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Will My Relationship Survive Rehab?

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 treatment, but the addict’s loved ones may fear that distance or time in rehab will be too much for the addict to stand. Addicts may also wonder what...

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 means that patients have a right to refuse treatment if they wish, discontinue treatment once it has begun or request alternative forms of...

What Happens during a Day in Rehab?

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 individualized plan that addresses each patient’s own unique needs. Medical professionals will ask about a patient’s drug history, underlying medical...

What Are My Options for Court-Ordered Ad...

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 select their own treatment services, unless the court believes the individual is incapable or uninterested in finding suitable treatment for...

Dealing with Chronic Pain in Recovery

Dealing with Chronic Pain in Recovery
Pain management can be a complex issue for those in recovery from addiction to drugs or alcohol. Opioid pain medications are not recommended for those who have a history of substance abuse or addiction, and doctors are justifiably reluctant to prescribe opioids to anyone with a history of addiction. Pain Killers and Recovering Opioid Addicts Opioid pain medications are the standard...

Treating the Affective Components of Add...

There are many components that play into the development of addiction, some of which are: Cognitive Behavioral Genetic Biological Environmental Affective An affective component refers to an individual’s feelings or emotions. Affective components play a major role in the development of addiction because humans are heavily influenced by feeling and emotion. Affective factors can...

Joint Commission Accreditation for Addic...

Choosing an addiction treatment center doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Accreditation programs from the non-profit Joint Commission can help patients choose the right facility. The highly respected Joint Commission evaluates the quality and value of health care—it has accredited nearly 2,000 behavioral health care organizations. Founded in 1951, the Commission has evaluated...

Homesickness during Inpatient Rehab

Homesickness is a grief-like symptom that naturally occurs when individuals are separated from their loved ones and comfort zone. Depending on the addiction, inpatient care can last for 30 days or longer, and patients typically experience emotional reactions to the change of environment. While the rehab center makes every effort to ease homesick feelings, in the early stages of...

Can I Use My Phone during Inpatient Reha...

Inpatient rehab programs are designed to help patients focus on recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. These programs offer medically supervised detox, diagnosis and treatment of any underlying mental illness, psychotherapy and individual and group counseling sessions. During your time in rehab, you will be learning about substance abuse and how your addiction developed. Counselors...

Are Visitors Allowed during Inpatient Tr...

Are Visitors Allowed during Inpatient Treatment?
Inpatient recovery centers are available for drug and alcohol addicts whose recovery would benefit from relocating during treatment. Removal from familiar surroundings, people, and habits is helpful in refocusing perspective. As such, these centers are secluded, private, and supplied with vigilant security personnel. Visiting a Loved One in Inpatient Care Visitation policies differ by...

Inpatient Rehab Help for HIV/AIDS and Ad...

According to the Mayo Clinic AIDS is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV is a sexually transmitted disease but can also be spread by contact with infected blood or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breast-feeding. HIV weakens the immune system which can prevent your body from fighting disease. While...

Connotations of the Word “Rehab”

Connotations of the Word “Rehab”
The media has made a major contribution to a sensationalistic and largely inaccurate public perception of drug and alcohol rehab. This misperception can cause great harm by leading many people who could benefit from rehab to avoid seeking the treatment they need because of negative stereotypes and the stigma attached to the word. Negative Connotations of the Word “Rehab” The word...

Safety during Rehab

Receiving safe treatment for your addiction is important, so you should be sure that your rehab center offers a high standard of care and safety. Rehab can offer professional medical supervision that you cannot find by treating your addiction on your own. They offer many safety precautions during rehab, from medical supervision during and after detox treatments, to professional...

Managing Chronic Illness during Rehab

A common setback for individuals seeking addiction rehab treatment is the presence of a chronic illness. Sometimes the illness may mask the addiction, and individuals are not aware they even need rehab. Other times people fear rehab, because they believe their chronic illness will be neglected or worsen. How Do Chronic Illnesses Affect Individuals? Individuals who have never faced a...

Does It Count If I Sign up for Rehab Whi...

Signing up for rehab while under the influence is not an uncommon occurrence. Dependent users may be high more often than not, and they may be more willing to admit to or acknowledge a drug abuse problem while high. What Does Addiction Rehabilitation Involve? Rehab helps recovering users reclaim the life that was lost to their drug or alcohol use. It begins with an interview and an...

Do I Have to Be Sober When I Enter Rehab...

Do I Have to Be Sober When I Enter Rehab?
Entering rehab is the first big step to recovering from addiction, and you want to give yourself the best chance to succeed in your recovery. It makes sense to try and get sober before attending rehab treatment, but that is not usually the best course of action. If you are suffering from addiction, it will likely be difficult to stay sober without treatment, so most rehab programs offer...

Can I Regain Child Custody after Rehab?

The philosophy of the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) is to try to keep families together whenever possible. Courts also consider it desirable to keep families together. Of course, for both the courts and the DCFS, the best interests of the child are of primary importance. Courts usually consider it in the best interests of the child to be raised by his or her natural...

Rehab for Law Enforcement Officers

Addiction is a universal disease. Anyone can develop the illness no matter their age, race, sex, social status or profession. Some people highly regarded in society such as teachers, doctors or law enforcement officers have a difficult time acknowledging symptoms of addiction, substance abuse or a mental health disorder, because they fear the reaction from their family, friends,...

Why Does It Help to Live at the Rehab Ce...

Many people have trouble determining which rehab program is the most successful. These answers will typically vary, depending upon each individual addict in recovery. Outpatient rehab programs can generate successful results if the addict remains dedicated to the program. Inpatient, or residential, rehab provides patients 24 hour treatment at a live-in facility. Some cases may require...

How You Benefit from the Structure Provi...

Addiction thrives on chaos, drama and the uncertainties of not knowing where the next fix will come from or even if there is going to be a roof over your head tomorrow. Good addiction rehab programs offer structure and support that helps addicts reestablish healthy patterns and routines for their life. What Happens during Addiction Rehabilitation While some of your experiences in rehab...

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