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What Is Marijuana?

As marijuana use becomes legal as a medical option, people are beginning to wonder, what is marijuana? Marijuana, a powerful hypnotic drug, raises levels of pleasure chemicals in the user’s brain. The flood of chemicals causes extreme pleasure, calmness and may raise or suppress appetite. The drug relaxes some people and energizes others. Repeated drug…

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90 Day Rehab Program

BoardPrep adheres to the NIDA “best-practice” recommendation of approximately 90-day rehab programs for the length of stay in primary treatment, for moderate to severe substance use disorders and dual disorders. Accordingly, “primary” treatment refers to inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation depending on the results of the initial assessment. BoardPrep organizes the inpatient experience at a partner…

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Marijuana Dampens Brain Response

Dangers of Marijuana A compelling featured article dives into debunking the myth that marijuana is a safe drug. The Michigan Health Lab explains how marijuana dampens brain response as a dangerous side effect of marijuana use. If you or a loved one abuses marijuana, contact BoardPrep Recovery. Our addiction treatment centers provide specific substance abuse…

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Teen Program

Early Intervention Works A quick course correction into the teen program, at the first signs of substance use, may prevent catastrophic consequences and future expenses. Too often, parents wait until their teen is dangerously out-of-control before taking action. With the increased potency and availability of substances, “experimentation” quickly turns into seeking out the substance. The…

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Mental Health and Addiction Treatment for Professionals

Special Approach to Mental Health and Addiction Treatment for Professionals A private bedroom in an upscale recovery residence sets a relaxing tone. Delicious meals remind residents they are loved. A safe and clean environment reinforces a sense of security. Nurses, physicians, attorneys and other professionals treated for addiction and mental health at BoardPrep Recovery, cherish…

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Choosing Engaging Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment clients that are involved in a traditional program may feel that it is just another form of punishment—not treatment at all. Treatment centers often reinforce that idea through “clinical over-reach,” insisting on highly restrictive care in practically all cases. Clinical over-reach (too intense for too long) damages the therapeutic bond that addiction professionals…

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Addiction Treatment Cost

91.5% of Americans had health insurance in 2018 for various medical needs. However, some insurers are up to their old tricks, making even more profits by denying basic care for people who suffer from substance use disorders and addiction. High deductibles and no out-of-network benefits are becoming the norm with many plans. Contracted or “in-network”…