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Will My Relationship Survive R...

Will My Relationship Survive Rehab?
Drug abuse and addiction impede healthy relationships, but you may fear that a relationship will fail when an addict is ready to go to rehab. Perhaps an addict has not yet told her friends and family about her fears of abandonment during...

Who Is a Certified Associate A...

Who Is a Certified Associate Addiction Counselor?
The educational training for addiction counseling is available at different levels. State requirements determine what certificates, licenses or degrees an individual must hold to obtain a specific job title for addiction counseling. A certified...

What Is Treatment Concordance?

What Is Treatment Concordance?
Treatment concordance is gaining popularity as the accepted model of patient informed treatment. In this type of treatment, patients are included in the decision-making process and are participants in their own treatment. Of course, this also...

What Happens during a Day in R...

What Happens during a Day in Rehab?
Every person has unique needs when entering rehab, which is why facilities offer several programs to treat addicts. A patient’s routine depends on an assessment before treatment begins, because recovery professionals can design an...

What Are My Options for Court-...

What Are My Options for Court-Ordered Addiction Services?
An individual may have the option to choose his or her own treatment program for a court-ordered addiction sentence; however, this depends on the judge and court’s approval. Generally, the court will allow individuals or their families to...
recent from Addiction-Specific Rehab Treating the Behavioral Components of Addiction
The behavioral side of addiction treatment is a crucial part of the recovery process. When patients actively confront the reasons behind their addictions, they stay in treatment longer and have higher success rates. Do not think that you are finished when you break the physical addiction; addicts require...
recent from Cost of Rehab Saving Money by Choosing a Detox-Only Rehab Program
Addiction rehab programs can be expensive. Many addicts who realize that they need help to recover from their addictions have found themselves in a lifestyle in which they can barely afford the drugs they use, much less thousands of dollars for rehab. An option that may be attractive to them is detox-only...
recent from Programs Bipolar Disorder, Unemployment and Addiction
Bipolar disorder is a manic-depressive condition epitomized by severe mood swings. These swings are often referred to as episodes, and they include the following: Depressive episode – crippling state of depression and hopelessness Manic episode – overexcitement, rapid-fire talking and delusion...
recent from Detox Detox at a Residential Rehab Center
Detox is the process of allowing toxins to leave the body. Depending on the substance in question and the intensity of the addiction, this process can take anywhere from several days to multiple weeks. During this time the addict will experience potentially severe symptoms of withdrawal including physical...