What’s An Intensive Outpatient Program?

Understanding the Intensive Outpatient Program An intensive outpatient program (or “IOP”) is designed to provide people the freedom to live off-site and still attend work or school while receiving addiction services. While some people use an IOP as their primary type of care, others may transition to an intensive outpatient program after completing a more…

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What Is Aftercare, and Why Is It Important?

Aftercare: What Is It? Why Is It Important? Seeking treatment for a substance use disorder dramatically improves your chances of long-term successful recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Treatment begins with Rehab or Detox (both terms refer to the same thing, generally speaking). Since the detox process only takes a week or two, the time…

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Why Choose Addiction Treatment in California

Addiction Treatment Centers in California – Options and Differences If you’re going through or about to go through addiction recovery, you’ll want to start by doing research on your options. For starters, where will you go? There are some things you should know before you narrow your search. Probably the best piece of advice is that…

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Rehab, Detox and Sober Living: What’s the Difference?

The Various Steps of Addiction Recovery Addiction comes in many forms, and so does recovery. It’s important to understand – and follow – all the steps to ensure the greatest chance of success. REHAB “Rehab” is a general term for intensive, supervised programs that are designed to get people weaned off of substances. The goal…

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The Connection Between Toxic Relationships and Substance Abuse

Relationships and substance abuse – What’s the Connection? A great deal of research has been done on the connection between relationships and substance abuse. The studies have looked a range of groups, from young to old as well as common relationships, such as those between parents and children and spouses or partners. More specifically, they’ve…

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Myths and Facts About the Causes of Addiction

Myths About Addiction As we’ve learned through research, there are many myths about addiction. We know that the concerns about gateway drugs are well founded, but gateway drugs are not the sole cause of addiction. There is a difference between correlation and causation. The use of these substances leading to addiction has more to do with…

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What Are the Different Types of Alcoholics?

In 2007, there was a report released from National Institutes Of Health which, at the time, was led by Dr. Howard B. Moss who served as the Associate Director for Clinical and Translational Research at NIAAA. This report identified five different types of alcoholics. This report has served as a guideline in the evaluation process…

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How Does Outpatient Therapy Strengthen My Recovery?

Outpatient Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Addiction If you or a loved one is struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction, you may be reviewing options for rehabilitation programs. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your addiction, you may be looking for medically assisted detox or inpatient care, or even searching online for “outpatient drug rehab…

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What’s the Benefit of Gender-Specific Treatment?

The Benefits of Gender-Specific Treatment Programs Addiction is a disease that affects both men and women, but that doesn’t mean each gender benefits from exactly the same approach to treatment. Since the sexes have some inherent differences, it stands to reason that their experiences with substance abuse will differ. Gender-specific treatment programs have some definite…

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