Residential treatment for drug addiction: MUST HAVES
Residential treatment for drug addiction should include medically assisted, inpatient detox as well as clear rules. More on what to seek in residential treatment for drug addiction here.
Insurance for drug rehab & alcoholism treatment
Does insurance cover drug or alcohol rehab? Sometimes, yes. But at $7K a month on top of an annual bill of $15K+ for family health insurance, how can the typical American pay for drug rehab via health insurance? We explore here.
Native American drug rehab
How can drug and alcohol rehab be customized to include traditional Native American practices and values? Staff from Icimani Ya Waste on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota share ideas about integrating tradition and values in recovery from addiction.
Are inpatient drug and alcohol treatment centers always necessary?
Can you get sober without inpatient drug and alcohol treatment centers? Yes. Learn more here.
Principles of drug addiction treatment
Today’s drug addiction treatment can be summarized in two main principles: stabilization and education. We talk to Dr. David Sack, a psychiatrist and the CEO of Promises Treatment in Malibu, CA who offers us a look at the role of addiction treatment centers and the two main principles of drug addiction treatment.
Drug and alcohol treatment aftercare: what is standard?
Any good drug or alcohol treatment center offers extensive aftercare and follow up. But what kind of drug and alcohol treatment aftercare is standard? And what new ideas might treatment centers start to use? We talk about novel approaches to drug treatment aftercare and ask you if you think drug rehabs are measuring up.
Former heroin addict describes free drug rehab centers
Former heroin addict, Richie Farrell, paints a picture of free drug rehab in his book “What’s Left of Us”. Intelligent, acute, and witty, the book is a keeper. As a true blue former heroin addict, Richie lets us in on the struggles, dangers, and pain of beating heroin addiction and emerging with what’s left.
Cleansing the body of toxins via heat for alcohol and drug detox
The combined effects of heating the body and eliminating toxins through the skin rejuvenates the body. But what happens exactly during an intense sweat ritual? And should a recovering alcoholic or addict attempt a heat cleanse in early recovery? How can regular doses of heat help addicts in everyday life?
INTERVIEWS with addiction aftercare programs: Beating Addiction
America is a country of over 23.6 million addicts … And BeatingAddiction.com is a social network that wants to help. Any addict. Any addiction. Read about the ideas and the beliefs behind this unique community as we talk to founder Alexander Kintis. We explore the WHY? WHAT? and WHO? of Beating Addiction in this interview.
INTERVIEWS with addiction and drug rehab centers: The Way Station
Continuing our new interview series, we talk to Brian Dooley of the Way Station in Orange County, CA a treatment center that uses neurofeedback to treat brain conditions including autism, ADD, ADHD, addiction, anxiety and depression. I was attracted by the treatment center’s pioneering use of biofeedback for addiction treatment, as the modality sits on the fringe of mainstream medical practice. We talk with Brian about their outpatient philosophy and the best practices Way Station uses today.
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