Detox and Treatment

February 27, 2024

Gary Jackson

Marijuana Withdrawal: Symptoms, Prevention, Treatment and More

Although some former users report having these types of dreams years after they stop smoking pot. Though the physical effects of withdrawal will stop after the drug has left a person’s system, the psychological symptoms can last longer. Cannabis withdrawal symptoms may not be as severe as withdrawal symptoms from other substances. Opioids, alcohol, cocaine, and […]

Detox and Treatment

February 27, 2024

Gary Jackson

Aetna Insurance Coverage for Drug Addiction Treatment

Below are some of the treatment options covered by Aetna policies. Aetna is a private insurance company that offers addiction treatment and mental health coverage. Health insurance providers typically cover rehab treatment for most types of substance addiction; including alcohol, suboxone, heroin, cocaine and meth and rehab for drug addiction. Many Aetna insurance plans have […]

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February 26, 2024

Gary Jackson

16 Ways To Stop Drinking Alcohol

However, it’s important to keep in mind that alcohol detox can be dangerous if it’s done at home. Detox at a professional rehab facility is typically the most recommended method for addressing alcohol addiction and dependence. Talk to your doctor or a drug treatment specialist about what to expect as you experience alcohol withdrawal. Ask […]

Detox and Treatment

February 26, 2024

Gary Jackson

How Long Does It Take to Detox from Alcohol? Timeline and More

Recently, with COVID-19 precautions, many programs offer programs via telehealth. It can be an alternative to inpatient or residential treatment or a step-down from one of those programs. Inpatient treatment at a hospital or medical center isn’t as common as it used to be, but these programs make sense if you have serious medical or […]

Detox and Treatment

February 26, 2024

Gary Jackson

Understanding Alcohol Use Disorder National Institute

About 15 million American adults and 400,000 adolescents suffer from alcohol use disorder, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. But treatment and support are available to help those suffering begin to heal. Inpatient treatment centers typically have counselors on staff to schedule regular meetings with patients and monitor the alcoholic’s recovery. […]

Detox and Treatment

February 22, 2024

Gary Jackson

MDMA Ecstasy, Molly Drug Withdrawal Symptoms: What You May Experience

Medical detox alone will not adequately treat substance use disorders; an in-depth treatment program should follow to address the long-term effects of MDMA abuse. This heterogeneity of ecstasy pills is one of the reasons that withdrawal symptoms have not been characterized as of yet. Withdrawal symptoms and their severity vary with the specific “brand” or […]

Detox and Treatment

February 22, 2024

Gary Jackson

CBT for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: Does It Work?

The study of effectiveness of motivational enhancement strategies has yielded mixed results. For example, in a large effectiveness trial of motivational enhancement therapy for Spanish-speaking patients seeking treatment for substance use, Carroll et al [50] found small advantages for this treatment relative to TAU only among those in the sample seeking treatment for alcohol problems. […]

Detox and Treatment

February 21, 2024

Gary Jackson

Alcoholics Anonymous A Support Group For Alcoholism

The 12 traditions of AA serve as the foundation of the organization. Because of these, members are able to rest assured that AA is a safe place to share their experiences and get support for their alcohol use disorder (AUD). AA was originally founded on the principles of the Oxford Group, a Christian-based self-help group. […]

Detox and Treatment

February 21, 2024

Gary Jackson

Sobriety Strategies: 13 Tips for Staying Sober

A mental health professional can help you cope with some of the challenges you’ll face on your path to sobriety. It is estimated that up to 80% of those who find long-term sobriety had at least one relapse along the way. Some people experience many setbacks before they find lasting recovery. Your intentions may be good, […]

Detox and Treatment

February 21, 2024

Gary Jackson

How Does Increased Alcohol Tolerance Affect a Person?

Red wine and darker spirits like whiskey generally contain more congeners than clear, i.e. chemicals that can give you a headache and add to your sense of inhibition after just an hour or two. People react differently, so you may want to do some spot testing before game-day. They’ll spike your blood-sugar levels, and then […]

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