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Outpatient Treatment Center

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Depending on the individual’s needs, outpatient treatment can be an excellent means of obtaining substance abuse recovery help. Substance abuse is a complicated issue, potentially impacting all areas of one’s life, including work, health and interpersonal relationships. Hopefully, at some point, a person in the grips of drug or alcohol addiction will reach out for help. Thankfully, there are many settings and levels of addiction treatment available to provide recovery assistance.1 After an assessment from a doctor or other […]

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WHAT IS AN INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM?

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Start rebuilding your personal life and mending your important family ties right away, when you live at home and participate in intensive outpatient treatment. With the Intensive Outpatient Treatment program you are able to establish a foundation for long term recovery support in your local community right from the start of your treatment, instead of waiting until you return from living away in a rehab center. Q: WHAT SORT OF THERAPIES AND ACTIVITIES ARE INVOLVED […]

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Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

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Regular outpatient rehab treatment focuses on providing patients with access to care and support for addiction recovery in a non-residential setting. Typically speaking, those entering outpatient substance abuse treatment have already completed a residential program and/or received treatment through an intensive outpatient or partial hospitalization treatment program or facility. Providing Individuals with Effective Treatment When Other Options Are Limited Benefits of Outpatient Treatment Outpatient substance abuse treatment provides those recovering from addiction with much-needed support as they […]

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The Benefits Of Outpatient Rehab

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Having the ability to continue with work and/or school. In contrast to a residential treatment program that requires recovering addicts to put their lives on hold while they pursue their recovery, an outpatient addiction program allows participants to maintain a presence at work and/or school. Access to support systems. People in recovery need a lot of support. With outpatient rehab, patients can stay in close proximity to their loved ones and their support network. Lower […]

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New Recovery Method Gets Under Your Skin – Literally

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Question: What’s lacking in today’s treatment methods? Answer: Reliable, convenient monitoring. This is one of the major challenges of current recovery treatment. Programs may use breathalyzers, blood tests, or tattoo-based alcohol sensors. But each of these has drawbacks that make them less than ideal. Breathalyzers are clunky and lack accuracy. Blood tests are more accurate, but they must be completed by a trained technician. The relatively new tattoo method looks promising, but they are single-use and can be […]

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Overcoming Adversity in Recovery

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Call Now (603) 563-0787 Recently, I was asked to be a keynote speaker at a conference in Austin, Texas.  My topic? How to overcome adversity. As an attorney who suddenly found herself serving a four-year prison sentence for a first-time DUI, I had to employ various tactics in order to adapt to my new reality and stay mentally sane.  Here’s what worked for me after my drinking caused me to lose almost everything, including my […]

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A Look at My First Year Sober

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Like many others battling substance abuse, I was once a “chronic relapser.” I would get a few weeks of sobriety under my belt and become restless. I was stuck in a revolving door – detox, inpatient rehab, halfway house. Rinse. Repeat. Most of us get to the point in active addiction where we don’t care if we live or die. We’re not necessarily suicidal, we’re just indifferent to the whole “life” concept. Personally, I believed I’d dug a hole […]

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4 Types of Relapses and How to Prevent Them

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While I was in prison, I met hundreds of women who had histories of substance abuse. Like me, many of them were newly sober. To my great dismay, I learned many of them relapsed soon after being released. I couldn’t help but wonder…why? Although I found out many different factors caused their relapses, the one thing many of them shared were the same negative thought patterns. The Root of Relapse Constant waves of negativity can quickly wear […]

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The Power of Writing as a Means of Recovery Processing

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Being able to express myself freely through the written word is the greatest gift borne out of my recovery. If you had told me seven years ago that I’d be a full-time freelance writer living in Portland, Oregon, I would have said you were crazy. Back then I was circling my rock bottom, feeling like the world was about to end. I had nothing to live for and zero hope for the future. Three months later […]

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Types of Treatment Professionals

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Challenging circumstances and transitions are often troublesome and can generate painful emotions and a sense of hopelessness. Transformative change simply requires preparation, determination, a plan of action, a commitment to action and the adoption of a novel approach and desirable behavior. Each year, countless Americans choose the route of professional counseling to help them face and overcome a seemingly enormous problem in their lives. Counselors provide directiont and equip patients with the tools needed to […]