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The real cost of using your insurance to pay for drug rehab

After rehab is finished … am I going to get a big bill? In other words, what does drug rehab cost? Or more specifically, what is my cost, going to be? After looking for a treatment center for my son, who was suffering from drug addiction, I was presented with enticing ads. Some of the … Read more

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10 smart and candid answers to addiction questions

Addiction Questions and Answers Drug and alcohol abuse are chronic diseases that rip through families. Addiction takes down everything in its path. Once in a while, I will talk to someone, who insists that their substance abuse is not hurting anyone. This is because they isolate while under the influence. This is a myth. At the … Read more

I am a Parent of a Drug Addict | The Harsh and Surprising Truth

Denial is a big part of addiction When parents have a child who is using drugs, it puts them in an awkward spot. This is particularly true when the child (adult or not) lives at home.  It’s very easy to deny your child has a problem. This is especially true when you are being told … Read more

Alcoholism Myths

Drug Addiction and Alcoholism Myths

So Many Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Myths Although an estimated 40 million Americans suffer from alcoholism or addiction it is still an often misunderstood disease. We have come a long way from the days when treatment for the alcoholic or addict consisted of strapping them to a table and waiting for withdrawals to stop. Even … 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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Bipolar Disorder – what are the risks?

What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is a serious brain illness. It is also called manic-depression. People with bipolar disorder go through unusual mood changes. Sometimes they feel very happy and “up,” and are much more active than usual. This is called mania. And sometimes people with bipolar disorder feel very sad and “down”. This … Read more

Drug Treatment Insurance

Substance Abuse Insurance

Health Insurance for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Quick Sheet: Millions of people with drug and alcohol abuse problems are now eligible for treatment through the Affordable Care Act. Under the Affordable Care Act, all health insurance plans are required to cover substance abuse treatment as one of 10 “essential health benefits” specified in the … 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

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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

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