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Why Should You Go to Rehab in November or December?

What you may not realize about insurance will make you think twice If you have insurance, checking into rehab during the months of January through October is the most cost-effective. However, addiction isn’t “convenient” anytime in a calendar year. Here is what you need to know to make good a good decision regarding the timing … Read more

Suboxone Medication Treatment

Suboxone is a medication that is used to treat addiction. Suboxone Background Prescription opioid pain medications such as Oxycontin and Vicodin are very addictive. These drugs can have effects similar to heroin … especially when taken in large doses or taken other than prescribed. Not everyone who uses opioids gets addicted. But it is difficult … Read more

Alcoholism

Helping the Alcoholic

Help for the Alcoholic – What your doctor won’t tell you The doctor can’t admit their confusion. How can someone who is reasonable in all areas of their life, act completely insane when it comes to a certain type of beverage. It’s hard to watch. How can someone with two Driving Under the Influence arrests … Read more

Addiction Support and Recovery

Drug Rehab Has Ended .. What is Lifetime Recovery?

One thing that is very confusing for people is “after-care” for addiction treatment. It just does’t make sense. If a person goes to a 90-day treatment program and leaves clean and sober, shouldn’t that be the end of it?  Wrong. If  you really want long term recovery then you need to work on it continuously. A lifetime … Read more

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The Beginners Guild to Al-Anon – Your Loved One’s Drug Addiction

The Al-anon program is often misunderstood After being sober for many years, this is my Al-Anon summary. Hang with me because I am embarrassed by my lack of knowledge. There was a guy named Bill Wilson, who started an organization called Alcoholics Anonymous. He was married to a woman named Lois. This poor lady stayed by … Read more

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Five ways to test your drug knowledge and stay sober

Once a year there is a national “Drug Awareness Week”.  There are all sorts of local events and learning activities that take place across the US. This is a great to learn about the dangers of drugs  …. but how do you stay sober the rest of the year? I’m glad you asked because the government program … Read more

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Recovery Resources

Many recovery resources are available to help people seek treatment and sustain recovery. Whichever path a person chooses, it is important that each individual finds the treatment and recovery support that works best for him or her. To assist individuals in reaching out, a variety of organizations that provide information and resources on alcoholism mental … Read more

Recovery Apps

Recovery Apps for Smartphones

Drug Addiction and Recovery Apps are very popular right now. There are so many to choose from — it’s easy to get overwhelmed. I rounded up a small list – the focus in on the recovery of alcoholism, addiction, eating disorders, mental illness and gambling. The Alcohol Use Predictor This app is designed to be a screening … Read more