Aftercare refers to any form of continued interventions that follow initial treatment. When it comes to addiction treatment, aftercare is generally the treatment and support that is sought after going to rehab or detoxing. The major and obvious cause for aftercare is that it strengthens a...
Statistics show increasingly high rates of substance use disorders, binge drinking and addiction among active duty military and veterans. There are several unique circumstances that affect the close link between addiction, addiction treatment and veterans. For starters, veterans are...
Going to treatment for addiction or a mental health disorder can seem intimidating, but treatment can seem even more intimidating for people with both problems. People with such Dual Diagnoses may think it would be easiest to treat each disorder at different times, but such is not the...
The psychological power of chemical dependence will often cause an addict to think of any reason to avoid treatment. In some cases addicts claim that it is a bad time to miss work or school. Some addicts use financial concerns as an excuse to postpone rehab. Still yet, some worry that an...
Getting motivated to address addiction takes more than waiting for the desire to show up. Motivation is a fleeting feeling that is difficult to maintain when the going gets tough, but you do not have to depend on it alone to succeed in rehab. Set reachable goals, understand addiction and...
Addicts are often the last people to recognize that they need help. They will refuse to acknowledge their problem, downplay their loved one’s concerns, and deny the need for treatment. It is only natural for loved ones to questions whether or not they can send the addict to drug rehab...
Individuals who suffer from depression often become adept at hiding their symptoms. They may do so by forcing themselves to smile and joke with others, or by simply being quiet in social situations. Many people who are depressed have full-time jobs, families and social lives, and they...
The most effective addiction treatment programs are suited to the patients’ needs, and several treatment programs have specialized services to help addicts get and stay clean. Consider the following options when evaluating different rehab programs: Accreditation – When comparing...
Choosing a drug or alcohol treatment program can be a daunting and confusing process. There are so many different options, confusing financial and insurance implications, questions about travel and concerns about quality that many people give up or put off making a decision. Our staff...
For people that have never went through addiction treatment, all treatment centers may seem the same. But, if you are considering addiction treatment, it is essential that you select the right type of treatment for your unique needs. Every addiction is unique, so if you do not select the...
Mental health and substance abuse problems can greatly interfere with daily life. Not only might they disrupt self-image and social relationships, but they also affect work performance. This often becomes quickly apparent to you, your coworkers, and your employer. Because mental health...
Psychoeducational groups are a common form of therapy where a group will meet to provide information about specific topics, such as depression, anxiety, addiction, etc. The goal of psychoeducational groups is to provide an individual with information and resources in order to help him...