Tag Archives: Treatment

Things to Know Before Going to Out-of-State Alcohol Rehabs

Leaving for out-of-state rehab Numerous elements play a pivotal role in deciding what addiction rehabilitation program to enter. Details such as insurance, costs, accessibility from work or school, and social support take up so much of the patient’s attention that sometimes location does not seem to enter their decision-making process. However, the decision between staying near home and leaving [...]
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Will My Treatment Center Have a Detox Program?

Woman struggling with depression Contrary to popular belief, the journey to recovery does not begin at a drug treatment center: it starts at the medical detox facility. Recent times have seen most inpatient treatment centers to hold a detoxification period almost a prerequisite for potential clients who wish to enter treatment. This means that the patient must be entirely [...]
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Opiate Addiction: The Ins and Outs of Medical-Aided Recovery

Woman seeking medical-aided recovery for opiate addiction Contributor: Roseann Rook, CADC Clinical Addictions Specialist Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Opiate addiction is very difficult to break, which is why many outpatient and even inpatient efforts often fail. Medical research indicates that many of those with addiction benefit from some form of medication to achieve recovery. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) [...]
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Can a Weight-Loss Drug be Used to Combat Drug Addiction?

doctor with woman patient using weight-loss drug Contributed by:  Cindy Cole, LMFT, LPC is Director of Individual and Family Therapy at Timberline Knolls There is no silver bullet to treat addiction. If there were, the United States wouldn’t be experiencing opioid deaths at epidemic-level proportions, with heroin and prescription opioids causing more than 33,000 deaths in 2015 alone [1]. The Centers for Disease [...]
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Insurance Companies and Addiction Treatment Coverage

Health insurance coverage for addiction treatment As per the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 21 million Americans struggled with a substance use disorder last year. Yet, less than 2.5 million received treatment at a rehabilitation facility and of those who needed treatment a quarter did not receive it because they lacked health insurance.[1] Fortunately, under the new [...]
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