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Does Your Insurance Affect Your Drug Rehab Choices?

2019-12-03T21:47:22+00:00

It is never a good feeling when someone has to wonder whether or not they can afford the cost of going to rehab for an addiction to drugs or alcohol, but if you do find yourself in that situation, just know that you are not alone. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 19.7 million Americans aged 12 and older suffered from a substance use disorder in the year of 2017. Furthermore, out of those 19.7 million people who had reported having an addiction in 2017, only 19% of them had received substance abuse treatment of some kind. If you are one of those many americans still suffering, then we are here to help! There are many treatment options available. If you are wondering if your insurance company can help cover any of the cost for treatment, then do not worry, thankfully, through the Affordable Care Act, every health insurance provider must offer coverage for substance use disorder services.

Does Your Insurance Affect Your Drug Rehab Choices?2019-12-03T21:47:22+00:00

What is the Difference Between Cocaine and Crack Cocaine?

2019-11-13T22:00:22+00:00

While cocaine first became popular in pop culture around the 1970’s, it is one of the oldest drugs in the world, as the leaves from the coca plant have been chewed for thousands of years. Originating in South America, the Erythroxylon coca plant was used as a stimulating medicinal product; elevating mood, aiding in digestion [...]

What is the Difference Between Cocaine and Crack Cocaine?2019-11-13T22:00:22+00:00

What Drugs Produce the Worst Withdrawal Symptoms?

2019-10-16T00:43:13+00:00

An addiction treatment center with a medical detox program will allow the user to safely manage and alleviate the heavy detox symptoms that may be experienced when first quitting drugs or alcohol. Many who have tried quitting “cold turkey” on their own have had little to no success as they are improperly managing their symptoms. The purpose of a medical detox is to get the person safely through the acute withdrawal stage, where most of the physical symptoms occur. Maintaining sobriety long term in the post-acute withdrawal stage will require ongoing effort as the psychological symptoms, like depression and learning how to cope without the use of drugs or alcohol, begin to surface.

What Drugs Produce the Worst Withdrawal Symptoms?2019-10-16T00:43:13+00:00

Drug Trafficking in Texas: Being Aware of How to Get Help

2019-11-09T00:29:57+00:00

Due to its close proximity with Mexico, the state of Texas is the most heavily affected region. These Mexican drug cartels smuggle their drugs across the border and begin distributing them throughout the state. Interestingly enough though, marijuana is the drug with the highest conviction rate in Texas, due to the influx of Mexican weed that is coming across the border. Texas is also has the fourth highest rate per capita for drug trafficking sentences with an average sentence lasting around 77 months (about 6 ½ years).

Drug Trafficking in Texas: Being Aware of How to Get Help2019-11-09T00:29:57+00:00

6 Common Triggers for Drug Use and How to Avoid Them

2019-10-01T23:44:30+00:00

If you have ever experienced a relapse, or are new to recovery, know that you are not alone, research suggests that between 40 to 60 percent of people who have recently undergone treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction will relapse within just one year of sobriety. One of the ways to keep from becoming a member of this statistic is to pay attention to cues or situations that can lead to this unwanted drug or alcohol use, below is a list of 6 common triggers and some additional tools so that we can hopefully avoid them:

6 Common Triggers for Drug Use and How to Avoid Them2019-10-01T23:44:30+00:00

How Much Does Crystal Meth Cost in Texas?

2019-09-13T20:30:40+00:00

  When looking at the average price of crystal meth, the street value can vary from city to city, state to state, region to region. Due to our close proximity to the source of 90 percent of the meth available in the United States, the price of meth is typically lower in Texas, than in [...]

How Much Does Crystal Meth Cost in Texas?2019-09-13T20:30:40+00:00

Crystal Meth is Making a Worrisome Comeback in Texas

2019-08-23T21:09:52+00:00

  https://youtu.be/lpjHhv7_4QA   While the news headlines are dominated by the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States, crystal meth is making a relatively silent, but deadly return. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the rate of overdose deaths for methamphetamine more than tripled from 2011 to 2016 and that number keeps growing to this [...]

Crystal Meth is Making a Worrisome Comeback in Texas2019-08-23T21:09:52+00:00

Why is Meth so Hard to Quit?

2019-08-23T21:10:31+00:00

Methamphetamine, speed, ice, or crystal meth is hard to quit simply because it is one of the most addictive drugs known to exist. In the 1990’s and early 2000’s methamphetamine was a major problem in Texas and across the whole nation because the ingredients were relatively easy to obtain at your local, street corner drug [...]

Why is Meth so Hard to Quit?2019-08-23T21:10:31+00:00

Can You Afford Drug Rehabilitation?

2019-08-23T21:08:39+00:00

Scientific, evidence-based approaches to drug rehabilitation are likely the most cost-effective versions of care, as they offer a proven success rate, regardless of age, gender and other demographics. These methods of rehabilitation can literally be life-saving so it is difficult to put an accurate price tag on rehabilitation.

Can You Afford Drug Rehabilitation?2019-08-23T21:08:39+00:00

Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

2019-10-18T17:47:05+00:00

The US Department of Health and Human Services notes that, mental health and substance use disorders may share similar, underlying causes for their development. These include changes in brain chemistry, genetic vulnerabilities and childhood exposure to extreme stress or trauma. These problems are further compounded when the person begins using drugs or alcohol to hide their symptoms. Studies have shown that people who struggle with anxiety or mood disorders are almost twice as likely to struggle with addiction than the average person is.

Mental Health and Addiction Treatment2019-10-18T17:47:05+00:00