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Substance Abuse in the National Guard & Reserves

While being a member of the National Guard and the Reserves is very honorable, national guardsmen and reservists may face challenges, including substance use and mental health concerns. In this...

Coast Guard Substance Abuse Trends and Resources

Military service members are at higher risk for developing substance use disorders (SUDs), including people who are or were in the Coast Guard.1 Military service can also lead to increased...

Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Marines

Substance abuse and addiction know no boundaries and can affect people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, this includes military personnel and veterans. There is a growing concern in the...

Addiction Resources for Airmen: Substance Abuse in the Air Force

Substance abuse is a problem in our Armed Forces, just like it is among civilians. Each branch has unique challenges when it comes to addiction and mental health disorders, and...

Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Army

Military service can be very stressful, especially for personnel deployed to active combat zones. Sometimes, service members can develop unhealthy behaviors like turning to substances while in active duty, or...

Our Residential Treatment Program at Recovery First

Denise O’Connell, CEO of Recovery First, has over 30 years of experience in the mental health and substance use disorders treatment area. Here, she introduces Recovery First’s residential treatment program,...

Sailors and Substance Abuse: How the Navy is Dealing with Addiction

Substance Abuse in the Navy Substance abuse is an issue in the Navy, just as it is in all branches of the military and among the civilian population. However, drinking,...

Life After the Military: Transitioning from Service Member to Civilian

After being in the military, veterans face a variety of challenges reintegrating into civilian life. This article will discuss these challenges, the existence of transition stress, and resources that are...

How the Military is Addressing Stigma around Mental Health

Nearly 60% of military service members suffering from mental health problems don’t seek help.1 The stigma against seeking help can pose a significant barrier for veterans suffering with these issues....

Community Care Providers for Veterans

What is Community Care? When a veteran is seeking treatment for medical or behavioral health, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides numerous options beyond VA services through the Veterans Community...

MISSION Act and Community Care Providers

The MISSION Act allows eligible and qualified veterans to receive treatment through community care providers when they can’t access care through a local Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facility. Eligible...

Florida Veteran Addiction Treatment Resources

With a high concentration of military personnel in Florida—both active duty and retired—Recovery First aims to provide a hub of resources for addiction treatment and recovery specifically for veterans. Substance...

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Hotline Guide

Trying to find help when you or a loved one is dealing with substance abuse can be a challenge, and you may be confused as to where to turn for...

Resources for Families and Loved Ones

Addiction is a disease that not only affects the person with the substance use disorder (SUD), but also those surrounding them. As a friend or family member to someone who...

What to Do if Your Friend is Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol?

It’s a tough situation to be in when you realize one of your friends may be suffering from drug addiction or alcoholism, and there isn’t usually an easy solution. On...

What to Do When a Loved One Is Addicted

Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be one of the most heartbreaking things life throws at you. Addiction is a disease that doesn’t always look the same for...

What to Do When a Coworker or Employee Is Addicted?

Substance abuse in the workplace is not uncommon. Reports show that as many as 23% of those surveyed have been exposed to coworkers using or being under the influence of...

When Your Loved One Leaves Recovery First

What Is the Discharge Process? We know how anxious you will be for your loved one to return home. We are here to work with you during this life-changing moment....

Why Are Military Veterans More Prone to Opioid Abuse?

Active duty members of our armed forces are more likely to encounter dangerous situations that can lead to injury. From time in combat to carrying heavy equipment or using ill-fitting...

Military Veterans & Smoking

Why Are Veterans More Likely to Smoke? Veterans of the United States Armed Forces are at a high risk of smoking cigarettes. This group struggles with higher rates of mental...

Female Veterans and Substance Abuse

Are Female Veterans More Prone to Substance Abuse? Service women often experience unique struggles while serving their country. While female veterans face similar problems as their male counterparts—such as homelessness,...

How Families of Veterans Are Affected by Substance Abuse

Families of veterans can experience psychological and emotional stress while their loved one is deployed, and after they have returned home and retired from the service. Mental health disorders from...

Veterans And Suicide Risk

Why Are Veterans at a Higher Risk of Suicide? Military veterans are more likely than the civilian population to develop specific mental health problems, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and traumatic...

Veterans and Co-Occurring Disorders

The term co-occurring disorders—also referred to as dual diagnosis or comorbidity—refers to a diagnosis of two or more mental disorders, including substance use disorders, at the same time. As more...

PTSD in Veterans & Treatment

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of psychiatric or mental health disorder that occurs in some people who experience a traumatic event, such as:1 War or combat. A serious accident...

Are Veterans More Likely to Develop Alcoholism?

Alcohol is at the top of the list of substances abused by veterans.1 Illicit drug use in the military tends to occur less often than in the civilian population due...

Does VA Insurance Cover Addiction Treatment?

The short answer to the question of whether a military veteran’s insurance—if it’s provided by the federal government—will cover treatment for a substance use disorder is “yes”. But while some...

Veterans and Substance Abuse

Service members in the U.S. Armed Forces sacrifice a lot to serve their country. Sometimes, those sacrifices leave them with mental health disorders like alcohol or drug abuse. Post-traumatic stress...

Finance FAQ: What You Need to Know in Early Recovery

Money matters are almost always primary for people in early recovery. After months, if not years, of addiction, most people have a pile of debt and no ability to pay...

Finding LGBTQ-Friendly Treatment Centers

About 10 million American adults, or around 4.1 percent of the US adult population, identify is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning (LGBTQ). A larger percentage of people who identify...

First Responders Addiction Treatment: How to Seek Help

When most people imagine a first responder, they may imagine an ambulance with medical professionals aboard, a police unit, firefighters, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Of course, these professionals...

Family Therapy: What Are the Benefits?

Family therapy is a type of therapy that employs interpersonal strategies to address issues affecting the health of a family. The central idea in family therapy is that individual problems...

What to Know About the 12 Steps

The 12-Step program is a model that helps people suffering from addiction by giving them a set of structured steps to follow to achieve recovery. The steps are designed to...

Drug Rehab for Parents

A Partnership for Drug-Free Kids reveals that 23 million Americans are currently addicted to alcohol or drugs. Many of these individuals are parents. In all cases, addiction doesn’t just affect the individual;...

Drug Rehab Centers for Couples

A substance abuse problem can easily tear apart a relationship, but what happens when the people in the relationship are both using drugs? What happens when drug use, by one...

The Dangers of an At-Home Detox

Some people may think that the detox process is something they can undergo on their own at home. The thought of entering a professional facility may seem like an unnecessary...

Payment Options for Partial Hospitalization Programs

Partial hospitalization programs for addiction fall between residential or inpatient treatment and outpatient programs in terms of how much time is spent at the treatment center. Inpatient programs require clients...

Where Do Parents Seek Rehab and Recovery? 

Addiction is a far-reaching and complex disease that disrupts lives and families. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 21.5 million American adults suffered from addiction...

What Are the Major Signs of Addiction? 

An estimated 21.5 million adults in the United States (people who were at least 12 years old) struggled with drug and/or alcohol addiction in 2014, according to the National Survey on...

How Long Should You Stay in Addiction Treatment? 

One of the most frequently asked questions when embarking on a drug treatment programs is: “How long do I have to stay in treatment?” Concerned about their ability to afford...

Supporting a Friend Through Addiction Treatment and Recovery

If someone you care about is in recovery from addiction, your support of their choice to stay sober is huge. It can play an incredibly positive role in helping them...

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

A Partial Hospitalization Program, also known as a Day/Night Substance Abuse Program by some Florida drug rehab centers, offers valuable services to people who are suffering from alcoholism or drug...

Why Addiction Is Considered a Disease

Why Addiction Is Considered a Disease The fact that modern-day conversations about addiction use the word and idea of disease represents a seismic shift in how the medical and public communities understand...

What Are the Side Effects of Naloxone?

Naloxone has become a blockbuster drug in recent years, since it is one of the few effective ways of stopping an opioid overdose temporarily. This drug has been used for years...

How Does Naloxone Work?

Naloxone is a drug that temporarily counteracts opioid overdose. It has been in use among medical professionals since the 1970s, but it has recently been approved in new forms such as nasal...

How Can PTSD Lead to Substance Abuse in Veterans?

People with a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis may turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with the symptoms. Military veterans experience high rates of PTSD in large part due...

Living Your Recovery on Thanksgiving

For many people, Florida is a destination location – not just for Spring Break, family vacations, and retirement, but for recovery as well. An untold number of people bravely leave...

What Makes Drug Treatment Effective?

With so many types and styles of drug addiction treatment programs and services to choose from, it can be difficult to immediately discern which one will be the most effective. The fact...

Danger of Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms are a cluster of psychological and physical symptoms that occur when a person who struggles with substance dependence attempts to quit using the substance. For example, if a person...

The Kindling Effect and Addiction

Drug addiction is not a disorder that develops overnight. From a person’s first use to the development of ongoing negative consequences that indicate a serious problem to finally identifying the source...

Does Coventry Health Care Cover Rehab?

Serving individuals and groups, as well as Medicare and Medicaid recipients, Coventry Health Care offers a wide range of comprehensive healthcare coverage options. In May 2013, Coventry Health Care was acquired by Aetna,...

Building Your Support Network: How to Make New Friends in Recovery

One of the best ways to stay focused in recovery is to surround yourself with positive people who are not only interested in helping you to live your life well...

Does Obamacare Cover Rehab?

New healthcare reforms emerged in the United States in the early 2010s. These reforms aimed to provide affordable and accessible health care insurance coverage to previously uninsured Americans. According to...

Heroin Withdrawal Timeline

The chronic use of heroin or any opioid drug will Heroin is a seriously addictive drug. Like all of the opioid drugs heroin use will inevitably result in some level...

Medications Used for Heroin Treatment

According to an article in The New York Times, an estimated 2.5 million Americans were dependent on or abused opioids in 2012. This abuse was mostly in the form of painkillers, although...

Dangers of Detoxing at Home

Oftentimes, detox is the first step in the process of recovering from an addiction. A quick online search shows slews of websites promising at-home detox methods, from “natural” remedies to the classic “cold...

Medications for Detox

When a person has an addiction to a substance and decides to overcome this addiction, the person must first detox from the addictive substance. The best outcomes for detox involve medical...

Alcohol and Drug Detox: What Happens When You Detox?

Detoxification from addictive substances is, in a clinical setting, referred to as medical detox, or medically managed withdrawal. This process involves medical oversight while a person stops taking the addictive substance and...

How to Pay for Rehab: Does My Insurance Cover Addiction Treatment?

For people who struggle with a substance use disorder, an addiction program may be a good way to begin recovery and achieve long-term sobriety. While the value of rehab is...

‘It’s Not Me, It’s You:’ When You Have to Break up with Your Sponsor

In the 12-Step program, the sponsor-sponsee relationship can be a very important benefit for those who choose to take part. Meeting regularly with someone who has been where you are,...

Comprehensive Addiction Treatment: What It Means, Why You Need It

Prior to active use of drugs and alcohol, people will have a range of experiences that inform the reasons why they find comfort in drinking and getting high. Then, during...

Drug Addiction Aftercare & Alumni Program

When you’re nearing the end of your treatment with us, your case manager will begin to talk about your discharge plan. Having a clear path defined for you before you...

Americans want Drug Rehab Over Jail

Two Thirds Of Americans Favor Drug Treatment, Not Jail Time For Heroin & Cocaine Abuse Americans are slowly changing with the times and over 67% of those recently polled elected...

What is Drug Addiction Treatment?

For many people drug addiction treatment is the last thing standing between them and a slow, miserable death. This is because the disease of addiction is without question a progressive...

Addiction Treatment: Relapse Prevention

Addiction treatment centers and alcohol rehabs are most successful when they focus on the issues that cause recovering addicts and alcoholics to relapse. However, many treatment centers focus on the...

What to do with your Pets during Drug Rehab

Deciding what to do with your pet while you’re in rehab is a bigger obstacle than you might think. Few rehab centers allow pets because of safety and liability issues,...

What Happens when Drug Treatment is Interrupted

Even the most effective drug treatment programs can unfortunately get interrupted for a variety of reasons. It can be interrupted by a relapse, the patient suddenly refusing to participate or...

Making Time for Recovery Part 2

In part 1 of Making Time for Recovery we discussed the importance of exercise and nutrition as part of a daily recovery program for addiction or alcoholism. And while it...

Differences Between Drug Detox and Inpatient Rehab

The differences between drug detox and inpatient rehab are critical to understand while you are performing your due diligence to find a program that suits you best. One thing to...

The Complexity of PAWS and Addiction Treatment

Addiction Treatment professionals agree that Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (P.A.W.S.) is one of the most difficult challenges that Alcoholics or Addicts face in the early stages of their recovery. It is...

Studying Drug Detox In Massachusetts

According to the Patriot Ledger, in Boston, the Senate formed its own special committee Thursday to study drug addiction and treatment options with a focus on addressing what is described...

Drug Rehab for Celebrities: Is it Legitimate?

The celebrity rehabilitations portrayed in the popular media do not show what most people experience during drug rehab. Television shows and news programs about stars’ addictions have become wildly popular,...

Looking for Drug Detox

Drug dependency is a gradual process. As the body is so resilient, its tolerance can increase to combat what it considers are ill effects. That’s why we increase our drug intake to get the same feeling. And unfortunately when an individual wants to stop, the effect on the body can be devastating. The withdrawal can be debilitating, causing bone and muscle pain, regurgitation, confusion, intense cravings, insomnia, cold flashes, anxiety and depression. Proper evaluation, before, during and after drug detox is critical. Clinicians must constantly evaluate the patients bloodstream for drugs and complex behavioral issues. Everyone is different, but a drug detox is never easy and attempting it alone and under inappropriate supervision can be problematic. Only a licensed, professional detoxification center should be engaged for the arduous process.

Looking at Drug Detox

Looking at Drug Detox Drug detox consists of programs designed to help individuals dealing with substance addiction. There are many types of addiction that covers almost every spectrum of pharmaceuticals....

Going to Drug Rehab? Better ask this one Question

Going to drug rehab is a big step for many people and there are probably a ton of questions you’d like to ask before you venture off into sobriety. However,...

How to Find Free Drug Addiction Treatment

Free drug addiction treatment isn’t easy to come by, but with a little bit of planning and research, you may be able to get the help you need at no...

Veterans Administration & Helping Addicted Veterans

There is a natural tendency for people to criticize the government, and the Veterans Administration is no exception, with news stories and criticism that the agency doesn’t do enough to...

The 7 Types of Symptoms of Protracted Withdrawal

Protracted withdrawal from drugs or alcohol consists of a number of symptoms that generally begin to occur shortly after detox and the acute stages of withdrawal. While there are dozens...

Cardinal Rules of Drug Rehab Centers

If you or a loved one is about to go through a drug rehab program, you should know that there are some important rules that must not be broken during...

Why Going Away for Drug Rehab Works

Attending a treatment program or a drug rehab center located down the street from where you once used drugs is probably not an effective way to achieve sobriety. There are...

Can You Get Fired for Going to Drug Rehab?

Getting fired for going to rehab is a legitimate concern for those struggling with drug addiction or alcoholism. In fact, fear over workplace discrimination may be a principle reason why...

The Addiction Counselor Explained

What the addiction counselor looks for first are the root causes of an addiction. That’s because addiction and substance abuse have serious impacts on not only the individual but the...

HIPAA and Your Rights as a Drug Rehab Patient

HIPAA or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was passed by the US congress under the Clinton administration. The Act is designed to provide various protections for...

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Insurance for Drug Rehab

Clinical drug treatment is the best way to get clean if you’re struggling with an addiction. While it can be expensive, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO insurance for rehab provides...

Saving on Drug Treatment with Value Options Insurance for Rehab

Finding coverage for drug rehab can be one of the most difficult and confusing parts of your recovery. Fortunately, Value Options insurance for rehab provides addicts with a variety of...

Addiction Recovery with United Behavioral Health Insurance

If you’re struggling with addiction or alcoholism, then finding coverage for rehab can seem daunting and frustrating. Healthcare costs are rising, and many companies are adding to their lists of...

Overcoming Addiction with Blue Cross Substance Abuse Insurance

Paying for rehab can seem overwhelming when you’re struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction. Fortunately, Blue Cross substance abuse insurance can help you pay for the treatments you need....

Getting Magellan Substance Abuse Insurance through your Employer

Magellan substance abuse insurance is one of the best ways for you or your loved ones to pay for drug rehab. While it isn’t always easy to find coverage, Magellan...

Finding Coverage through Managed Care Concepts Insurance for Rehab

If you’re an addict in need, then Managed Care Concepts insurance for rehab may help you to get coverage for drug treatment. Detox, outpatient care, and inpatient programs can be...

Do Addicted Infants Need Drug Rehab?

Infant addiction is one of the most disastrous and shocking consequences of the current drug abuse epidemic. Pregnant mothers who consume drugs or alcohol pass those substances along to their...

Compsych Insurance for Rehab: Are You Covered?

Paying for drug rehab is one of the most stressful aspects of addiction recovery. Fortunately, Compsych insurance for rehab can help you and your loved ones to get the treatments...

Cigna Insurance for Rehab: Your Options as an Employee

If you’re struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, trying to figure out your insurance coverage can be extremely stressful. Fortunately, you may be able to get extensive coverage through...

Understanding Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Insurance

Serious addicts and alcoholics who seek Blue Cross Blue Shield federal insurance for rehab are treated to a nationwide network of nearly forty smaller companies under the BCBS umbrella. This...

Getting quality Cigna insurance for rehab and detox programs

Many addicts and alcoholics across the country chose Cigna insurance for rehab. Cigna is a supporter of care and treatment for mental illnesses, including substance abuse and other biological mental...

Choosing the right Humana insurance for rehab plans

Whether you’re seeking treatment for substance abuse, alcoholism, nicotine-dependency or other mental illnesses, Humana offers quality coverage for behavioral therapies. Regardless of your choice in HMO or PPO, you’ll be...

Behavioral Health Coverage Under ComPsych Insurance for Rehab

For addicts and those suffering from other mental health ailments, it is often very difficult to find true health insurance coverage that meets your rehabilitation and detoxification needs. However, ComPsych...

Drug Rehab: The Evolutionary Basis of Addiction

Now that the medical community understands that addiction is a disease, many researchers have been exploring its biological origins. Though few drug rehab patients would claim that substance abuse has...

Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO Insurance for Rehab

An HMO is the most cost-effective choice for many people seeking rehab for substance abuse or other mental health scenarios. Of the available insurance providers, a popular choice is Blue...

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Insurance for Rehab

Many drug addicts and alcoholics need exceptional healthcare coverage in order to successfully kick their habits. With Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO insurance for rehab, substance abuse and mental health...

Aetna Insurance for Rehab Explained

One of the more comprehensive solutions for addicts seeking financial help with rehabilitation efforts is Aetna. Aetna insurance for rehab meets all federal guidelines laid out in the recent Mental...

Are You Covered by Blue Cross Substance Abuse Insurance?

Alcoholics and drug addicts across the country know the importance of quality health insurance. Thankfully, Blue Cross substance abuse insurance has that near-nationwide reach many patients need when attempting a...

All about Aetna Substance Abuse Insurance

Insurance is always a major worry for those afflicted with substance abuse or similar mental disorders. In 1996, The Mental Health Parity Act sought to relieve those worries, but only...

Understanding Twelve-Step Drug Rehab Programs

The twelve-step model is one of the most popular and long-used approaches to drug rehab. It originated with Alcoholics Anonymous in the 1930s, and it now helps people with all...

Laugh and Cry Your Way to Recovery from Addiction Part 2

In Laugh and Cry Your Way to Recovery from Addiction Part I, we discussed the physiological and emotional significance of crying, and what this means for people in recovery from...

Laugh and Cry Your Way to Recovery from Addiction Part I

In a society that has traditionally suppressed open crying and placed heavy restrictions on humor and “appropriate” laughing, it may seem odd to think that these two emotional responses can...

The Importance of Quality Sleep for Drug Rehab

Quality sleep is an often-overlooked part of drug rehab, and it could be the key to lasting sobriety for some addicts. Our fast-paced society tends to undervalue proper rest, but...

Is Relapse Normal?

For people who become addicted to drugs or alcohol, relapse is extremely common after getting clean. If you or someone you love has experienced addiction, then you know all too...

Paying for Addiction Treatment without Insurance

The lack of insurance coverage for drug rehab is one of the most pressing problems among addicts. Clinical addiction treatment is the best way for most people to get clean,...

Paying for Drug Rehab with HMO Insurance

It is crucial for people who need drug rehab to understand the advantages and limitations of their health insurance plans. Most insurance companies do not explicitly cover addiction and substance...

Drug Treatment Insurance: Making the Most of Your Coverage

Paying for rehab is a serious roadblock for many addicts in need, but drug treatment insurance can be a great way to lower costs. Although full coverage can be difficult...

What to Do During Downtime in Drug Rehab

Wisely spending free time can actually have dramatic impacts on drug rehab patients’ recoveries. Inpatients spend eight to ten hours per day in therapy, but that still leaves them with...

Getting Out-of-Network Treatment with Aetna Insurance for Rehab

Aetna insurance for rehab is one of the best ways to find the funds necessary for drug treatment. However, many addicts run into trouble when the clinics they want to...

Managed Health Network’s Employer-Provided Coverage

Employees and businesses alike can benefit from Managed Health Network insurance for rehab. Workers can get the addiction treatments and psychiatric care they need, and employers can improve their bottom...

Blue Cross Rehab Programs with Substance Abuse Insurance

Getting coverage through Blue Cross substance abuse insurance is a matter of life and death for some addicts. Addiction is a life-consuming disease, and clinical rehabilitation is often the best...

The Importance of Self-Discipline after Addiction Treatment

Addiction may not be a simple matter of willpower, but self-discipline is crucial for staying sober after drug rehab. Whether you’ve already completed drug treatment or have just started to...

About Blue Cross – Blue Shield Federal Insurance for Rehab

5 Important Questions about Blue Cross – Blue Shield Federal Insurance for Rehab Getting coverage for drug treatment is one of the biggest hurdles in addicts’ recoveries, but Blue Cross...

Lifesynch Insurance for Prescription Drug Rehab

Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic rates in the United States, and Lifesynch insurance for rehab is more important than ever. Although many people view prescription drugs to be less...

Keeping your Job with Compsych Insurance for Rehab

Given the alarming rates of addiction in the modern American office, Compsych insurance for rehab is more important than ever for working professionals. Thankfully, most employers now provide a wide...

Prison Time vs. Rehab for Drug Offenders

Using drug rehab as an alternative to prison may be the best way to address the alarming rates of both crime and addiction in the United States. Violent and non-violent...

The Services Provided by Managed Care Concepts Insurance for Rehab

Managed Care Concepts insurance for rehab provides crucial services to addicts and mental health patients in the workplace. Through their employee assistance program, they confidentially counsel troubled workers – and...

Does Insurance Cover Drug Rehab – HMO, PPO, and POS Contracts

You may be wondering, “does insurance cover drug rehab?” With the rising costs of healthcare, this is a serious concern for addicts who need professional help. Fortunately, there are a...

The Importance of Addiction Treatment for Pregnant Women

Addiction treatment is life or death concern for pregnant mothers and their unborn children. Drinking and drug use can cause permanent harm to infants, and the rigors of pregnancy can...

Does Insurance Cover Drug Rehab – Difficulties in Paying for Treatment

Does insurance cover drug rehab? This is one of the most common concerns for addicts who are seeking treatment for their substance abuse problems. While the medical establishment has indeed...

How to Manage Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome is the greatest threat to addicts’ abilities to complete treatment, stay sober, and lead fulfilling lives. Not only does PAWS make it difficult for rehab patients...

The Dangers of PAWS in Addiction Treatment

Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome is a serious threat to people who receive substance abuse treatment, and rehab specialists have determined that almost all recovering addicts suffer from this dangerous condition....

Substance Abuse Treatment and Social Life

Addicts who seek substance abuse treatment will need to make a choice – continue their old social lives, or make sacrifices for lasting sobriety. Some people who attend drug rehab...

Five Helpful Supplements for Drug Rehab Patients

Clinical rehab is the best way for most drug addicts to get clean, but a variety of herbal and nutritional supplements can help them endure detox, complete treatment, and stay...

Does Humana Insurance for Rehab Cover Co-Occurring Disorders?

Humana insurance for rehab can be an excellent way for people to pay for their addiction treatments. One of the largest carriers in the United States, Humana helps patients get...

Cigna Substance Abuse Insurance – Coverage for Teenage Addicts

Getting coverage through Cigna substance abuse insurance is one of the most crucial aspects of rehab for teens. Having a child addicted to drugs is stressful enough, and the financial...

How Drug Rehab Can Help Military Veterans

Addiction rates among military members have risen steeply over the last two decades, and veterans need drug rehab programs now more than ever. The daily rigors of military life can...

The Dangers of Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

Withdrawal makes detox a sometimes-painful experience, but Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome is the biggest threat to addicts’ overall recovery efforts. It hampers rehab patients’ therapies, and even long-sober addicts have...

Drug Rehab for Adolescents

Addiction destroys the lives of teens, their parents and their friends, but drug rehab can help them turn their lives around before it’s too late. With proven therapies at clinical...

What is Rapid Drug Detoxification Part 2

In What is Rapid Drug Detoxification Part 1 we detailed the basics related to drug detox and Acute Withdrawal Syndrome. Understanding the detox process is essential to understand how rapid...

What is Rapid Drug Detoxification?

Rapid drug detoxification is exactly what it sounds like: an accelerated process to detox from drugs or alcohol. While still a relatively new practice, rapid drug detoxification can help people...

Day-Night Drug Rehab Programs

Day – night drug rehab programs can mean the difference between long-term sobriety and rapid relapse for people who complete inpatient outpatient treatment. While addiction treatment helps addicts rapidly alter...

Drug Testing During Rehab Part 2

In Drug Testing During Rehab Part 1 we discussed the primary time when a person recovering from addiction or alcoholism will be tested for drugs: during detox. This includes testing...

Overcoming the Fear of Drug Rehab

Drug rehab can seem frightening to people who have yet to seek treatment, but it is one of the most rewarding experiences for people with substance abuse problems. Clinical drug...

Drug Testing During Rehab Part 1

Drug testing during drug or alcohol rehab is an important part of helping to ensure the sobriety of everyone at the clinic, and the continued sobriety of patients after they...

Drug Addiction Treatment for Opiates

Opiate addiction is a potentially deadly disease, but drug addiction treatment gives addicts the chance to turn their lives around before it’s too late. Even the most desperate heroin and...

Unconventional Supplemental Treatment for Addiction

Successful drug addiction treatment and alcohol rehab programs should be founded on the management of Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome and Denial, but there are a number of supplemental types of...

The Signs and Symptoms of P.A.W.S.

Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome is the greatest threat to addicts’ long-term recoveries. Beginning immediately after detox, PAWS can destroy rehab patients’ abilities to productively engage their therapies and make the...

Why Many Drug Rehab Clinicians Are Also Recovering Addicts

When it comes to drug rehab programs there are so many misconceptions and myths that it’s difficult for some people to understand exactly what happens to addicts and alcoholics when...

Bupropion: Understanding this Multi-Use Drug

When it comes to commonly abused prescription medications, Bupropion doesn’t usually come to mind for most people. However, while this drug is abused by some people, it mainly serves a...

Education While Attending Drug Rehab

Rehabilitation from drug abuse is more than getting past the initial withdrawal symptoms during the detox process. The most important part of a quality drug rehab program is the education...

Five Nutritional Habits for Sobriety after Drug Rehab

Quality nutrition can sometimes mean the difference between relapse and continued sobriety for recovering addicts. Although most people take their daily diets for granted, food choices have drastic impacts on...

Understanding Support Networks in Recovery from Addiction

Support networks must be made a critical component of an addict’s recovery plan in order to prevent relapse and maintain and improve emotional, mental and spiritual health. Recovering addicts that...

Drug Rehab for Professional Educators

Teachers who abuse drugs or alcohol endanger not only their health and personal relationships; they also put at risk their professional career, the school’s integrity and the welfare and academic...

After Drug Treatment

Transitioning from a drug rehab facility to the outside world can be a traumatic experience. Although clinical treatment is required for lasting recovery, smooth transitions can mean the difference between...

The Challenges of Drug Rehab for Elderly Addicts

Clinical drug rehab is crucial for elderly people who suffer from addictions. Although many people fail to realize the prevalence of substance abuse among senior citizens, drug rehab facilities frequently...

Drug Rehab and Nutrition

Proper nutrition is one of the most critical aspects of a successful drug rehab program and lasting recovery from addiction. Clinical drug rehab lasts just a few short months, but...

Drug Rehab – Dealing with Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome is the most threatening condition for anyone undergoing drug rehab. With symptoms that flare up months and sometimes years after treatment, PAWS can cause even the...

Drug Addiction Treatment for Teenagers

Teenagers who are hooked on drugs need drug addiction treatment just as badly as adults. In fact, drug addiction treatment can mean the difference between ruined lives and bright futures...

Drug Rehab: Getting Help for an Elderly Addict

Drug rehab is possibly the only way for elderly addicts to achieve lasting sobriety and fully enjoy their years in retirement. Young people may become addicted to cocaine, meth, and...

What makes a Drug Rehab Program Successful?

Today’s drug rehab programs can be incredibly successful at helping addicts achieve lasting sobriety – depending on the treatment methods employed. By treating addiction as a neurological disease, medical professionals...

Success Rates of Recovery from Addiction

When it comes to success rates of recovery from addiction or recovery from alcoholism, many drug rehab centers and alcohol treatment programs claim to have the highest success rates. However,...

Drug Rehab: Romantic Life After Treatment

Drug rehab has significant and long-lasting effects on addicts’ romantic lives. People who complete drug rehab programs may become better at maintaining healthy relationships, but their recovery efforts and continued...

Drug Rehab Programs in the US Prison System

Drug rehab can be far more important than incarceration in helping criminals become productive members of society. Because people who commit theft and violent crimes so often suffer from addictions,...

Drug Rehab: How Long Does it Take?

Time is our most precious asset, and addicts seeking drug rehab need to know how long it will take to get back on their feet. Unfortunately, drug rehab programs vary...

Drug Rehab after Relapse

Clinical drug rehab is just as important for relapsed addicts as it is for people seeking addiction treatment for the first time. When people slip back into active use after...

Drug Addiction Treatment for Less-Addictive Substances

Drug addiction treatment is still crucial for people who abuse supposedly less-addictive substances. Even though some drugs don’t cause severe dependencies, drug addiction treatment is still necessary to stop their...

Drug Addiction Treatment for Couples

Drug addiction treatment is the only way for couples struggling with drugs or alcohol to foster happy and healthy relationships. Whether one or both parties use drugs, each person’s participation...

Drug Addiction Treatment After 50

Drug addiction treatment is just as crucial for senior citizens as it is for young people. Elderly people all over the United States struggle with drugs and alcohol, and drug...

Drug Rehab is Only the Beginning of Recovery

Drug rehab programs follow a general pattern: an addict or alcoholic admits that they have a problem and asks for help or is mandated to get help, and then typically...

PAWS Treatment & Denial Management is Key to Rehab Success

According to leaders in the industry and a number of the most successful drug rehab centers in the country, the success of any particular drug rehab program is dependent upon...

Drug Rehab: Understanding Drug Addiction Treatment Types

Drug rehab is most effective when it focuses on Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome and Denial Management via one of several different treatment types. These drug addiction treatment programs include inpatient...

Making Time for Recovery Part 4

A daily recovery plan for addicts and alcoholics must include a proper exercise and nutrition program, healthy human relationships and management of Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome and Denial. In parts...

Making Time for Recovery Part 3

In Making Time for Recovery Part 2 we discussed the importance of healthy relationships, support groups and friendships and acquaintances in a daily recovery program. In Part 1 nutrition and...

Making Time for Recovery Part 1

Recovering from addiction or alcoholism is a lifelong process because both are lifelong diseases. But while breaking the cycle of addiction can often involve a drug intervention, medical detox and...

Mandatory Drug Treatment: Does it Work?

When it comes to treatment for drug addiction, it might seem counterproductive to attempt to force someone to go to rehab. In fact, in some cases this can lead to...

The Different Forms of Addiction Treatment

If you or someone you love is struggling to overcome drug addiction or alcoholism, determining what type of treatment to seek can be a difficult task. Drug and alcohol abuse...

What to Ask when Choosing a Drug Rehab

Knowing what to ask when choosing a drug rehab center can be difficult if this is your first time seeking treatment for a substance abuse or alcohol problem. Because of...

Lifestyle Changes as part of Recovery from Drug Addiction

In the field of addiction and alcoholism there is a common definition for the word insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. This refers...

Evidenced-Based Practices in Addiction Treatment

Evidence based practices in addiction treatment are widely becoming accepted – and generally required – as the most credible practices at drug rehab centers around the country. For the addict...

Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome Threat to Recovery

Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome is considered by many to be the biggest threat to the recovery of an addict or alcoholic. Unfortunately, education and awareness concerning this serious condition is...

The Efficacy of Non-Traditional Drug Addiction Treatment

Television shows like Celebrity Rehab have been publicly making the case for non-traditional types of drug addiction treatment. These include therapies such as psychodrama, adventure therapy and acupuncture. However, the...

Health Care and Addiction Treatment

Health care and addiction treatment are very closely linked in the United States, but resistance still exists from those who feel that addiction treatment isn’t the concern of most insurers...

Employment after Treatment for Addiction

Recovering Addicts Must Keep Working One of the most important things a person in recovery from addiction or alcoholism can do to maintain their sobriety is to work. This can...

Celebrity Drug Rehab Centers

In light of the pain and anguish that is associated with drug abuse, addiction and alcoholism, America’s fascination with celebrity drug rehab centers is somewhat morbid – and at the...

Professional Detox or Cold Turkey?

When it comes to drug addiction or alcoholism, many people are unaware of the fact that detox can be a dangerous process. Detox refers to the symptoms and physiological changes...

Acute Withdrawal Syndrome and Detox Dangers

Acute Withdrawal Syndrome can often seem like an obstacle to recovery, but without detoxing from a substance a person can never hope to achieve sobriety. “Detoxing”  refers to the symptoms and...

Recovering from Addiction: Warning Signs of Relapse

Experts in the fields of addiction and alcoholism have estimated that as many as 90% of all people who become addicted to a substance and then abstain will subsequently relapse...

Detoxification and Acute Withdrawal Explained

Detox is one of the most feared parts of recovery from addiction or alcoholism without real justification. Movies, books and television shows have dramatized the process of detoxification to the...

How do I Pay for Drug Addiction Treatment?

How to pay for drug addiction treatment shouldn’t pose an obstacle for people who need help for drug addiction or alcoholism.  However, it often does because many people do not...

The Difference between Detox and PAWS

Detox and Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome are often considered synonymous with one another when in actuality they are two entirely different things.  In fact, by their very definition, PAWS can...

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

A Partial Hospitalization Program, also known as a Day/Night Substance Abuse Program by some Florida drug rehab centers, offers valuable services to people who are suffering from alcoholism or drug...

Employee Assistance Programs and Drug Addiction Treatment

Employee Assistance Programs offer people who are suffering from drug addiction or alcoholism opportunities to get the help they need, when they need it.  These programs are offered by a...

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