The Five Stages of Addiction Recovery

1 year ago ·

The Five Stages of Addiction Recovery

Alcohol and drug abuse can tear families apart and transform loving and successful individuals into desperate, lonely husks of their former selves. Even though the impact is devastating, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Anyone can overcome addiction with the help and guidance of a substance abuse treatment program.

Understanding the five stages of addiction recovery can be useful for addicted people and their family members. Each stage clearly describes the process of recognizing and admitting the problem, preparing for addiction treatment, and dealing with life after treatment of alcohol and drug abuse. It’s an integrated theory that’s compatible with most evidence-based and holistic treatments, like the 12-step program and behavior therapy.

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My Story

1 year ago ·

My Story

Walking down the aisle on a beautiful Spring afternoon, there was no doubt that this was going to be my forever. A journey together that was going to create the future that we’d hoped for. As we embarked on this journey, the road took an unexpected turn. The journey became one of pain, abuse, and what seemed like, no way out.

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1 year ago ·

A Simple Explanation of the Relationship Between Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Mental Concept DesignMental health and substance abuse are undoubtedly linked. In the past, there was confusion about whether addiction or a mental health condition comes first. The reality of it seems to be that it’s different for everyone. Some people don’t experience mental health symptoms before using drugs, others use drugs to cover up mental health symptoms or it can be a mixture of the two.

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The Importance of Family Support

1 year ago ·

The Importance of Family Support

Isolation is addiction’s greatest antagonist. Without a stable support system an addicts
chances of maintaining sobriety are near impossible. Unfortunately, many of us in recovery are
learning that the hard way during quarantine; with relapses skyrocketing, and overdoses spiking
18.6% since the pandemic COVID-19 started in February (rollcall.com).

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2 years ago ·

Does Insurance Cover Rehab?

Insurance logo and background of two people calculating and filling out formsIn 2010, Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, which expanded insurance coverage and created tax credits to make health insurance policies more affordable for low-income and middle-class Americans. With the ACA in effect, insurance companies are now required to provide coverage for drug rehab programs and mental health treatment options, which is good news for anyone considering outpatient or inpatient rehab for substance abuse or alcohol addiction. So, does insurance cover the cost of rehab? Treatment coverage varies by health insurance plans, but many plans now cover the following treatment services.

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Interview With Laura Genco, Primary Therapist at RAC

2 years ago ·

Interview With Laura Genco, Primary Therapist at RAC

Laura is a bright new star and comes to us recently as a primary therapist. Laura finished her degree in December of 2019 and was hired full time at the start of the COVID-19 onset on March 23, 2020. Laura is from Manahawkin, Ocean County, New Jersey and attended Richard Stockton University for her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and completed her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Georgian Court University. Laura hit the ground running with us and was immediately active counselling our clients in a unique mix of in-person COVID-19 compliant social distancing and telehealth. Our agency in Blackwood never went Telehealth “only” and still maintains a balanced mix of in-person and Zoom HIPAA compliant telehealth counseling sessions.

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2 years ago ·

Feeling Safe Going to In-Person Rehab During the Pandemic

safe in-person rehab during pandemicWe are currently living in unprecedented times, with COVID-19 affecting almost every single aspect of our daily existence. For people who use drugs or alcohol, the increased anxiety, uncertainty and isolation could tip them over the edge into addiction. If you’re someone who is currently struggling with your relationship with substances, please seek the professional help you need. You might not be sure about going to rehab during a pandemic, but rest assured — it’s one of the safest places you could be.

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2 years ago ·

Utilizing Telehealth for Online Addiction Treatment During Isolation

COVID-19 has brought about uncertainty over the future and startling change to our everyday lives. Individuals who struggle with addiction are particularly vulnerable when they feel alone, especially when accompanied by anxiety regarding the pandemic. Telehealth drug rehab allows us to offer addiction treatment online while maintaining social distancing. This light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel service lets people attend group and individual therapy while adhering to social distancing standards.

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2 years ago ·

Can I Enter Rehab the Same Day I Decide to Go in Washington Township?

Addiction is a cruel disease that steals aspects of a person’s entire character. Not only does it affect the individual with the habit, but it touches the lives of everyone who cares about them. As it progresses, the negative consequences pile up, and it might seem as if there is no escaping its clutches. However, with love, support and medical treatment, you can make the changes necessary to regain control over your life. Same-day rehab might be available in extreme cases at Recovery at the Crossroads, and every application receives a response as soon as possible.

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