Tag: "Recovery"

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What is a Christian Rehab ?

Anyone looking for a Christian rehab will generally be doing so for one of two reasons. The first reason is that they want a rehab that is purely faith-based or Bible based, the second reason is that they want a more traditional rehab, but one that is focused on spirituality and/or a Christian based approach […]

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What Staff Does a Rehab Have ?

A rehab or treatment center should employ a wide range of different health care professionals, who have extensive clinical experience in dealing with alcoholism and addiction. If the rehab is basing some of its therapeutic treatments on the twelve step progarm of Alcoholics Anonymous, then it is usually helpful if some of the staff are […]

What Programs does a Drug and Alcohol Rehab offer?

What Programs does a Drug and Alcohol Rehab offer?

Traditionally, a rehab program or treatment center would help treat people through two specific routes.The first would be a medical detox if needed, followed by a fairly intensive therapeutic process based around the first five steps of the twelve step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. This would mainly be done in a mix of group discussion, […]

Addictions Treated in Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Addictions Treated in Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Rehabs are probably best know for dealing with two types of addiction, people who are addicted to alcohol, alcoholics, and people who are addicted to drugs, either prescribed or not. People who are addicted to both alcohol and drugs are commonly referred to as dual addicted. Some rehabs have broadened their scope of what they […]

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Alcohol and Drug Rehab Accreditation and Licensing

Most rehabs recommend, and most people follow, that anyone entering rehab goes to one that is a significant distance away from where they live, either in another state or in another country. The logic behind this is that rehab is something of a bubble for a period of time, and it is better for the […]

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Quotes

  Pray as you can, not as you can’t ……. Dom John Chapman OSB, Downside ‘Before AA, I judged myself by my intentions, while the world was judging me by my actions’ Alcoholics Anonymous, p418, 4ed. ‘The crucial lesson throughout my work is how to hold, contain and sustain people who have suffered immense atrocity […]

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Health Insurance and the Cost of Drug and Alcohol Rehab

For some people, the cost of rehab and finding out whether or not their health insurance will pay for it is one of the most stressful aspects of early recovery, both detox and after. Most rehabs are notoriously cagey anout how much they charge – they like you to ring first and talk to them […]

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What is a Drug Rehab ?

A drug rehab will have treatment programs that should offer help and support if you or someone you know has a dug problem or addiction. Learn more here about the different types of help available. Often people looking for a drug rehab will be slightly confused by the terminology and language of a rehab or […]

What are Rehab facilities?

What are Rehab facilities?

People who ask or talk about rehab facilities often do so with a understandable but misguided idea that rehab is are a mix between an upmarket hotel and a country club, a sort of retreat with varying degrees of comfort or opportunities. The reality is that rehabs differ widely in terms of the facilities that […]

What is a dual diagnosis?

What is a dual diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis is a term that specifically refers to people who would consider themselves both alcoholics and drug addicts, or people who have had problems with both alcohol and drugs. The term arose mainly in rehabs and treatment centers, and it is important to understand this context. Initially treatment centers and rehabs treated people who […]

Where to get Drug Counselling

Where to get Drug Counselling

Anyone seeking to get drug counselling, either for themselves or someone they know, can often face a bewildering array of information and choices that can be difficult to navigate and fathom.¬† Drug Counselling is often linked to alcohol counselling, and it can sometimes be difficult to establish who best meets a specific set of needs. […]

What is a crack addict?

What is a crack addict?

The term crack addict normally refers to someone who is or has been addicted to crack cocaine, but is also used as a slightly disparaging term for anyone who might be deemed to be a type of drug addict who not only uses crack cocaine, but is a continual addict. Anyone who is or has […]

Is teen drug abuse dangerous ?

Is teen drug abuse dangerous ?

The question of ‘is teen drug abuse dangerous’ should be answered with a pretty emphatic yes, but also needs to be slightly more fully explored this as there can sometimes be a broader question involving alcohol or possibly some other type of substance abuse. Anyone charged with looking after a teenager or adolescent is likely […]

What are alcoholism symptoms?

What are alcoholism symptoms?

People often ask what alcoholism symptoms, often at a way of trying to create a checklist of what constitutes an alcoholic, on the basis that a diagnosis will help confirm¬† the illness in someone and lead to a recovery. This approach has been fuelled in many ways by the acceptance in medical circles that alcoholism […]

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What is Chemical Dependency ?

Chemical dependency is a term that has come to be used with reference to almost any type of substance abuse or addiction to alcohol/drugs etc. The original sense of addiction in the context of a 12-step recovery was an addiction to alcohol, normally referred to as alcoholism. As an understanding that alcoholism was an illness […]