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Workaholics: Do Certain Jobs Create More Risk for Addiction?

Though there are a number of professions that come with high rates of drug abuse and addiction, some of the highest risk jobs or industries include: Health care professionals. With easy access to prescription painkillers, benzodiazepines, and a number of drugs used for anesthesia, it can be difficult to withstand the temptation to use these…

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Are There Alternatives to 12-Step Programs?

There are alternatives to 12-step programs, but finding one with a similar success rate is the challenge. Let’s examine some addiction treatment options. First, let’s talk about the growing problem of addiction: The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports that more than 20 million American adults (aged 12 and older) struggle with…

Who Is Eligible for Medication Assisted Treatment Programs?

MAT (medication-assisted treatment) is delivered in combination with psychotherapies and counseling to provide a holistic approach to treating substance use disorder or alcohol use disorder. Medication-assisted treatment doesn’t substitute one addiction for another, and the medications used are all approved by the FDA.               All addiction treatment can make…

What’s the Difference Between a PHP and an IOP

What’s the Difference Between a PHP and an IOP? Partial hospitalization programs and intensive outpatient programs are essentially the same type of outpatient treatment. The difference comes in the time commitment required. Despite the name, an intensive outpatient program is not the more demanding of the two programs. You typically attend sessions for two or…

How to Deal with Addiction Cravings

Learning how to deal with addiction cravings will help streamline your recovery. Cravings come about after prolonged and habitual substance abuse. You can find cravings striking after months or even years of abstinence. That said, there are addiction treatment programs and California rehabs that have robust aftercare programs and sober living facilities in place to…