Levels of Treatment for Substance Abuse There are four main types of substance abuse treatment: Level I -- outpatient treatment;
Level II -- intensive outpatient treatment;
Level III -- medically monitored intensive inpatient treatment; Level IV -- medically managed intensive inpatient treatment. This article describes them all. Preview Website -
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Addiction Info.orgTop Rated This guide to contemporary addiction resources provides: listings of methods to help oneself and others; self-directed wellness tools and methods; trained specialists in addictive behavior change; and self-help support group networks. Preview Website -
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Don't Make it Worse! Use of Alcohol or Drugs After Trauma "My friend has survived a traumatic event and I want to help them. Wouldn't the best thing be to just take them out and get them drunk?" This is a common question posed by many friends, neighbors or family members. Alcohol is ubiquitous in our culture. It plays a part of many family, social and religious celebrations and traditions. Confusion about its safety occurs because it is a legal substance for people 21 years of age and older. The use of alcohol or minor tranquilizers after a traumatic event used to be a fairly standard treatment protocol. However, the research over the last decade clearly shows the deleterious effects of alcohol to a traumatized person.
Authors:Angie Panos, Ph.D., CEAP and Patrick Panos, Ph.D., ABPP Preview Website -
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Drug Rehab Center Drug and alcohol rehab center in Florida. Lakeview provides drug detox programs as well as inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment for individuals requiring help with substance abuse. Preview Website -
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dryblogTop Rated This includes alcoholism, addiction, and recovery support resources, quips & quotes - Updated One Day at a Time! Recovery blogs, websites, and info about substance abuse, health, spirituality, music, shops, diversions. Alcoholism and addictions can be fatal when untreated; if you or someone you know is still suffering, many find lasting recovery and want to help: for support resources, see the list of link categories. Preview Website -
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Recovery Nation Recovery Nation is a Health-Based Recovery site. Recovery Nation offers many resources for you to use in your transition to health. Beyond the free comprehensive workshops, there is a database-driven checklist that allows you to easily track your progress from addiction to health, a personal health assessment that can be repeated at different times throughout the recovery process to objectively measure change, an online recovery manager used to store the most recent personal tools and what's more--each tool can be integrated to form a single, cohesive strategy for recovery and/or healing. Additionally, community support is available from those who have been where you are now--either as a person seeking to end your addiction or a partner seeking to understand how to survive the addiction of another. Preview Website -
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Sober.com Sober.com provides a directory with thousands of free resources to better assist those addicts and their families seeking help for themselves or a loved one.
Our free directory service is provided along with a peer based community recovery support system. This is achieved through the free forums & groups, blogs, live chat, photos and web site access we offer. Preview Website -
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The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) association representing 1,300 organizations providing treatment and rehabilitation to help people recover from mental illnesses and addiction disorders.
National Council members serve nearly six million adults, children, and families in communities across America. We offer a vital safety net to some of the poorest and most vulnerable in our society — Medicaid beneficiaries, the uninsured, the destitute and homeless, children in foster care, older adults, those with HIV/AIDS, veterans, and those in our criminal and juvenile justice systems. The people our members treat live with their families or alone; some are in hospitals, jails, or juvenile detention facilities and others are in residential programs, foster care, or group homes.
The National Council is proud of our member organizations. Our job is to help members do their jobs. We advocate for policies that ensure that people who are ill can access services. And we offer state-of-the-science education and practice improvement resources so that services are efficient and effective. Preview Website -
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Trauma Addiction - Safety and Stabilization for the Addicted Survivor of TraumaTop Rated There is a fairly common phenomenon where trauma can lead to addiction and addiction leads back to trauma. A survivor of trauma is at a significantly greater risk of developing some type of addiction and the reverse is also true. Having this awareness, it is imperative that we look at more effective ways of treating this unique condition. The challenge of providing effective treatment and interventions for persons with both posttraumatic stress and addiction has caused many a seasoned clinician to shudder. "Dually diagnosed," seems to rank with Borderline Personality Disorder as one of the more pejorative and emotionally laden labels that saddle clients. Addicted survivors of trauma are often the recipients of the anger, frustration, and trepidation of health care workers due to the difficulty in both conceptualizing and administering effective treatment to this population. Preview Website -
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