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Explained: Narconon and Its Connection to Scientology

By | 2018-01-04T02:11:16+00:00 January 10th, 2018|

Referring to Narconon, Tony Ortega wrote, “Scientology advertises that they’re going to give you individualized drug counseling. And they’re very careful never to tell you that you won’t be talking about drugs at all. You’re just getting Scientology training.” That assertion by Ortega, a journalist who has been writing about Scientology since 1995, does not present a unique or biased position. Rather, since its inception, Narconon has been a magnet for both controversy and criticism. First Things First – What Is Narconon? Narconon presents itself as a substance abuse treatment [...]

High Mortality Rates for Addicts Treated in the Healthcare System: Why Specialized Addiction Treatment is Necessary

By | 2017-07-05T18:40:17+00:00 July 28th, 2017|

Recent research has shown that there is an alarmingly high mortality rate for addicts treated in the general healthcare system. This research insight makes at least one thing clear: specialized addiction treatment is more necessary than ever. With this in mind, the major question addressed here is: why is the mortality rate for addicts so high, and what can be done about it? The high mortality rate for addicts treated within the healthcare system is only compounded by other behavioral issues (such as tobacco and alcohol use or high-risk sexual behavior) and associated health problems [...]

Which Opioid Replacement Treatments Give You the Best Odds for Long-Term Recovery?

By | 2017-08-08T18:05:08+00:00 July 5th, 2017|

More and more people are turning to opioid replacement treatments as an option for long-term recovery. Close to a million people in the United States suffer from some form of opioid use disorder – either heroin addiction or dependency on prescription painkillers. With the epidemic on the rise, doctors and treatment centers alike have increasingly been using opioid replacement therapies to address the physical symptoms of opioid dependency in the United States. With so many different pharmacotherapies available for treatment, many patients are left asking: which opioid replacement treatment can give you the best odds [...]

Discrimination vs. Health Privacy for Addicts – Which One Wins Out?

By | 2017-07-01T16:13:33+00:00 July 4th, 2017|

When it comes to discrimination versus health privacy for addicts, the United States has a relatively rocky history. While there are technically laws in place protecting health privacy for addicts, this is not always the case in reality. The reality of being an addict means facing the stigma of addiction, in both the personal and professional sphere. That said, there have been great strides in recent years regarding privacy laws and addiction treatment in particular. The major question that remains is whether or not discrimination against addicts will win out against health privacy for those [...]

Good Addiction Treatment Could be Costly – But Can it Save Money in the End?

By | 2017-08-01T23:44:33+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|

It is a fact of life that good addiction treatment does not come cheap, leaving many individuals wondering if it can save money in the end. While addiction treatment may sometimes be expensive, this is not always the case. Even when drug rehab costs a great deal, there is no question that it is worth it. Research has shown that effective addiction treatment can save money in the long-run, both for individuals looking to get help with their substance abuse disorder and for society at large. The cost of drug rehab varies greatly, depending on [...]

Are We Really in the Middle of the Deadliest Drug Crisis Ever?

By | 2017-06-08T06:35:48+00:00 June 29th, 2017|

A deadly drug crisis has swept across the United States in recent years – is this a statement of fact or fiction? From Reefer Madness to laced Halloween candy, there have been many drug scares in the United States. Many of these crises have been overblown, hyped up by the media and over concerned parents. However, the reality is that we may really be in the middle of the deadliest drug crisis ever – it just may not look like what you would expect. Just as truth is stranger than fiction, reality may be more [...]

Overdoses and Fraud Within the Florida Model of Rehab

By | 2017-06-26T20:18:20+00:00 June 26th, 2017|

Drug Overdoses and Insurance Fraud Within the Florida Drug Treatment Industry Drug overdoses, deaths, and insurance fraud are rampant within the Florida model of drug treatment facilities. The Florida Model of Drug Rehab When this model first came about, it was done with the best of intentions. The goal was to help patients function within a community, without relying on drugs to do so. In many, this involves sober living homes that offer a safe living environment. Prior to this, patients attend an inpatient drug detox center, and then go on to inpatient rehab. Once [...]

How Patient Brokering is Ruining the Addiction Treatment Industry

By | 2017-10-04T22:16:12+00:00 June 26th, 2017|

Patient brokering is ruining the addiction treatment industry, even though many people have not even heard of the practice. If that is the case, take the time to read through this post to understand how patient brokering works, what to look for, and what the alternatives to this approach are. While there may be laws against patient brokering, the sad fact is that some corrupt individuals will continue to try to make extra money at the expense of those they are supposed to help in the first place. And the practice of patient brokering in [...]

Too Much Pressure – Why You Don’t Have To Be A Saint Just Because You’re In Recovery

By | 2017-06-08T06:29:45+00:00 June 24th, 2017|

Recovering drug addicts and alcoholics draw a lot of undue disrespect from those around them. They fell victim to a ravenous disease, and fought every urge in their bodies to reclaim their lives and beat that disease. Yet many recovering addicts get treated even worse after admitting their problems and trying to fix them than they did when they were at rock bottom. Why is that? Anyone who has the strength to admit their own faults deserves respect. But addiction isn't even a fault. It's a disease that works against you, and infects your brain [...]

Changing Minds About Addiction: What if it Were Another Disease?

By | 2017-06-08T06:26:48+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Viewing addiction as a disease is relatively uncommon in the United States, as evidenced by the fact that very few people would equate addiction and cancer. This is a point of view that must be changed if the issue of addiction is truly going to be addressed. As of two years ago, close to 100 million Americans reported the use of illegal drugs, the misuse of prescription drugs, or the binge drinking of alcohol. Clearly, substance abuse and the addiction that results is a major issue in the United States. Despite this reality, there is [...]

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