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14
Sep

Medicare vs. Medicaid: Covering Mental Health & Rehab

When it comes to choosing the right mental health treatment, you might be wondering exactly which services will have you covered. But how do you know if a treatment center accepts Medicare or Medicaid? And which one will cover the services you need? Here, we explain Medicare vs. Medicaid so that you can receive the...
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27
Mar

What You Should Know About the “Lean” Drug
Lean is a highly addictive drug that people drink to get high.

You might’ve heard of the highly addictive substance called lean in famous hip hop songs, like Lil Wayne’s “Me and My Drank.” But what exactly is it, and how many people suffer from lean drug addiction? Here, we’ll answer all of your questions and discuss the long-term health problems that come with lean drug abuse....
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14
Nov

Ways Behavioral Health Services Can Change Your Life

Behavioral health services is a broad term that encompasses many different services provided by social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, and other mental health care professionals. Unfortunately, this is the kind of medical jargon that makes getting services seem unapproachable to some. What does behavioral health even mean? And when in your life should you think about...
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02
Oct

Faith-Based Rehabs in Florida: Does God Make a Difference?

Many Florida rehabilitation centers are now offering faith-based programs to help people enter and stay in recovery. Of course, this leads to a question: Does God make a difference in recovery? The short answer: yes. The longer answer is that faith-based rehabs provide key addiction recovery elements that secular programs lack. Patients feel that when...
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25
Sep

The Benefits of Family Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Many people have labelled addiction a “family disease.” That means that people’s alcoholism and/or drug abuse is most likely affected by their family. It also means that people’s substance use disorder can affect their family in negative ways. Their acts may even cause what appears to be a permanent break, where the family is permanently...
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17
Jul

The Connection Between Depression and Substance Abuse

To ensure accuracy, this article was reviewed by Dr. Jenny Wells. Dr. Wells is a Forensic Psychologist with over 20 years experience, and she received her PhD in Forensic Psychology from the University of Birmingham. Oftentimes, depression, a type of mood disorder, and substance abuse go hand-in-hand. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about...
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28
Jun

Healing from Trauma and Addiction Through Faith-Based Programs

A vicious cycle exists between trauma and addiction. Trauma often causes its victims to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. Oftentimes, this leads to addiction and further trauma. For this reason, it’s essential that rehabilitation treats not only the addiction but the trauma that may have created it in the first place. More and more research...
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21
Jun

First Responders and Addiction Struggles: Why So Common?

Emergency responders are there for us when we need them the most. From car accidents to fires to medical emergencies, they play a pivotal role in ensuring safety. Their heroic efforts are essential, but undergoing so many strenuous situations can be a strain. First responders are constantly exposed to dangerous, life-threatening issues. That stress can...
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23
Apr

What to Do When You Relapse in 7 Steps

Addiction relapses happen. They are fairly common too. Many factors play a role in how likely a relapse may happen, but on average 40-60% of addicted people relapse. So was all that hard work getting sober from alcohol or drugs a waste of time? Absolutely not! Let’s look at what to do when you relapse...
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06
Mar

Take the First Step: How to Overcome Heroin Addiction

If you or someone you love is a heroin user, then you know just how much power that addictive substance can have over lives. What you may not know is that the drug – and its consequences – has seen a rapid increase. Each day, between 300 and 520 people start using heroin in the...
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