It’s Christmas Eve, you’re barely hanging on to your sanity and you’re desperate for the nudge you need to make that phone call, but you can’t shake the thought: Why should I go to rehab now? As you family gathers to celebrate the holidays, with or without you, you may be wrestling with the decision…

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inpatient vs. outpatient addiction treatment

After an addict or an alcoholic decides to do something about his or her problem, the most important question they’ll need to answer is this: Is residential inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment a better choice? Let’s face it: Making the decision to get help, while never easy, is just the beginning of the process. Like…

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Ten tips to avoid sabotaging your drug and alcohol treatment

You’ve recognized your problem. You’ve made a commitment to get help. You’re ready, then, for these ten tips to avoid sabotaging your drug and alcohol treatment while you’re in rehab. It’s important to remember that addiction treatment is about more than just showing up. While “addiction is defined as a disease by most medical associations,…

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do I really need an inpatient drug and alcohol rehab program?

If you’re reading this wondering, “Do I really need an inpatient drug and alcohol rehab program,” it’s worth noting: Those who don’t, don’t spend their time reading blog posts by a drug and alcohol treatment center. No judgment. In fact, we’re glad you’re asking that question, and we’re glad you’ve found yourself here, because all…

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a sign you have a problem with cocaine

Well … YOU’RE DOING COCAINE. If you do any cocaine, you might have a problem. Don’t take our word for it: Representatives of the medical and substance abuse treatment communities are in agreement as well. Dr. Malcolm Thaler, in a 2016 article in the online publication Uproxx [1], addressed the physical threats of cocaine use,…

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10 reasons to go to drug rehab

Let’s be frank: No one wakes up and thinks it’s a good day to go to drug rehab. The reluctance of going to rehab was even memorialized in a song: “Rehab,” by the late R&B singer Amy Winehouse, who crooned, “They tried to make me go to rehab, I said ‘no, no, no …” Just…

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qualities of a good addiction treatment center

In a time when a single Google search inundates us with information and an unimaginable number of choices, those needing help for a drug and alcohol problem may find themselves wondering: What are the best qualities of an addiction treatment center? How, they may ask, do they determine which facility of the thousands of search…

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The first step was the hardest, but now the panic has set in: What in the world, you may be wondering, have you gotten yourself into? Yes, addiction or alcoholism has virtually destroyed your life. Yes, you found the willingness to pick up the phone and call an addiction treatment center to ask for help.…

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