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At CCNE, LLC we offer comprehensive evaluations that will assist us in determining the individual course of care for each patient. Our team has extensive experience in working with a wide range of mental health and substance abuse issues.
Substance Abuse specific evaluations
Complete Bio-Psycho-Social Assessments
Ongoing individual therapy
Ongoing medication management
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Millennium PGT/ODT Testing
WHAT IS MILLENNIUM PGT?
Millennium Pharmacogenetic Testing (PGT) is a non-invasive genetic test utilizing either a buccal or saliva specimen to identify how a patient’s genetic profile may impact his or her response to certain medications. Two patients, with the same diagnosis and prescribed the same medication and dose, may exhibit significantly different clinical responses.
The information from the test may help clinicians make more effective prescribing decisions that are personalized for each patient.
Right Drug, Right Dose, Right Now
Prescribe the right drug and the right dose
• Move beyond trial and error
• Get help identifying the best medication for your patient
MEDICATION MONITORING AND DRUG DETECTION WITH FLEXIBILITY
Providing a urine specimen for analysis may be challenging for some patients or in some settings. Millennium oral fluid drug testing (OFT) offers drug-specific identification and quantification of medications and illicit substances utilizing a convenient, observable collection method providing reliable results.
Take each day as it comes. Take VIVITROL® once a month.
If you are ready for recovery, VIVITROL along with counseling may be able to help. VIVITROL is the only treatment for opioid- or alcohol-dependent patients that is:
VIVITROL’s long-acting formula means the injection only has to be administered once a month.
VIVITROL doesn’t lead to physical dependence. Stopping VIVITROL treatment doesn’t cause withdrawal.
VIVITROL® and opioid dependence
You never expected to become addicted, and recovery can be hard. But there is a non-addictive medication that may help. A study showed that opioid-dependent patients who participated in counseling and took VIVITROL® (naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension) after detox had better results than patients who participated in counseling without VIVITROL. See how VIVITROL works now.
Opioid-dependent patients participating in counseling plus VIVITROL:
• Had significantly more days of complete abstinence*
• Stayed in treatment longer
• Reported less craving†
• Were less likely to relapse to physical dependence
*Complete abstinence means people had a negative urine drug test for opioids and no self-reported opioid use.
†Craving was measured by self-reported "need for opioids" using the visual analog scale.
With counseling, VIVITROL® may help with recovery from alcohol dependence.
You never expected to become addicted to alcohol, and recovery can be hard. But now there is an abstinence-based medication that may help. See how VIVITROL may work.
In a study of alcohol-dependent patients participating in counseling plus VIVITROL, patients had:
• Significantly fewer heavy drinking days*
* Heavy drinking was defined as a self-report of 5 or more standard drinks consumed on a given day for male patients and 4 or more drinks for female patients.
A small group of alcohol-dependent patients who completely stopped drinking one week prior to their first dose of VIVITROL (with counseling) had:
• Significantly fewer drinking days
• More success maintaining complete abstinence
The same results were not seen in the patients who were drinking when they started VIVITROL.
What is TelePsychotherapy?
Telepsychotherapy is the use of real-time video conferencing to facilitate an interaction between a clinician and a client when they remain in two discreet locations.
TelePsychotherapy (also known as telemental health) has proven effective as a means for counseling where onsite resources are limited by time, distance, and financial constraints.
According to the American Psychiatric Association,"Telepsychiatry is currently one of the most effective ways to increase access to psychiatric care for individuals living in underserved areas". TelePsychotherapy is a new, popular way to have counseling sessions for those without vehicles, for at-home parents who do not have babysitting access, client's without driver's licenses, individuals who are homebound due to various restrictions, and busy folks who don't have time to get to an outpatient office.
Telemedicine encompasses an array of services, including telepsychiatry and telepsychotherapy, telemental health and etherapy. The widespread adoption of personal computers, tablet computers and smartphones, and free and secure two-way video communications systems are accelerating the telehealth field, experts say.
EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING - Can EMDR therapy help you?
The answer is likely YES! There are a number of factors to consider when evaluating the appropriateness of EMDR therapy for a client’s particular situation and history. In general, you’re an excellent candidate if you have:
• Depression or disturbing thoughts
• A history of abuse
• Been the victim of, or witnessed a crime or serious accident
• Anxiety or panic attacks
• Frequent feelings of guilt or shame
• Explosive or irrational anger
• Been through a natural disaster
• A history of unhealthy relationships
• Fears or phobias
• Experienced a traumatic event
• Difficulty trusting people
• Substance abuse/dependence problems
EMDR is a system used to rapidly process information. EMDR was developed in the 1980’s and has been heavily researched for the treatment of PTSD, however more recent studies have shown its efficacy in treating a multitude of symptoms in a way that is effective, lasting, and won’t leave you in therapy for years. The process helps get to the “root” of the problem and cleans up the unhelpful, self-sabotaging beliefs associated with it.
What happens in the brain when we experience a disturbing event?
When we experience a traumatic or disturbing event, changes occur in the brain. These events may be large scale such as a natural disaster or ongoing abuse, or events that are less dramatic, such as being the object of a childhood prank that still has a lasting impact.
These memories are not fully processed by the brain. When the disturbing event occurs, biological and neurochemical changes cause it to remain in the brain without the processing that would normally take place. The disturbing event is “stuck” in the brain and nervous system in its original state with the corresponding emotions, body sensations and negative beliefs. In other words, the original somatic memories, emotions, sights, sounds, or smells associated with the event remain in their disturbing state. When one experiences a new event that has the same or similar smell, or cause similar emotions, for example, the brain associates it with the disturbing event, and the person reacts as though the event were traumatic, even if it isn’t. Brain: “Oh, I remember the last time you felt that – it was when that awful thing happened. I see a connection, so I’ll react the same way.”
How does EMDR work?
EMDR can be thought of as an accelerated natural healing process that allows the memory to move into the past and reprocess the information in a more adaptive manner. The client is still left with the memory but is able to think of it without the disturbance that formerly accompanied it.
The disturbing memory is stored in the right hemisphere of the brain, which is the emotional hemisphere. The left hemisphere is our logical, linguistic, linear side. Because of the brain changes described above, the necessary integration of these two hemispheres does not occur. EMDR allows access to these networks so that our psyche can reprocess the information in a more adaptable manner and restore balance.
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