Sunday April 26th 2015

Treatment

How does Intensive Outpatient Treatment for addiction work?

How does Intensive Outpatient Treatment for addiction work?

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) for addiction lasts for several weeks and requires a commitment of about 10 hours per week. More on how IOP works and its efficacy here.

Is addiction a choice? Contingency Management as treatment option

Is addiction a choice? Contingency Management as treatment option

An opinion piece weighing in on the debate of substance abuse as choice, and the role of Contingency Management in the treatment of addiction.

1 Is there a quick fix for addiction?

Is there a quick fix for addiction?

No, there is no quick fix for addiction. We explain why here.

Why aren't people receiving medication assisted treatment? (and why access is so important)

Why aren’t people receiving medication assisted treatment? (and why access is so important)

Why push for medication assisted therapies in the treatment of heroin or opioid addiction? An in-depth Q&A here with Paul Samuels, the Director and President of the Legal Action Center on why and how people SHOULD be able to access medications for addiction treatment.

How long does intensive outpatient rehab last?

How long does intensive outpatient rehab last?

The recommended minimum duration of intensive outpatient rehab for addiction is 90 days. More here on the duration of intensive treatment programs and their stages, with a section for questions at the end..

Addiction recovery ideas for staying on track

Addiction recovery ideas for staying on track

How can you align yourself for continued progress in recovery from addiction? Ideas and practices to help you stay on track in addiction recovery here.

1 How much does intensive outpatient rehab cost?

How much does intensive outpatient rehab cost?

Intensive outpatient rehab for addiction is both effective AND less costly than inpatient rehab. Daily, you pay under $200 out-of-pocket compared to $700+ for inpatient. More on the cost effectiveness of intensive outpatient treatments here.

A healthy diet in addiction recovery

A healthy diet in addiction recovery

Unstable moods, memory loss, and vitamin deficiencies are symptoms related to addiction that can be addressed by sound nutrition. A brief guideline to how to eat well for a balanced life in recovery here.

Coping with depression and addiction

Coping with depression and addiction

Irritability, sleep problems, and low energy can be signals of clinical depression. So, if you’re in addiction recovery…how are these two conditions related? How are they treated? We review ways you can cope with addiction and depression here.

3 Talking to your family about addiction recovery

Talking to your family about addiction recovery

Five (5) principles to follow as you prepare to talk with your family about your addiction recovery. With a section for your questions at the end.

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