What Can You Expect From a Luxury Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center?

What Can You Expect From a Luxury Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center?

If you just clicked on an advertisement that said, “Luxury Treatment Center”, you probably are wondering what this means.  This article will explain to you what to expect from a luxury treatment facility.  A luxury treatment center often offers you: spa treatments, acupuncture, golf, swimming pools, massages, chiropractic care, luxury living accommodations for inpatient treatment, fitness instructors and trainers, chef catered meals, laundry services and so much more.  In my opinion, a luxury rehab is the place to be if you are trying to get sober.  Getting sober in comfort is the easiest way to get the help that you need 24/7. Some activities that go on at a luxury rehab are: fitness training, ropes courses, snorkeling, fishing, swimming, and basketball, ping pong, stand up paddle boarding, massage, yoga and paddle boarding. When you type the keyword “luxury” into the Google search engine, you see the definition as being, “the state of great comfort and extravagant living.”  Many people that go to drug and alcohol treatment centers want to experience luxury for several different reasons. For starters, they may see treatment as a way of starting their life over.  It simply means that you are going to stop taking your drug of choice and putting it behind you.  If you earn a decent income or have private medical insurance such as: Cigna, Humana or Blue Cross/Blue Shield, you are most likely going to get into a luxury facility.  You have to look around to see how much money each facility is charging and then ask them if they can admit you into the facility. Many treatment centers call themselves...
The Treatment Facility that I Want to Go to Only Accepts Private Insurance

The Treatment Facility that I Want to Go to Only Accepts Private Insurance

If you have an alcohol or drug problem, you may already know that finding a treatment center that takes your insurance is not easy. Most people that call drug and alcohol treatment centers have no idea that their insurance will not pay for most of the treatment program that they want to attend. Treatment centers across the United States receive thousands of phone calls each day from people wanting to get treatment for a substance abuse problem. There is nothing worse than a client hearing that their insurance will not cover treatment for the facility that they have picked out. Most drug and alcohol treatment facilities accept private insurance plans and cash pay only. Unfortunately, many people today have Medicaid/Medicare and little funds to pay for treatment. What can you do if you in this kind of a situation. If you only have Medicaid/Medicare, the best thing that you can do is to search Google for Medicaid/Medicare approved facilities. This will help narrow your search to a treatment program in your area that accepts the kind of medical insurance that you have. Your other option is to go to your city hospital and tell them what your needs are and where you can get help for alcohol and drug addiction. There are some treatment centers in Florida that accept people with little or no insurance. One of these treatment centers is called Faith Farm Ministries. You can also go to SAMSHA.gov. Here you will find a lot of resources for you to get the help that you need with the type of insurance that you have.   The average...
What Should You Take with You When You Leave for Rehab

What Should You Take with You When You Leave for Rehab

You decided that rehab is a good place for you to start your life over again.  Good decision on your part!  However, you may be asking yourself what you should take and not take with you.  Here are a few things that you should do before going to rehab. First, call the treatment center that you will be going to.  Ask them for a list of things that you can and cannot take with you.  If you cannot get a hold of anyone and your plane is set to leave in a few hours, here are a few tips on what to take and not take with you. No cell phones. Most treatment centers do not allow you to have cell phones because you cannot make personal calls while you are in treatment. Most rehabs have it set so that you can call home with a person assisting you.  This may be a counselor that is assigned to work with you.  If you don’t think that you should have it, the best thing to do is to leave it at home. Illegal Substances should not be taken with you. This may seem a bit obvious, but many people forget to empty their pockets before boarding a plane.  If you have cocaine or heroin in your pocket, you will get stopped at the airport and may even be arrested for having illegal contraband. Guns, Knives, protection devices should be left at home. Many states allow people to carry these types of weapons on them. However, they don’t belong in a rehab.  You don’t want to put anyone in danger at...
Chris Farley:  Remembering the Comedian that Died of a Drug Overdose 18 Years Ago

Chris Farley: Remembering the Comedian that Died of a Drug Overdose 18 Years Ago

If you ever wanted to have a good laugh, you could always turn to comedy.  In the 1990’s a famous comedian and actor by the name of Chris Farley made us all laugh.  He starred in movies such as: Tommy Boy, Almost Heroes, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep, Airheads, Wayne’s World and Coneheads.  The actor was also known for his weekly appearances on Saturday Night Live. Sadly, on December 18, 1997, Chris Farley died of a drug overdose at the young age of 33.  His friends knew him to be sensitive, funny and a pleasure to be around.  On January 3, 1998, The New York Times reported that Chris Farley died of a drug overdose of cocaine and morphine.  His body was found on the floor of his apartment.  The police did not find any foul play in the finding of his body.  Drug and alcohol addiction is a problem that effects over 50 million American’s every single year.  Millions of people don’t know how to control their intake of drugs and often the problem spins out of control. We must ask ourselves what pain Chris Farley had in his life that could have caused him to turn to drugs.  Why did he feel the need to take drugs in order to find his happiness?  Could his death have been prevented if he found a good treatment program that could have worked for him?  This is a question that thousands of parents are asking themselves today? Could I have helped my son or daughter more than what I did? Families across America today are trying to find answers.  Many...
Is Your ADD and ADHD Causing You to Take Illegal Drugs to Focus Better?

Is Your ADD and ADHD Causing You to Take Illegal Drugs to Focus Better?

Many college students in the state of New Jersey are often turning to illegal drugs in order to focus better on their studies.  Every college student knows that getting A’s and B’s on your exams are a must if you want to graduate with at least a 3.0.  It is true that getting medication from your psychiatrist or family doctor is the only way to treat ADHD and ADD effectively.  If you try and take illegal drugs to help you to focus better, it can become a highly addictive habit. Hercampus.com published an article talking about a college student by the name of Amanda.  The article stated that a woman by the name of Amanda decided to take Adderall in order to focus on her studies. She couldn’t focus on her own.  Even though she was not given a prescription, she was able to buy this drug on the street from a friend.  Within 15 minutes, the drug kicked into her system and her focus became increased.  She was able to relax and retain the information for a test. There is no argument that these types of drugs help a person to focus better.  However, if taken without the care of a licensed physician, they can become highly addictive and problematic.  Study drugs are becoming more popular today because of students being able to buy them on the street.  One pill can cost you as much as $20.00.  However, a student that is struggling to pass a test may see this as being the only option if they do not have a prescription for the drug from a doctor....