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Does Insurance Cover Rehab in Massachusetts?

The cost of rehab is one major obstacle that stands in the way of people seeking help for addiction. Many people who seek treatment do so because they are suffering from a severe addiction, and, as a result, may be low on money and financial resources. After all, many people…

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Relapse?

Addiction is not something that can be cured. While finishing a treatment program offers the chance at a new beginning, most people have to continue to work hard to avoid returning to substance abuse. About half of all people who finish a treatment program have at least one relapse.[1] After…

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How to Approach an Employee About Drug Use

For many people, work is not simply about the paycheck–your team becomes like an extended family. When a coworker or employee shows signs that they are struggling with addiction, everyone feels it. Addiction does not only affect the person living with it. The effects of an employee’s drug use or…

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Is There a Difference Between Opioids and Opiates?

The terms opioids and opiates are often used interchangeably to refer to prescription pain-relieving drugs or narcotics. So is there actually a difference between the two? Opioids and opiates, although similar in function, include different drugs and have varying uses. Understanding the properties of both classifications of drugs is important…

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Can My Family Visit Me During Rehab in Massachusetts?

More than 100 million family members are adversely affected by their family member’s addiction, yet most family members are extremely supportive of addicted loved ones who seek treatment. At the same time, family involvement in the treatment process helps improve treatment entry rates, completion rates, and treatment outcomes.[1] Despite the…

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Understanding the Four Stages of Alcoholism

Alcohol abuse is extremely common in the United States. About 17 million people have symptoms of alcohol abuse and have unhealthy behaviors around their alcohol consumption.[1] When you hear about alcohol abuse or alcoholism, you likely have an idea of what it might entail. You may imagine someone drinking all…

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3 Signs You Are Addicted To Alcohol and Where to Get Help

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), two-thirds of American adults aged 18 and older consume alcohol each year.[1] Alcohol is legal for anyone over the age of 21 to purchase and a socially acceptable substance in the United States. However, just because it is socially acceptable and popular…

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4 Signs of Prescription Opioid Abuse and Addiction

Prescription opioids are a group of drugs prescribed by physicians to help manage pain. There are many different types of opioids, such as hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (Percocet, OxyContin), morphine, and methadone. Some opioids are stronger than others, but all produce similar side effects. Another characteristic all prescription opioids have in…

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The Pros and Cons of Traveling For Rehab

Millions of Americans struggle with addiction but do not get the treatment they need to overcome it. Delaying substance abuse treatment for months or even years can have some serious consequences, including long-term damage to your physical and mental health, financial issues, and legal trouble. Deciding to get treatment…

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Long Term vs Short Term Treatment: Are 12 Days of Rehab Enough?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Principles of Effective Treatment, most addicted individuals need at least 90 days in rehab to significantly reduce or stop their substance abuse. Research also suggests the best treatment outcomes tend to occur with longer treatment programs.[1] However, no two individuals are the…

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