Author Archives: josh

  • The Correlation Between Intelligence and Addiction
    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

    The Correlation Between Intelligence and Addiction

    Intelligence and Addiction A large number of stigmas (negative ideas about a certain behavior) surround drug use. Many people have an idea in their heads of what an addict looks like based on these stigmas, but that image is...
  • Insurers Continue to Find Ways to Deny Mental Health Coverage
    Thursday, July 11th, 2019

    Insurers Continue to Find Ways to Deny Mental Health Coverage

    Multiple laws, including the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, have been passed to ensure that insurance companies provide coverage for mental health conditions. These laws require equal coverage for addiction and physical...
  • Will My Insurance Cover Drug Rehab and Detox?
    Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

    Will My Insurance Cover Drug Rehab and Detox?

    Many people resist treatment for addiction for a variety of reasons, from the stigmas associated with addiction to worrying about the cost of their care. The good news for patients — coverage of mental health treatment, including addiction treatment,...
  • What 5 Days of Detox Looks Like
    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

    What 5 Days of Detox Looks Like

    Drug or alcohol detox is the first step in any addiction treatment plan. It is the short period of time, usually 3 to 10 days, during which you rid your body of its physical dependence on drugs or alcohol....
  • What to Bring to Rehab
    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

    What to Bring to Rehab

    Inpatient rehabilitation at a treatment center can mean days or weeks away from home. You’ll need to pack necessities, from clothing to medications, to help you stay comfortable throughout your treatment. However, it’s important to note that most rehabilitation...
  • Things to Consider Before an Intervention
    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

    Things to Consider Before an Intervention

    While interventions have become the butt of jokes on many television shows, they are a serious and important tool in helping your loved one take the first step in fighting addiction. You should always carefully consider whether an intervention...
  • State of Addiction Treatment – Choosing a Reputable Treatment Center
    Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

    State of Addiction Treatment – Choosing a Reputable Treatment Center

    In early May, the Harmony Place leadership team attended the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) conference in Washington D.C. The conference covered a variety of topics, including the large amount of health care fraud and its implications...
  • Yoga Can Change Your Brain—And Helps You Treat Addiction
    Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

    Yoga Can Change Your Brain—And Helps You Treat Addiction

    Yoga has become more and more popular in the United States over the last few decades—and for good reason. The healing practice follows traditional Indian techniques to strengthen the body, relax the mind, and improve both physical and mental...
  • Kratom Overdoses Are on the Rise: Why They Are Hard to Spot
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

    Kratom Overdoses Are on the Rise: Why They Are Hard to Spot

    Kratom, an over-the-counter herbal drug, is made from a plant in Southeast Asia. The drug is gaining popularity because it reportedly helps ease opioid withdrawals as well as treat other health issues like fatigue or pain. Between 3 and...