Using Acupuncture to Aid in Recovery from a Methamphetamine Addiction Providence RI

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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Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Collaborative Add and Recovery Program
401-273-7100 x2610
830 Chalkstone Avenue
Unit 116-F
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, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Medications for psychiatric disorders), Self-help groups, Transportation assistance, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, Consumer-run (peer-support) services, Smoking/tobacco cessation counselling, Detoxification, Methadone maintenance, Methadone, SAMHSA-certified Opioid Treatment Program, Opioids Detoxification, 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, Early intervention for HIV, Domestic violence services - family or partner, HIV testing, Screening for Hepatitis B, Screening for Hepatitis C, STD testing, Nicotine replacement therapy, Vivitrol® (injectable Naltrexone), Alcohol Detoxification, Benzodiazepines Detoxification, Cocaine Detoxification, Methamphetamines Detoxification, Disulfiram(Antabuse®), Relapse prevention from naltrxone, Treatment for gambling disorder,
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Collaborative Add and Recovery Program
401-273-7100 x2610
830 Chalkstone Avenue
Unit 116-F
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, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Medications for psychiatric disorders), Self-help groups, Transportation assistance, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, Consumer-run (peer-support) services, Smoking/tobacco cessation counselling, Detoxification, Methadone maintenance, Methadone, SAMHSA-certified Opioid Treatment Program, Opioids Detoxification, 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, Early intervention for HIV, Domestic violence services - family or partner, HIV testing, Screening for Hepatitis B, Screening for Hepatitis C, STD testing, Nicotine replacement therapy, Vivitrol® (injectable Naltrexone), Alcohol Detoxification, Benzodiazepines Detoxification, Cocaine Detoxification, Methamphetamines Detoxification, Disulfiram(Antabuse®), Relapse prevention from naltrxone, Treatment for gambling disorder

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

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

CODAC Providence
401-942-1450
349 Huntington Avenue
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 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, Drug or alcohol urine screening, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Transportation assistance, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, Smoking/tobacco cessation counselling, Detoxification, Methadone, SAMHSA-certified Opioid Treatment Program, Opioids Detoxification, Interim services for clients, TB screening, Screening for tobacco use, Breath analyzer or blood alcohol testing, Housing services, Acupuncture, Early intervention for HIV, HIV testing, Screening for Hepatitis C, Nicotine replacement therapy, Treatment for gambling disorder, Use methadone/buprenorphine for pain management or emergency dosing,
CODAC Providence
401-942-1450
349 Huntington Avenue
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 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, Drug or alcohol urine screening, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Transportation assistance, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, Smoking/tobacco cessation counselling, Detoxification, Methadone, SAMHSA-certified Opioid Treatment Program, Opioids Detoxification, Interim services for clients, TB screening, Screening for tobacco use, Breath analyzer or blood alcohol testing, Housing services, Acupuncture, Early intervention for HIV, HIV testing, Screening for Hepatitis C, Nicotine replacement therapy, Treatment for gambling disorder, Use methadone/buprenorphine for pain management or emergency dosing

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

Insurance Accepted:Cash or self-payment, Medicaid, 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

Providence Metro Treatment Center
(401) 941-4488
160 Narragansett Avenue
Providence, RI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Butler Hospital
(401) 455-6214
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, RI
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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CODAC Providence
(401) 942-1450
349 Huntington Avenue
Providence, RI
Hotline
(401) 942-1450
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Portugese, Spanish

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Phoenix House of New England
(401) 421-5255x3272
205 Waterman Street
Providence, RI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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CODAC Behavioral Healthcare
(401) 434-4999
850 Waterman Avenue
East Providence, RI
Hotline
(401) 434-4999
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Portugese, Spanish

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MAP Behavioral Health Services Inc
(401) 785-0050
66 Burnett Street
Providence, RI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Men
Language Services
Spanish

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Family Service Inc
(401) 331-1350
55 Hope Street
Providence, RI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS
Language Services
Spanish

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Providence Community Action Program
(401) 272-0660
662 Hartford Avenue
Providence, RI
Hotline
(401) 831-4570
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women
Language Services
Spanish

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East Bay Center
(401) 431-9870
610 Wampanoag Trail
East Providence, RI
Hotline
(401) 246-0700
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Women and Infants Hospital
(401) 453-7618
134 Thurbers Avenue
Providence, RI
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Farsi, Portugese, Spanish

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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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