What Happens After Going To Detox?

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Often, the first step in the recovery process is detox, which is what clinics use to get the drug or alcohol out of your system. Detox can last a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on how severe your situation is. Getting the addiction out is one thing, going back to your life is another. People, like you, often ask us what happens after going to detox? The answer is somewhat simple. You would need to attend some type of recovery program to take rehab to the next step. What type you attend depends on your own unique […]

Does Outpatient Treatment Have More Resources than Inpatient Treatment?

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Navigating through the many addiction programs out there can be mind-boggling. There are so many types to choose from, that narrowing down your choice will be difficult. Conducting research will bring up both inpatient and outpatient recovery plans that show the most promise for beating an addiction. With the tons of information out there, it makes you wonder whether outpatient treatments have more resources than inpatient treatment. There are a few factors to keep in mind to determine which one will offer the most bang for your buck, so to speak. Check out the centers near you to see what […]

Why Is Supervised Alcohol and Drug Detox So Important?

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One of the most common deterrents from long-term recovery is withdrawal and the symptoms that go along with it. Even after individuals realize they have an issue with alcohol or drugs and that they need to quit, the withdrawal symptoms that are associated with quitting either deter them or make them relapse. This may then begin a cycle of quitting and relapsing. After relapsing several times, many individuals decide that they are not going to be able to quit at all and they decide to continue taking drugs or consuming alcohol. Many of these individuals that go through the cycle […]

How Long Can You Stay on a Maintenance Dose of Suboxone?

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Anyone who is an addict to opioids will want to know how to escape from this punishing addiction that can be really difficult to quit. Most rehab treatment facilities will put you on a detox program that includes gradually substituting Suboxone in for the prescription painkillers. The next question will be: how long can you then stay on this substituting maintenance dose of Suboxone which takes the place of your former addiction? This varies from one individual to the next. We will look at the substitution process and how long it needs to last in this article. The Way That […]

What Physical and Mental Health Medications Might You Be Prescribed in Inpatient Rehab?

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Many individuals today suffer from a mental health disorder such as anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. These conditions are very treatable with the proper medications. However, many of these medications can be classified as addictive and should be used with caution. A wide number of those who face addiction are those who do not suffer from the condition but live in the same house as someone who does. Substance abuse is not uncommon for those who suffer from a mental illness. Aside from possibly becoming addicted to their medication, they may also seek to self-medicate with alcohol and recreational drug use. […]

Can You Still Take Non-Addictive Medications While in Rehab?

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When people come to rehab, they bring with them their entire health history, and it is common for many people to take medications that are important for their health. For this reason, one of the first questions that people tend to ask our counselors is whether or not they can still take non-addictive medications while in rehab. While the answer to this question varies according to many different factors, the short answer is typically that you can. However, there do tend to be rules and stipulations in place that are designed to protect not just you but everyone who stays […]

How Big a Role Does Mental Health Treatment Play During Rehab?

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A 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that 7.9 million people in the United States suffer from both an addiction and a mental health condition and that more than half of those people are men. The clinical term for someone who struggles with both addiction and mental health issues is ‘dual diagnosis’. Dual diagnosis is so common that many mental health clinics now routinely use addiction screening tools to check for the co-occurring mental health condition. Mental health treatment plays a vital role during rehab, and planning for continuing outpatient treatment is also crucial. Co-occurring addiction and […]

Do People Always Go to Rehab After Medical Detox?

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The time has come to go to rehab, regardless of the reason, it’s a major step towards better days. Of course, there are many TV shows that don’t provide the best insight into what it’s like. Much less, what it’s like to go through medical detox prior to entering a rehab facility. That’s exactly why we’re here, to help make the process as effective and painless as it can be. Whether you’re looking to go into rehab directly or you want to stop by a detox center on your way, it’s always best to go through a legit medical detox […]

Can You Leave a Detox Program Early if You Decide You Want To?

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Deciding to seek treatment is an important part in your journey to recovery. As you plan to go to a treatment facility, it is important to consider every possible outcome. Though you will spend your initial days in recovery overcoming the addiction, you may wonder what will happen if you want to leave the program early? While every aspect of the recovery process is important, it is your choice whether you stay or leave. Many people that feel they are ready to pursue a life of sobriety want to leave their detox center early, however, when considering this, it is […]

Can You Undergo Long Term Addiction Treatment Without Going to Inpatient Rehab?

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For those who are tired of suffering from their addiction, you may be looking at treatment options that best fit your lifestyle. Whether you’re working, going to school, or just busy being a parent, sometimes it can be difficult to imagine yourself taking the time away from it all to join a recovery center. While there are certain treatments that you can undergo outside of a recovery center, research has proven that those who attend an inpatient rehab center maintain their sober lifestyle and don’t relapse. This article will go over the other addiction treatment options available for those who […]