An Introduction to Rehabilitation, Recovery & Addiction Treatment

You have questions. We have answers.  The first step in recovering from any addiction is to acknowledge the addiction and choose to recover. It sounds simple, but it the process can be daunting. The rehabilitation process can take time and will often require an addict to greatly change their lifestyle or environment, and like with […]

Will insurance cover my behavioral addiction?

At the moment, behavioral addictions or “soft” addictions such as compulsive gambling, sex addictions, work addictions, love addictions, internet addictions, and shopping addictions are not generally defined as to be medical conditions by most health insurance plans, and as such most insurance plans do not cover these behavioral addictions. This is not to say that […]

Behavioral Disorders and Addictions

Behavioral disorders, such as behavioral addiction, eating disorders, and impulse controls disorder, are characterized by impulsivity, or a failure to resist temptation, impulse or urge that may be harmful to oneself or others. In a clinical setting, impulsivity is characterized by five behavioral stages, impulse, growing tension, pleasure on acting, relief from the urge, and guilt […]

Behavioral Disorders and Addictions

Behavioral disorders, such as behavioral addiction, eating disorders, and impulse controls disorder, are characterized by impulsivity, or a failure to resist temptation, impulse or urge that may be harmful to oneself or others. In a clinical setting, impulsivity is characterized by five behavioral stages, impulse, growing tension, pleasure on acting, relief from the urge, and guilt […]

Signs of Addiction

The specific signs of addiction can vary, often changing depending on the personality of the individual affiliated and the type of addiction they are suffering from, often making it difficult to determine whether the individual is or is not an addict. However, it is important to note that addiction, by its most basic definition, is […]

Are rehabilitation clinics and detoxification clinics the same?

Rehabilitation clinics and detoxication clinics are different, however they do often overlap. In fact, many, if not most, inpatient rehab programs offer detoxification programs to patients, allowing them to participate in their standard rehabilitation program upon completing the detox process. To decrease the likelihood of health complications associated with withdrawal symptoms and to minimize the […]