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How Does Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Addiction Work?

An intensive outpatient program, also known as an IOP, provides a middle-level of support for those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. This program is less supervised and formal than residential care. But an intensive outpatient program offers more structure than outpatient services. It’s also an excellent choice for clients who want to recover…

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How Motivational Interviewing Is Used in Addiction Recovery

Motivational interviewing is a form of addiction treatment in which the therapist acts as the interviewer, and the client becomes the interviewee. The purpose of this type of treatment is to prompt a change in the client’s life. For instance, people who struggle with alcohol use disorder may find motivational interviewing helpful because it helps…

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Commonly Abused Opioids and How to Prevent Addiction

Over the last two decades, the U.S. has gone through an epidemic of overdose-related deaths. Every nineteen minutes, someone in America dies of a drug overdose. Today, legally acquired opioids are the second most abused drugs in the country, right after cannabis. This opioid epidemic is so widespread that more people die from an opioid…

The Model of Addiction

We understand addiction to be a threefold condition that is at once mental, emotional, and physical. However, our approach to drug addiction treatment differs from conventional treatment in that we focus on the emotional rather than the mental. Addicts and alcoholics lose control of their consumption once they start to drink or abuse drugs. This…

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3 Advantages of Attending Women’s Addiction Rehab

When someone is addicted to alcohol or drugs, they find the idea of seeking treatment to be overwhelming. But, seeking treatment is the best option to end an addiction. The next step in the recovery process is to choose a treatment center where you can feel comfortable. At Rockland Recovery, we want to help you…

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How Meth Addictions Can Develop

Any illegal use of methamphetamines qualifies as abuse. Commonly called meth, it is a hazardous and addictive drug. Interestingly, meth addiction can develop from the first time someone starts using the drug. Meth produces a rush of dopamine that gives the user a euphoric feeling. If you or a loved one is struggling with a…