The Florida Shuffle is Not All Addiction Treatment

The “Florida Shuffle” is when people seeking help for addiction are exploited by fraudulent addiction treatment centers for insurance money. There are many wonderful treatment centers, with great staff that want to see people get better and live full lives (our employees are certainly in that camp!); those involved in the Florida Shuffle are not…

men participating in an outpatient rehab program

How Can an Outpatient Rehab Program Help Me?

If you are searching for answers about addiction treatment and would like help with your substance use disorder, congratulations on taking this important step toward wellness. As overwhelming as all the information about rehab options can be, the fact that there are so many options is also something to be grateful for. A common question,…

women discussing an intensive outpatient program

Do I Need an Intensive Outpatient Program?

When researching options for drug and alcohol treatment, you’ll run across the term intensive outpatient program or IOP.  An intensive outpatient program offers the same intensity of treatment as an inpatient plan but with more flexibility. It is not the right choice for everyone, though. At Amatus Recovery Centers, our team believes that it’s important…

a group drinks together on st patrick's day

How Dangerous Is Social Drinking on St. Patrick’s Day?

Certain holidays seem to be built around the idea of going out and having a few drinks in celebration. St. Patrick’s Day is perhaps the most well-known of these holidays. Every year, people worldwide celebrate the life of Ireland’s patron saint with all things green, including beer and cocktails. Many people associate alcohol abuse with…

Dr. discusses the definition of rehabilitation

The Rehabilitation Definition

Most people recognize the word “rehab” but may have a tough time telling you exactly what it is. That’s where the Rehabilitation Definition comes in. The Rehabilitation Definition is a set of interventions designed to improve the way individuals operate in their daily lives by overcoming difficulties. People suffering from drug or alcohol addiction can…

Dr. explains three different types of outpatient rehab

3 Different Types Of Outpatient Rehab Programs

Outpatient rehab programs grant people the flexibility to continue their daily lives as they recover from drug or alcohol addiction. Since outpatient rehab programs are less restrictive, they are suitable for slight to mild conditions. They are also ideal for individuals who have completed residential treatment programs and are ready to exercise the skills they…

a doctor answers questions about how outpatient addiction treatment works

How Does Outpatient Addiction Treatment Work?

If you do not need 24-hour supervision and care for your addiction, you may want to consider an outpatient addiction treatment program. An outpatient program allows you to commit to your recovery without neglecting your home, school, or work responsibilities. You have full access to the same therapies and programs that an outpatient rehab center…

what is the difference between outpatient and intensive outpatient

What is the Difference Between Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Programs?

When you read about the addiction treatment levels of care, you may notice that there is both outpatient and intensive outpatient. You might wonder: what is the difference between the two? Both outpatient and intensive outpatient programs are part-time, meaning you live at home or in sober living while receiving treatment, rather than in the…