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Welcome to Drug Rehab Comparison, a free addiction treatment site offering a list of treatment facilities and a wealth of resources on recovery and addiction.The decision to seek help for addiction and entering a treatment center is life altering and one that can ultimately save your life. The wide wide range of of treatment options and facilities offering services for drug and alcohol addiction is overwhelming at a time of often severe stress. Our site seeks to help you gather the necessary information to make an informed decision about treatment. There are many treatment options available - inpatient, extended care, residential, outpatient, etc. When choosing a facility consider your options carefully. When you are comparing them make a list of the drug rehab centers that you may consider – based on location, treatment specialties, etc. Then contact them in turn. Develop a list of facts you want to gather for each of them and the questions you want to ask. Visit our resources designed to provide you with vital information to help you make an informed decision that is right for you, the substance you are addicted to, your personal circumstances your family and your budget.. - so where do you start with making a choice. Let us Help! (866) 426-7444.

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Choosing a Treatment Facility

Choosing a Treatment Facility can be a life changing decision.  Do your research.  You may not get to do it over.

Funding treatment

Funding Addiction Treatment

Before you choose a drug rehab facility you will need to understand the costs and what you can afford.

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Staging an Intervention

Worried about a loved ones drug and alcohol use? Consider an intervention

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Do you need Detox?

Quitting drinking without medical care can be life threatening.  Understand the importance of detox

Addiction Treatment Resources and Research

We aim to provide information based on life experience with addiction our writers and staff all have experience with addiction in several capacities. We are not doctors nor do we endorse any treatment facility listed on our site. We have walked the walk and hope that you may join us to change your life. We are also advocates of the 12 steps. This may not be right for everybody but it has worked for us to maintain quality sobriety after leaving treatment..

Research

The War on Drugs- Is it time for a truce?

One of the longest wars ever on record, the war on drugs has gone on for over 40 years.  Were this an armed war it would have been resolved long ago and despite the tragic loss of life the tactics and warfare have remained the same.  The drug war rages on, prisons continue to be over crowded, crime continues to rise and people continue to suffer as a consequence of this failed battle. There are questions we need to ask, is this battle lost, can it really be won and is it time for a truce.  One of these questions is easily answered, and the evidence is glaringly obvious. … Read the rest

Can I force my loved one into Rehab?

Involuntary Commitment –

Involuntary commitment or civil commitment is a legal process that places an individual into treatment through a court order.  Generally involuntary commitment is used for reasons of severe mental illness but in some situations it is also used in cases of severe addiction.  

Considering involuntarily committing another person into rehabilitative care is a serious decision, and should only be a final resort with them refusing to make the decision for themselves.  Having exhausted all other options and having tried various approaches with nothing working, it is understandable that you are giving this option some consideration.  Morally this approach has some issues as you are removing free will, taking a person’s life out of their hands; you are making the decision for them. … Read the rest

12 steps, What are they?

12 Steps on your way to sobriety

Alcoholics Anonymous is referred to as an International Fellowship with the primary purpose of assisting alcoholics achieve sobriety.  The fellowship was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith; through the years it has aided the recovery of millions of alcoholics and its principles and ethos have been adopted in order to facilitate the recovery of other common addictions.  The tools used within AA are known as the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions. The Twelve Steps that we know to be part of the AA fellowship today are part of a process of evolution, experience and learning.   … Read the rest

FAQs

12 Steps on your way to sobriety

Alcoholics Anonymous is referred to as an International Fellowship with the primary purpose of assisting alcoholics achieve sobriety.  The fellowship was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith; through the years it has aided the recovery of millions of alcoholics and its principles and ethos have been adopted in order to facilitate the recovery of other common addictions.  The tools used within AA are known as the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions. The Twelve Steps that we know to be part of the AA fellowship today are part of a process of evolution, experience and learning.   … Read the rest

Take this simple 26 question test from NCADD.  If you think you may have a problem seek help. Alcoholism is a serious illness which leads to death and shattered lives.

Am I Alcoholic Self Test?

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Family members are frequently the ones who try to initiate treatment for substance abuse and they are also the ones who are most affected by the addict’s behavior at both an emotional and frequently financial level. Many of these family members have been lied to, disappointed and even stolen from by the addict and they are usually at their wits end when they try and persuade the addict to seek treatment. One of their frequently asked questions is how to get the addict committed to a drug rehabilitation center if they don’t want to go. That’s an excellent question and unfortunately the answer is not encouraging.… Read the rest

A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) demonstrates a significant decline in the level of current under-age alcohol consumption, as well as a drop in under-age binge drinking.  Figures in the report show a decrease of 28.8% in 2002 down to 22.7% in 2013 among those aged between 12-20 years.  Despite an obvious reduction in the figures, alcohol remains the most widely used and abused substance among 12-20 year olds, with 22.7% consuming alcohol compared to 16.9% using tobacco and even lower 13.6% using illicit drugs.  A culture of binge drinking is also evident; despite a reduction from 19.3% in 2002 to 14.2% in 2013 this is alarming as by definition binge drinking is having five or more drinks on the same occasion. … Read the rest

Before beginning this blog I wondered if a process as complex as recovery could actually be adequately and safely supported by social media. As I researched this topic I was surprised at how beneficial and utilized this method of support actually is. As we know social media is a huge world-wide phenomenon and it is used in many ways, so why not use it to support recovery. The question is does it work and how?

There is a wide array of online communities and social networks available to recovering addicts. There are also pros and cons to individuals in recovery using social media as a means of support.… Read the rest

One of the major concerns with drug and alcohol treatment centers is their overall effectiveness. Another major concern is whether or not your loved one who is suffering from an addiction will actually enter and remain in the chosen treatment facility. And finally, one of the other top concerns with residential substance abuse treatment programs is how much does drug rehab cost and how you are going to pay for it. This is a particularly concerning question in times of great economic setbacks when budgets for particular treatment centers are likely to suffer cuts or be eliminated all together and questions of insurance coverage are difficult to answer.… Read the rest

 

There is an undeniable association between sexual abuse and addiction. It could even be referred to as a vicious circle. Sexual abuse victims can often be vulnerable to addictive behavior due to the mental and emotional turmoil that they have endured. On the other hand individuals who are addicted to either drugs or alcohol can leave themselves vulnerable to sexual abuse and assault. Studies show that more than three quarters of those suffering with addiction have encountered traumatic events in the past; many of these individuals also demonstrate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The silence of fear

In order to understand the correlation between the two it is important to look at each of the elements separately and understand them as individual issues.… Read the rest

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