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The Different Challenges of Quitting Alcohol Versus Drugs

Posted in Addiction Help, Drugs and Alcohol

When it comes to quitting drugs, many people automatically acknowledge that they cannot do so without professional treatment. However, when...

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An Overview of Addiction Treatment Credentials and What They Mean

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Many roles provide a variety of services in addiction treatment. When you seek treatment, you want to be assured that you are being treated...

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4 Ways Going with the Flow in Rehab Is the Right Decision

Posted in Addiction Help

Most addiction professionals and many recovering addicts will tell you that you should go with the flow when you enter rehab. In other...

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How to Trust Your Therapist’s Help

Posted in Addiction Help

If you have decided to seek the help of a therapist, you have taken a very powerful and important first step. Making yourself available to...

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What to Do If Treatment Doesn’t Meet Your Expectations

Posted in Addiction Help, Help for You

Getting as much information as you can about any situation makes it easier to set appropriate expectations. Expectations are formed from...

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7 Things You Need in a Treatment Program

Posted in Addiction Help, Help for You

If you have reached the point where you know that you need addiction treatment to regain control of your life, the next step is to find the...

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What If Insurance Doesn’t Cover All the Treatment I Need?

Posted in Addiction Help

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) tracks addiction care and related health issues, and its 2012...

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Can Coping Mechanisms Help Reduce Dependence on Lorazepam?

Posted in Addiction Help

Studies show a close relationship between insomnia, depression, and anxiety. For example, a 2005 article released in the journal Sleep...

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5 Ways to Get Help for an Alcohol Addiction

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Alcohol addiction can cause considerable destruction. It can affect people’s health, interpersonal relationships, financial status,...

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How Can I Cope with Pain If I Have a History of Painkiller Abuse?

Posted in Addiction Help, Help for You

The Pain Physician journal published findings in 2012 that suggest up to a third of chronic pain patients abuse their pain relief...

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How DBT Reshapes Your Thinking Patterns

Posted in Addiction Help, Mental Health

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a psychotherapeutic approach that emerged from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in the 1990s....

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3 Ways Drug Treatment Therapy Is Based on Science

Posted in Addiction Help

Scientific knowledge about the nature of drug addiction and treatment has grown significantly over the last century. In early years...

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Are There Benefits to Using CBT and DBT at the Same Time?

Posted in Addiction Help

One of the important aspects of your addiction recovery is the therapy you will undergo during inpatient and outpatient rehab....

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What Is the Next Step After Addiction Treatment?

Posted in Addiction Help, Rehab

Professional addiction treatment is the most effective way to address a substance abuse problem. A customized plan is designed for each...

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The Danger of Viewing One Type of Treatment as Better Than Another

Posted in Addiction Help

In 2009 the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) emphasized a very important fact: No single treatment is appropriate for everyone....

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How Much Should I Pay for Addiction Treatment?

Posted in Addiction Help, Help for You

The 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimates that 22.2 million Americans aged 12 or older met the criteria for...

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How Has Modern Psychiatry Improved Addiction Treatment?

Posted in Addiction Help

Understanding how modern psychiatry has improved addiction treatment must first begin with a cursory knowledge of the history of addiction...

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Are There Any Types of Drug Addiction That Insurance Doesn’t Cover?

Posted in Addiction Help

In previous years many health insurance carriers did not include substance abuse treatment as a part of their benefits package. These...

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What Is My First Action When Seeking Treatment?

Posted in Addiction Help, Help for You

Addiction is a powerful force in a person’s life affecting millions of people in the U.S. In a 2012 report the National Institute on Drug...

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What Should I Do if My Insurance Refuses to Pay for Treatment?

Posted in Addiction Help

Paying for addiction treatment can feel like a daunting task. Dealing with insurance companies can be taxing especially in this critical...

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How to Find Culturally Relevant Addiction Help

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Addiction may be blind to color or culture, but effective addiction treatment takes into account all aspects of a person including cultural...

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Do I Have a Dual Diagnosis?

Posted in Addiction Help, Mental Health

Many people with a mental illness also struggle with addiction, and substance abuse is a warning sign that other problems exist and a...

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Can I Get Insurance Coverage for an Injury-Caused Addiction?

Posted in Addiction Help, Help for You

Addictions, known clinically as substance use disorders, are chronic diseases covered by many health insurance plans. Health insurers that...

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Machine Operators and Addiction

Posted in Addiction Help

Many people tend to imagine drug and alcohol addicts as derelicts, reckless youth, homeless people or rock stars. The truth is that most...

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Pseudo-Addiction and Painkiller Dependence

Posted in Addiction Help

Many people become addicted to prescription painkillers following an injury or surgery. Others take painkillers recreationally for the...

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What’s the Difference between Addiction and Pseudo-Addiction?

Posted in Addiction Help

Pain medications like Oxycodone, OxyContin, Demerol, and Hydrocodone are extremely addictive. As addictions to these commonly prescribed...

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Reward Deficiency Syndrome and Addiction

Posted in Addiction Help

Reward Deficiency Syndrome is a condition in which an individual lacks a proper brain chemical balance, and as a result experiences stress,...

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Grief and Prescription Drug Addiction

Posted in Addiction Help

Grief is a natural result of loss—loss of a loved one, job, relationship or prized possession. In some cases, people may deal with the...

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Mephedrone Addiction Help

Posted in Addiction Help

Mephedrone is a recent arrival on the drug scene but is becoming more prevalent in the United States. It can be very addictive, produce...

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What Is an Overdose Reversal Kit?

Posted in Addiction Help

An overdose reversal kit is a resource of tools used to prevent or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  In many overdose...

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Staying Sober while Visiting Family

Posted in Addiction Help

The holiday season is approaching, and that often means getting together with family to celebrate. For those in recovery from drug or...

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Addiction Help for Members of the Hispanic Community

Posted in Addiction Help, Special Topics

Hispanics face special challenges when it comes to treating substance abuse and addiction. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and...

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How Do I Know If I Am Overmedicated?

Posted in Addiction Help, Overdose

Being overmedicated is when an individual is using unnecessary or excessive medications. This condition has become a major problem in the...

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Help for Co-Occurring Intimacy Disorders and Addiction

Posted in Addiction Help

Addiction is caused by all kinds of things. Sometimes it is brought on by a tragedy, a poor childhood or a traumatic event. However, more...

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Dangers of Getting Prescription Drugs from Family Members

Posted in Addiction Help

Using someone else’s prescription for any reason is dangerous. Prescription drugs are controlled substances for good reason and are...

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Treating the Cognitive Components of Addiction

Posted in Addiction Help

The cognitive components of addiction often go ignored, but they play a big role in addiction and require professional treatment. People...

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Research-Based Addiction Therapy

Posted in Addiction Help

There are many approaches to addiction recovery treatment and rehabilitation. Therapy that is based exclusively on measurable,...

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Find Gender-Specific Addiction Help

Posted in Addiction Help

We can see how men and women think and act differently in our relationships, in our families and in the media. Not only do people of...

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What Is Partial Hospitalization for Addiction Recovery?

Posted in Addiction Help

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a short-term outpatient program that provides treatment and support to adults who have substance...

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Mutual Help and Inpatient Addiction Recovery

Posted in Addiction Help

When a person thinks about inpatient drug treatment, he or she may expect the following: To focus exclusively on their recovery while...

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“Process” Addictions

Posted in Addiction Help

The word “addiction” usually brings to mind substance abuse, but it’s also possible to become addicted to an activity or process,...

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