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Benefits of Half Way Homes for Addiction Treatment

Man at halfway house Halfway houses are transitional homes that are housing for individuals recovering from drugs or alcohol. Some states call halfway homes ‘sober living homes.’ Individuals who enter halfway houses typically do so because they are discharging from residential treatment or a hospital, are homeless and struggling with addiction, or enter after prison. Other individuals enter halfway [...]
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Health Care Costs Related to Drug Abuse

Man in the woods In 2005, 19.7 million Americans age 12 and over, reported they had abused drugs in the past month [4, 5]. Many who abuse drugs, typically choose prescription pain medications, and are opiate based (think OxyContin and Vicodin). This tends to be most easily obtained by both youth and adults. When looking at the total cost [...]
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Options for Children of Addicted Parents

Parent and child It is estimated that 25% of youth under 18 are exposed to family alcohol abuse or dependence [1]. Children who are exposed to this environment are more likely to develop depression, anxiety, or use substances at an earlier age than their peers. Often trauma can occur due to living with an addicted parent. It also [...]
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Overview of Drugs Studied for Combating Food Addiction

Man with food addiction Food addiction is a type of addiction where individuals who struggle with eating large amounts of food, typically done in secret within a 2 hour time period and have an unhealthy relationship with food. Those who are addicted to food, react the same way as those addicted to drugs react [1, 4]. In 2009, Yale [...]
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Insurance Barriers For Addiction Treatment

Man considering insurance treatment According to Addiction Medicine, approximately 1 in 10 individuals with alcohol or drug addiction receive treatment [1]. Many individuals find obtaining addiction treatment difficult due to lack of addiction treatment within their insurance plan, lack of resources in their community, facilities available may only treat the addiction or the co-occurring mental health issues, and not [...]
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