Detox and Treatment

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 [...]

2019-01-25T17:11:13-07:00

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 [...]

2019-01-17T18:21:28-07:00

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, [...]

2018-11-26T07:08:06-07:00

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 [...]

2018-11-13T12:25:51-07:00

What is Suboxone?

Our approach to treating drug abuse and addiction has changed dramatically over the past 60 years. While traditional methods of rehab and therapy are still the most common treatments (and still effective), Western medicine now offers medical treatment for opioid addiction in the form of both opioid agonists like Naloxone and Buprenorphine (a partial opioid [...]

2018-12-13T11:58:25-07:00

What to Expect in a Drug or Alcohol Detox Program

Going into a drug or alcohol detox program is a big step and the first of many on your road to recovery and a healthy life. Whether you’ve made the choice to go, are considering for a loved one, or are still debating detox, learning more about it and what happens during detox can [...]

2018-09-10T06:27:48-07:00

How to Prepare Your Kids When You Go to Rehab

Discussing an addiction and seeking rehab when you are caring for a child, especially a very young one, can be a challenging experience. On the one hand, it's important to discuss where and why you are going, on the other, it is difficult to explain a temporary absence, and what many parents see as [...]

2018-08-29T09:57:47-07:00

Why Aren’t There More Non-Abstinence Programs?

The only thing worse than being an alcoholic is being a failure in recovery, and I was an epic failure. Feeling like the only thing I was good at was relapsing was so depressing that I considered suicide. That's when I decided I was better off striving to be a functional alcoholic, but I [...]

2018-08-29T10:02:06-07:00

Holistic Alternatives to Opioids for Pain

While opioids are the standard go-to medication for pain in modern medicine, they simply are not safe for many of us to use. With millions of people recovering from substance use disorders and many millions more at risk for addiction, opioids can present a danger of relapse and addiction – and taking steps to [...]

2018-08-29T10:08:07-07:00