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Importance of Dual Diagnosis for Addiction Recovery

Dual diagnosis for addiction is a treatment method that simultaneously addresses substance use and a mental health disorder. Treating these co-occurring disorders together provides patients with a better chance of fully recovering and avoiding relapse. Historically, medical professionals and rehab centers focused their attention sequentially. This meant treating addiction by itself before attempting to address…

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Affordable Rehab

BoardPrep offers private, exclusive, yet affordable rehab in a great location. With affordable rates, effective insurance billing, and available financing, high-quality private treatment at BoardPrep Recovery Center can help. We believe that transparency about costs and what consumers should expect from health insurance is important to getting treatment off on the right foot. Our team…

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How Addiction’s Effects on Healthcare Professionals Extend to Their Patients

Given the ongoing pandemic and consequent increased demands placed upon the nation’s healthcare professionals—doctors, nurses and all medical caregivers—it should come as no surprise many of their ranks have struggled with issues of substance abuse or addiction. In an attempt to cope with or self-medicate from the additional COVID-related stresses, responsibilities, physical pain, sleep deprivation…

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Pandemic-Fueled Restrictions, Isolation, Harder to Get Treatment All Precipitate Highest Recorded Overdose Deaths Toll, Per Experts

According to a just-released estimate by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a record number of drug overdose deaths were reported this past year—93,000—a 29% increase over the previous record (in 2019).[1] Brandon Marshall, a Brown University public health researcher who tracks overdose trends, said, “This is a staggering loss of human life. The nation…

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Medical Partnerships for Doctors in the Northeast

Medical partnerships are a great way to grow business, expand your client base, and forge relationships with key partners for medical referrals. The first step in building professional partnerships is connecting with other doctors and specialists. The best kind of referral partnerships are mutually beneficial for each practice and ultimately improve health outcomes for patients.…

How Aware Are We That America Has a Drinking Problem?

In a recent article in The Atlantic entitled, “America Has a Drinking Problem,” author Kate Julian begins by pointing out alcohol consumption in the U.S. has risen steadily since 2000, and the longstanding societal effects of COVID-19 have shifted our nation’s drinking habits in the ‘more so’ direction. “(Prior to the pandemic) you might have…

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Addiction Rehab for Puerto Ricans

In 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean. Since then, this island has dealt with battered buildings, a lack of necessities like food and water, and a rampant problem with addiction. The addiction crisis in Puerto Rico has led to unsuccessful efforts for those struggling with addiction. Fortunately, there is…

How Addiction Includes Added Challenges for Professionals

So often in recovery circles we hear someone say, “I’ve had to preserve my self-image at all costs. Because if anyone found out about my problem (with drinking and/or drugs), it would ruin me.” And more often than not, it’s a professional in some field—typically a doctor or nurse or lawyer or business executive—with a…