will rehab work

It’s a question to which every individual who calls a drug and alcohol rehab is desperate to get a definitive answer: Will rehab work? Unfortunately, whether it does or it doesn’t depends largely on the type of facility, the tools employed by the clinical staff members of that facility and the most nebulous part of…

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can you keep your laptop while in rehab

“Can you keep your laptop while in rehab?” Many potential patients considering drug and alcohol treatment ask this question, and it’s an understandable one. After all, in this digital day and age, not being able to use a computer or a smartphone can cause emotional distress. Four years ago, the BBC news organization called it…

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which rehab is best for me

Admitting you have a problem with alcohol and drugs is the first and most important step you can take toward getting better, but then the question becomes, “Which rehab is best for me?” There are two schools of thought when it comes to selecting the drug and alcohol treatment facility that will best meet your…

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drug rehab after COVID

It’s time to start thinking about drug rehab after COVID. One year and counting into the coronavirus pandemic, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. However, there are individuals emerging from that tunnel who find themselves dealing with a whole other health crisis: drinking problems that took off during quarantines and…

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is rehab like jail

For individuals with no frame of reference, it’s not surprising when they ask, “Is rehab like jail?” After all, pop culture has painted myriad pictures of what a drug and alcohol treatment center looks like on film and in television shows, and they’re usually not pretty. Pain and misery make for a better narrative, after…

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what is addiction treatment

In asking the question “what is addiction treatment?,” it’s important to first understand what, exactly, addiction is. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive, or uncontrollable, drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences and changes in the brain, which can be long-lasting. These changes…

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how to pay for drug rehab without insurance

It’s no surprise that a great many struggling addicts and alcoholics aren’t exactly flush with cash or great health benefits, so how to pay for drug rehab without insurance is often a conundrum. Because of those challenges, a great many individuals who need drug and alcohol treatment don’t get it. According to the Substance Abuse…

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excuse not to go to rehab

COVID is a great excuse not to go to rehab, but it might just kill you. Yes, COVID-19 is a serious contagion, and the numbers are staggering: More than 506,000 deaths over the past year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and 28 million recorded cases. Despite the political and cultural arguments surrounding…

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addiction and Black History Month

Addiction and Black History Month aren’t exactly synonymous, but in a month set aside to “recognize the importance of Black history in the drama of the American story,” [1] it’s a worthy endeavor to examine the ways in which African-Americans have been plagued by addiction, influenced recovery and address the ongoing drug epidemic. There are,…

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can rehab help with depression

Given the close ties between those who suffer from mental illness and addiction, it’s only natural to wonder: Can rehab help with depression? The answer is yes, given the right tools at the right addiction treatment facility. Such organizations should offer, in addition to standard drug and alcohol treatment, what’s known as dual diagnosis treatment…

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