Using Acupuncture to Aid in Recovery from a Methamphetamine Addiction Burlington VT

Acupuncture, which dates back to ancient Chinese medical practice, can play an important role in this lifestyle change for recovering meth addicts. This technique involves the insertion of fine stainless steel needles into muscle tissue along well known “energy channels” in the body called “meridians.”

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Burlington Lakeside Clinic
Department of Veterans Affairs
802-657-7000
 
128 Lakeside Avenue
Suite 260
Services offered:
Substance abuse treatment, Individual counseling offered, Group counseling offered, Family counseling offered, Marital/couples counseling offered, Aftercare/continuing care, Assistance with obtaining social services, Comprehensive mental health assessment, Comprehensive substance abuse assessment, Discharge Planning, Mental health services, Outreach to persons in the community, Substance abuse education, Screening for mental health disorders, Screening for substance abuse, Social skills development, Case management, Naltrexone (oral), Non-nicotine smoking/tobacco cessation medications, Acamprosate(Campral®), Drug or alcohol urine screening, Medications for psychiatric disorders), Consumer-run (peer-support) services, Smoking/tobacco cessation counselling, Interim services for clients, TB screening, Screening for tobacco use, Housing services, Buprenorphine maintenance, Buprenorphine used in treatment, Acupuncture, HIV testing, Screening for Hepatitis B, Screening for Hepatitis C, STD testing, Nicotine replacement therapy, Vivitrol® (injectable Naltrexone), Prescribes/administer buprenorphine and/or naltrexone, Disulfiram(Antabuse®), Relapse prevention from naltrxone, Treatment for gambling disorder, Treatment for non-substance abuse addiction disorder, Treatment for internet use disorder,
Burlington Lakeside Clinic
Department of Veterans Affairs
802-657-7000
128 Lakeside Avenue
Suite 260
Services offered:Substance abuse treatment, Individual counseling offered, Group counseling offered, Family counseling offered, Marital/couples counseling offered, Aftercare/continuing care, Assistance with obtaining social services, Comprehensive mental health assessment, Comprehensive substance abuse assessment, Discharge Planning, Mental health services, Outreach to persons in the community, Substance abuse education, Screening for mental health disorders, Screening for substance abuse, Social skills development, Case management, Naltrexone (oral), Non-nicotine smoking/tobacco cessation medications, Acamprosate(Campral®), Drug or alcohol urine screening, Medications for psychiatric disorders), Consumer-run (peer-support) services, Smoking/tobacco cessation counselling, Interim services for clients, TB screening, Screening for tobacco use, Housing services, Buprenorphine maintenance, Buprenorphine used in treatment, Acupuncture, HIV testing, Screening for Hepatitis B, Screening for Hepatitis C, STD testing, Nicotine replacement therapy, Vivitrol® (injectable Naltrexone), Prescribes/administer buprenorphine and/or naltrexone, Disulfiram(Antabuse®), Relapse prevention from naltrxone, Treatment for gambling disorder, Treatment for non-substance abuse addiction disorder, Treatment for internet use disorder

Service Setting:Outpatient, Regular outpatient treatment, General Hospital(including VA hospital), Outpatient methadone/buprenorphine or naltrexone

Insurance Accepted:Cash or self-payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., TRICARE), Federal, or any government funding for substance abuse programs

Centennial Mental Health Center Inc
719-346-8183
1291 Circle Drive
Services offered:
Substance abuse treatment, Individual counseling offered, Group counseling offered, Family counseling offered, Marital/couples counseling offered, Aftercare/continuing care, Comprehensive mental health assessment, Comprehensive substance abuse assessment, Discharge Planning, Mental health services, Outreach to persons in the community, Substance abuse education, Screening for mental health disorders, Screening for substance abuse, Social skills development, Case management, Naltrexone (oral), Non-nicotine smoking/tobacco cessation medications, Acamprosate(Campral®), Drug or alcohol urine screening, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Medications for psychiatric disorders), Transportation assistance, Consumer-run (peer-support) services, Smoking/tobacco cessation counselling, Interim services for clients, TB screening, Employment counseling or training, Screening for tobacco use, Breath analyzer or blood alcohol testing, Housing services, Buprenorphine maintenance, Buprenorphine used in treatment, Acupuncture, Vivitrol® (injectable Naltrexone), Prescribes/administer buprenorphine and/or naltrexone, Treatment for non-substance abuse addiction disorder,
Centennial Mental Health Center Inc
719-346-8183
1291 Circle Drive
Services offered:Substance abuse treatment, Individual counseling offered, Group counseling offered, Family counseling offered, Marital/couples counseling offered, Aftercare/continuing care, Comprehensive mental health assessment, Comprehensive substance abuse assessment, Discharge Planning, Mental health services, Outreach to persons in the community, Substance abuse education, Screening for mental health disorders, Screening for substance abuse, Social skills development, Case management, Naltrexone (oral), Non-nicotine smoking/tobacco cessation medications, Acamprosate(Campral®), Drug or alcohol urine screening, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Medications for psychiatric disorders), Transportation assistance, Consumer-run (peer-support) services, Smoking/tobacco cessation counselling, Interim services for clients, TB screening, Employment counseling or training, Screening for tobacco use, Breath analyzer or blood alcohol testing, Housing services, Buprenorphine maintenance, Buprenorphine used in treatment, Acupuncture, Vivitrol® (injectable Naltrexone), Prescribes/administer buprenorphine and/or naltrexone, Treatment for non-substance abuse addiction disorder

Service Setting:Outpatient, Regular outpatient treatment, Computerized treatment, Outpatient methadone/buprenorphine or naltrexone

Insurance Accepted:Cash or self-payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., TRICARE), Federal, or any government funding for substance abuse programs, Access to recovery (ATR) voucher

Howard Center
Act One/Bridge Program
802-488-6425
184 Pearl Street
Services offered:
Accepts clients on opioid medication, Group counseling offered, Aftercare/continuing care, Assistance with obtaining social services, Comprehensive substance abuse assessment, Discharge Planning, Substance abuse education, Screening for substance abuse, Naltrexone (oral), Drug or alcohol urine screening, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Medications for psychiatric disorders), Self-help groups, Transportation assistance, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, Detoxification, Opioids Detoxification, Interim services for clients, Screening for tobacco use, Breath analyzer or blood alcohol testing, Acupuncture, Nicotine replacement therapy, Alcohol Detoxification, Cocaine Detoxification, Disulfiram(Antabuse®),
Howard Center
Act One/Bridge Program
802-488-6425
184 Pearl Street
Services offered:Accepts clients on opioid medication, Group counseling offered, Aftercare/continuing care, Assistance with obtaining social services, Comprehensive substance abuse assessment, Discharge Planning, Substance abuse education, Screening for substance abuse, Naltrexone (oral), Drug or alcohol urine screening, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Medications for psychiatric disorders), Self-help groups, Transportation assistance, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, Detoxification, Opioids Detoxification, Interim services for clients, Screening for tobacco use, Breath analyzer or blood alcohol testing, Acupuncture, Nicotine replacement therapy, Alcohol Detoxification, Cocaine Detoxification, Disulfiram(Antabuse®)

Service Setting:Residential, Residential detoxification

Insurance Accepted:Cash or self-payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., TRICARE), Federal, or any government funding for substance abuse programs

Spectrum Youth and Family Services
(802) 862-5396x310
177 Pearl Street
Burlington, VT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Lund Family Center
(802) 864-7467
76 Glen Road
Burlington, VT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Maple Leaf Farm Associates Inc
(802) 899-2911x206
10 Maple Leaf Road
Underhill, VT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services
(802) 463-3947
1 Hospital Court
Bellows Falls, VT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Centerpoint
(802) 654-7711
1025 Airport Drive
South Burlington, VT
Hotline
(802) 864-7777
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients

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Howard Center
(802) 488-6100
855 Pine Street
Burlington, VT
Hotline
(802) 488-6425
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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United Counseling Service of
(802) 442-5491
Ledge Hill Road
Bennington, VT
Hotline
(802) 442-5491
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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BAART Behavioral Health Services
(802) 334-0110
475 Union Street
Newport, VT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Rutland Mental Health Services
(802) 747-3588x203
135 Granger Street
Rutland, VT
Hotline
(802) 775-1000
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Using Acupuncture to Aid in Recovery from a Methamphetamine Addiction

Methamphetamine is a synthetic drug unlike the other psychoactive stimulants that are usually used for spiritual quests and also it is not a plant-derived one. This artificial, dopamine releaser also has a unique hit over its natural counterpart, cocaine. Meth has wide ranging effects on the body and is rapidly detrimental and The American Medical Association has deemed meth addiction to be a chronic disease. Because meth effects are so tenacious, recovering from this addiction is a life-long process that involves conscious changes in lifestyle to prevent relapse.

Acupuncture, which dates back to ancient Chinese medical practice, can play an important role in this lifestyle change for recovering meth addicts. This technique involves the insertion of fine stainless steel needles into muscle tissue along well known “energy channels” in the body called “meridians.” According to Mark Goldby, a licensed acupuncturist with a long-standing practice in Portland, “The ideal state of health is when the Qi (pronounced “chee”) or vital energy is flowing freely through these channels without any blockages so that the body maintains a state of balance.

Acupuncture facilitates freeing up the flow of Qi. The blockage of Qi can be associated with every form of illness there is.”The traditional acupuncture approach to drug addiction is a method called auricular acupuncture, developed by French doctor Paul Nogier in 1955. It capitalizes on the Chinese medicinal conceptualization of the ear be...

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