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Bobby Ryan’s Triumphant Return

Bobby Ryan is an NHL hockey player for the Ottawa Senators. He was born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and had a troubling childhood. While drunk, his father beat his mother and was charged with attempted murder. He fled to Canada, where Bobby and his mother joined him and lived under fake names. Eventually, U.S. marshals found Bobby’s father and, he went to jail for five years. Bobby has stated...

Equine Therapy and Addiction

What is Equine Therapy? Equine therapy provides a setting very different from traditional talk therapy. Patients are able to be outside and interact with a horse through guided therapy sessions. A person does not need to ride the horse to experience the many benefits gained through this type of therapy. Through caring for the horse by brushing or petting them, the patient can feel calmer as they develop a trusting relationship....

Seeking Help: How to Confront Someone You Love About Their Drug Addiction

When someone in the family is suffering from drug addiction, it affects everyone. You may feel angry, confused, and terrified. You may be baffled by the changes in your loved one, desperate to get them the help they need, and uncertain how to do so. Yelling, crying, and begging the drug addict to stop taking drugs is usually not effective. Extreme reactions from family members may compound the shame and guilt...

Choosing Rehab Clothing: The Ultimate Packing Checklist for Inpatient Treatment

Over 1.3 million Americans enter a rehab facility each year to fight an addiction. If you're among them, you deserve congratulations for taking this important and brave first step towards sobriety. You may also be wondering exactly what you should bring with you for your stay in rehab. While this varies by treatment center, we've pulled together a general list to give you an idea of what to take with you—and what you...

What to Expect from Inpatient Drug Treatment

Drug overdoses kill an average of 44,000 people every year. They are the number one cause of injury-related death in America. Substance abusers are in desperate need for a solution. Are you seeking inpatient drug treatment for yourself or a loved one? Maybe you're avoiding treatment or bringing up the subject because you don't know what to expect? The unknown can be scary, but the first step to recovery is accepting an addiction and choosing to attend...

Is There Such Thing as Health Insurance that Covers Substance Abuse?

Although over 22 million Americans need treatment for a drug or alcohol problem, less than 2.5 million ever get that treatment. There are barriers to getting treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. For many people, the problem lies in finding an affordable rehab. For those people, there is health insurance that covers substance abuse. And there are other options available in the case you don't have insurance. Keep reading to learn more about how to...

Overcoming Your Oxycodone Withdrawal: What to Expect in Treatment and Recovery

Opiate addiction in the United States has reached an all-time high. A report released by the American Society of Addiction Medicine in 2016 found that 2 million U.S. citizens suffered from addiction to prescription opioid painkillers. Prescription opioids like oxycodone caused more than 20,000 overdose deaths the year before. If you suffer from an addiction, you may fear going through oxycodone withdrawal alone. Consider checking into a substance abuse treatment center to get the help you...

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...