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Rehab for Teens

The most effective rehab for teens utilizes evidence-based treatments personalized for the specific needs of young people. That said, many teenagers successfully engage with addiction treatment in a regular drug and alcohol rehab center, assuming the program is tailored to their requirements.  When it comes to treatment for alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder,…

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How to Help Someone in Recovery

Learning how to help someone in recovery can be the difference between their sustained sobriety and relapse.  With the recently published NSDUH 2020 reporting that 40 million adults in the United States have substance use disorder and 28.5 million have alcohol use disorder. With so many people grappling with substance use issues, there is every…

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What is Outpatient Rehab?

Addiction treatment can be cleaved into two main delivery methods:  Inpatient or residential rehab Outpatient rehab Most severe alcohol use disorders and substance use disorders benefit from residential treatment. Around-the-clock medical care and medications available help to streamline the detox and withdrawal process.  Not everyone grappling with drink or drugs has a severe addiction, though,…

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3 Risk Factors for Substance Abuse

When it comes to overcoming addiction, understanding the risk factors for substance abuse and why some people are more susceptible to these problems can give you a better understanding of you or your loved one’s situation.  Research has found that while anyone can develop a drug addiction, several factors increase someone’s risk of developing a…

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What Is IOP?

An IOP or intensive outpatient program is a form of outpatient rehab proven effective for treating mild substance use disorder or alcohol use disorder. For most moderate or severe addictions, residential rehab, also known as inpatient treatment, is typically the most effective delivery method for treatment. This also applies when you need medical detox, or…

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A Definitive Guide to Group Therapy

If you’re struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol, you may find the idea of opening up emotionally to a therapist or counselor tough at first, even in individual therapy sessions. How about group therapy, though? Maybe the idea of sharing deeply personal experiences in front of strangers gives you cause for concern. Perhaps you’re…