Category Archives: IOP Treatment

Understanding Drug Relapse in Addiction

Drug Relapse in Addiction Relapse, in the context of drug use, involves the recurrence of pathological drug use after a period of abstinence. There are various types of substances that may cause addiction or dependence, such as depressants, stimulants, or nicotine. Relapse is now often viewed as the rule rather than the exception in addiction…
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Rapper Kid Cudi Checks into Rehab for Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Thoughts

Rapper Kid Cudi Checks into Rehab for Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Thoughts Rapper Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi checked into rehab last week for depression, anxiety, and suicidal urges. The hip-hop star shared the news in an emotional letter posted to his Facebook page, revealing “I am not at peace. I haven't been since you've known…
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Benefits of Sober Living in Recovery

Why choose sober living? You’ve taken the first steps in recovery, which are often the most difficult, and detoxed in an addiction treatment program. Now you may be wondering, ‘What’s next?’ This is a daunting question that many in addiction recovery are faced with. Leaving the safety and security of inpatient treatment to return to…
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Benefits of Continuing Treatment in an IOP

The Benefits of Continuing Treatment in an IOP Treatment for drug and alcohol addiction often begins at an inpatient facility for detox. The amount of time spent at an inpatient facility will often vary depending on a number of factors. Following inpatient treatment some patients may choose to continue their recovery journey at an IOP…
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What You Should Know About Alcohol Addiction

  What You Should Know About Alcohol Addiction Alcohol addiction is far more common and dangerous than most people realize. Many people do not consider alcohol to be dangerous because it is legal, but alcohol is said to be one of the most deadly substances in the country. There are more alcohol related deaths than…
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What You Should Know About Dual Diagnosis and Addiction

What is dual diagnosis? Dual diagnosis treatment, also known as co-occurring disorders, is a method used for a patient diagnosed with both a mental disorder and an addiction. Nearly 8.9 million Americans are affected by co-occurring mental health disorders and substance use disorders. Dual diagnosis treatment was invented in the early 1990's for people experiencing…
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Tips for Breaking Enabling Behaviors in Addiction

What is enabling? Enabling is defined as giving someone or something the authority or means to do something. More specifically with addiction, enabling is seen as assisting an addict with something that they are capable of doing and by all means should be doing themselves. Drug addiction is a complex disease that affects the user,…
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Tips to Support a Loved One in Early Recovery

Tips to Support a Loved One in Early Recovery For the families and friends of an individual in recovery it can be difficult to know the best ways to show your support and love during this time. What do you say? What should you do? Below we have compiled some tips that we think will be helpful for families…
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Understanding Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient (OP) Drug & Alcohol Programs

What is an intensive outpatient (IOP) program or outpatient (OP) program? After completing a successful detox at an inpatient addiction program patients will often move to an intensive outpatient program for further treatment. An IOP program will typically include individual and group therapies. The therapists in the IOP program will work with the client to continue recovery…
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Identifying Addiction Early and Its Benefits

Identifying Addiction Early and Its Benefits When it comes to substance abuse, identifying addiction early has a number of benefits. A person doesn't have to "hit rock bottom" before seeking help for addiction. By identifying addiction early on and seeking treatment before matters get out of control, the individual often has increased chances at long-term…
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