Detox vs Rehab Center: Which One is Right for You?

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) struggled with a substance abuse disorder in 2017. This number is now closer to 21 million, and since 1990, drug overdose deaths have more than tripled. Whether you struggle from a drug or alcohol use disorder, treatment is the first…

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Drug Rehabilitation: The Transformations Treatment Center Difference

Addiction and poor mental health place an immense strain on the American (and global) population. In 2014, over 20 million adults in the United States had a substance use disorder, and nearly 8 million suffered from both a substance use disorder and another mental illness. Taking the first step towards recovery is a life-changing decision, one…

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Who Benefits from Partial Hospitalization Programs

Partial hospitalization programs may be something you have heard about but want to know more about it. Whether you are in recovery for substance abuse or mental health issues, it is important to learn more about this type of program to see if it is a right fit for your needs. Here is more about…

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What is the difference between PHP and IOP?

There are various levels of treatment and care for those who need treatment for addiction, mental health issues, and substance abuse. Some may require full-time residential treatment while others thrive with outpatient programs. There are even treatment programs that address inpatient dual diagnosis treatment. Two popular types of treatment programs are partial hospitalization programs (PHP)…

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What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program? Not every type of rehabilitation involves having to stay 24 hours at a treatment center. In fact, there is something called a partial hospitalization program that is right for some people’s treatment needs. When it comes to learning about a partial hospitalization program, there are a few things to…

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Partial Hospitalization Coverage

A step below inpatient treatment, a partial hospitalization program concentrates on helping patients live a sober and mentally healthy lifestyle while being able to spend time at home. If you are interested in a partial hospitalization program and not sure of how it is covered, here are a few things you should know. We cover…

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Counseling Techniques

5 Substance Abuse Counseling Techniques

If you or someone you love has substance abuse issues, you may be wondering what kind of counseling techniques are used to help towards recovery. While there are varying methods used, here are five substance counseling techniques that will help you become familiar with what all is involved in treatment. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Known as…

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The Role of the Counselor in Addiction Recovery

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, In 2017, an estimated 20.7 million people age 12 and older needed treatment for a substance use disorder. Only 4 million people received treatment or about 19% of those who needed it. There are many aspects to addiction recovery but one of the most important ones is that…

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What is Experiential Therapy?

Everyone’s journey in life follows a different path. The road toward recovery and away from addiction does not follow a straight line, does not pursue any one form of treatment. In addition to the other modes of treatment at the Transformations Treatment Center, experiential therapy helps many on their journeys. Overview of Experiential Therapy Experiential…

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How Therapy Is Essential in Treating Drug Addiction

When it comes to treating drug addiction, there are layers of aspects of what works best and how the treatment is approached. While detox is an essential part of treating substance abuse, it is just one factor. One of the most important elements in drug addiction recovery is therapy. Here is why it is essential…

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Gabapentin Withdrawal: What Does It Take?

Gabapentin isn’t a household name but perhaps it should be. The amount of people taking this drug is staggering. Out of a population of 321 million people in the United States, an amazing 57 million prescriptions were prescribed by physicians.

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Gabapentin High: What You Need to Know

Gabapentin may not be a drug you’re familiar with but it is definitely one that has the attention of many. Known as Neurontin, Gralise, and Horizant as a generic drug, it is used to treat seizures as an anticonvulsant.

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A Guide to Suboxone Treatment

Great strides have been made in the treatment of addiction. And while suboxone may not be a household name, it is an important component as part of treatment for addiction to heroin or opioids. If you want to know more about this drug, here is a guide to suboxone. We will look at what it is, what it is used for, how it helps, and any concerns in taking it.

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Everything to Know About Suboxone Vs Methadone

You may have heard of Suboxone but have very likely heard of Methadone. Both are used to treat opioid addiction but each has their own unique attributes and how they differ is important to know. Here is everything to know about suboxone vs methadone.

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All You Need to Know About Gabapentin

Gabapentin isn’t a household name yet prescriptions for this medication are on the rise. While it is technically an anticonvulsant, there are other uses for this drug.

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What is Medication Assisted Treatment?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.

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Focus on the Client: MAT and the Importance of Individualized Care

There are many reasons why a treatment center should offer medication assisted treatment (MAT). Our focus at Transformations is always on providing the best care possible care for each and every client. Intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment, and the use of medication, is just another way we focus on the individualized treatment needs of our clients.

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Addressing the Misperceptions and Misunderstandings Surrounding Medication Assisted Treatment

For the best possible outcome, MAT should be used along with behavioral counseling that includes group therapy sessions, life skills training, vocational training, housing help and a plan for continuing care after treatment.

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Understanding the Schick Shadel Method and Counter Conditioning

Schick Shadel practitioners believe they can dramatically enhance a person’s chances for recovery by using techniques that reprogram the brain to stop producing cravings. Studies have verified the effectiveness of this approach for at least some people addicted to drugs and alcohol.

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When a Loved One Wants to Come Home Early From Rehab

Despite this fact, a significant number of people going through substance rehab want to come home early. Family, friends and loved ones can offer important support if they understand the reasons why this type of early exit is not advised.

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How Medications Are Used in Drug Treatment

People in the beginning phases of addiction treatment often develop a range of mild, moderate or severe symptoms. Some of these symptoms appear during the initial process of detox (detoxification) and withdrawal, while others can appear later, during active recovery.

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Pros and Cons of Opioid Dependency Medication

People who take illicit opioid street drugs or improperly consume prescription pain medications can develop symptoms of dependence and addiction. Opioid treatment programs rely on the use of several medications to provide help for those affected.

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Oxycodone Vs. Hydrocodone for Pain

Oxycodone Vs. Hydrocodone for Pain: What Is the Difference?

Oxycodone and hydrocodone are two of America’s most widely prescribed opioid pain medications. They are known for their potential to trigger addiction and rank among the nation’s most abused opioids.

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Medications Used with an Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment Program

Alcohol use disorder is a condition that includes both alcoholism and the dysfunctional use of alcohol in non-addicted people. In the U.S., more than 15 million people currently meet the terms used to diagnose this condition.

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Naltrexone to Treat Co-Occurring Disorders

Using Naltrexone to Treat Co-Occurring Disorders

Alcohol and opioids are different in many ways, but they both can result in a substance use disorder when consumed inappropriately or in excessive amounts. When used together, these substances can also trigger a dangerous reduction of activity inside the central nervous system.

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Treating Prescription Pain Reliever Drug Addiction

Treating Prescription Pain Reliever Drug Addiction

Year in and year out, prescription pain relievers rank among the most abused medications in the U.S.[i] People who consume these medications improperly can develop symptoms of a condition called opioid use disorder.

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Subutex vs. Suboxone

Subutex vs. Suboxone: An Honest Comparison

Treating opioid addiction poses many challenges. Quitting ‘cold turkey’ is usually not recommended due to continued cravings and potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Certain medications can be used to supplement traditional behavioral therapy and group counseling session to help people in recovery.

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The Benefits of Drug Rehab

The Benefits of Drug Rehab

Drug rehab (rehabilitation) is another term for substance use treatment, especially treatment for people affected by drug or medication related issues. While millions of Americans have substance use and abuse problems, relatively few people currently seek or receive appropriate care.

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Anti-Anxiety Medication Pros and Cons in Teens

Anti-Anxiety Medication Pros and Cons in Teens

Roughly one-quarter of all American teenagers will develop symptoms of an anxiety disorder at some point during adolescence. Most of those affected do not receive proper treatment, however; many teens do receive a course of treatment that includes anti-anxiety medications. While these medications can produce tremendous benefits, they also come with some potentially serious risks for a few teenagers.

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