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Major Considerations to Make When Choosing a Drug and Alcohol Rehab Program

Drug and alcohol rehab programs can differ in many ways and at the same time, your needs, goals, and circumstances will be different, too. No single program or approach has been proven better than the rest for everyone, but, by considering those things that are most important to you, you will be able to choose a program that is most suitable to your needs.

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There are many rehab options available, though some are better than others.

Addiction Characteristics

The first major consideration to make when choosing a drug and alcohol rehab is how much control your addiction has over you. If you are a chronic substance abuser, a poly-substance abuser, have been using a long time, have co-existing physical or mental health concerns, or a history of relapses, a residential or inpatient alcohol rehab would be recommended.

Inpatient versus Outpatient

Inpatient and Outpatient rehabs differ in that inpatient rehabs provide around the clock support and guidance with immediate access to trained professionals who can ensure your greatest comfort, safety, and stability. They, generally, have a higher degree of intensified treatment and specialized care with program durations of 28 days or more which removes the patient from outside distractions while focusing on their recovery.

Outpatient rehabs can be highly effective for those with a strong support network at home and who have little or no history of relapse or other co-existing conditions that would impede their recovery efforts.

Costs

Cost is always a major consideration and according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, based on data from 2010 – 2013, some of the most common reasons for people who felt a need for treatment, but, did not get it were; no health coverage or couldn’t afford the cost, unsure if treatment was covered under their policy, or their policy did not cover treatment.

Beginning in 2014, The Affordable Care Act establishes substance abuse and mental health as an Essential Health Benefit and treatment coverage has been expanded substantially.

Most rehabs will offer payment assistance in one way or another and some programs are state or charitably funded reducing their costs or providing services free.

Location

It may not matter as much in an inpatient program, but, if you plan to attend an outpatient program, location is an important consideration because travel for counseling, meetings, and other obligations can become burdensome if distances are too far away. Consider the costs to family and others who may be involve in your recovery as well. You want to choose a rehab program that you can comfortably participate in and minimizing travel costs can help.

Treatment Approaches

What you like or dislike can be a major factor in determining your engagement and retention in the rehab program and so it is important that you explore the various options. Some programs may be more spiritual in nature and others may be holistic or have an alternative approach. It’s your recovery, you decide.

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Life After Alcohol Rehab

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Rehab is only the first step to sobriety, after a person leaves rehab they will have to continue to remain sober. This can be difficult, but there are programs and support options a person should utilize to help them in their life after rehab. About Alcohol Addiction Alcohol addiction is a chronic brain disease that….

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Understanding Alcohol Abuse & Dependence

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New Highway Safety Ads to Air During Braves Games

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety recently funded the making of three advertisements, which will be shown during Atlanta Braves baseball games. Among these are ads that promote following the speed limit, wearing one’s seatbelt, and perhaps most crucially, avoiding drunk driving. The DUI spot is especially important for sports fans to see, as watching….

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The Rise & Need for Methamphetamine Rehab Centers

Methamphetamine rehab centers can help you overcome your addiction!

The National Survey on Drug Use & Health estimated that more than 1.2 million Americans who were over the age of 12 had used methamphetamine at least once in their lifetime. This habit forming drug can result in a lifetime of consequences and for some will lead to addictive behaviors that require treatment and rehabilitation….

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What Do Luxury Rehab Centers Offer?

Sometimes, going to a luxury rehab center can be a beneficial option, especially if you have the ability to do so. Those who are able to attend luxury rehab treatment often receive a number of advantages that, while not always necessary, can still be helpful to the person’s overall recovery. Accommodations and Environment The setting….

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10 Ways an Addiction Treatment Program Can Change Your Life

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According to SAMHSA, “Recovery is built on access to evidence-based clinical treatment and recovery support services for all populations.” Because of its ability to provide you with these benefits, an addiction treatment program can actually change your life. We can help you find the best treatment for your needs. Call toll free to find help….

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Who Needs Meth Rehab?

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Crystal meth causes a sudden rush of euphoric pleasure that can last for somewhere between six and twelve hours. Most people who become addicted to meth continue to use the drug because of the euphoria that it causes within the brain and partially because of a later desire to control the crash that results when….

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Types of Treatment in Prescription Drug Rehab

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Because there are several different classes of prescription drugs, different treatment types need to be employed for different addiction syndromes. Also no two patients are guaranteed to have the same reaction to any one treatment type; therefore, different options must be available. According to the NIDA, treatment for prescription drug addiction “must take into account….

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