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Heroin Addicts Face Barriers to Treatment

Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment
They either claim that the addict does not meet the "criteria for medical necessity" — that inpatient care would be an inappropriate treatment — or require that the user first try outpatient rehab. "Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of the time, we hear …
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Erin Henderson sober, eager for another chance in NFL
Erin Henderson never thought his alcohol and marijuana use affected his play on the field. In fact, Henderson felt his … Henderson revealed in a blog post Tuesday on TMZ that he checked into an inpatient rehabilitation facility Jan. 2, hours after …
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Blanchard residents rally against proposed rehabilitation center
Second Story Ranch is a proposed 90-day residential home designed to help men who have completed 30 days of inpatient substance abuse treatment. The recovery home would be near the outskirts of Blanchard. Some residents have taken issue with the …

Parents, advocates push for drug rehabilitation be paid for by health insurance
BRENTWOOD – As the heroin crisis worsens on Long Island, parents and advocates are hoping Albany can pass a bill requiring inpatient drug rehabilitation be paid for by health insurance. The issue was discussed at the first of 12 statewide forums on …
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