What are Partial Hospitalization Programs?

Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are a level of care in addiction treatment. These programs offer more intensive treatment than regular outpatient programs, but unlike with residential treatment, you don’t live at the facility while receiving care. PHPs are typically several hours, three to five days a week. They are great for those who may need…

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…

Co-Occurring Disorders

Why Treat Addiction and Mental Health Disorders Together?

If you have an addiction and co-occurring mental health disorder, it’s important to treat the two together. This means getting help for both simultaneously. But why can’t you just treat one?  Well, substance use and mental health disorders interact with and affect one another. If you enter recovery without being treated for a mental health…

Matthew Perry

Leading up to the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. reunion, fans are worried about Matthew Perry. He’s struggled with addiction since the 90’s and has had periods of sobriety, but his slurred speech in promo videos is causing speculation about a relapse. It’s unclear whether Perry did relapse or is having health problems, but he has been open about…

woman learning about national women's health week

Beginning Addiction Treatment During National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week is a time for women to consider their physical and mental health. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH), this week serves as a reminder to women of all ages to think about their bodies and minds and make changes if necessary. For…

Exercise

Can Exercise Play a Role in Addiction Treatment?

Addiction recovery is different for everyone. Some people find 12-step groups helpful, while others might do therapy or meditation. Often, it is a combination of several methods. However, there are practices that tend to be helpful for many of those in recovery, and exercise is one of them. Working out releases dopamine and other neurotransmitters…