Drug Rehab

New Year, New Beginning

By |2019-01-02T20:53:52+00:00January 2nd, 2019|

New Year, New Beginning What was your New Year's resolution? Most people want to lose weight, exercise more, or just get healthier in general. Do you or someone you love need help to kick addiction for good? "We see a lot of poeple reaching out right after the New Year to really say, I've had it, I need to change something in my life, this last holiday season was not great, and I need to do something different." ~ Steve Laats, VP of Operations for Northpoint Recovery, featured by Jessica Taylor [...]

Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center Scams – What to Look Out For

By |2018-11-26T16:04:48+00:00September 5th, 2018|

“It’s a horrible business. It’s ugly. It doesn’t mean all rehabs are bad. But because of the lack of regulation, there’s a huge potential for fraud.” ~ Deb Herzog, former federal prosecutor who has investigated the rehab industry Here’s the bad news –According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, there are almost 23 million Americans aged 12 and up who have had a Substance Use Disorder within the past year. Here’s the worse news –Only about 3.8 million of those received ANY [...]

9 Truthful Songs About Addiction and Recovery

By |2018-12-10T17:44:24+00:00August 23rd, 2018|

Music. When it comes to artistic expression that communicates the depth of the human experience, there is nothing like it. Sure, we are moved by beautiful artwork, literature, theater, and dance. Oh, but, music! It has a way of reaching in and grabbing us by the soul. One author wrote in Psychology Today that “music is a universal language.” We hear lyrics that speak to us and immediately feel a profound human connection. This connection transcends race, gender, economic status, and social barriers. This is especially true when it comes to songs about addiction [...]

Top 10 Addictions People Go to Rehab For

By |2018-12-06T16:56:12+00:00May 21st, 2018|

What are the most common addictions – the ones that are severe enough to necessitate a rehab stay? Top 10 Addictions People Go to Rehab For Right now, headlines are dominated by the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States. But rehab programs are filled with more than just people who are addicted to painkillers. Understanding the drug hazards that exist is a crucial part of prevention and treatment. TEDS – Tracking Rehab Admissions The best resource for identifying those hazards is the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), a system [...]

Explained: Narconon and Its Connection to Scientology

By |2018-12-29T02:34:29+00:00January 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 [...]

How Google’s Decision About Drug Rehab Ads Affects YOUR Recovery

By |2019-01-25T16:43:08+00:00September 16th, 2017|

If you are like most people affected by the disease of addiction, you use the Internet – primarily Google – to search for drug and alcohol rehab programs near you. When the search engines display the results of your query, you are shown a multitude of ads relating to “recovery”, “addiction”, “rehab”, and other such terms. Too Many Addiction Rehab “Choices”, Not Enough Real Solutions “We began to see a trend toward such practices, primarily in terms of program marketing, several years ago. Such practices give an unfair advantage to certain providers, raise concerns [...]

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

By |2017-07-05T18:40:17+00:00July 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+00:00July 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 [...]

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

By |2017-08-01T23:44:33+00:00July 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+00:00June 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 [...]