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Drug Treatment

Rehab for Women

On This Page: Same-Sex vs. Mixed-Sex Treatment Family-Based Treatment Rehab for Pregnant Women Research-Based Service Options Find Real Help Today What, if any, are the differences between male and female substance abusers? The answer requires a review of research to determine which treatment services have been shown to be most effective for women. Although each … Continue reading Rehab for Women

April 26, 2018

Alcoholism Treatment

What Is the Role of Aftercare in Addiction Treatment?

On This Page: Intensive Outpatient Programming Finding the Right Balance Next Steps For individuals completing a stay in residential treatment, the idea of tackling “what’s next” in sobriety can seem overwhelming. After 30 or even 60 days of immersive treatment, the recovering person’s world suddenly opens up, brimming with possibility — and an inundation of … Continue reading What Is the Role of Aftercare in Addiction Treatment?

February 22, 2018

Drug Treatment

Will Southern California Host the First Supervised Injection Site in the U.S.?

On This Page: What Is Supervised Injection? Does It Actually Work? Assembly Bill 186 When it comes to recovery, there’s a common assumption that the only effective way to overcome our nation’s addiction crisis is to encourage drug users to complete a series of clinical rehabilitative treatments. While most experts agree that addiction treatment programs … Continue reading Will Southern California Host the First Supervised Injection Site in the U.S.?

September 28, 2017

Addiction Recovery

Why Residential Treatment Works for Young People Addicted to Opiates

On This Page: Medical Costs Just the Beginning: Recovery Leads to Saving and Savings Support, Supervision Help Young Opioid Users Stay Sober Young people who seek inpatient treatment at a facility that treats both substance use and mental health disorders not only reclaim their lives but they also save the health care system millions of … Continue reading Why Residential Treatment Works for Young People Addicted to Opiates

July 20, 2017

Addiction Recovery

The Science Behind How Specialized Addiction Treatment Can Help LGBT Individuals

On This Page: Meth Use Rampant Ill Effects of Shame Cycle When it comes to finding a path to recovery and staying on it, people tend to be more successful when aided by trained mental health and addiction treatment professionals, even if the process of getting sober really is about self-discovery. Members of the LGBT … Continue reading The Science Behind How Specialized Addiction Treatment Can Help LGBT Individuals

June 13, 2017

Drug Addiction

“Tough Love” Isn’t the Only Approach to Helping Your Opioid-Addicted Child

It’s a situation in which nobody wants to be. Yet a growing number of people are dealing with the heartbreak of having a child who’s addicted to opioids. Whether or not you have children, empathizing with the helplessness of the situation isn’t hard to do. The fear that one’s son or daughter will overdose is … Continue reading “Tough Love” Isn’t the Only Approach to Helping Your Opioid-Addicted Child

June 13, 2017

Drug Treatment

Mental Health Parity and The National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released a report on the difficulties of finding appropriate, affordable mental health care. Even individuals with insurance have trouble finding in-network providers. In some places, mental health services may not be available at all. Mental health care services are often more expensive than physical care. Parity laws and … Continue reading Mental Health Parity and The National Alliance on Mental Illness

January 24, 2017

Drug Treatment

Improved Communication and Health Care Effectiveness

Communication is invaluable. It is necessary for our everyday lives. It is essential to our health care. We use communication to ask for help. Medical professionals use communication to provide that help, share information and expand scientific knowledge. Registries may be a good way to achieve these goals. Because our nation and our medical professionals … Continue reading Improved Communication and Health Care Effectiveness

January 24, 2017