Category Archives: drug rehabilitation

Will the Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act Give Patients More Access to Rehab

A group of U.S. Senators have been in the news recently in connection with a new bill which is aimed at opening doors to treatment for more Americans suffering from drug addiction. Specifically, the bill is intended to address what … Continue reading

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Life Skills and Their Relation to Recovery

Until Betty Ford went public with her addictions and her recovery, no one knew much or talked much about addiction treatment. A drunk might go to the hospital to “dry out” – in other words, get off alcohol. But that … Continue reading

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What Are The Best Methods for Choosing A Drug Rehab

Choosing a drug rehab program for yourself or for a loved one can be an excruciating decision. Upon this decision may rest the success or failure of the attempt to get clean and sober, and it’s not a decision that … Continue reading

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The Components of Holistic Drug Treatment

There have been some individuals who have successfully resolved their problems with substance abuse by participating in traditional twelve-step programs or by receiving medications to help them withdraw from drugs.  However, other individuals can feel that true sobriety means an … Continue reading

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5 Steps For Choosing a Drug Rehab

Choosing a drug rehab center isn’t like choosing a destination for your next vacation. It’s not the kind of thing where you can afford to take your chances and know that you’ll have another shot at it if your first … Continue reading

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Interventions Can Save Lives

There is a very unfortunate belief that is held by many families who are trying to help an addicted loved one. And that is that the person must “hit rock bottom” before they can be helped. I don’t know who … Continue reading

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What Rehab Success Means

At what point has a drug addict in treatment achieved rehabilitation? How can you gauge real success with treatment? And what, really should be the outcome of any good drug rehab program? Some consider that rehabilitation has occurred when the … Continue reading

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Asian Drug Rehabs Use Concentration-Camp Techniques to “Rehabilitate” Addicts – No Surprise that 90% or More Relapse

You don’t hear much about drug rehabilitation in countries like Vietnam, Cambodia, China and Malaysia. There may be a very good reason for that. All these countries have drug rehabs that resemble concentration or forced labor camps more than anything … Continue reading

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Cocaine is Popular as a Party Drug but Use Can Still Result in Disaster

While cocaine has been around for many decades, abuse of this drug in the US really kicked into high gear in the 1980s. It took a little longer for usage rates to climb in Europe because of the distance from … Continue reading

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Teens’ Secret Use of Alcohol and Prescription Drugs Can Lead to Need for Alcohol Abuse Rehab

In far too many families, even good and caring families, there can be a gulf separating parents from their teenaged children. Parents want to protect and counsel their children through difficult decisions. Teenagers want their privacy and want to try … Continue reading

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