Treating addiction effectively requires numerous aspects of the addict’s personal and family life to come to light. It can sometimes be confusing to recovering addicts why a professional therapist needs to know about the ins and outs of their family life. The family history, genetics, current family dynamics and living situation all play a significant […]

Most rehabilitation centers and programs have an alumni program, in order to continue to provide support for those who have graduated from the rehab program. There are a number of reasons that participation in the alumni program can be a valuable part of your life going forward. An Alumni Program Anchors Your Soul in Gratitude […]

Receiving professional treatment for drug and alcohol abuse or addiction is not free and is often not cheap either. In many cases the cost of rehab or other treatment services can deter addicts from reaching out and getting the help they need. However, the cost of sustaining a drug abuse habit along with the impending […]

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy practiced by a professional therapist to help people overcome the emotional distress associated with trauma. In most cases, EMDR is used for people who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but it can also address the issues that underpin other anxiety problems. People who […]

Coming to grips with the fact you have an addiction is a sobering moment, and can leave you feeling helpless. Some part of this is an emotional response to bad information. Many people incorrectly believe that an addiction is the result of a weak will, but this is simply not true. An addiction is a […]

There are a myriad of reason that entering a rehabilitation program makes sense for a person struggling with an addiction to drugs like Lorcet. These reasons range from practical thoughts to the results of neuroscientific research. Before diving into these reasons, it is important to consider and refute the reasons that an individual might not […]

Going to drug or alcohol rehab for the first time can be a frightening experience for a struggling addict. Even after someone accepts the need for treatment, she will still struggle with negative emotions that can keep her from actually entering a rehab program. It is important to know what to expect before entering treatment […]

One of the more difficult decisions to make is to begin treatment for a drinking problem. There are a number of reasons that an individual might believe a treatment program is not necessary or will not be useful for him including the following: “I can control my drinking without help.” “My drinking is not hurting […]

Going into rehab for addiction is difficult enough without considering the financial implications, but once insurance is added into the mix it can feel downright overwhelming. Knowing the difference between a co-pay, a deductible and an out-of-pocket maximum is very important to understand, but it can feel like a different language. Let’s Define Some Terms […]

Unfortunately, many fads promise quick and easy recoveries from addiction; they offer the world for almost nothing in return. However, almost without fail, these methods do not work, as research has shown over and over again that there is no miracle cure for addiction. Because an addiction forms in part due to changes in the […]