Tag: drug and alcohol treatment

RECOVERY MYTH: THE MORE YOU SPEND ON REHAB, THE BETTER THE TREATMENT. THINK AGAIN! DON’T GET RIPPED OFF.

RECOVERY MYTH: THE MORE YOU SPEND ON REHAB, THE BETTER THE TREATMENT. THINK AGAIN! DON’T GET RIPPED OFF.

In 1956 when the AMA declared alcoholism a disease it became eligible to be treated as a medical condition.  Health insurance companies jumped on the bandwagon and developed programs of treatment. Traditional inpatient rehab is based on the Minnesota Model utilizing 12-Step indoctrination. Over the past few decades, inpatient treatment for substance abuse and behavioral addictions has become a multi-billion dollar a year business. Don’t get ripped off by thinking that the more you spend on rehab the better the treatment will be.The Betty Ford center is well known as...Read More
PREPARE FOR REHAB ARMED WITH THE FACTS – YOUR EXPECTATION V. REALITY WITHOUT ANY NASTY SURPRISES.

PREPARE FOR REHAB ARMED WITH THE FACTS – YOUR EXPECTATION V. REALITY WITHOUT ANY NASTY SURPRISES.

 Your substance of choice, behavioral addiction, or mental health diagnosis will dictate the type of treatment you will need. Whether you enter rehab voluntarily or not is immaterial when your life is on the line. Your angry, resentful, resistant butt needs to be in a seat. Luckily there are as many rehabs as there are substances and conditions, and you have to start somewhere. Prepare for rehab by arming yourself with information that will make the process smoother.Entering rehab for the first time, and hopefully, the only time is a...Read More