Learn why virtually all addiction treatment programs spend a great deal of time and energy teaching relapse prevention strategies. Why they do it, what they teach and what you need to learn.
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Will your health insurance pay for your rehab stay? Read on to find out how insurance companies make approval decisions and make sure you can prove that you need the care you’re entitled to.
Answers to your basic questions about getting into a treatment program rather then sent to a jail cell. How it works, why it works and where to find court approved treatment.
Information on the average costs of private addiction treatment and the program costs of many of the country’s best known rehabs.
Think you need rehab or some form of addiction treatment but struggling with ambivalence and indecision? Take 10 minutes to try this cognitive behavioral technique called decisional balancing and you might find it easier to evaluate the pros and cons and to choose the best course of action.
Choosing the right drug rehab is no easy task, and since the right program can make the difference between success and failure, the stakes are high and making the right decision is pretty important. Here are 5 questions you need to ask and answer about any rehab under consideration.
Addiction is a complex disease that affects the mind, body and soul. To beat addiction for good you’ve got to be ready to make some serious changes and improve yourself. Read on to find out how making improvements in your physical, psychological, interpersonal and spiritual functioning can help you to overcome addiction for good.
When you decide to get help you need to get help fast...but you also want to make sure that you receive care in a quality facility, offering you a legitimate chance at sobriety. Here are ten quick ways to evaluate the quality of any drug or alcohol rehab under consideration.
Sometimes you just need a little help paying for drug or alcohol rehab. It can cost a lot, but the costs of not getting help and continuing to use are always higher. You may have access to more than you think you do; find out how to get the money you need to pay for the treatment you deserve.
If you cannot afford a better private drug rehab, you may want to enter into a low cost drug or alcohol rehab. Many of these non profit facilities cannot offer medical detox, and will insist that you detox off of certain drugs prior to entry. Do you need a medical detox?
Do you need rehab? If you answer yes to three or more questions on the American Psychological Association's clinical test, then you are addicted, and you need professional help.
If you can afford it, private drug rehab is your best option, but for those that can't, any drug treatment is far preferable to no drug treatment and continuing abuse.
The fear of the pains of opiate withdrawal keep a lot of people using even when the desperately want to stop. Thankfully, a great new medication (Suboxone) can help a lot, and when used in a drug rehab detox, can make the process far more comfortable, far more humane.
A lot of rehab facilities now include family sessions at some point during the process, and this family involvement can be very beneficial. Family programs are run by addictions specialist, and offer the information and strategies that families can really use to support without enabling as the recovering addict strives to maintain sobriety once back home.
When choosing a rehab center, a decision must be made between public and private drug treatment facilities. For most people, it comes down to an eligibility for public programs and a cost benefit evaluation of the relative merits of each. In general, for those with the means, a private drug treatment facility offers more.
While they may seem larger than life, celebrities are just as prone, if not more so, to the temptations of substance abuse; and drugs and alcohol never discriminate and don't care who you are or how much money you have… if you abuse drugs or alcohol you will always pay a price.
Drug rehab for borderline personality patients is effective, and standard protocols of drug rehabilitation therapy can be used to influence behavioral change, but because of the increased complexity of treatment, a longer and more intensive period of residential rehab will almost invariably be required.
For any number of reasons, the prevalence of substance abuse within the gay, lesbian and transgender community greatly exceeds the percentage of heterosexuals with addictions.
While not everyone responds to 12 steps in drug rehab, the millions of addicts that have bettered their lives and conquered their addictions through the use of the AA or other 12 step programs make its inclusion into a comprehensive drug rehab program valuable, legitimate and beneficial.
The decision to finally intervene in your child's life and either convince or mandate drug rehabilitation is rarely a decision taken lightly, and whether your child bottoms out (legal problems, school expulsion) or intervention occurs before the worst has arrived, the emotional stress and trauma of addiction and the difficulty in knowing how best to help can easily overwhelm.
Conservative estimates report that more than 6 million Americans are battling with an addiction to pain pills, and many of these people are co abusing alcohol and other drugs in combination with prescribed opiates.
Drug rehab for patients with HIV and AIDS is both more complex than normal drug rehabilitation treatment, and for a number of reasons, more vital.
For Christian men and women, especially those with financial need, the Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARC's) run by the Salvation Army can offer needed access to long term and comprehensive residential treatment.
With as many as half of all people who successfully participate in a residential rehab relapsing within the first year of completion, the necessity for quality and substantial aftercare programming becomes apparent, and it is shown that the longer the participation in aftercare, the better the likelihood of long term sobriety.
The combination of peripheral programming in recovery is of significant importance, and the recreation, meditation, and essential nutrition of a residential stay are necessary compliments to the therapy and education of a drug rehab. A quality rehab program aims to heal the body and the mind as it heals the sprit and lessens the grips of an addiction. The importance of nutritional programming within a rehab environment should not be overlooked.
We don't customarily consider that there is much of a need for drug and alcohol rehab for seniors, but the reality of senior drug and alcohol abuse requires us to shift our thinking, and get more seniors the help they need for what is becoming a growing societal problem.
Because a doctor's ability to perform effectively is based upon the trust and confidence of patients under his or her care, the disclosure of alcohol or drug dependence can have severe and lasting repercussions on the livelihood and reputation of any doctor with a chemical dependency.
When selecting a drug rehab, one of the factors to be considered is the amount of private therapy in drug rehab as offered. Therapy in drug rehab should not be the only programming for recovery; and education, peer group therapy, nutrition, cognitive behavioral classes and aftercare need all be evaluated and compared, but without complimentary private therapy, the integration of the lessons of treatment and the development of a tailored and applicable recovery plan are less likely to occur.
There are few issues more polarized than the issue of methadone maintenance therapy for the treatment of addiction; and it can be difficult for opiate addicts to know whether methadone drug rehab or conventional drug rehab offers them a better chance at recovery and a life of happiness and sobriety.
If you think you have an addiction problem, agreeing to join a drug rehab center may be the important decision of your life. Each center has a specially trained staff, levels of care, programs, rates, and schedule. When calling a drug rehab center helpline you need to be very specific about your issues and needs.