How to Pay For Rehab Without Insurance

If you ever wonder how to pay for rehab without insurance for your loved one, here are several options that may help with the cost of treatment. Private Self-Pay HealthCare Financing Medicaid Medicare State-Funded Programs Non-Profit Organizations Sliding scale fees Self-Paying for Addiction Treatment Self-Paying, or paying “out of pocket” for treatment is always an […]

How to Support Someone With Addiction

There’s a good chance that you know someone who has overcome addiction or that you know someone who is currently battling addiction. Whether they’re a close friend or someone you don’t know very well, it’s important to understand how to support someone with an addiction. Not only can an addiction ruin the addict’s life, but […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – April 22nd

Prescription Drug Take Back April 22 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. National Take Back Day is an event that happens twice a year where anyone can bring any old or unused prescription medications to local collection spots to be destroyed. It was created and promoted by the Drug Enforcement Agency to reduce the […]

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?

An Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program or more commonly referred to as IOP, is a mental health and/or substance abuse counseling program that allows clients to attend treatment without staying under full-time care of an Inpatient Facility. The main purpose of an intensive outpatient program – IOP is to provide a treatment channel for individuals who […]

What to Expect From a 7-Day Drug Detox Program

A 7-day drug detox is a huge step to take when working on a journey to detox from substances. If your loved one is about to start the drug detox or alcohol detox process, you may wonder how to best support them. If you are looking into a detox program for yourself, you understandably want […]

Treating Alcoholism with Medication

Alcoholism Treatment vs. Cure Unfortunately there is no cure for alcoholism or Alcohol Use Disorder. There is no pill or medicine that enables someone to drink safely and without consequences. There is no pill that will make someone stay completely abstinent from alcohol…not yet anyway. People with alcoholism or Alcohol Use Disorder have to use […]

The Vicious Cycle of Substance Abuse Disorders & Depression

Depression and addiction are often experienced hand-in-hand, sometimes as a dual-diagnosis. The symptoms of substance abuse disorders can look almost identical to many depressive disorders. In addition, understanding the relationship between depression and addiction is complicated because depressive disorders and substance use disorders can be caused or made worse by each other. For instance, someone […]

What to Expect After Alcohol or Drug Detox

If you’re here, chances are you or a loved one have been struggling with alcohol abuse or drug addiction, but are now considering or currently undergoing treatment. Because of the complex and multifaceted nature of addiction (not to mention its effects on the body), detoxification from these substances and what it entails is a major […]