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Codependency and Drug Addiction

Codependency and Drug Addiction

Codependency describes a dysfunctional relationship where one person is enabling the other’s addiction, immaturity, or irresponsible behavior. Although the enabler may have well-meaning intentions, they are often unconsciously reinforcing addictive or other negative behaviors.

Will Insurance Cover Alcohol and Drug Rehab?

Will Insurance Cover Alcohol and Drug Rehab?

The American Medical Association classified alcoholism as a disease in 1956, but it took until 1987 for drug addiction to receive that same classification. Both diseases are now clinically known as substance use disorders (SUD).

CBT vs. DBT vs. ACT for Addiction Treatment

CBT vs. DBT vs. ACT for Addiction Treatment

Scientific studies attest to the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). While similar, each has a slightly different focus.

How Can You Force Someone to Go to Rehab?

How Can You Force Someone to Go to Rehab?

State lawmakers, families, and communities recognize that getting individuals the treatment they need and deserve is the key to saving lives. To this end, many states have enacted involuntary commitment laws applicable to those over age 18.

How Long is Drug Rehab?

How Long is Drug Rehab?

Each person entering drug rehab has unique needs, so the duration of rehab varies in order to meet those needs.

Why is Alcoholism Considered a Chronic Disease?

Why is Alcoholism Considered a Chronic Disease?

According to the National Health Council, the most prevalent chronic conditions in the U.S. include cancer, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, pulmonary conditions, and mental illness (which includes alcohol and substance use disorders).

Does Drug Rehab Work?

Does Drug Rehab Work?

There is no uniform standard used by rehab centers to measure success. Some rehabs consider success to be the completion of the program, while others consider follow-up statistics. Clients may receive follow up for a few months after treatment, while others may be followed for years.

Counseling for Parents of Drug Addicts

Counseling for Parents of Drug Addicts

When education and family counseling are combined with support group participation, family members stay healthier, and are better equipped to guide their addicted loved one to treatment and through recovery.

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