How Much Is Rehab without Insurance?

December 3rd, 2018

How Much Is Rehab without Insurance?

The cost of rehab without insurance fluctuates based on a number of factors, including but not limited to the type of treatment you or your loved one is seeking (inpatient vs. outpatient), length of your treatment stay, and specific program pricing. Price will also vary based on facility ...

How to Switch from Methadone to Suboxone

November 26th, 2018

How to Switch from Methadone to Suboxone

Methadone has been one of the most commonly used and effective maintenance medications for opioid use disorder for years; unfortunately, it has also been proven to be highly addictive and has led many patients to develop an entirely new substance use issue. The methadone detox process can be ...

How to Beat Alcoholism For Good. Step By Step Guide

November 5th, 2018

How to Beat Alcoholism For Good. Step By Step Guide

If you’re struggling with alcohol addiction, you may be feeling a lot of things, but the last thing you should be feeling is alone. Excessive drinking is the single-most common type of substance use disorder (SUD) in the United States. Between direct and indirect causes, alcohol kills ...

Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Methadone Clinics?

September 5th, 2018

Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Methadone Clinics?

Methadone is the oldest and one of the most commonly prescribed medications for long-term opioid maintenance. Although newer drugs like Suboxone and Vivitrol have been gaining more and more market share, methadone is still a fixture in addiction treatment and helps patients to overcome their ...

The Dangers Of Rectally Administering (Plugging) Drugs

August 30th, 2018

The Dangers Of Rectally Administering (Plugging) Drugs

Drug addiction very quickly takes hold of our brain chemistry and central nervous system, making users do things that they often couldn’t imagine doing when they’re sober. The all-consuming compulsion to get high forces users to pursue their next fix to the detriment of practically anything ...

What Happens to Heroin Users When They Quit Cold Turkey?

August 20th, 2018

What Happens to Heroin Users When They Quit Cold Turkey?

Prolonged and untreated substance abuse of any kind requires professional treatment for lasting abstinence; and heroin is hardly an exception. One of the most addictive illicit drugs currently known, heroin renders users chemically dependent after a very short time (often after one or two ...

What Is Food Like In Addiction Rehab?

August 17th, 2018

What Is Food Like In Addiction Rehab?

One of the most commonly asked questions when patients are considering residential treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is “What’s the food like ?” Despite the considerable emotional and physical trauma one sustains during prolonged and untreated substance use, food can provide a sense of ...

How Long Does Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) Last after Opiate Withdrawal?

August 15th, 2018

How Long Does Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) Last after Opiate Withdrawal?

Opiate withdrawal syndrome yields a variety of physical and psychological symptoms that range from mild to severe. The strength and duration of these symptoms is generally contingent upon the scope and severity of the sufferers’ opiate abuse (how long they’ve been abusing opiates, the type of ...

Drug and Alcohol Rehabs That Allow Cigarettes

August 13th, 2018

Drug and Alcohol Rehabs That Allow Cigarettes

While it’s a necessary and pivotal first step in recovery, the drug and alcohol rehab process can initially be scary and disorienting. Participants experience an abrupt change in their routines, and those who enter residential treatment find themselves in a strange and unfamiliar place, usually ...

My Father is Addicted to Drugs — How to Help Him

August 7th, 2018

My Father is Addicted to Drugs — How to Help Him

When your father is addicted to drugs, it’s normal to feel resentment, anger, and frustration—especially when his actions affect you and the rest of your family in such a negative way. Whether your dad is openly abusing drugs or hiding his addiction, the health and legal risks are very real. If ...

Top-Ten Signs of an Opiate Addiction

July 31st, 2018

Top-Ten Signs of an Opiate Addiction

Opiate addiction in the United States has reached critical mass and is now one of the nation’s leading public health crises. Overdoses have escalated to record highs every year for the past four years and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), killed 42,249 ...

How Much Do Street Drugs Cost?

July 27th, 2018

How Much Do Street Drugs Cost?

Drug addiction has become one of the leading public health crises facing the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that of the more than 63,600 deaths in 2016, 42,249 were the direct results of opioids like heroin and prescription painkillers. The agency ...

How to Deal With A Drug Addict Son

July 19th, 2018

How to Deal With A Drug Addict Son

Nearly half of all US adults have a family member or close friend who is addicted to drugs, according to recent data from the Pew Research Center. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that men are more likely than women to use almost all types of ...

Dealing With A Daughter Suffering From Drug Addiction

July 9th, 2018

Dealing With A Daughter Suffering From Drug Addiction

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that nearly sixteen million women use illicit drugs per year and that nearly five million misuse prescriptions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every three minutes a woman goes to ...

How To Go To Rehab And Keep Your Job Legally Without Loss Of  Income

June 28th, 2018

How To Go To Rehab And Keep Your Job Legally Without Loss Of Income

Here Is How You Can Go To Rehab And Keep Your Job Understand that substance abuse is classified as a disability and that employers must accommodate you. Understand there is legal protection for addiction. Get outpatient treatment and continue to work. Check company handbook for a supplemental ...

Can You Convince Someone to Go to Rehab?

June 25th, 2018

Can You Convince Someone to Go to Rehab?

The tragic reality of drug and alcohol addiction is that it alters brain chemistry and often renders individuals incapable of sound and lucid decision-making. Prolonged and untreated drug and alcohol abuse create serious and sometimes permanent changes to the central nervous system that make it ...