Archive: FAQ, How To

How To Convince Someone To Go To Rehab

June 28th, 2021

Talk With Them One-On-One The first step to getting your loved one on the right path is making sure you take the time to sit down with them and lay everything on the line. Time and place is everything. Make sure you pick a moment when both of you have open schedules so that there […]

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What To Look For In A Therapist

August 14th, 2020

Our therapists at Regard Healthcare are sensitive to individual needs. They are trained to provide compassionate, evidence-based care that gives you the best chance at improving your mental health. The therapist you choose can make all the difference in your mental health. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly. Many factors determine whether a […]

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Does Addiction Qualify As A Disability?

November 10th, 2016

Substance abuse, or addiction, can be undeniably debilitating for some people. In fact, a 2013 survey called National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found that more than 24 million Americans had abused illicit drugs. These drugs included the following: marijuana prescription drugs […]

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Convincing Your Loved One To Travel Out Of State To Rehab

May 16th, 2016

Choosing to enter a rehabilitation center can be one of the best decisions you and your loved one can make. When faced with overcoming your loved one’s drug or alcohol addiction, a person may need help, support, or direction from a friend or family member. Selecting the proper treatment facility is an important decision, and […]

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Substance Abuse Evaluations

May 10th, 2016

Once you start an addiction treatment program, you may receive a substance abuse evaluation. This evaluation is a tool used to determine the extent of your substance use and how treatment professionals can create an individualized care plan well-suited to your needs and situation. The Purpose Of A Substance Abuse Evaluation A comprehensive substance abuse […]

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Commonly Abused Muscle Relaxers

May 5th, 2016

Temporary Relief Muscle relaxants do not work directly on our muscles, but on the brain and thus are full body relaxants. As a result, muscle relaxers only offer a temporary alleviation for pain. Patients may also experience, euphoria, calmness, and physical and emotional pleasure. Patients that abuse muscle relaxants may take more than what is […]

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Therapy Dogs in Addiction Rehabilitation

May 2nd, 2016

A dog can pick you up when you’re feeling down, make you smile and laugh, and know exactly when you need a friend. Many rehabilitation centers have begun using therapy dogs during treatment to help patients feel calm and relaxed. Dogs provide an air of comfort, support, unquestionable love and companionship, and a nonjudgmental demeanor; […]

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Causes Of Substance Abuse

April 21st, 2016

Substance abuse threatens the lives of millions of Americans. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that “in 2013, an estimated 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older—9.4 percent of the population—had used an illicit drug in the past month. This number is up from 8.3 percent in 2002.” Each individual’s situation is unique; […]

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The Psychology Of Addiction

April 19th, 2016

Within our culture today, there are a variety of perspectives and theories about how substance abuse and addiction derives itself from a person’s life. One thing is clear—there is an intense element of psychology within an addiction; the way a person thinks, the way they interact with their experiences and those around them—these things all […]

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Signs Of Benzodiazepine Abuse

April 18th, 2016

The Purpose Of Benzodiazepines Benzodiazepines are prescription medications prescribed to help people with a variety of mental health concerns. They can be broadly classified as “depressants,” which means they depress the activity of certain areas of the brain and central nervous system. Generally speaking, they are used to help calm anxiety and stress to avoid […]

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Medication Assisted Therapies For Addiction Treatment

April 13th, 2016

Medication-Assisted Addiction Recovery People in drug rehabilitation often require medicinal help to complete their recovery. These medicines are designed to increase the effectiveness of rehab and to create a permanent state of soberness for people recovering from addiction. Each medicine prescribed offers a different effect. For example, some are used as a “replacement” drug, i.e., […]

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Treatment For Alcohol Poisoning

April 6th, 2016

What Is Alcohol Poisoning? Overdose from alcohol, or alcohol poisoning, occurs when a person consumes a large amount of alcohol (binge drinking) in a short time. Due to this, the body is not able to process and eliminate it properly. Thus, the body’s delicate systems become overrun; it is unable to break down and eliminate […]

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