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    Do I have an alcohol or drug use problem?

    Posted on January 1, 2018 by Comments are off

    How do we know when alcohol and/or drug use has become a problem for us? What is a substance use problem? Alcohol or drug problems arise when you, a family member or friend, are drinking or using drugs in an amount that may be harmful, illegal or impair any part of your life. Maybe you have had arg... read more

    Choosing outpatient substance abuse treatment

    Posted on June 4, 2017 by Comments are off

    Congratulations! You have decided to seek information regarding counseling or education for alcohol or drug use. It is a big decision and commitment, no matter the reason you reach out for assistance. Below are tips on how to choose a substance abuse provider and make substance use treatment a succ... read more

    Substance Use and the Family: Intoxicant Emotions

    Posted on November 18, 2016 by Comments are off

    Drugs and alcohol are "intoxicants," consumed to have fun, feel better, and eventually to become intoxicated - high or drunk. Family members are directly affected at many levels by the increased problems that addiction causes. No surprise there.  The behavior of the substance user causes the famil... read more

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    Not ready for substance abuse treatment?

    Posted on September 5, 2014 by Comments are off

    It seems impossible to convince the necessity of it to someone who is not ready for substance abuse treatment.  Research shows it could take 5 - 6 treatments to help a person with a serious addiction to permanently stop using alcohol or drugs. Is that too much for a long term change? How much eff... read more

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    Using health insurance and Medicare for alcohol, drug rehab and substance abuse treatment at First Step Services, LLC

    Posted on May 23, 2014 by Leave a comment

    What is substance abuse treatment?

    Posted on November 4, 2011 by Leave a comment

    Alcohol and drug rehab is a process of several components. Substance use treatment includes building new relationships, experiencing life without use of alcohol and drugs over and extended period and developing life skills to prevent a return to problematic substance use. Treatment is moving beyo... read more

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    Do I have an alcohol or drug use problem?

    Do I have an alcohol or drug use problem?

    How do we know when alcohol and/or drug use has become a problem for us?
    Choosing outpatient substance abuse treatment

    Choosing outpatient substance abuse treatment

    Congratulations! You have decided to seek information regarding counseling or education for alcohol or drug use.
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