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…

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…

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month | Victorville Addiction & Rehabilitation

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence supports Alcohol Awareness Month every April. During this month, the organization focuses on removing the stigma from alcoholism, allowing those who have real problems with alcohol addiction to find life-changing care. In addition, the NCADD focuses on educating the public each April about what alcoholism is and…

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…

Seniors and Alcoholism | Victorville Addiction Recovery & Treatment Center

Seniors and Alcoholism

It is hard to imagine very many elderly people as having problems with alcohol, such as unhealthy dependencies. However, it is certainly the case, especially among those who already have other chronic health problems. A recent report out of the University of Georgia that was published in the American Geriatrics Society Journal studied over 1,500…

College and Drug Rehab | Victorville First Step Drug Addiction Recovery

College and Drug Rehab

People may think that when attending rehab, they will not be able to do anything else, such as attend family functions, hold down a job or begin a college education. However, one must remember that there are huge differences between what one can do in outpatient rehab settings versus inpatient settings. Inpatient drug rehab is…