Detox and Treatment

How to Cope with Divorce During Rehab or Recovery

Rehab and recovery are difficult, traumatic, and often one of the most time-intensive and emotionally intensive periods you will ever go through as an adult. Despite that, many of us have to cope with losing loved ones and marriages during this period. While it’s always better if you can avoid tumultuous life changes during [...]

2019-11-19T17:00:04-08:00

Psychodrama in Addiction Treatment

Psychodrama is an action method used in psychotherapy to help patients recognize and overcome aspects of behavior, emotions, or reactions that might be based on memory or previous experiences. The tactic is used to attempt to help patients through negative reactions and responses, to “unblock” creative, spontaneous, and healthy reactions to events, people, and [...]

2019-11-11T15:47:24-08:00

What is PCP?

Phencyclidine or PCP is a popular recreational drug, known for its dissociative, hallucinogenic, and euphoric effects. The drug is a schedule II drug in the United States but is still popular as a street drug. In fact, some estimates suggest that as many as 2.9% of adults over age 25 have had the drug [...]

2019-11-04T06:23:52-08:00

Can My Employer Fire Me if I Go to Rehab?

While most people think of addicts as unemployed and sometimes homeless, the truth is that most addicts are actually part of the working population. With an estimated 19.7 million U.S. adults suffering from a substance abuse problem, it’s only natural that most would be employed. This can result in both high-functioning and non-high-functioning performance, but [...]

2019-11-04T11:46:13-08:00

How to Get Insurance to Pay for Drug Rehab

Most people approach addiction and rehab from the perspective of something shameful and possibly incriminating, going out of their way to hide it. Unfortunately, this often means those people don’t get the help they need paying for rehab. At the same time, addiction is recognized as a medical disorder and sometimes even classified as [...]

2019-09-24T14:49:24-08:00

Benefits of Long-Term Drug Rehab

Most people know drug rehab as a short 30-day stay in a treatment center, followed by either no program or light support in the form of a 12-step group or similar self-help group. Long-term rehab subverts this standard model of 30-day treatment to make room for patients who need longer-term care. Rather than creating [...]

2019-01-17T18:21:28-08:00

Can Psychedelics Really Help Fight Addiction?

Psychedelics have been used to treat alcoholism and addiction for nearly as long as records have existed with substances ranging from psilocybin to belladonna all used to prevent excessive drinking or substance abuse. Today, this trend is on the rise again, with individuals advocating the use of primarily plant-based psychoactive such as mescaline, psilocybin, [...]

2018-11-26T07:08:06-08:00

How Do I Find Addiction Treatment that Works?

If you or a loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, there is help available. Modern addiction treatment facilities offer high-quality care based on scientific research and therapy, designed to truly help individuals suffering from substance use disorder. Unfortunately, addiction treatment is relatively poorly regulated in comparison to many other medical services. Addiction treatment [...]

2019-10-06T12:34:44-08:00