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How Much Alcohol is Too Much to Drink?

Do you ever wonder how much alcohol is too much? Whether you’re worried about a loved one or your own personal drinking habits, there is no simple answer. However, it’s possible to add some perspective whether you or someone you know has a problem with drinking excessively. Understanding that Drinking Comes in Various Forms The…

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Substance Abuse Treatment

For centuries, medical teams have questioned what therapies are best suited for substance use disorders (SUDs). Then in 2006, the National Quality Forum published a document specifying the seven practices that organization found most effective in substance abuse treatment. Marcie Bough, Pharm.D., senior manager of practice development and research for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA)…

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Heroin Rehab

Now that the American Medical Association recognizes substance use disorder and alcohol use disorder as legitimate medical conditions, health insurance companies must recognize these diseases for coverage by their policies. The Affordable Care Act of 2008 and Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act also empower heroin-addicted individuals to seek treatment by requiring health care…

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Substance Abuse Assessment

The first step in treatment for heroin or alcohol addiction is usually a substance abuse assessment. This screening determines the following about an individual’s addiction: If addiction exists Extent of the addiction Whether co-occurring conditions exist What facets of treatment should be included in a treatment plan Substance abuse assessments are usually privately conducted tests…

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Outpatient Treatment Centers

Effective rehab can deliver you from the nightmare of addiction. However, treatment for addiction requires ongoing work in the form of counseling, guidance, support and lifestyle changes. Outpatient treatment centers are an alternative to residential treatment programs. Long after detox, withdrawal and even after residential treatment, many addicted individuals use outpatient treatment centers to prevent…