Friday May 22nd 2015

addiction treatment

Myths vs. Facts: The truth about medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction

Myths vs. Facts: The truth about medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction

Is medication assisted treatment substituting one addiction for another? Do they get in the way of true recovery? A myth-busting guest piece from Mark O’Brien of the Legal Action Center here.

Should you go to an outpatient rehab? INTERVIEW with David Lisonbee

Should you go to an outpatient rehab? INTERVIEW with David Lisonbee

Are you considering inpatient or outpatient rehab? The following Q&A with David Lisonbee addresses some of the questions you may have.

Stuck in addiction? Believable Hope (BOOK REVIEW)

Stuck in addiction? Believable Hope (BOOK REVIEW)

Are you seriously stuck in addiction and see no way out? Take hope! In this book, Michael Cartwright gives you real life situations to provide you with hope for any and every kind of addiction. More here.

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.

2 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.

1 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..

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.

4 What is intensive outpatient treatment for substance abuse?

What is intensive outpatient treatment for substance abuse?

Intensive outpatient for substance abuse is basically a type of rehab you attend at least 3 days a week for 2-4 hours a day or more, often scheduled around work or school. More here on this option for addiction treatment here.

1 Top 10 questions to ask addiction rehabs (before you go)

Top 10 questions to ask addiction rehabs (before you go)

10 honest questions to use as you choose a rehab for yourself or a loved one.

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