FAQ

Addiction affects all aspects of life but there are core questions people ask in most conversations. Read our set of common questions. If you don’t find your question here, feel free to contact us and we’ll help you get the answers you need.

Do Drug Abuse Deterrents Work?

Do Drug Abuse Deterrents Work? In an effort to reduce prescription drug abuse, many pharmaceutical companies introduced abuse-deterrent formulations that are designed to make product manipulation more difficult and abuse of the drugs [...]

Should I Contact a Rehab Patient?

Should I Contact a Rehab Patient? When loved ones enter addiction rehab, friends and family members are often unsure about how to maintain relationships and express support. Rehab is generally a very intense time in which much energy is [...]

What Are the Differences Between CBT and DBT?

What Are the Differences Between CBT and DBT? Behavior-based therapies date back nearly a century, but Albert Ellis pioneered the first formal modality in the 1950s that was widely recognized in the field of psychology. His active-directive approach, [...]

Will Insurance Cover Ongoing Treatment for Depression?

Will Insurance Cover Ongoing Treatment for Depression? Depression is a mental health disorder that affects mood, behavior, thought patterns and a person’s ability to function normally in daily life. The signs of depression can vary significantly from [...]

Is Drug Rehab Insurance Affected by the Affordable Care Act?

Is Drug Rehab Insurance Affected by the Affordable Care Act? Navigating the different aspects of medical insurance can be a confusing and daunting experience. Understanding the terminology, the copays, the lifetime limits and the other minutia of a health insurance [...]

How Do Prescription Drugs Affect Brain Chemistry?

How Do Prescription Drugs Affect Brain Chemistry? Prescription drugs are designed to work by affecting brain chemistry. For example, most antidepressants improve the user’s mood by increasing the available serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with [...]

Can the Weather Affect Addiction?

Can the Weather Affect Addiction? The idiom “when it rains, it pours” could equally apply to addiction. Alcohol and drug abuse certainly multiply and intensify an addict’s problems, but the weather itself can also affect substance [...]

How Do I Know My Insurance Policy Will Cover Rehab?

How Do I Know My Insurance Policy Will Cover Rehab? The Addiction journal published a study in 2006 that looked at long-term relapse rates for alcoholics. According to the findings, participants who underwent professional addiction treatment were significantly [...]

Will Insurance Cover Multiple Rehab Visits?

According to the Addiction journal in 2006, professional rehabilitation essentially doubles the likelihood of a positive recovery outcome. Still addiction relapse rates provided by the National Institute on [...]

When Should I Tell My Doctor I’m Addicted?

Drug and alcohol addiction are diseases, and like other illnesses, they need medical care. Unlike with other conditions, however, patients for a variety of reasons often fear speaking to their physicians about [...]

Why Do People Abuse Club Drugs?

Why Do People Abuse Club Drugs? The term “club drugs” refers to an assortment of mind-altering substances that are commonly, but not exclusively, used by young people partying in night clubs and at all night dances. These drugs enhance [...]

What Are Drunken Gummies?

What Are Drunken Gummies? Those who are not familiar with trends in drinking or alcohol consumption among young adults may not have heard of drunken gummies. Drunken gummies, also known as boozy bears, are an increasingly popular way [...]
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