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What to look for in a drug rehab facility

We at Affordable Rehab of Worcester often hear people asking for advice on what to look for in a drug rehab facility. Once you have taken that first step toward rehabilitation the next important thing for you to do is identify the drug rehab facility that will help you in your rehabilitation process. When choosing a drug rehab facility there are certain things that you need to know before settling on which one will suit your needs. Below are 7 questions you will need to ask when searching for a drug rehab facility:

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Theories of dual diagnosis

While we at Affordable Rehab of Worcester know that the theories of dual diagnosis are an interesting and vast topic, we also realise that they can become quite complicated. That is why we have decided to give you an easy to understand rundown on what these theories entail.

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How to Stop Drinking

One of the most difficult things people encounter before they come to alcohol rehab here at Affordable rehab of Worcester is how to stop drinking. Deciding on attending an alcohol rehab is an incredible step to take, but it is often not as easy as simply Googling your nearest alcohol rehab facility and signing up. There are a number of things you can do to help yourself before you book into alcohol rehab.

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Helping a Family Member Through Dual Diagnosis

It is tough watching a friend or a family member struggle with issues, whether that means seeing them struggle with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, or watching them struggle with an undiagnosed mental illness. But when you are watching a loved one struggle with both — this is called dual diagnosis — it is particularly troubling.

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Celebrities Glamourize Drug Use

Celebrities have been glamorizing drug use and going to drug rehab, for some time. It seems like the celebrity gossip magazines are full of stories detailing celebrity drug use, with new stories popping up on a weekly basis. Rather than the articles talking about the seriousness of addiction and how it can be deadly, they are more about apt to have a lightness about them. This can make drugs, and even drug rehab, seem cool to impressionable people.

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Alcohol addiction can happen to anyone

There is a certain stigma attached to alcohol addiction and alcohol rehab. Some people believe that alcohol addiction can only happen to certain kinds of people. Or that only certain kinds of people will need alcohol rehab. This is just not true.

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Overcoming Drug Addiction

Overcoming a drug addiction might be the toughest thing you ever have to do. Fortunately, there are many resources out there to help you on your journey. The Affordable Rehab of Worcester is a drug rehab center that will find the right treatment for your addiction. You need to know you are not alone, and you can do this.

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Does self-medication help?

When you suffer from a mental illness, it does not necessarily mean that you will have an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Just like if you are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, it does not necessarily mean that you have a mental illness. However, the two conditions, referred to as dual diagnosis when you are afflicted with both, are connected.

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When is the right time to check in?

If you are wondering if you have a problem with alcohol, and are in need of alcohol rehab, there are a few things to consider about your life. When you are done reading this article and you recognize that many of the warning signs currently fit your situation and life, then it is time for you to make a phone call. Alcohol rehab can help.

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Sober up and start living

Are you ready for alcohol rehab? Have you missed key events in your kids’ lives because of your alcohol addiction? Have you lost your job because of your alcohol addiction? Are your relationships suffering because of your alcohol addiction? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, it is time to sober up and start living again.

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What type of drug rehab is for you?

If you know that yourself, or someone you know, needs drug rehab but have been avoiding getting help because you are not sure where to start, it is time to find the right drug rehab for your situation. Whether you are looking for outpatient treatment or residential treatment, there will be a specific drug rehab that meets your needs and will offer you the help you need.

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Why does dual diagnosis require special attention?

When suffering from dual diagnosis, it is especially hard to put yourself in a position to receive the required help. Those suffering from an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol know how hard it is to seek help for an addiction and stay clean. Those suffering from a mental illness also can attest to how difficult it is to recognize the need for help. But when you suffer from both an addiction and a mental illness at the same time, life can be extremely tough.

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Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

When you are suffering from a mental illness at the same time as battling an addiction to drugs or alcohol, this is called dual diagnosis. While this can be terribly difficult to face, and often have devastating effects on your life, with some help you can get your life back on track.

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Managing the chaos of drug addiction

When you are entwined in the world of drugs, and know that you need help, it can feel like a long road to drug rehab, and then to sobriety. But the road to sobriety is a road you can manage, with the help of the Affordable Rehab of Worcester.

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Stop the binge, start a new life

While binge drinking may seem like harmless weekend fun with friends and not something you associate with the need for alcohol rehab, you may have no idea the effects it is having on your health. If you are a man who is routinely drinking 5 or more drinks over only a couple of hours, or a woman who is drinking 4 or more, you are a binge drinker.

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Recovery, one step at a time

Recovering from dual diagnosis might be the hardest thing you ever have to do. No one said it would be easy. Overcoming an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol is difficult. Recognizing you are suffering from a mental illness, getting yourself diagnosed and receiving the correct treatment, is difficult. But doing both at the same time is beyond difficult.

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The dangers of bath salts

If you have an addiction to the synthetic street drug known as bath salts, you need to check yourself into drug rehab immediately. The Affordable Rehab of Worcester can help you break your addiction to this substance, which has been known to cause violent behavior, hallucinations and paranoia.

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Nobody is immune

You know your neighbor down the street? She may have gone to alcohol rehab. You know your favorite teacher? He may have gone to alcohol rehab. At the Affordable Rehab of Worcester, we want you to know that no one is immune to alcohol addiction. If you feel you are currently addicted to alcohol, it is time to face reality and accept that you need help.

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Living with a family member who has a dual diagnosis

Living with a family member who is either suffering from a mental health disorder or who has substance abuse issue is extremely difficult, but living with one who has a dual diagnosis can be a nightmare. Dual diagnosis is when someone is suffering from both a mental health issue, such as bipolar disorder or depression, and is also battling a drug and/or alcohol addiction at the same time...........

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Partying with alcohol in Worcester

If you are a recovering alcoholic who has gone through successful alcohol rehab, you will need to be prepared for the upcoming holiday season. Many people use this time of year, full of parties with people overindulging in food and drink, as a time to abuse alcohol. They often drink more than usual and justify their behavior on the holidays..........

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Start your new year drug free

What better time is there for you to take a trip to drug rehab, get yourself clean and start living a sober life, then the upcoming New Year? The start of a new year brings hope to many people, offering second chances to reclaim lost goals. It is also a great time to get serious about getting clean.........

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Does real world anxiety affect relapse?

It is hard enough to admit that you are battling an addiction and need to go to alcohol rehab, but having anxiety issues potentially cause a relapse is a lot to have on your plate. If you have challenges with anxiety and stress levels, it is important to understand the impact this may have on your bid to stay clean and sober........

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Why do so many stars end up in drug rehab?

It seems like a foregone conclusion these days that when you combine an actor or singer who has the weight of the entertainment world sitting on his or her shoulders at a young age, with more money than he or she knows what to do with, that eventually a visit to drug rehab will be in the cards. It seems to be the route for many entertainers in this day and age.......

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Toronto mayor Rob Ford

"Is this a case of dual diagnosis - does the stress of being Mayor lead to drug use?"

Many of you have probably heard about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and we are wondering if dual diagnosis might be impacting the Mayor. Ford, who is the Mayor of a major Canadian city, has been accused of smoking crack cocaine and has admitted to drinking too much at official functions, among other accusations, which include cavorting with a prostitute. It appears evident that he has a problem with drugs and alcohol. But does he also have dual diagnosis? ......

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Obama Care means accesability to drug rehab

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law by President Obama in March 2010, and as it is about to take effect, it means that drug rehab will be much more accessible for people who need it. While the ACA starts to take effect in January 2014, people have begun signing up for insurance this October, with hopes that the access to healthcare will change lives. ......

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The Dangers of Relapse

Once you have completed rehab for alcohol addiction, such as the program at the Affordable Rehab of Worcester, you’ll want to learn to afford the triggers and situations that could lead you to relapse......

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Staying Sober over the holidays

The upcoming holiday season can be a tough time for recovering alcoholics and those who have attended drug rehab, but it is also a time to test what you are made of and resist temptation. If you want to stay clean during the holidays, we can guide you through staying sober......

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Breaking Bad, Meth Addiction Drug Rehab in Worcester

It only takes one time of doing methamphetamine, or meth as it is also known, for someone to end up with a serious addiction that requires a stay at drug rehab. Shows like Breaking Bad have made meth a widely recognized drug. .......

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Drinking alone at work? You need Alcohol Rehab

If a drinking problem is getting in the way of your career path, then alcohol rehab may be needed to get you back on the right track. Maybe it started as a drink or two with a couple of colleagues after a busy week........

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Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis is not easy. Let us help!

The National Alliance on Mental Illness says that reports published in the Journal of the American Medical Association claim that about 50% of people with severe mental disorders are also affected by substance abuse........

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Alcohol Rehab

When your drinking habits start to change to the frequency and point where drinking is affecting many aspects of your life, it is time for you to check into alcohol rehab.......

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Drug Rehab

When you are ready to admit that you have a drug problem, then the Affordable Rehab of Worcester drug rehab is the place for you. We understand that not all treatment programs fit all situations or addictions, and we will tailor a treatment around your specific situation in order to give you the best shot of living a clean life.......

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Dealing with dual diagnosis

Dual diagnosis is when you are suffering from co-occurring conditions that see you battling a mental health illness along with a substance abuse problem. Are you feeling anxious, confused and alone right now? Is your drinking or drug problem spiraling you further out of control? If so, please call the Affordable Rehab of Worcester right now...we are here to help you.......

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