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 […]

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 […]

Where are all the Gay, Lesbian, or Transgender Rehabs?

Avoid the 13th Step It’s important to keep in mind that recovery is an ongoing process of self-discovery, one that requires dedication and the minimization of distractions. Addiction treatment is based on the principles of self-care and reflection, re-establishing a semblance of structure and normalcy, and reassuming control of your urges and life. Simply put, […]

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 […]