Battling Depression on the Road to Addiction Recovery – How to Win the Fight

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Many addicts in America today also suffer from major depressive disorders. Battling depression and addiction can seem like an insurmountable task – how can you know if what you’re feeling is a result of your addiction or caused by your depression? What happens if you suddenly feel depressed during your recovery?

Let’s take a look at what exactly depression is, how it relates to your addiction, and what you can do to cope with depression on the road to recovery.

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How to Effectively Treat the Connection Between Trauma and Addiction

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As medical professionals do more research into the causes of addiction, they continue to draw a line between the effects of trauma (like depression and PTSD) and personal histories of childhood trauma and the development of addiction later in life. The connection between trauma and addiction is a strong one, and should not be treated as separate entities when working out a successful treatment plan.

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Good and Bad Credit Finance Options for Drug-Alcohol Detox

For those with bad-poor credit or no health insurance, how can they best finance their medical detox stay when needing to overcome drug and/or alcohol addiction?

In 2008, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act was passed which established legislation that required the insurance industry to provide the same amount of treatment for mental health and substance abuse as they provided for medical and surgical care. Additionally, the Affordable Care Act has now made health insurance coverage more accessible. It includes prevention, early intervention, and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders as an essential health benefit that must be covered by health plans that are offered through the health insurance marketplace. If you’re looking for a way to pay for medical detox, carefully evaluate your options and choose the one that makes the most financial sense to you and your recovery.

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What is Medical Detox Versus Medically Managed Detox

Why do some facilities offer medical detox and others say medically managed detox and how do I know what detox is best for my drug and alcohol addiction?

Drug and alcohol addiction are chronic, progressive diseases that can be interrupted by beginning with detoxification. Detox is the removing of toxins (poisons or harmful things like drugs and alcohol) from the body. Medical detox means that the detoxification process is done under medical supervision. Without medical care, withdrawal symptoms from drug and alcohol addiction can be unpleasant, dangerous and even life-threatening.

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Does My Son Really Need Medical Detox or Just Drug Rehab

As a parent, you are struggling with how to help your child with drug addiction and wonder if he needs medical detox or will drug rehab be enough.

The answer is, as a parent, you may just not know the answer to that question and that’s okay! You may not know what drug(s) your son is taking, in what quantity, through what route of administration and for how long. Even if you believe you do have the knowledge, your son may not be completely forthcoming with you. It is best to have your son complete a drug addiction screen to ensure he receives the most appropriate level of care – whether it be medical detox or drug rehab.

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Private Medical Detox for Drug Addiction in Los Angeles, CA

I need help for alcohol and drug addiction but how do I get private medical detox in Los Angeles, CA that’s upscale, effective and helps with relapse prevention…

When a client approaches me asking for help for alcohol and drug addiction, a typical set of questions are initially asked. Clients are asked about their drug addiction history, substance abuse treatment history, attempts at sobriety, employment status, and willingness to name a few. As a clinician, it is important to determine the level of care that the client will most likely benefit from given his/her current circumstances. There are times when private medical detox is the most logical course of treatment.

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How Long Should I Be In An Inpatient Drug Rehab Center

With so many drug and alcohol addiction relapses, many wonder about what would be the most effective length of stay at a drug rehab treatment program…

Inpatient drug rehab programs vary in length depending on duration of drug or substance use, type of drugs/alcohol involved, underlying mixed diagnoses involved, age, and gender. It is important in residential addiction rehab to pre-screen those seeking sobriety for all the aforementioned details.

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