Tulsa


Address:

5550 S. Garnett, Suite #200
Tulsa, OK 74146

Phone: (918) 665-2501
Fax: (918) 665-3966

Hours of Operation:
5:00am to 11:00am (Monday – Friday)
6:00am to 8:30am (Saturday)

Intake Hours:
6:00am to 8:00am (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Holidays (closed): New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day ,Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day,

Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Forms of Payment:
Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard

Hydrocodone Addiction

Hydrocodone is also known by the trade names Vicodin®, Lortab®, Lorcet-HD®, Hycodan® and Vicoprofen®. Hydrocodone is a cough suppressant and a narcotic pain reliever for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain. It is the most frequently prescribed opiate in the US  with more than 139 million prescriptions for hydrocodone-containing products dispensed in 2010, and more than 36 million in the first quarter of 2011.

Hydrocodone is abused for its opioid effects.  Widespread diversion via bogus call-in prescriptions, altered prescriptions, theft and illicit purchases from Internet sources are made easier by the present controls placed on hydrocodone products.  Hydrocodone pills are the most frequently encountered dosage form in illicit traffic.  It is generally abused orally, often in combination with alcohol.

Every age group has been affected by the relative ease of hydrocodone availability and the perceived safety of these products by medical prescribers.  Sometimes viewed as a “white collar” addiction, hydrocodone abuse has increased among all ethnic and economic groups.

Hydrocodone has been encountered in tablets, capsules, and liquid form in the illicit market.  However, hydrocodone tablets with the co-ingredient, acetaminophen, is the most frequently encountered form.  It is not typically found to be clandestinely produced; diverted pharmaceuticals are the primary source of the drug for abuse purposes.

As with most opiates, abuse of hydrocodone is associated with tolerance, dependence, and addiction.  The co-formulation with acetaminophen carries an additional risk of liver toxicity when high, acute doses are consumed.

Sources:

Hydrocodone, DEA Office of Diversion Control, Drug and Chemical Evaluation Section, June 2011.

California

Mission Treatment Services has three locations in Southern California.  We have one location is in the City of San Diego, in the Kearny Mesa area, and two locations in North County, Escondido and Oceanside.

To find out more about these clinics, please click on the links to the left.  There you will find a map, directions, hours of operation and methods of payment accepted.

Careers

A Mission Treatment career means more than realizing your potential . It means becoming part of leadership; integrity and commitment to creating opportunities and environment that empower people to recover. Mission Treatment is a recognized innovative recovery-based program and we are looking for exceptional people to take us further.

The most convenient method of applying for a job with Mission Treatment is to upload your resume through our website, directly to our Human Resources department.  That will ensure that your resume is viewed as quickly as possible by the the appropriate location’s clinic director.  If you choose to upload your resume through our website, please ensure that it is in either Word or pdf format.

If there are no job openings available at a particular location, you are welcomed to submit a resume directly to hr@missiontreatment.com that we will keep on file. We are always keeping our eyes open for new additions to our team.

Select any state above to view our Career Opportunities.

Heroin Addiction and its Effects

Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive drug. It is both the most abused and the most rapidly acting of the opiates. Heroin is processed from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of certain varieties of poppy plants. It is typically sold as a white or brownish powder or as the black sticky substance known on the streets as “black tar heroin.” Although purer heroin is becoming more common, most street heroin is “cut” with other drugs or with substances such as sugar, starch, powdered milk, or quinine.

Street heroin can also be cut with strychnine or other poisons. Because heroin abusers do not know the actual strength of the drug or its true contents, they are at risk of overdose or death. Heroin also poses special problems because of the transmission of HIV and other diseases that can occur from sharing needles or other injection equipment.

Heroin is usually injected, smoked, or sniffed/snorted. Injection is the most efficient way to administer low-purity heroin. The availability of high-purity heroin, however, and the fear of infection by sharing needles has made snorting and smoking the drug more common. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) researchers have confirmed that all forms of heroin administration are addictive.

Heroin abuse is associated with serious health conditions including fatal overdose, spontaneous abortion, and-particularly in users who inject the drug-infectious diseases, including AIDS/HIV and hepatitis.  Chronic users may develop collapsed veins, infection of the heart lining and valves, abscesses, cellulites, and liver disease. Pulmonary complications, including various types of pneumonia, may result from the poor health condition of the abuser, as well as from heroin’s depressing effects on respiration. In addition to the effects of the drug itself, street heroin may have additives that do not really dissolve and result in clogging the blood vessels that lead to the lungs, liver, kidneys, or brain. This can cause infection or even death of small patches of cells in vital organs.

One of the most significant effects of heroin use is addiction. With regular heroin use, tolerance to the drug develops. Once this happens, the abuser must use more heroin to achieve the same intensity or effect that they are seeking. As higher doses of the drug are used over time, physical dependence and addiction to the drug develop.

Withdrawal, which in regular abusers may occur as early as a few hours after the last administration, produces drug craving, restlessness, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea and vomiting, cold flashes with goose bumps (“cold turkey”), kicking movements (“kicking the habit”), and other symptoms. Major withdrawal symptoms peak between 48 and 72 hours after the last dose and subside after about a week. Sudden withdrawal by heavily dependent users who are in poor health is occasionally fatal, although heroin withdrawal is considered less dangerous than alcohol or barbiturate withdrawal.

Sources:

Research Report Series – Heroin Abuse and Addiction, May 2005, http://www.nida.nih.gov/researchreports/heroin/heroin2.html
NIDA InfoFacts, March 2010, http://www.nida.nih.gov/infofacts/heroin.html

Henderson


Address:

1536 N. Boulder Highway
Henderson, NV 89011

Phone: (702) 558-8600
Fax: (702) 558-8700

Hours of Operation:
5:30 am to 12:30 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday) 5:30 am to 11:30 am (Thursday) 6:00 am to 9:30 am (Saturday)

Closed (Sunday, Holidays)

Intake Hours:
Monday – Wednesday and Friday on a first come, first serve basis please try to arrive between 6:00am and 7:00am.

Holidays (closed): New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day ,Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day,

Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Forms of Payment:
Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard, Medicaid

Oklahoma City – Hefner

Address:
948 W. Hefner Road 
Oklahoma City, OK 73114

Phone: (405) 286-9533
Fax: (405) 607-0927

Hours of Operation:
5:00 am to 11:00 am (Monday – Friday)
6:00 am to 8:30 am (Saturday)

Intake Hours: 5:30 am to 7:30 am (Monday – Friday)

Holidays (closed):

New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day ,Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day,

Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Forms of Payment:
Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard, Medicaid

Oklahoma City

Address:
1737 Linwood Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Phone: (405) 239-6815
Fax: (405) 239-2637

Hours of Operation:
5:00 am to 11:00 am (Monday – Friday)
6:00 am to 8:30 am (Saturday)

Intake Hours:
5:30 am to 7:30 am (Monday – Friday)

Holidays (closed): New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day ,Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day,

Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Forms of Payment:
Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard, Medicaid

Codeine Addiction

Codeine is the most widely used, naturally occurring narcotic in medical treatment in the world.  It is found in opium, but most codeine used in the US is produced from morphine.  It is also the starting material for the production of two other narcotics, dihydrocodeine and hydrocodone.

Codeine is a medically prescribed narcotic for the relief of moderate pain and cough suppression.  Compared to morphine, codeine produces less analgesia, sedation, and respiratory depression, and is usually taken orally.  It is made into tablets either alone (Schedule II) or in combination with aspirin or acetaminophin (i.e. Tylenol with Codeine, Schedule III).

As a cough suppressant, codeine is found in a number of liquid preparations (Schedule IV).  It is also used to a lesser extent as an injectable solution for the treatment of pain.

Codeine products are diverted from legitimate sources and are encountered on the illicit market.

As with other opiate based pain killers, codeine may result in physical dependence with chronic use and cause withdrawal symptoms if use is discontinued abruptly.

Sources:

Codeine, http://www.justice.gov/dea/concern/codeine.html (last visited Sept. 22, 2011)

Escondido


Address:

161 N. Date Street   
Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: (760) 745-7786
Fax: (760) 745-1061

Hours of Operation:

  • 5:30 am to 10:00 am (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • 10:30 am to 1:30 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • 5:30 am to 10:00 am (Wednesday)
  • 10:30 am to 12:00 pm (Wednesday)
  • 7:00 am to 10:00 am (Saturday, Sunday, Holidays)

Intake Days:

  • Please call for days and times.

Holidays:

New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day ,Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day,

Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Forms of Payment:
Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard, Medi-Cal, VA