Archive: Life In Treatment Facilities

How To Help Someone With A Drug Addiction

April 2nd, 2019

It can be intimidating to try to address someone’s addiction and, at times, may seem easier to ignore it. However, the longer someone is in the throes of an active addiction cycle, the longer it will likely take them to recover. So it is never a good idea to let someone hit rock bottom before […]

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How To Support Your Loved One In Rehab

August 14th, 2018

When your loved one goes to rehab, it is normal to have mixed emotions. Maybe you feel relief that they are getting help, fear that treatment won’t work, or pain caused by months or years of struggling with addiction. You may be accustomed to taking care of them, and suddenly, you don’t have to anymore. […]

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Can I Drive My Own Car To A Rehabilitation Center?

November 30th, 2017

Rehabilitation Centers Serve Your Best Interest Rehab facilities often employ various tactics to ensure you’re receiving the highest quality of treatment in order to remain drug or alcohol-free during your stay. This can seem intrusive, and even confrontational at first, but places to serve you in the best possible way. The ultimate goal of rehabilitation […]

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Can I Get My Own Room In A Drug Rehab Center?

August 5th, 2016

If you’re in the process of choosing a rehabilitation center for addiction for either yourself or a loved one, chances are you have a lot of questions. Coming to terms with an addiction can be a very overwhelming and at times stressful process. Recognizing that you or your loved one suffers from an addiction is […]

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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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The Best Evidence-Based Addiction Treatments

April 25th, 2016

What Are The Principles Of Effective Treatment? To better inform, and shape, both current and future treatment protocols, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), our government’s leading agency on science-based research, initiatives, and information on drug abuse, presents us with a thorough directive on evidence-based treatment. This publication outlines 13 key principles which aid […]

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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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Rehabs That Provide Diabetic Diets For Addiction Treatment

March 23rd, 2016

An estimated 29.1 million (or 9.3 percent) of Americans have diabetes. While 21 million people are aware that they have this disease, it is believed that 27 percent of total cases of diabetes go undiagnosed. Monitoring blood sugar, staying active, and maintaining a healthy diet is key in treating the symptoms of the disease. By […]

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African American Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

March 18th, 2016

African Americans Abuse Alcohol More Often Than Illegal Drugs The Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration regularly releases a variety of statistics on drug addiction and treatment and found that there were 44.5 million (14.2%) African Americans in the U.S. Among this community, they found drug use statistics contrasted heavily with the national average […]

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Do “Abstinence Only” Treatments Work?

March 17th, 2016

What Are Abstinence-Only Programs? Currently, it is estimated that about 95% of treatment programs are abstinence-based. Abstinence-only programs revolve around the theory that true recovery consists of a constant state of sobriety. These programs derived themselves most notably from the Minnesota module, which includes: Protocol that is commonly based around the twelve steps to encourage […]

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Can I Visit A Family Member That Is In Rehab?

March 4th, 2016

A Good Time To Visit Many rehab facilities have guidelines for appropriate days, frequency, and times for family visitation. Many allow one visit per week with Sunday being the most common visitation day. This aids in establishing a healthy routine during the recovery process and allows patients to return to regularly scheduled activities following visits. […]

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Can I Send Mail To A Loved One In Rehab?

March 2nd, 2016

How To Stay In Contact Most facilities permit contact between individuals and their support system, including phone calls, personal visits, letters, and care packages. These methods of outreach can be very helpful in positively engaging a person and instilling a sense of confidence. These communications remind them of the life that they are fighting to […]

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