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Detox and Rehab FAQs

What are detox and rehab? Detox is the process that cleanses the body of a substance that has been abused.  It begins when an addicted person stops using the abused substance continues until the most serious physical symptoms of withdrawal have abated.  Rehab refers to a rehabilitation treatment program that follows detox.  It may consist

2018-03-15T08:30:24-08:00August 1st, 2016|Tags: , |

What to Look for in a Residential Rehab Facility

Choosing to undergo residential rehab treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction is a life-changing decision.  The next step is finding a residential rehab facility.  Family members or friends are often the ones who select a residential rehab facility for a loved one who is suffering from addiction.  In order to get the most effective treatment

2018-03-15T08:30:25-08:00June 23rd, 2016|Tags: , |

The Role of Family in Addiction

Drug addiction is a complex problem with a variety of causes.  Scientific studies have found that family genetics and the home environment both play a critical role in determining whether an individual is at risk for drug addiction.  An individual's family background also can determine the best form of treatment for addiction – inpatient drug

2018-03-15T08:30:26-08:00May 15th, 2016|Tags: , |

Baby Boomers and Senior Addiction

The Baby Boomer generation, born between 1946 and 1964, is associated with youthful drug experimentation and abuse.  As the Boomers age, an increasing number are experiencing drug addiction disorders that require hospitalization or inpatient drug rehab. According to a recent study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), drug abuse among

2018-03-15T08:30:27-08:00April 30th, 2016|Tags: , |
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