Addiction is stressful for the whole family. So, what can you do once a loved one starts the process of recovery? Three (3) things to remember as you deal with addiction in your family.
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.
An opinion piece weighing in on the debate of substance abuse as choice, and the role of Contingency Management in the treatment of addiction.
No, there is no quick fix for addiction. We explain why here.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.