Alcohol Treatment

A full range of alcohol treatment programs, resources, and helpful guides from Icarus Behavioral Health in New Mexico!

Motivational Interviewing - Stages of Changes

Motivational Interviewing: Stages of Changes

A Look at the 5 Stages of Change Achieved in Treatment at Icarus Are you struggling and looking for new hope? Have you tried to heal your substance abuse disorder to no avail? If more traditional therapies have not brought you long-term success, please don't give up. The next best move...

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ACEs and Addiction: A Recovery Guide

ACEs and Addiction: A Recovery Guide

Getting Help at Icarus for Childhood Trauma Causing Addiction as an Adult The burden of traumatic childhood events can linger well into adulthood and often the cause of attempts to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. If you or a loved one have come to this blog, wondering about the connection and perhaps...

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How Much Does IOP Cost With Insurance

How Much Does IOP Cost With Insurance?

Using Health Benefits to Get Outpatient Services Covered at Icarus When it comes to dealing with an addiction or mental illness, treatment costs shouldn’t prevent you from getting the help you need. However, a 2011 report found that approximately 37% of people who needed rehab couldn’t afford it, so insurance coverage...

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Life Skills for Recovering Addicts

Developing Life Skills for Recovering Addicts

The Benefits of Learning Life Skills in Recovery at Icarus Overcoming addiction is challenging, but it is more than possible. In fact, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 7 in 10 people with a substance use disorder recover. Learning the right life skills is often a...

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How to Get Insurance to Pay for Inpatient Rehab

How to Get Insurance to Pay for Inpatient Rehab

Using Health Insurance Coverage for Residential Care at Icarus Residential inpatient treatment is among the more expensive forms of addiction treatment, but that does not mean that it is inaccessible for you or your loved one. Health insurance coverage can pay for a significant portion, or even all, of your treatment...

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Can You Be Homeless in Rehab

Can You Be Homeless in Rehab?

Getting Support for Recovery and Additional Services at Icarus When you're deep into addiction, you rarely know how to ask for help. As a homeless heroin addict, I had no good people in my life. I was on my way to dying of my addiction, and there wasn't anybody there to...

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Can You Force Someone into Rehab in New Mexico

Can You Force Someone into Rehab in New Mexico?

Getting Answers and Support for a Loved One at Icarus If you have a loved one with a mental health or substance use disorder, you want what’s best for them. You are likely rightfully worried about what will happen if they do not seek appropriate treatment. Unfortunately, many people who need...

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Why Do I Keep Relapsing

Why Do I Keep Relapsing?

A Personal Story of Relapse and Recovery The addiction recovery process is not always easy or fun. In my experience with drug addiction, relapse has unfortunately been a big part of it. I've relapsed multiple times, and each time it happens, I feel like a failure. I've been to multiple recovery...

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What is the Turning Point of Recovery

What is the Turning Point of Recovery?

Marking the Milestones in Getting Clean and Sober Do you - or a friend or loved one - struggle with substance abuse? You might be at rock bottom, often the first turning point of recovery. While you struggle with a substance use disorder that hurts your physical or mental health, you...

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Addiction Recovery Tools

Addiction Recovery Tools

Choosing Your Recovery Toolbox to Support Staying Clean Addiction is a lonely and isolating illness that does a good job of convincing you that everything is okay. Nobody believes that they have a problem while they’re experiencing an addiction, including me. It was a battle for my mind that I was...

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