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…

Spending the Christmas Season in Rehab | Victorville Recovery Center

Spending the Christmas Season in Rehab

Most people will not like the thought of staying in an inpatient rehab facility for Christmas. Others will think that it is a mandatory requirement that they are allowed to go home to see their family for a few days over the holiday. However, most inpatient rehab facilities operate fully over Christmas and recommend that…

Doctor Warns About Meth & Heart Problems | First Step Drug Rehabilitation

Doctor Warns About Meth & Heart Problems

In August 2016, The American Journal of Cardiology published a study headed by Dr. Sasikanth Adigopula that looked at the correlation between methamphetamine usage and a weakened heart muscle known as cardiomyopathy. A previous study had been performed in Hawaii that showed a 40% incidence of meth usage by cardiomyopathy patients, but Dr. Adigopula did…

Individual Counseling versus Group Counseling | Victorville First Step Rehabilitation

Individual Counseling versus Group Counseling

In almost any type of rehab facility, both individual and group counseling will be used in the patient’s quest to maintain an addiction-free life. While both of these treatment modalities have their merits, some patients do not understand enough about them to feel anything other than fear when going into therapy. However, both individual and…

When Inpatient Rehab Is the Best Choice | Apple Valley First Step Recovery Center

When Inpatient Rehab Is the Best Choice

The two basic types of rehabilitation from drug or alcohol dependency are inpatient and outpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment can provide daily care, but support is limited during the evening and nighttime hours and patients are left to return to their own homes at night. In many cases, outpatient treatment is preferable because it is cheaper…

The Progressive Nature of Alcohol Addiction | Hesperia Rehabilitation First Step

The Progressive Nature of Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction never occurs overnight. Rather, it starts with decisions that an individual chooses to make because of poor peer groups, mental or emotional struggles or even genetics. Because it is estimated that around 17 million American adults struggle with alcohol addiction or overuse, it is vital for individuals to understand when their healthy alcohol…

What Is Blood Alcohol Level? | Victorville First Step Recovery Rehabilitation

What Is Blood Alcohol Level?

A blood alcohol level is also called blood alcohol concentration or blood ethanol concentration. It is used to show individuals how much alcohol is in their bloodstream at a particular time. It is often used by police officers who suspect individuals of being legally drunk or who suspect underage individuals of drinking or by doctors…