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How Is Addiction Viewed in American Culture?

How Is Addiction Viewed in American Culture? Despite historical confusion about the causes of addiction, Americans are more likely to see it as a brain disease in the 21st century although treatment advocates warn more education is [...]

How Does Rehab for Adolescents Differ from Rehab for Adults?

How Does Rehab for Adolescents Differ from Rehab for Adults? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 50 percent of students will have taken an illegal drug by the time they are seniors in high school. In addition, more than 20 percent will have [...]

Can Coping Mechanisms Reduce Dependence on Drugs?

Can Coping Mechanisms Reduce Dependence on Drugs? Coping mechanisms are ways in which people adapt to environmental stress and address problems and conflict. These mechanisms can be healthy or unhealthy, conscious or unconscious, but they manifest in [...]

Why Are There So Many Addiction Treatment Modalities?

Why Are There So Many Addiction Treatment Modalities? Addiction is a brain disease that affects all people who experience it in similar ways. There is not, however, a one-size-fits-all treatment approach that is right for every patient. In a publication titled [...]

Why Are Romantic Relationships Discouraged in Rehab?

Why Are Romantic Relationships Discouraged in Rehab? When you go into rehab for drug addiction, you will live, eat, play and work with other people who are in your same situation. As a group you will form close relationships because you’re working though the [...]

Could More Prescription Drug Disposal Sites Reduce Addiction Risk?

Could More Prescription Drug Disposal Sites Reduce Addiction Risk? Prescription drug abuse is a significant problem with wide-ranging personal and societal ramifications. In the United States only marijuana is abused more often. Prescription opioid painkillers are a [...]

When Can I Make Changes to Purchase New Rehab Insurance Coverage?

When Can I Make Changes to Purchase New Rehab Insurance Coverage? Sometimes when circumstances change, people desire to change their insurance coverage. Whether they can do so as soon as they wish depends on many factors. Often people must wait until the end of the year or [...]

Can I Get Coverage for Process Addictions?

Can I Get Coverage for Process Addictions? An addiction to a behavior such as gambling or eating can be just as powerful as an addiction to alcohol or drugs. With recent changes to health care laws, people suffering with many types of process [...]

Is It Really Dangerous to Mix Uppers and Downers?

Is It Really Dangerous to Mix Uppers and Downers? Uppers and downers are slang terms that refer to how a particular substance affects the central nervous system (CNS). The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) refers to uppers and downers as stimulants [...]

How Do I Find Out How Much Treatment Insurance I Have?

How Do I Find Out How Much Treatment Insurance I Have? The 2011 (N-SSATS) report found that approximately two-thirds of rehabilitation centers accepted some form of private insurance, and the 2010 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) survey reported that 41% of [...]

What Are Narcotics and Why Are They Addictive?

What Are Narcotics and Why Are They Addictive? According to the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), the term narcotic originally referred to substances that dull the senses and relieve pain. Some people use narcotic to describe all drugs, but it actually [...]

How Can I Help Someone Who Is Not Seeking Treatment?

How Can I Help Someone Who Is Not Seeking Treatment? A person’s addiction is obvious to everyone around him—except to the addict himself. While you and other loved ones can clearly see the signs that drug addiction has taken over his life, changed his [...]
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