What Are Some Of The Lessons Learned After 28 Days In Rehab?

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Let’s face it…..substance abuse recovery is hard. It’s grueling work, it’s emotionally exhausting, and it’s going to stretch you farther than anything you’ve previously done. It is, however, completely worth every uncomfortable step in the journey. Most drug addicts never make it to rehab–this fact alone is difficult to swallow, as millions of people quietly suffer in isolation. What many people in the throes of addiction don’t realize is that treatment is an option for just about anyone, and access to care doesn’t have to be contingent on work, medical, or financial circumstances. Once thought of as something only the […]

Can I Get Free Rehab in Orlando if I’m On Welfare?

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What should you do if you need the help of a rehabilitation center, but you don’t have insurance or money to pay for it? If you’re struggling with this question, then you are not alone. There are numerous options for those who want to get help and have little funds. You can do one of the following things: Get A Loan Choose A Center with A Sliding Scale Borrow from 401K or Other Savings Accounts Use Crowdsourcing Websites to Raise Money Look for a State Funded Facility Find a Center Your Insurance Will Pay For More Amenities Equals Greater Costs […]

Will Opiate Detox Facilities Refer You to a Long Term Rehab?

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When you’re struggling with an addiction to opiates, you know how difficult it can be to get clean and stay clean. One of the most difficult parts about getting clean is going through the symptoms of withdrawal, which is why you should always go to medical detox. Detoxing can help you through the symptoms of withdrawal, but it’s only one part of the recovery process. Many people who don’t get additional help from a long-term rehab after detox is at a higher risk of relapse, which is why it’s important to go to a facility that can help refer you […]

Can I Get Free Rehab in Orlando if I’m Disabled?

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Do you have a disability and a problem with drugs or alcohol? You may feel that you are the only one experiencing this dilemma, but you are not alone. There are 21 million people that have a substance abuse issue in this country, and it’s estimated that more than 75 percent of those people have physical or mental limitations too. The degree of these limitations varies from slight to incapacitating. However, it doesn’t mean that there is no hope or help available. There are Orlando rehabilitation centers that are stepping up and making sure that their facilities can handle those […]

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 […]