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 […]

How to Find the Right Rehab

Finding the right drug or alcohol rehabilitation center can be difficult It’s an unfortunate reality, but addiction has become an increasingly common affliction, with thousands of Americans entering rehab every day. But addiction remains a personal experience, one that can vary greatly from individual to individual. So, it should come as no surprise to anyone that treatment plans and facilities […]

Are there rehabs for individuals under 18?

Addicts under the age of 18 present unique and challenging concerns during rehab. Many recovery centers are simply not set up to handle their specific rehabilitation needs. If you or your child is an addict and is currently under 18, we recommend finding a facility specifically tailored for servicing minors. If you know of someone […]

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 […]

What are more effective – inpatient or outpatient rehab programs?

This can be a tricky question, as you everyone’s individual experiences with addiction will vary. However, there are a few guidelines that may be useful when informing your decision and weighing your options. Outpatient addiction therapy does allow far more flexibility. If your family, school or work obligations do not allow you to leave for […]

Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

Alcohol is a very popular drug over much of the world. However, dependency and regular abuse of the drug, also known as alcoholism, is exceptionally dangerous. And due to the prevalence and often, cultural significance of the drug, relapse is an all to common occurrence. Often, alcoholics crave alcohol, and if  their cravings are strong […]

Illicit Drug Abuse and Addiction

Substance abuse and addiction, across the United States and around the globe. The problem is not isolated to illicit or street drugs, in fact legal designer drugs and prescribed pharmaceutical drugs are contributing to this epidemic at an alarming rate. Many of these substances, regardless of their legality present a high potential for addiction. Illicit, […]

Prescription and Pharmaceutical Drug Abuse and Addiction

Prescription drugs are a common cause addiction, and represent a large percentage of new rehab enrollments across the country. There is a common misconception held by many that prescription and pharmaceutical drugs are not as harmful as illicit drugs since they’re prescribed by doctors and hold recognized medicinal uses. But the reality is, any substance if abused […]

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 […]