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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...

Who Is a Certified Associate Addiction C...

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 associate addiction counselor is an individual who has completed a certificate or associate’s program in addiction counseling. After getting...

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...

Do I Need Inpatient Help for Salvia Use?

Do I Need Inpatient Help for Salvia Use?
Inpatient treatment means a user receives 24 hour care while staying at a facility. It offers many benefits to people attempting to quit salvia or other addictive substances. Salvia users can receive psychiatric and physical help at an inpatient treatment center through medically-supervised detox, counseling, therapy and other forms of treatment. Do People Need Help to Quit...

Do I Need Inpatient Care If I Am Depende...

Do I Need Inpatient Care If I Am Dependent on a Drug but not Addicted?
Someone with a drug dependency might spend a shorter time in inpatient care than an addict would, but rehab is still more successful than outpatient care. However, make your decision with an addiction specialist who can help sort through the many variables. For example, it can be difficult to diagnose your own situation, and the drug of choice is most certainly important. There are many...

Do All Addiction Counselors Have College...

Do All Addiction Counselors Have College Degrees?
The requirements to become an addiction counselor vary from state-to-state as well as among different facilities. For example a psychiatric hospital in Vermont may have different hiring requirements than an AA rehab center in Michigan. While a college degree is not the only way to earn an addiction counseling job, it is generally preferred. Some addiction counseling professions require...

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...

Should I Choose the Closest Inpatient Re...

The goal of inpatient rehab is to provide the support to get addicts clean and to foster the ability to stay in recovery. So, when you are looking for an inpatient rehab center that is going to make most sense for you, consider the following questions. What Are Your Addiction Recovery Needs? Going into rehab is one of the most important decisions that you will make. It is also an...

How Flexible Is Inpatient Addiction Trea...

Just as each person is different, drug rehab treatment needs to be handled differently. Treatment must respond to each person’s unique needs while providing a structured and consistent environment of support and growth. Basic Inpatient Addiction Treatment Requirements While inpatient addiction treatment is customized to meet a person’s needs, there are some basic requirements you...

Does Residential Rehab Accept People of ...

Many people want to include their religious beliefs in their addiction treatment. Some addicts feel comfort knowing that their spiritual lives will be repaired in recovery and wish to maintain a religious perspective throughout treatment. There are numerous rehab programs available that offer faith-based treatment specific to Christians, Catholics, Agnostics, etc. Then, there are...

Are Alternative Therapy Options for Addi...

Are Alternative Therapy Options for Addiction Treatment Effective?
Traditional addiction treatment programs are seen as the standards in the addiction recovery community. However these programs are beginning to incorporate alternative treatment options, as these programs benefit those who do not find the holistic healing they need through traditional programs alone. Alternative Treatment Options for Addiction There are many alternative treatment...

How Does an Accidental Prescription Over...

Prescription drug abuse is a rapidly increasing problem. Many people who have never engaged in reckless or rebellious behavior and who never sought out a high have succumbed to the addictive power of painkillers, sleeping aids, antidepressants and other prescription medications. If left untreated the disease of addiction will destroy a person’s life. Help is available, but many people...

Will My Loved One Change After Inpatient...

Addiction is a physical and psychological disease that significantly changes the way a person thinks, feels and acts. Lasting recovery involves healing both the body and the mind. Addicts learn new ways to relate to people and to organize their lives. For bystanders this process can be disorienting at first, but eventually they will see marked changed for the better in their loved...

Am I Allowed to Leave Residential Addict...

Am I Allowed to Leave Residential Addiction Treatment at Any Time?
Residential treatment or inpatient rehab takes place in a rehab facility and not offsite or at home. However it is possible to have communication with the world outside rehab. Depending on the rehab center’s policies you may be permitted occasional monitored day leave, or you may be unable to leave until your rehab time is up. There are few reasons to leave a rehab facility early....

What Do I Need to Know About Drug Treatm...

What do I need to now about drug treatment?
The process of seeking treatment for a drug addiction can be overwhelming without proper guidance. When seeking treatment, researching the available rehab options is a good first step. Below are a number of things to keep in mind when considering residential drug rehab help: Addiction affects people of every lifestyle, gender, race and ethnicity. Seeking help for a drug addiction is a...

How Long Does Rehab Last?

How long does rehab last?
Prior to starting any form of rehab program, it is understandable to have questions. The duration, location and cost of the treatment are among the most commonly asked questions. Ultimately the patient’s goals (whether they are yours or those of a loved one seeking help) for recovery play a significant part in the treatment period. Of course, there are other factors that can...

How Do I Get Help for Substance Abuse?

Realizing when to ask for help can be challenging when you first recognize that you or your loved one has substance issues. There are thousands of treatment programs available across the country and knowing which is the right choice for your needs is no easy task. Getting all the information you can is the best way to understand your options and what kind of facility would best suit...

Common Questions About Residential Rehab

These days there are many services designed to make rehab a less painful, less stressful experience. Being informed on the nature of rehab can help you ease you into the process right from the start. How Long Does Residential Rehabilitation Last? Residential rehab typically lasts anywhere from two weeks to a year. Most experts agree that a minimum of 90 days of rehab is an ideal minimum...

Benefits of Residential Drug Rehab

If you struggle with alcohol or drug addiction and  are considering getting help, residential drug rehab may be for you. Even if you have undergone drug addiction treatment before, residential drug rehab is still an option. Some individuals who have gone through outpatient care and subsequently relapsed find they experience long-term success after completing a residential drug rehab...

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