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How To Support A Loved One Through Treatment

With all the millions of people affected by some form of substance abuse or another, it’s not surprising if most people know someone in this situation. In fact, substance abuse may have touched your family. If that is the case, you may wonder how to support a loved one through treatment. It’s critical to provide…

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What’s the Benefit of Gender-Specific Treatment?

The Benefits of Gender-Specific Treatment Programs Addiction is a disease that affects both men and women. However, that doesn’t mean each gender benefits from exactly the same approach to treatment. Since the sexes have some inherent differences, it stands to reason that their experiences with substance abuse will differ. Gender-specific treatment programs have some definite…

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Will Health Insurance Pay For Drug Detox Services?

In reality, finding a detox facility is easy. Paying for drug detox services is a real challenge. Most people think that you need insurance if you hope to be able to afford a drug detox service. You might be surprised to learn that even if you don’t have insurance or don’t have sufficient insurance, there…

Addiction and Homelessness

Addiction and Homelessness   The connection between homelessness and addiction has been studied extensively. A study in 2017 showed that there were approximately 554,000 homeless people in the United States. The US homeless population is increasing yearly, particularly in younger age ranges. Tragically, addiction and homelessness go hand in hand. The end result of homelessness…

Family Therapy in Recovery

Family Therapy in Recovery Family therapy in recovery has played a central role in treating substance abuse. Family work has become a strong and continuing theme of many treatment programs for many reasons. For starters, the family has likely suffered from and in some cases, possibly attributed to a person’s addiction even if unintentionally.  Therefore,…

How Medication-Assisted Treatment Improves Outcomes

Medication-Assisted Treatment Improves Outcomes Opioid overdoses cause one death every 20 minutes. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) improves outcomes, even more so when a treatment regimen that consists of a combination of psychosocial therapy MAT. Thus far, it has proven to be the most effective intervention to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). In fact, studies have shown…

How Medication-Assisted Treatment Improves Outcomes

Medication-Assisted Treatment Improves Outcomes Opioid overdoses cause one death every 20 minutes. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) improves outcomes, even more so when a treatment regimen that consists of a combination of psychosocial therapy MAT. Thus far, it has proven to be the most effective intervention to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). In fact, studies have shown…

Consequences of Addiction

We Look at the Consequences of Addiction The consequences of addiction go far beyond things like strained relationships and health risks. In fact, studies show how addiction leads to all sorts of unsavory consequences. The addiction epidemic remains the root of the crisis with no meaningful end in sight. Even in 2010, well before the…