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Does your health insurance cover therapy?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Apr 10, 2019 12:12:33 PM

Mental health services, like therapy and substance abuse treatment, are covered equally by health insurance plans, but it wasn't always that way. In this blog, we’ll give you the tools you need to check your health insurance plan for mental health coverage.

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Topics: Services, Counseling, Insurance, therapy

3 things you should know about mental health insurance coverage

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Mar 12, 2019 2:29:49 PM

 

Did you know your health insurance covers mental health treatment? Everything from routine talk-therapy to inpatient residential treatment is covered. This is because mental health services fall under essential health benefits. Here’s what you need to know to make sure you’re taking full advantage of your health insurance plan.

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Topics: Counseling, Insurance, therapy

What to expect from an addiction treatment program

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Feb 22, 2019 12:12:28 PM

 

Whether you are in the first stages of finding opioid addiction or alcohol abuse treatment or you are trying to help a loved one struggling with opioid or alcohol use, knowing what to expect from an addiction treatment program can put your mind at ease and prepare you for the next step in recovery. There are a few different options for drug and alcohol addiction treatment. This article will help you better understand your options so you can choose a treatment program that is right for you.

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Topics: addiction, rehabilitation, Residential Care, medication assisted treatment

What is Vivitrol treatment?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Feb 19, 2019 3:24:49 PM

 

If you are struggling with alcohol addiction or substance abuse, addiction therapy with Vivitrol may be a treatment option for you. Vivitrol is a prescription medication that is used as part of medication assisted treatment (MAT). It can help people struggling with addiction achieve and maintain their recovery.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, addiction, medication assisted treatment

How to prevent drug and alcohol abuse

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Feb 1, 2019 11:42:38 AM

 

Early intervention is key to preventing drug and alcohol abuse later in life. If you’re a parent or mentor to a child or teen, chances are you want to help them make good decisions, and this includes living a healthy, drug-free life. Having the conversation about drug abuse early on and practicing healthy habits can go a long way in preventing future drug use and addiction. Here are a few practical tips to help you get started.

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Topics: medication assisted treatment

Recovery vs. Sobriety: What's the difference?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jan 11, 2019 4:22:01 PM

Drug and alcohol abuse affects nearly 22 million people in the United States. Did you know that 1 in 7 people will develop an addiction in their lifetime? Though recovery and sobriety are related, there are important differences you need to understand if you or a loved one is seeking substance abuse treatment and looking to achieve long-term recovery. Let’s take a look at some of the similarities and differences in more detail.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, addiction, rehabilitation, medication assisted treatment

What is a co-occurring disorder?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jan 11, 2019 10:29:20 AM

A person with a mental health diagnosis is at higher risk of experiencing an alcohol or substance use disorder. When this happens, it is called a co-occurring disorder. Even so, SAMHSA estimates that nearly 8 million adults in the US struggle with co-occurring disorders. Finding the right treatment that treats both mental health and addiction symptoms is crucial to achieving recovery.

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Topics: medication assisted treatment

Addiction resources for families

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Dec 19, 2018 4:56:06 PM

Alcohol and drug addiction affect more than just the person addicted. Loved ones and family members can feel helpless, stressed or confused, and may not know where or how to get help. You are not alone. Addiction touches the lives of millions. The following resources will help you and your family find the support you need.

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Topics: medication assisted treatment

How to cope with trauma

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Nov 29, 2018 11:32:47 AM

Trauma is an emotional and psychological response that occurs when a person experiences something frightening, upsetting or disturbing. Traumatic experiences can range from natural disasters to military combat and could include events like surviving a car accident or sexual assault. Feeling anxiety, nervousness or grief after a traumatic event is common. Fortunately, most people are resilient and are able to recover after a traumatic experience. Here are a few things you can do to cope with trauma.

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Topics: anxiety, PTSD, stress

Why are opioids addictive?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Nov 9, 2018 2:13:08 PM

Opioid addiction - also known as opioid use disorder - affects 2 million people. Opioid drugs were responsible for 33,000 deaths in the US in 2016 and over half of drug overdoses involved opioids. So, what makes opioids so addictive?

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Topics: Substance Abuse, addiction, medication assisted treatment

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