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7 Rehab Essentials to Prepare for Residential Inpatient Treatment

Overcoming substance abuse isn't easy. But seeking help for your problem is a huge, and courageous, first step. For many, the best way to focus on their recovery is to check into a residential treatment center. While your initial concerns may involve how to get into rehab fast as well as questions about how rehab works, there are also practical considerations to take into account. One such consideration is what to pack for your stay. While you're researching how to check into...

How to Get Someone into Rehab: A Guide for Loved Ones of an Addict

Watching someone you care about struggle with addiction can break your heart and make you second-guess everything you say and do. Your loved one may be in denial, and you may feel like you’re walking a fine line between helping and enabling. You may have suggested rehab, only to get shot down. As things get worse, you’ll start to wonder what you’re doing wrong. Don’t blame yourself. Studies show that only 11 percent...

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP Program): What is it and What to Expect

If you or someone you love is dealing with a substance abuse problem, it might feel like your options for getting help are limited. You might look at treatment programs and assume that you have two options. You can go to inpatient treatment or deal with it on your own in an outpatient program that isn’t as effective. But nothing could be further from the truth. Outpatient programs come in all shapes...

Prevention Is Key: The 7 Most Common Relapse Triggers to Avoid After Rehab

When it comes to addiction recovery, a relapse might seem inevitable. After all, studies show that two-thirds of people who have been in recovery for less than a year will relapse. However, for those who manage to make it through the first year, the statistics get better. If you stay sober for a year, your chance of relapse falls to 50 percent. After a five-year stint of sobriety, you’ll have a mere 15...

Unique New Approaches to Benzo Withdrawal Treatment

Benzodiazepines can be an effective treatment for anxiety. They can also put you in the clutch of an unforgiving cycle of addiction. Producing symptoms that range from anxiety to seizures, benzo withdrawal is vicious. Don't wage war against benzo addiction alone. Read on to discover new approaches in the fight against benzo withdrawal. Benzo Withdrawal: What to Know, and How to Decide Which Treatment is Right For You Benzo addiction does not discriminate. Anyone can become...

How Does Rehab Work?

The opioid epidemic has captured the public's attention with its frightening death toll. Yet, opioid addiction represents a comparatively small amount of total drug addiction in the US. Of the approximately 20 million Americans who struggle with substance abuse, opioid abuse accounts for around 10 percent. When someone struggling with substance abuse or their loved ones look into treatment options, they'll typically find lots of references to rehab. Of course, saying...

What to Expect From a Prescription Drugs Detox

Finding yourself addicted to prescription drugs can be a hard wake up call. Making the decision to take on a pill detox is hard. Knowing where to begin is even harder. You may feel as if detoxing is impossible, but it's not. You just have to be prepared for the bumpy road ahead of you. It's not easy by any stretch of the imagination, but there are a few ways you can...

What to Expect from a Heroin Detox

Research shows that more than 130 people die every day in the United States as a result of an opioid overdose. From prescription painkillers to synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, the epidemic is very real, dangerous, and costly, creating an economic burden across the country that equals around $78.5 billion per year. Within this class of drugs is another well-known culprit: heroin. Are you or someone you know addicted to heroin? If so,...

Is a Partial Hospitalization Program Right for You? Find Out Here

Drug and alcohol abuse affects more than 23.5 million people in the United States. If you're struggling with addiction, you're definitely not alone. Research shows that those who take part in addiction recovery programs achieve greater rates of sobriety than those who do not. It's important to note that not all programs are the same, though. Often, the most effective treatment program is a partial hospitalization program. Never heard of this kind of program? Not sure...

What to Expect From an Alcohol Detox

Despite being legal, alcohol is actually an incredibly dangerous drug. There's a lot of potential for addiction and the process of withdrawing from alcohol is extremely difficult. In fact, alcohol is one of the only drugs that has potentially lethal side effects when you stop using it. It's also very difficult to quit, as alcohol is everywhere in our society. To maximize your chances of successfully stopping drinking, you should consider...