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 […]

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 […]

An Introduction to Addiction Recovery Financing

There are many different forms of addiction, but most fit into two basic categories – substance abuse and behavioral addiction. Substance abuse – which includes alcoholism, abuse of illicit or illegal drugs (like Cocaine, Heroin, Ecstasy, or Crystal Meth), and the abuse of pharmaceutical, prescription or legal drugs (like Vicodin, Oxycontin, Klonopin, Adderall, Nicotine or […]

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 […]