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Drug Rehab

Your loved One is Going to Rehab

What to expect….. When your loved one is going to Rehab The first thing to remember is that drug addiction or alcoholism is a complex illness. It’s characterized by intense and uncontrollable drug cravings. These cravings cause irrational, compulsive drug seeking behaviors. So, it only makes sense that going to rehab, is not going to … Read more

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Drug Intervention Guide

Is my loved one a good candidate for a drug or alcohol intervention? I have some good news. Substance abuse recovery treatment has advanced in the last couple of decades. It’s no longer true required that you have to hit “rock bottom” to get help. A planned drug intervention might possibly be the solution that … Read more

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Stages of Alcoholism

Alcohol Abuse is Difficult to Understand It’s a progressive disease. That’s why we discuss problems with alcohol as stages of alcoholism. People like me who suffer from alcoholism have a hard time understanding the “social drinker”. Having just one drink makes absolutely no sense. What’s the point?  Have one drink, isn’t going to change the … Read more

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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

Alcoholism Withdrawal

Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal

Withdrawal from Drugs and Alcohol I am drinking a lot every day …. . Can I just abruptly stop? No. Detoxing from alcohol is very dangerous. It is safer to be admitted into a medically supervised withdrawal treatment program (rehab). Yesterday, there was a court ruling that upheld the subsidies under ObamaCare that are provided by the government to … Read more

Insurance Coverage Addiction

Insurance Coverage for Addiction

Thanks to the healthcare law and federal protection, recovery is within reach for more Americans. If you have question about Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment, you have come to the right place. Health Insurance for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Quick Sheet: Millions of people with drug and alcohol abuse problems are now eligible for … Read more

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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