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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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Theater Listings for March 21-27
'Act One' (in previews; opens on April 17) Moss Hart's classic autobiography, one of the most beloved American theater memoirs, becomes a play courtesy of James Lapine, who also directs this Lincoln Center Theater premiere. Three actors — Matthew …
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15 months clean, former heroin user is dedicated to recovery, working full
I am Jessica and 15 months ago, I was addicted to heroin, sticking needles in my arm.” Neeley, Shelly Campbell, 39, and Mary Pat Frost, 44, started a recovery group for women at Born Free, a substance abuse treatment center on Blackstone Street.

State Sen. Phil Boyle pushes for new anti-heroin bill
Anthony Rizzuto, provider relations representative for Seafield Center, an inpatient substance abuse treatment center in Westhampton, said there should be a careful distinction made between dealers and addicts who need treatment. "I am not opposed to …
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Right Step Launches Groundbreaking 'Positive Recovery University'
Right Step is a network of outpatient and inpatient addiction treatment centers in Texas. Since 1990, Right Step has provided compassionate, comprehensive substance abuse treatment at an exceptional value. In recognition of its high-quality programming …

Govt urged to focus more on preventing drug abuse
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) recommended that the Indonesian government should invest more in preventing drug abuse and establishing a rehabilitation center rather than prosecuting drug addicts. The 2013 annual report published by …
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Colorado Sets Example for Handling Legal Marijuana Laws
The governor also wants to use $ 7 million to create room for 105 more people in residential substance abuse treatment centers. “Voters and state lawmakers around the country are watching how this system unfolds in Colorado, and the prospect of …
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Some substance abuse treatment facilities specialize in what they provide. They may work only with one type of patient. They may offer services in a specific way such as inpatient. Or they may be associated with a particular religion or philosophical group.

People often think that they need to find a place that works specifically with their problem. If they are dependent on alcohol, they may want a facility that specializes in working with this type of patient. Those with prescription drug problems may search for a place that specifically states it works with these patients. Using a specialized facility is something many patients have success with but most facilities work with a variety of patients. Part of the reason is that chemical dependency shares specific characteristics no matter what substance is used. The second part is that many people need help with more than one issue.

Some people will need the services of inpatient substance abuse treatment facilities. These are the types where people stay for a period of time such as a week or months. There are people who need to be away from their daily lives in order to attain recovery and this can be a suitable option for them. Most people will opt to use outpatient services for a variety of reasons. This tends to cause less disruption overall to normal life. With most people having a job and possibly a partner or family, this type of treatment takes them away only part of the time.

Those who are considering treatment can find services several different ways. It is not uncommon for people to go to their employers EAP, or employee assistance program, to take the first step. Most human resources departments have this system and it is anonymous so people do not have to worry about others learning about their participation. This system helps people to access resources that their insurance carrier will pay for.

Others may turn to some type of facility locator. There are ones that are operated by the US Department of Health and Human Services as well as one that use generic search terms. Many facilities advertise on TV, radio and in various publications. People can contact them to get more information to find out about insurance coverage, time commitment required or other things they want to know more about.

Loved ones and concerned friends who are trying to find services for others need to be aware that this type of “help” usually does not work. Unless a person is ready to commit to treatment, getting them to go is not usually helpful. They will likely stop treatment or will not follow through with what they need to do to recover. Substance abuse treatment facilities are only useful to people who want to use them correctly.

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Committee To Study Drug Addiction Treatment
BOSTON — Citing a rise in overdose deaths, the Massachusetts Senate will create a special committee to study the application of a state law that allows the court system to commit certain individuals to inpatient substance abuse treatment facilities …
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Houston Pain Management Now Offering Outpatient Drug Rehab with a Board
Houston Pain management is now offering outpatient drug rehab treatment with a licensed, Board Certified Suboxone provider. Suboxone has been a revolutionary treatment for drug addiction treatment, and Houston Pain Management provides highly skilled, …
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