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Warning: This Column Will Offend You
I could have dispensed with the pointless argument over James Bond's shabby treatment of women and simply conceded that the addition of a trigger warning to Goldfinger would keep the film in its original form while also warding off the easily offended …
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Animal behaviorist Temple Grandin, H&R Block founder Henry Bloch among six
He earned a bachelor's degree in industrial management in 1969 from the University of South Florida and a juris doctorate in 1978 from Florida State University College of Law. Currently, he works …. She previously was in Boston University's School of …
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Military, veteran suicides account for nearly one in every four in Florida
The difficulty of translating military experience to a civilian job, drug and alcohol abuse, loss of their military brotherhood and making the mental transformation from warrior back to civilian are often-cited roadblocks. NEW PROGRAM WILL BE MANDATORY …
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With the Baby Boomer generation aging, more alcohol rehab programs across the country are finding their services in demand from this demographic. It may be hard to imagine for some, but seniors are struggling with alcohol addiction and account for almost 60 percent of the people seeking treatment each year.
According to a recent article published by the Associated Press, the number of admissions to alcohol detox and alcohol rehab programs has doubled between the years of 1992 and 2008. Experts expect this rising trend to continue as the Baby Boomer generation grows older. This presents some unique challenges for alcohol rehab programs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that one of every eight older adults in the United States sought help for drug and alcohol addiction in 2008.
One center in New York City is offering substance abuse treatment programs designed specifically for seniors.  “There is a level of societal denial around the issue. No one wants to look at their grandparent, no one wants to think about their grandparent or their elderly parent, and see that person as an addict,” said Peter Provet, President and CEO of Odyssey House.
Many of these seniors have struggled for years with alcohol abuse, and reach a point in their lives where they recognize they need to get help for their disease. The next logical step would be to find a quality alcohol detox and alcohol rehab program. It is important to select an alcohol rehab program with an experienced medical staff, because it is common for seniors to have multiple medical problems like high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. All of these are chronic medical conditions that require daily medications and monitoring, and an alcohol rehab and alcohol detox program needs to provide that round-the-clock attention.
It is possible for seniors to regain their health and start the recovery from alcohol addiction. The social stigma of the disease should not prevent anyone, regardless of their chronological age, from seeking quality treatment at an alcohol rehab.

Victoria Bradenton is an author and speaker on the subject of addiction and substance abuse treatment.  Working in conjunction with The Treatment Center, she is active in the national recovery community.  The Treatment Center is a well respected, residential treatment program offering medical detoxification, dual diagnosis treatment, individual and group therapy.  Most major insurance is accepted. 

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Types of Alcohol Rehab Facilities


Rehab facilities may vary but they all share a common aim and that is to help addicts recover from their addiction. Many facilities today concentrate on detoxification. The process can be done in a hospital in which a minimum of 10 days is required for the personnel to totally free the person from alcoholic elements. Although hospitals can accommodate this, the danger of withdrawal can harm other patients that is why it is recommended that detoxification is done in a rehab facility that can fully supply and facilitate the safety of the patient and the people around him


Alcoholics can still undergo treatment without confining themselves in a rehab center. Outpatient treatments are applicable to those who are less dependent on alcohol and the severity of their addiction is still containable. This is also applicable to those who have been in a facility and are deemed sober and alcohol free. Outpatients are closely monitored by rehab facility personnel assigned to them and are required to attend counseling on schedule.


Inpatient treatment is applicable to those who have severe alcohol dependency. It is required to be able to monitor them 24 hours a day and induce medical treatment whenever needed. Inpatients are considered totally dependent of alcohol and needs close monitoring. This is also to give immediate help in situations such as relapse and intense urge to give in to their addiction.


Adolescent addiction rehab is a rehabilitation option that specializes in the treatment of adolescent patients. Treatment of younger generation on alcohol abuse is different from adults. The formulation of counseling techniques is more defined and requirements to help them become sober are more intense.


Faith based rehabilitation refers to the patient’s willingness to enter a facility out of his faith on himself and his ability to fully cooperate with the rehab personnel for the glory of freedom from alcoholism. It is similar to Christian alcohol rehabs which involve a great deal of counseling and help from support groups.


There are other forms of alcohol rehab facilities that offer more and even detailed process of leading an alcoholic person to sobriety. A person may choose according to his preferences and the severity of his addiction.







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'He's gone forever': A Somerville family looks back on years of addiction
By Monica Jimenez. [email protected] This article is the second in a series about heroin addiction in Somerville. The story of Alex Foster's addiction had no clear beginning and went on for years. Its ending was abrupt. It was 12:30 a.m. Jan. 9 …
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Editorial: Over-criminalization of Florida costs all taxpayers
Expand special court programs for drug and alcohol abuse and take aim at the rehabilitation of addicts. We believe there are several alternatives to prison. Many people make mistakes they regret. Putting them behind bars away from family and a support …
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Aid in Recovery Comments on Recent Vote in Maine Aimed at Funding More
Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol rehabilitation center servicing South Florida, released a statement today commenting on a recent report detailing the Maine state legislature's recent vote to roll back Gov. Paul LePage's proposal to …
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Lindsay Lohan 'was so drunk she could barely stand' at viewing party
A source tells the publication: 'She hasn't spoken about her drinking at Coachella with anyone close to her, not family or friends.' … The Canyons actress finished her sixth stint of court-mandated 90-day treatment at Cliffside Malibu Rehab Center on …
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Narconon Freedom Center Releasing New Information on Alcohol Abuse During
Narconon Freedom Center drug rehab program is kicking off their national campaign for Alcohol Awareness Month this April to educate people on the dangers of alcohol and prevent alcohol abuse. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ …
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Canton Alcohol Drug Rehab Announces New Drug Detox Program
Canton Alcohol Drug Rehab announces that a new drug detox program has started for drug and alcohol addiction in Canton and surrounding cities. Detoxification allows individuals that have filled their physical bodies up over and over again with harmful …
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Families seek answers in pair of jail deaths
The heart problems were thought to be brought on by alcohol abuse, her sister Jennifer said. Her aunt and sister believe she was going through alcoholic withdrawal in jail. People withdrawing from serious alcohol addiction are medically fragile. They …
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"I blew £75000 on lifestyle of drink and drugs – but was saved by my miracle baby"
The detox was so severe she had fits, slurred her words, suffered blurry vision and even had to learn to walk again. “The doctor there said that my liver was 75% damaged and I was a week away from getting cirrhosis,” says Liz. “I was basically killing …

Liver: Function, Failure & Disease
One of the best-known roles of the liver is as a detoxification system. It removes toxic substances from blood, such as alcohol and drugs. It also breaks down hemoglobin, insulin and excessive hormones to keep hormone levels in balance. The liver is …