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Medical Tourism for Drug Rehab?

Posted on March 10, 2014 in Research & News

With the increase in drug use and addiction worldwide and the recognition that overcoming addiction requires effective treatment, one growing trend is the number of people from other countries coming to the U.S. for drug rehab and mental health disorders.

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Five Triggers That Could Lead Your Teen to Relapse After Drug Rehab

Posted on June 26, 2013 in Research & News

Five Triggers That Could Lead Your Teen to Relapse After Drug RehabSome say the most difficult part of rehabilitation is not the rehabilitation itself, but the period of time immediately afterward. After weeks of having a constant support system of people guiding, encouraging, and educating a teen who has an addiction, that recovering addict is sent back into the world from which he or she came. The same troubles remain at school, work, or home and the youths are possibly put back into the same environment that influenced their substance abuse in the first place. Now they have to keep working at recovering with a little less support; yet, hopefully finding help in loving family members, friends and local support groups.

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Different Approaches to Detoxification

Posted on October 12, 2012 in Detox

Detoxification, also known as detox, is a necessary step that any drug addict or alcoholic must take on the path to sobriety. In its simplest form, detox is the time period in which the addict stops using the substance of choice and all traces of that compound leave the body. Some institutions or rehabilitation facilities may include many more steps in the detox process. It may also involve a period of evaluation and post-detox therapy and treatment.

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Addiction Treatment: Tough Love or Torture?

Posted on September 27, 2012 in Addiction Therapies

The prevailing opinion in addiction treatment has long been that tough love is often necessary to get an addict to first admit to having a problem and then to beat a way to sobriety. By letting an addict hit rock bottom, the idea goes, he will finally be able to emerge from denial and ask for help. Underlying this foundation of many methods of addiction treatment is the belief that addicts are weak-willed, unable to help themselves, and morally inferior to the rest of us.

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12 Step Programs and Personality Type

Posted on August 30, 2012 in Drug Addiction Treatment

There are a lot of statistics tossed around about the effectiveness of twelve-step programs for addiction. They usually revolve around low success rates and high rates of dropouts within a month, but getting to the bottom of them isn’t easy. Conflicting agendas mean that certain results are paraded around more than others and that people looking for the truth about the effectiveness of twelve-step treatment and its retention rates are left as confused as when they started. There is also another troubling consideration: if these claims are true, why don’t some people respond to twelve-step treatment?

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White House Report Asks to Focus on Drug Addiction Treatment Rather Than Prison Sentences

Posted on April 27, 2012 in Research & News

A new report, presented by members of the Obama Administration, calls for Congress to focus more on the prevention and treatment of drug addiction than severe incarceration of drug offenders. The report was presented by Director Gil Kerlikowske of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Focus, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.

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Help For Evaluating Addiction Treatment Programs

Posted on February 2, 2012 in Drug Addiction Treatment

When you and your loved one are ready to seek treatment for addiction you are already under quite a bit of stress. Being faced with the large number of treatment philosophies can be overwhelming at such a time. How do you know which treatment facility offers the best program and the one with the greatest likelihood of success? The National Institute on Drug Abuse, known as NIDA, has created a document that is meant to lower that stress level by giving you five simple questions you can use to evaluate any addiction treatment program.

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Choosing a Drug Rehab Program

Posted on January 3, 2012 in Drug Rehab

The realization that you need help with drug addiction is the first, and most important, step in the recovery process. The next is in making a decision about where you should go to get that help. As the number of people who are suffering with addiction continues to rise, so does the number of facilities that offer special help for their needs. However, not all of these facilities use the same type of approach. Choosing a drug rehab program that is right for you is important in order to get the best results from your treatment.

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The Role of Exercise in Addiction Recovery

Posted on October 28, 2011 in Recovery

No one appreciates a good “high” like an addict. But while the high produced by drugs and alcohol destroys your physical and emotional health, a natural high can actually help you heal.

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The Gap Between First Use and Getting Help

Posted on October 11, 2011 in Research & News

When an individual first uses a drug, the possibility of creating a long-term dependence likely does not occur to them, nor are they likely for some time to admit that they have a problem and require drug treatment. Once they do determine that a substance has begun to have an unhealthy influence on their life, it is important that they are able to access treatment as quickly as possible.

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