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drug and alcohol detox

Drug and Alcohol Detox

What is a Drug and Alcohol Detox? Detoxification is a process to manage withdrawal symptoms. This is done by clearing toxins from a person who is physically dependent on drugs or alcohol. The goal is to minimize physical harm.  Important note: this is different from substance abuse treatment or rehabilitation.  Detox is the medically supervised process to prevent life-threatening problems that … Read more

Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription Drug Addiction

I have never heard of someone having withdrawal symptoms, because they were craving an aspirin. It’s a silly notion, but the simple issue is that some drugs are not addictive. While taking addictive drugs is sometimes thought of as a problem affecting only “certain groups”, the data on prescription drug addiction tells another story. In … Read more

Books on Alcoholism and Addiction

Books on Alcoholism and Addiction

If you are struggling with addiction or alcoholism, then I have a book list for you. I have also included titles, for family members, who are suffering because of their loved one’s abuse.  Just relying on books alone will not be enough to fix all your problems, but reading the right material can certainly help. There are … Read more

alcohol and drug intervention

Alcohol and Drug Intervention

Getting Help for Addiction Before it’s too Late Did you know that recovery treatment has advanced and it’s no longer true that someone has to hit “rock bottom” to get help? A structured alcohol and drug intervention might possibly be the solution that will start a lifetime of sobriety. An intervention helps a person see the link between … Read more

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Healthcare Insurance Terms

Making Sense of Your Insurance Policy Healthcare Insurance terms are confusing. Don’t be frustrated, because I can help. First of all, health insurers are required to provide you with an easy-to-understand summary of your benefits. This will make it simple to see what kind of coverage you have (including addiction and mental health services).   Summary of … Read more