Benefits of Music Therapy | Victorville Alcohol & Drug Addiction Rehab

Benefits of Music Therapy

Music therapy is one type of treatment that may be employed by professional therapists in a drug or alcohol rehab setting. It can be used in individual or group settings. Some believe that if they have no prior experience with music, such as with playing an instrument or singing, then music therapy will be unhelpful…

Planning Sober Summer Events | Victorville Drug Addictions & Rehabilitation

Planning Sober Summer Events

Whether individuals have gone through alcohol addiction themselves or know someone who has, a sober party is a good option to remove temptation from the path of those who are most likely to fall back into unhealthy drinking habits. In fact, many people who have overcome alcohol addiction have never let those close to them…

Does Health Insurance Cover Rehab? | High Desert First Step Recovery Center

Does Health Insurance Cover Rehab?

With all of the commotion that has gone on in the past several years about health insurance, it is no wonder that average Americans have difficulty determining what is covered by their policies. It seems as if insurance providers come up with new rules all the time to limit who can receive what services and…

Dangers of Binge Drinking | High Desert First Step Addiction Treatment

Dangers of Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is defined as drinking enough alcohol to bring one’s blood alcohol level to at least 0.08 grams percent. The CDC lists some of the following disturbing statistics about binge drinking that show how prevalent it is. (https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/binge-drinking.htm) Approximately 17% of American adults binge drink four times per month. Binge drinking is more common…

How Well Do 12-Step Programs Work? | Victorville Rehabilitation Center

How Well Do 12-Step Programs Work?

There have been plenty of studies performed in the past decade looking at how effective 12-step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, really are. Those who have had good success in the programs tend to cheer the groups on loudly while those who have not been successful tend to remain in the background. However, it is…

Opioids Addiction Recovery for Veterans | Victorville First Step Rehabilitation

Opioids Addiction Recovery for Veterans

While the opioid epidemic continues to grow across the United States, the group of individuals most at risk are U.S. veterans. Nearly 60% of this group is taking prescription painkillers compared with only 30% of the general population. Of this number, 13 %, which translates to nearly 70,000 individuals, struggle with drug addiction. This number…

How to Afford Drug Rehab | Victorville First Step Recovery Addiction Center

How to Afford Drug Rehab

After deciding that drug rehab is necessary for an addiction to drugs, such as prescription opioids or illegal street drugs, the individual may be left wondering how he or she is to pay for the treatments. Needless to say, inpatient treatment is much more expensive than outpatient treatment is; however, in some cases, an inpatient…