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

June 28th, 2018

How to Go to Rehab and Keep Your Job

People in need of addiction treatment have a multitude of concerns going in. Taking time off from a career for inpatient treatment is daunting: the fear of losing income and, in turn, losing the ability to support the household can make rehab seem out of reach. Some worry that their jobs won’t ...

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 ...

How To Detox Your Body From Drugs And Alcohol

June 6th, 2018

How To Detox Your Body From Drugs And Alcohol

Detoxification, or “detox,” is a fundamental part of the addiction treatment process. It’s the means by which patients are able to arrest and repair the damage that their bodies have suffered in the wake of prolonged and untreated drug or alcohol abuse. Determining how to detox your body from ...

Examining The Link Between Anxiety And Addiction

May 21st, 2018

Examining The Link Between Anxiety And Addiction

Substance use disorder (SUD) is often linked to a diverse range of underlying mental health issues, one of the most common of which is anxiety. When people experience these two mental health issues simultaneously, it can be difficult to determine which caused the other (or if they’re even ...

Can You Force Someone Into Rehab When They Refuse Treatment?

May 21st, 2018

Can You Force Someone Into Rehab When They Refuse Treatment?

Caring for someone who struggles with addiction can leave you feeling hopeless. If you have set boundaries or pleaded with your loved one to seek treatment without success, it’s time to come up with a new strategy. You might consider “committing” your loved one to treatment, even if it’s ...