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Focus on Recovery: Finding Treatment for Prescription Stimulant Addiction

In our accelerating world, it can be hard to keep up. It’s no wonder that some people turn to prescription stimulants to cope. Drugs like Adderall, Ritalin, Dexedrine, and Concerta —sometimes called “smart drugs” or “study drugs”—can be very helpful for people with ADHD, narcolepsy, and major depression, when taken as prescribed. But if you’re...

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How to Set Boundaries With an Addicted Loved One

It is, in fact, possible to love someone too much. When you care about a person with an addiction, it can be hard to stop yourself from giving. But over time, generosity can become counterproductive. In the very attempt to support them, you may be enabling their unhealthiest behaviors. If what they really need is...

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Preparing for Withdrawal and Detox

When you begin healing from addiction, it’s natural to be concerned about withdrawal. This process can be uncomfortable or even dangerous without proper supervision. But no matter how long you’ve been misusing substances, healing is always possible. And there are many well-established approaches to treatment for drug and alcohol withdrawal. Before you begin any new...

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Rehab for Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)

Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) has the same symptoms as depression, but with a more complex and challenging recovery process. And those very symptoms can make it difficult to seek help. Although the journey to recovery from treatment-resistant depression can feel daunting, there are a growing number of treatment options available. And the more you know about...

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Starting Recovery From Benzodiazepine Addiction

While benzodiazepines can effectively treat many conditions, they’re also highly addictive. It’s unfortunately common for patients to begin by taking these drugs as prescribed, and ultimately develop substance use disorders. The process of recovery from substance abuse looks different for every patient. With benzos, it’s particularly important to seek medical treatment in order to mitigate...

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What Is Rehab?

When you’re ready to heal from addiction, you might consider going to rehab. The term “rehab,” short for “rehabilitation,” usually refers to a program or treatment center in which people heal from substance use disorders and mental health conditions. Many patients find that attending rehab, and especially inpatient treatment, is the best way to begin...

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Ketamine-Assisted Therapy for Substance Use Disorders

Ketamine-assisted therapy, or KAT, is a newly popular treatment for depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Because many patients with these diagnoses often struggle to find effective treatment, doctors and researchers continue to seek out new options. And today, many people are finding that ketamine-assisted therapy helps with recovery from substance use disorders. Despite its historical stigma...

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Living Healthily With Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder can be overwhelming. Like any mood disorder, this diagnosis can impact your relationships, your work, and your emotional well-being. But it’s possible to live a full and meaningful life, even with such a serious diagnosis. You can achieve this by finding mental health treatment that meets your unique needs. About 2.8% of the...

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Motivational Interviewing: A Counseling Style That Can Keep You Committed to Recovery

If you’re healing from a substance use disorder, you already know that it isn’t a linear process. The recovery journey is full of ups and downs. And it’s normal to have mixed feelings when you’re trying to break any habit, especially one as powerful as addiction. Although these feelings are normal, being uncertain can get...

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Healing From Sex and Love Addiction

Sex and love are important aspects of a full life. However, both can be addictive. And it can be hard to distinguish between sustainable and toxic relationships. But, like any other type of mental health condition, healing is always possible. And there are many ways to treat sex and love addiction. What is Sex/Love Addiction?...

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Attending Women’s-Only Rehab

Women face a unique set of mental health concerns. And due to societal pressures, they may also encounter barriers to treatment. For example, some women feel unsafe or uncomfortable around men. Because of this, it can be hard for them to start recovery in a mixed-gender environment. In order to accommodate this demographic, some facilities...

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Finding Treatment for Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine addiction can wreak havoc on a person’s life. And once you’re caught in the cycle of substance misuse, healing may seem out of reach. That’s a misperception. Recovery is always possible. For some people, rehab for cocaine addiction is the best place to start. “Cocaine is the most commonly reported illicit stimulant used in...

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Finding Calm: Options for Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can be a useful response in certain situations. It alerts us to dangers and helps us prepare and pay attention. But anxiety disorders are more than normal feelings of nervousness or anxiousness—they involve excessive fear or anxiousness which can negatively impact everyday life. If you often feel...

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FAQs: Detoxing From Substance Use

Detox is one of the first steps in recovery from a substance use disorder. During this process, you’ll stop using the substances in question and allow them to leave your system. Depending on the severity of your addiction, you may experience withdrawal symptoms. The experience of detox is almost always uncomfortable. And in some cases,...

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Inpatient Treatment for Mental Health Conditions

Mental illness is highly treatable. But if you’re struggling, it can be hard to know where to start. Just remember that you are not alone, and that it’s ok to ask for help from the experts. Sometimes, the best way to begin healing is by attending an inpatient treatment program. Residential rehab isn’t just for...

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Alcohol Addiction and Recovery

Alcoholism can be devastating. And because drinking is both legal and socially acceptable, it can be difficult to recognize when you have a problem. But when you’re ready to seek help, there are many ways to get treatment for alcohol addiction. This substance use disorder may interfere with your physical and mental health, your work,...

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How to Approach Healing From Opioid Abuse

It’s all too easy to become addicted to opiates. Once you develop a tolerance for painkillers, it can be difficult to imagine life without them. This is true even for people who started by using opioids under medical supervision. And because they are so commonly prescribed, the misuse of these drugs is extremely prevalent. Because...

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Recognizing the Signs of Addiction to Prescription Pain Relievers

It can be hard to recognize the signs of a substance use disorder. That’s especially true for patients who overuse prescription medications. Even if you started taking a drug for medical reasons, it’s still possible to misuse it. Because of this, many patients struggle to admit that they need to go to rehab for an...

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Helpful Tools for Treating Marijuana Addiction

Marijuana addiction can be challenging to manage. If you’ve just arrived at this diagnosis, you probably have a lot of questions about what to do next. For some people, finding a rehab program that specializes in cannabis use disorder is a next step that makes sense. Marijuana is the most widely consumed recreational drug in...

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What to Do When Someone You Love Is Suicidal

Immediate help is available. If you or someone in your life is experiencing suicidal thoughts, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Suicidal ideation, or suicidality, is the act of wanting or expressing that you want to commit suicide. If someone you love shows these symptoms, they should be taken very seriously....

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Trauma-Informed Care: Finding Support and Understanding in Rehab

Trauma often changes how you interpret the world—and it’s easy to feel that no one understands. But it’s a rather common human experience: “70% of adults in the U.S. experienced some type of traumatic event1 at least once in their lives,” according to the National Council for Behavioral Health. Given how prevalent trauma is, the...

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How to Talk to a Loved One About Going to Rehab: A Conversation Guide

It can be hard to talk about substance use disorders. And that’s especially true if your loved one is in crisis, or in denial about their condition. But these conversations are crucial, and they can have a hugely positive impact. If you’re concerned about a friend or family member’s substance misuse, these strategies may help...

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Everything You Need to Know About Rehab Costs

Cost is a major concern for people seeking addiction and mental health help. Thankfully, getting professional help for addiction is possible even without health insurance or lots of money in the bank. Seeking help for addiction and mental health issues pays off in the long run and can ultimately end up saving you money in...

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Finding Treatment for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders (EDs) are a serious mental health issue. And while they’re more common than you might think, it’s important to remember that eating disorders are treatable. People can and do recover from them. Treatment for eating disorders comes in several forms: some people need, or prefer, to receive around-the-clock care from medical professionals and...

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Holistic Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Holistic treatment, sometimes called alternative treatment, uses a variety of techniques to approach healing. This philosophy considers each client as a whole person, with a deep intrinsic connection between their mind, body, and spirit. More and more rehab programs are implementing holistic therapy to treat substance use disorders. For the most part, these techniques are...

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What Is Rehab?

Rehabilitation, often just rehab for short, refers to a program or a facility where people can receive treatment for various addictions and mental health conditions. Rehab is a place of restoration for a person who is seeking recovery from addiction and/or a mental health condition. Rehab is not just for the financially elite or those...

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The Basics of Understanding Addiction

No one chooses to be addicted to drugs, alcohol, or gambling. So, what happens? Where does drinking cross the line into an alcohol problem? When does drug use grow from something that makes you feel good to something that takes over your life because if you don’t have it you feel miserable? What Is Addiction?...

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Withdrawal

We often joke about going through withdrawal from a specific person, food, or TV show. While withdrawal describes something being removed or taken away, it also specifically refers to a set of symptoms a person can experience upon stopping an addictive substance or behavior, such as drugs, alcohol, and gambling. What is drug / alcohol...

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How Do I Know If I Have a Drug Problem

A person may know they have a drug problem if they have become dependent on a drug and feel like the drug is needed for functioning. Another way an individual can tell if their drug use is causing a problem is if they are experiencing negative consequences in their home, work, or personal relationships. When...

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How Do I Know If I Have an Alcohol Problem

Alcohol is a substance that may become a problem in someone’s life regardless of how much alcohol one drinks or how frequently (although regular and heavy use generally indicate a problem). Alcohol misuse may mean drinking over the recommended guidelines, becoming physically dependent on alcohol, or drinking for emotional reasons. Alcohol use disorders are determined...

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Treatment

Intro Trying to find substance abuse and mental health treatment that meets your needs can be overwhelming. Why? Well, one main reason is we often don’t know where to even begin and we have misconceptions about “rehab” and recovery. When someone breaks a bone, most of us lay people have common knowledge about treatment protocol:...

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Choosing a Rehab for Your Teen or Young Adult

If your teen or young adult is struggling with substance abuse, you likely have a lot on your mind. From wondering how your teen got involved in drugs in the first place to worrying about what the future holds, it’s tough to know where to turn and the right questions to ask. The encouraging news...

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Rehab for Depression: What are my Treatment Options?

Most people think of rehab as a place you go to get treatment for substance use disorders. But did you know that many rehabs also treat mental health and mood disorders, like depression? Many people seek help with mental health challenges at treatment centers every year, and may choose an inpatient, outpatient, or online format...

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Rehab for Survivors of Sexual Trauma

Sexual trauma is never the survivor’s fault. It doesn’t matter what you wore, who you dated, or whether you fought back. Many people struggle to believe that, which can make it hard to ask for support. But remember: you deserve care. You have the right to heal. And for some clients, rehab for sexual trauma...

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