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Welcome to Drug Rehab Connections

Drug Rehab Connections is a website full of free information about drugs, alcohol, treatment, insurance coverage, and specific state and city treatment options. We understand how hard it is to struggle with addiction, both personally or connected to one. All of our content is medically reviewed and updated every few months to provide the most up to date information.

Inpatient Rehab

For many who need treatment, entering into a residential program is the best option. Removing one from a negative environment that can cause triggers can help increase a persons recovery.

Outpatient Rehab

Outpatient if used properly is a very effective form of treatment. When a person is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction but has to continue to work, outpatient drug rehab is a great option.

Detoxification Rehab

A medical detox program is essential for alcohol and many substances taken in high volume. Detoxification is the first medical step for a person before they start receiving therapy.

About Us

What is Drug Rehab?

If you or a loved one is suffering from drug addiction, you may be looking for help curing the disease. One of the most well-known methods is drug rehab. However, many people don’t realize that “drug rehab” is a broad-encompassing term that represents various treatment methods. The type of drug rehab that you choose could depend on an array of factors.

For instance, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, treating addiction will typically require several components due to the complexity of its nature and treatment will include a variety of pharmacological and behavioral approaches.

The NIH further elaborates that there are more than 14,500 specialized treatment facilities in the United States and that these facilities can provide services including, but not limited to, counseling, medication, case management, and behavioral therapy. This article will give an extensive breakdown of what drug rehab is and the factors to consider when choosing a facility.

HOW DO I KNOW IF REHAB IS FOR ME?

Unfortunately, many drug addiction cases spiral out of control before the user accepts that it’s time to attend a rehabilitation clinic. Looking into an addiction treatment program might be worth considering.

Statistics from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration finds that nearly 23 million Americans need treatment for alcohol or drug abuse, but less than one percent seek out the help they need.

Those who suffer from addiction may find it difficult to determine when they need to enter rehab. Psych Central cites denial as one of the primary roadblocks preventing someone from seeking the help that they need. Consider the following questions listed below. If you answer “yes” to any of them, rehab could potentially be for you:
* Have you ever operated a motor vehicle while high or intoxicated?
* Have your loved ones asked you to stop getting high or intoxicated?
* Has your doctor told you that your addiction is affecting your health severely?
* Do you abuse drugs that are illegal?
* Do you experience withdrawals when you go too long without taking your drug of choice?
* Have you harmed yourself or others while high or intoxicated?
* Have you been fired from a job because of substance-related issues?
* Do you lie about your drug use?
* Have you been fired from a job because of substance-related issues?
* The critical thing to remember when deciding on rehab is that you are not alone. Thousands of trained professionals are available to help you determine if rehab is right for you and, if so, which facility you should enter.
* Many experts strongly recommend that you contact a licensed professional who can provide an assessment of your individualized needs.

The professional who you see should not have a connection with a rehabilitation or treatment center. However, you should try to find someone who specializes in substance abuse problems.

Examples include physicians, licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, mental health counselors, addiction counselors who are licensed or certified, and family therapists.

Find a treatment program that is covered by your insurance today.

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Our Medical Review Team

Drug Rehab Connections provides medical unbiased information reviewed by our psychologists, psychiatrists, and licensed therapists so our readers can make an informed decision on the next steps in their, or a loved one’s, drug recovery journey.

DR. GERARDO SISON - Doctorate of Pharmacy

Gerardo Sison is a Florida-licensed pharmacist who has worked in clinical and research settings providing drug education to both healthcare professionals and patients. He graduated from the University of Florida where he earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.). He piloted a longitudinal clinical research program and completed his clinical internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

DR. ANNA PICKERING - PhD

Dr. Pickering holds a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology as well as a Bachelor of Science in the fields of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

DR. TAKEESHA JENKINS - BS, PHD

Dr. Jenkins holds a PhD and an MS in Psychology, a BS in Biology, and has trained in the fields of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.