When there’s a celebration, people crack open a bottle of champagne. Bars are regular social scenes where friends meet over a beer. However, is alcohol a drug? Not only is the answer, “yes”, but you could also make the point that it’s among the most dangerous out there.Read More →
You’re struggling with an addiction. The person who lives with you can choose to worsen your condition or contribute to your desire for treatment. How is codependency addiction's best friend? If your loved one decides to support your drug habit, that’s a learned behavior, which mental health professionals call codependency.Read More →
Did you know that among people who are ready to stop using drugs, the number-one hurdle to receiving addiction treatment is a lack of financial means?
Passages Malibu costs about $80,000 and up for a month-long program. It's one of the most if not the most expensive among many luxury rehabs in Malibu and perhaps the entire country.
So given the expense and price of Passage Malibu, what exactly do you get for your money?Read More →
The cost of addiction treatment - and specifically inpatient drug rehab - varies dramatically. Inpatient rehab will cost more than outpatient rehab, and available programs range from hundreds to thousands of dollars per day for a 30-day program. So, what constitutes an affordable inpatient drug rehab?
Here's our advice: don't just consider the upfront rehab cost. Instead, think about the value and the overall fit.
Detox from alcohol can begin shortly after your last drink. Depending on the circumstances, the process typically takes between 3 to 10 days in an outpatient or supervised inpatient setting.
Have you ever heard the joke about how an alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do?
If so, then you’ll see the irony in waking up and realizing: Wait a minute, I’ve become that person. I don’t like myself much anymore.
Looking into 12 step alternatives? We've compiled a list of the best non 12 step rehab centers in the northwest. Find out the what the differences and what options might work best for you.
While we're a non 12 step rehab center, we might not be the right rehab for you. In the end, we work with less than 20% of all the people we speak with on the phone!
Don’t get us wrong; we’ve seen our addiction recovery program change lives, and we’re proud of it. We have a very strong success rate, with more than 80% of our graduates living their lives free of addiction.Read More →
Addiction is easy to fall into and hard to escape. It destroys the lives of individuals, and it has a devastating cost to society. The National Institute of Health estimates that seventeen million adults in the United States are alcoholics or have a serious problem with alcohol.Read More →
What exactly is the Schick Shadel method and counter conditioning? Does it work to treat addiction? What are the pros and cons?
Counter conditioning (also known as aversion therapy) focuses on training the brain to avoid alcohol or drugs through negative associations.
Schick Shadel Hospital in Seattle pioneered this methodology, and the facility is one of the foremost counter conditioning practitioners.Read More →
What's the difference between Suboxone and Subutex? Both are medications used during medical detox to help rid the body of alcohol and toxic substances. Learn about the differences and which one might be right for you or your loved one given your specific situation.Read More →