integris Mental Health
(405) 717-9840x9803
5100 North Brookline Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
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(405) 951-2273
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Center For Positive Change Inc
(405) 354-7779
1607 Professional Circle
Yukon, OK
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
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(405) 634-0508
1607 SW 15th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
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DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Bengali, Hindi, Spanish

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(405) 840-7040
3000 United Founders Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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(405) 601-0295
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(405) 601-1154
5714 South Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
Hotline
(405) 822-1754
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Chances of Brain Recovery among Meth Users

According to an article in the April 2005 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA Archives journals there is a possibility of recovery of neuronal structure and its function due to adaptive changes in chemical activity in certain regions of the brain of former methamphetamine users who have not used the drug for a year or more. Methamphetamine use has been shown to cause abnormalities in brain regions associated with selective attention and regions associated with memory, according to background information in the article. Recent animal and human studies suggest that neuronal changes associated with long-term methamphetamine use may not be permanent but may partially recover with prolonged abstinence. Thomas E. Nordahl, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of California, Davis, and colleagues compared eight methamphetamine users who had not used methamphetamine for one to five years and 16 recently abstinent methamphetamine users who had not used the drug for one to six months with 13 healthy, non-substance-using controls using a method of brain imaging, proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), that allows the visualization of biochemical markers that are linked with damage and recovery to the neurons in the brain. The researchers measured biomarkers in the anterior cingulum cortex, a region of the brain associated with selective attention. Levels of N-acetylaspartate (NAA), which is present only in neurons, were measured as a marker of the amount of damage (...

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