Category Archives: Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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....
  • 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...
  • How Long After Rehab Should I Wait to Get a Job or Change Jobs?
    Thursday, May 31st, 2018

    How Long After Rehab Should I Wait to Get a Job or Change Jobs?

    Addiction can affect so many aspects of life, including one’s job or career. Often, work pressures can build, or a social drinking culture among co-workers (or even drinking in the workplace) can lead to or compound an addiction problem....
  • What is Alcoholic ‘Wet Brain’?
    Friday, January 12th, 2018

    What is Alcoholic ‘Wet Brain’?

    Alcoholism is one of the most dangerous forms of substance abuse for many reasons, one of which is the possibility of contracting alcoholic “wet brain,” or Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. This is a common occurrence among chronic alcohol abusers and has...
  • Can You Get Addicted to LSD?
    Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

    Can You Get Addicted to LSD?

    D-lysergic acid diethylamide, known as LSD or acid, is one of a diverse class of drugs known as hallucinogens, which alter perceptions, thoughts, and feelings. LSD is the most widely used hallucinogen, and one of the most powerful drugs...
  • Are Compulsive Sexual Behaviors Different From Sex Addiction?
    Monday, January 1st, 2018

    Are Compulsive Sexual Behaviors Different From Sex Addiction?

    “Sex addiction” is controversial among mental health treatment providers, professionals, and psychologists alike. Equating process addictions with chemical addictions can be problematic. Instead, many use terms like hypersexuality, hypersexual disorder, or even nymphomania. More accurately, Refinery29 explains, is the...
  • What Is a ‘Dry Drunk’?
    Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

    What Is a ‘Dry Drunk’?

    The term “dry drunk” is used to describe an alcoholic who has stopped drinking, without entering treatment. A dry drunk has merely given up the addictive substance, but still suffers from the disease of addiction. With no program of...
  • How Does Antabuse Work?
    Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

    How Does Antabuse Work?

    Disulfiram, known by the brand name Antabuse, is an alcohol antagonist drug intended to deter problem drinkers from using alcohol. When Antabuse received approval from the federal Food & Drug Administration in 1951, it became the first pharmaceutical medication...
  • Why Is Humility Important in Recovery?
    Friday, December 8th, 2017

    Why Is Humility Important in Recovery?

    In understanding why humility is important in recovery, let’s first take a look at the word’s meaning. Humility is defined as, “Freedom from pride or arrogance.” Note the word freedom; pride and arrogance are a prison that isolates us...
  • What Is Rational Recovery?
    Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

    What Is Rational Recovery?

    Rational Recovery (R.R.) is an abstinence-based addiction recovery program, developed as an alternative to the spiritually centered 12-step model. Rational Recovery Systems, Inc., was founded in 1986 by Jack Trimpey, a recovered alcoholic and licensed clinical social worker based...
  • Why is Meth Dangerous?
    Monday, November 20th, 2017

    Why is Meth Dangerous?

                    Methamphetamine, commonly known as meth, chalk, crank, crystal, or ice, is a central nervous system stimulant that is chemically similar to amphetamines. Unlike amphetamines, however, meth use is almost entirely recreational....