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Getting Over The Shame of Relapse

February 15, 2019 5:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

So you’ve been doing the work. Going to meetings, attending aftercare, and working the steps. You’re finally putting some time between you and the last time you picked up alcohol or drugs. Then all of a sudden, without warning—BAM—you’re using or drinking again. So what went wrong? Everything was going so well and out of nowhere, you were lured back to the self-destructive substances that almost ruined your life. But was it REALLY out of nowhere, or was there something you may have missed along the way? Part of dealing with a relapse is determining why it happened so that you don’t repeat the same mistakes again. Sometimes the reasons are more obvious. Hanging with the wrong crowd, complacency, and neglecting your program, are all common mistakes. It can also... View Article

Signs Your Loved One Needs Drug Addiction Treatment

February 12, 2019 8:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Substance use disorders can take many forms in everyday life. Sometimes those with a drug and alcohol problem never truly show any obvious problems. Their addiction is well hidden from the outside world, or so they think. Even with the ability to conceal their problems, more times than not, the truth eventually comes out. It may take more time than those with an outward facing addiction, however, there are usually still signs of alcohol addiction or drug addiction. On the other hand, substance abuse and mental health disorders sometimes make their way into every aspect of personal, family, and work life. These problems can wreak complete havoc on the lives of everyone involved. These types of substance abusers are typically far less discrete. Although they may not be openly doing... View Article

Will My Insurance Pay For Drug Treatment?

February 8, 2019 9:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When it comes time to enter into a drug rehab program or alcohol treatment center, one major consideration is how to pay. There are many available options including loans, payment plans, and private pay, however, the most common form of payment is health insurance. If you want to use your insurance to pay for drug rehab you may have lots of question. It’s not always clear what kind of treatment is covered and what out of pocket costs you might incur. In most cases speaking directly to the admissions team should be your first step. To assist you in better understanding your treatment options when using your health insurance, here is a quick guide to get you started. Start by finding the contact information for the facility you plan to... View Article

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Comedian Artie Lange Avoids Jail Time By Entering Into Long-Term Drug Treatment Center

February 5, 2019 8:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Long-troubled comedian Artie Lange is reportedly sobering up in a New Jersey jail after testing positive for cocaine and morphine. According to his legal team, he’s scheduled to enter into a long-term treatment program any day. Posts from “Team Lange” on his Twitter account explain that Lange entered the Essex County Correctional Facility on January 30. This comes less than two months after he tested positive for several substances during a probation violation hearing in December 2018. According to his lawyer, Frank Arleo, Artie could be under lock-up until February 6 until he’s eventually transferred into a long-term inpatient substance abuse program. News of Lange’s recent trouble broke on January 30 when “Team Lange” posted that Artie would be “undergoing a long term treatment program”, wrapping up the post with... View Article

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How Do I Know If Alcohol Is Becoming A Problem?

January 15, 2019 8:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Alcohol is one of the most widely abused substances in the United States. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 15.1 million adults suffer from Alcohol use disorder. What starts out as having a couple of drinks at a social event or on the weekend can rapidly turn into problem drinking. The problem is that many people are unable to see, especially in themselves, the often fine line between normal drinking and abuse. Frequently, the first people to notice when your drinking is out of control are the ones closest to you. Co-workers and family members who see you on a daily basis are typically first to notice any changes in behavior. While some of the signs are easily recognizable, others can be more difficult to... View Article