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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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Reflections on COVID-19 Pandemic and Increasing Access to Treatment for Doctors and Nurses Seeking Recovery from Alcohol or Drug Abuse

“It’s not stress that kills us; it’s our reaction to it.” – Hans Selye, Nobel Prize-nominated endocrinologist, coined the physiological term “stress” On February 29, 2020, the first COVID-19 death was reported in the U.S.[1] In the nine weeks since that date, the coronavirus has caused more than 68,000 deaths with over 1.17 million confirmed…

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Common Addictive Behaviors

When we think of addiction, we automatically think about people with substance use disorders. The stereotypes often cloud our judgment. While drugs and alcohol can cause physical and psychological dependencies, there are also some common addictive behaviors. How does someone become addicted to a behavior? How Do Common Addictive Behaviors Develop? It is easier to…

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Don’t Let the COVID-19 Pandemic Stop You from Going to Rehab — 9 Good Reasons to “Go” Plus Some Thoughts & Statistics to Consider

Sure, the current coronavirus pandemic is nothing to sneeze at (pun intended). On March 5th, 2020, the CDC had reported there were 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 11 deaths attributed to the disease. As of yesterday (4/27/20), just seven weeks later, there have been nearly 1 million confirmed cases and over…

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If You’re Suffering from Opioid Use Disorder, a Recent Update on Treatment & Support Offers Added Hope & Encouragement

In a recent report by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) updating how opioid use disorder (addiction to opiates) should be diagnosed, assessed and treated[1], a number of important guideline revisions, as well as new recommendations, have been put forward to the addictions professional community, taken together offering increased hope and encouragement for those…

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Rehab 101: Some Reflections on How the Principle of ‘Humility’ Fits into Recovery

“For without some degree of humility, no alcoholic can stay sober at all.”               – Bill Wilson, 12 Steps & 12 Traditions Last night, I participated in a Zoom “remote” 12 Steps meeting of people in recovery and the discussion topic was ‘humility.’ Toward the end, a fellow with over 30 years of sobriety—a doctor on…

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Applying the Recovery-Rehab Principle of Flexibility in the Coronavirus Era

Here is how the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ‘flexibility’: “characterized by a ready capability to adapt to new, different or changing requirements. “ Now, given all of the ‘new, different or changing requirements’ thrown at us all (individually and collectively) by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, I think the timing is good for us to take a…

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