Sunday April 26th 2015

addiction 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.

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..

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.

2 Addiction and mood disorders: What's the connection?

Addiction and mood disorders: What’s the connection?

Mental health disorders are far more common among addicts than they are among the general population, and mood disorders specifically very commonly co-occur with substance abuse. More on the relationship between the two here.

Co-occurring disorders treatment: What to expect

Co-occurring disorders treatment: What to expect

Extensive evaluation and a personalized treatment plan are the first steps to treating co-occuring disorders. What else can you expect? We explore here.

1 Going to rehab on probation: What to expect

Going to rehab on probation: What to expect

What’s it like to go to rehab while on probation? An insider look here.

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