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…

The Dangers of Leaving Rehab Early | High Desert Addiction Recovery Center

The Dangers of Leaving Rehab Early

For many, it can be tempting to leave rehab early. They may feel that they are not making any further progress or that they are fully recovered. However, it is always best to leave this decision up to the team of professionals. Some addicts may not have wanted to attend rehab in the first place…

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…

American Carnage by Christopher Caldwell - First Things | High Desert Rehab

American Carnage by Christopher Caldwell

There have always been drug addicts in need of help, but the scale of the present wave of heroin and opioid abuse is unprecedented. Fifty-two thousand Americans died of overdoses in 2015—about four times as many as died from gun homicides and half again as many as died in car accidents. Pawtucket is a small…

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 Can Parents Deal with Underage Drinking? | Victorville Addiction Treatment

How Can Parents Deal with Underage Drinking?

The wise parent realizes that underage drinking is a real problem that can affect preteens and teenagers from all races, religions and socioeconomic brackets. Underage drinking can lead to heavy drinking later in life, which can lead to addiction and health problems. In fact, alcohol use is tied to approximately $171 billion in health care…

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…