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Outpatient Addiction Treatment Explained (Plus 5 Benefits)

When looking for addiction rehab centers, there are a lot of terms thrown around. Level of care, co-occurring disorders, inpatient, outpatient. It’s frustrating. Trust us, we get it because we’ve been there. That’s why we’re here. To help you work through all this confusing stuff and get you to where you really want to be – healthy, strong, and free from the addiction that has been holding you back. Today, we’re talking about outpatient addiction…

Will My Insurance Cover Rehab?

Does insurance cover rehab? That’s a good question and one that we get a lot. Sifting through the information about insurance coverage for drug rehab can be time-consuming and confusing. Unfortunately, this task often becomes the most necessary at a time when someone is facing the challenges of drug addiction. When you’re ready to enter a substance abuse treatment center, the last thing you want is to spend hours on the phone trying to figure…

Signs of Alcohol Withdrawal

If you have a “cold one with the boys” once in a while, chances are you won’t experience signs of alcohol withdrawal if you suddenly stop drinking. However, if you’ve been a heavy drinker for a long time, that’s a different story. If this is you, you have to watch for signs of alcohol withdrawal. Signs of Alcohol Withdrawal So…what causes alcohol withdrawal in the first place? Alcohol is a depressant. You might be thinking,…

How Long Does Alcohol Withdrawal Last?

You may be wondering, “how long does alcohol withdrawal last?”. The best answer is: it depends. Everyone’s body and situation are different, which is why the duration of alcohol withdrawal also varies. For example, heavy drinkers who’ve been drinking for the better part of a decade will take longer to detox than those who’ve been doing so for a couple of months. Read on to find out what to expect (depending on your situation) and…

10 Fun and Sober Things To Do For Halloween

I was in a store the other day and I noticed that Halloween costumes were already put out on the shelf. In full disclosure, as a kid, Halloween was always one of my favorite holidays, behind Christmas of course, and so seeing the costumes brought back fond memories of walking through the cool October night, going door to door to get as much candy as my pillow case could handle. This year will be the…

How to Find the Best Addiction Recovery Resources

If someone you love is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, you’ve probably spent a good deal of time researching treatment options and looking for information on addiction recovery resources. Finding the right treatment and recovery programs for your loved one’s individual needs can be a difficult task; however, many addiction recovery resources are available to help you through the process. Understanding Addiction Recovery According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),…

10 Substance Addiction News Stories You Missed This Week

Dave Franco and Abby Jacobson star in new Netflix original, a father broadcasts telling his son his mother died of heroin overdose, and Obama talks the heroin epidemic with Macklemore for “Prescription for Change: Ending America’s Opioid Crisis” all in this week’s roundup of substance addiction news stories. 1. A new study has found that the risk for alcoholism is associated with impulsivity or what is referred to as “sensation seeking” in adolescents. 2. Yet…

Substance Abuse Vs Drug Addiction: How to Tell the Difference

Most people use the terms substance abuse and drug addiction interchangeably. Although both can adversely affect your life, they are not synonymous. Drug abuse, also called substance abuse or chemical abuse, is a disorder that is characterized by a destructive pattern of using any substance, including alcohol, that leads to significant problems or distress. Those who abuse drugs and alcohol still have control over their lives. Drug addiction, also called substance dependence or chemical dependency,…

10 Addiction Recovery Links We Loved This Week

The “Snapple Lady” reveals battle with cocaine addiction, Mental Illness Awareness Week, and reasons why being sober is totally the new black all in this week’s addiction recovery weekly roundup. 1. Wendy Kaufman, better known as “The Snapple Lady” opened up this week on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” about her struggle with cocaine addiction. She said her position with the company became so much more than a job – it became her lifeline to staying…

4 People Share Their Best Addiction Recovery Advice

In order to continue my sobriety I have had to find ways to motivate myself, even when I don’t feel like doing any of the things that I have to. – Rose Lockinger Rose Lockinger Guest Blogger for Recoveryas.com Staying motivated has really become the name of the game for me now that I have been sober for a little while. Or as a friend put it staying sober long-term is really a battle against…

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