Tag: rehab

CREATE A CARE PACKAGE FOR REHAB: HIT ALL THE PAIN POINTS – AIM TO MOTIVATE, INSPIRE AND COMFORT

CREATE A CARE PACKAGE FOR REHAB: HIT ALL THE PAIN POINTS – AIM TO MOTIVATE, INSPIRE AND COMFORT

Being thoughtful and creative, you can gather items to create a care package for rehab that is personalized, will motivate, inspire and comfort your loved one. Small items can really boost spirits when you are in residential rehab. Showing support and care is extremely important when you are separated from your usual environment and placed with strangers.Receiving care packages from ‘the outside’ helps you feel connected, loved, supported and boosts self-esteem. The little things in rehab make a lot of difference. Keeping self-pity and depression at bay is important. Little...Read More
7 TIPS TO GET THROUGH REHAB. YOUR CHOICES LANDED YOU IN THE HOT SEAT.

7 TIPS TO GET THROUGH REHAB. YOUR CHOICES LANDED YOU IN THE HOT SEAT.

No matter how you ended up in treatment or how resistant and resentful you are, there is great benefit once you start participating. The short time you are in residential or intensive outpatient treatment is going to be the foundation of your recovery. Follow these tips to get through rehab and make the journey to recovery easier. What you learn in treatment is going to save your life. Pay attention!UNDERSTAND HOW YOU GOT HEREYou did not end up in rehab because you had a few too many at a family...Read More
RECOVERY MYTH: THE MORE YOU SPEND ON REHAB, THE BETTER THE TREATMENT. THINK AGAIN! DON’T GET RIPPED OFF.

RECOVERY MYTH: THE MORE YOU SPEND ON REHAB, THE BETTER THE TREATMENT. THINK AGAIN! DON’T GET RIPPED OFF.

In 1956 when the AMA declared alcoholism a disease it became eligible to be treated as a medical condition.  Health insurance companies jumped on the bandwagon and developed programs of treatment. Traditional inpatient rehab is based on the Minnesota Model utilizing 12-Step indoctrination. Over the past few decades, inpatient treatment for substance abuse and behavioral addictions has become a multi-billion dollar a year business. Don’t get ripped off by thinking that the more you spend on rehab the better the treatment will be.The Betty Ford center is well known as...Read More
PREPARE FOR REHAB ARMED WITH THE FACTS – YOUR EXPECTATION V. REALITY WITHOUT ANY NASTY SURPRISES.

PREPARE FOR REHAB ARMED WITH THE FACTS – YOUR EXPECTATION V. REALITY WITHOUT ANY NASTY SURPRISES.

 Your substance of choice, behavioral addiction, or mental health diagnosis will dictate the type of treatment you will need. Whether you enter rehab voluntarily or not is immaterial when your life is on the line. Your angry, resentful, resistant butt needs to be in a seat. Luckily there are as many rehabs as there are substances and conditions, and you have to start somewhere. Prepare for rehab by arming yourself with information that will make the process smoother.Entering rehab for the first time, and hopefully, the only time is a...Read More