Alcohol Treatment

EtG Test

EtG Test: What It Is and How It Works

EtG tests are one of the most common ways to verify recent alcohol consumption, but not a lot of people know what it is or how it works. There are various tests that medical professionals and government officials use to determine how much alcohol a person has consumed and their...

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Obamacare for Rehab

Does Obamacare Cover Rehab?

As vital as rehab is to the recovery of those struggling with addiction, it unfortunately faces the same stigma as everything surrounding substance abuse and mental health. It can be difficult to seek help for paying for addiction treatment services, or even to find the right places to ask questions...

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Music Therapy for Addiction

Music Therapy for Addiction

The mind is a complex organ that can heal, perform complex functions, create electricity, form thoughts, and communicate on levels of consciousness that we cannot even fathom as physical beings. Because we use so little of our brains, there is so much that’s not understood about this organ and...

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REBT for Addiction

REBT for Addiction

Human behavior and thinking are as closely related to addiction as any other element of the human personality. Relating certain behaviors to their responses and triggers allows us to completely reprogram our brains, resulting in different behavioral reactions to a specific stimulus. These methods, including NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), can provide...

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Commonly Abused Benzodiazepines

Commonly Abused Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines are classified as Schedule IV drugs by the DEA. This means that they have some potential for abuse and can also be prescribed for medical uses. Benzodiazepines are often used in conjunction with other drugs, specifically alcohol and opioids. In many cases of cocaine addiction, users will also take...

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Art therapy for addiction class New Mexico

Art Therapy for Addiction

Art therapy is a useful tool utilized by many substance abuse treatment centers, including Icarus Behavioral Health, in order to assist with many facets of recovery from addiction. The subjective nature of art therapy enables patients to express themselves in a plethora of different ways in order to help them...

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DBT Therapy Albuquerque

DBT Therapy Albuquerque

Originally designed to help people with suicidal behavior or borderline personality disorder, DBT has now been adapted to help with many mental health problems that may affect many aspects of a person’s life. When looking for DBT therapy in Albuquerque, Icarus Behavioral Health forms one of the top-rated addiction treatment...

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Senate Bill 317 New Mexico

Senate Bill 317 New Mexico

On Thursday, April 7, 2022, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 317 into New Mexico Law. This bill establishes the Health Care Affordability Fund which is set up to lower the cost of health insurance for working-class families. The bill also disallows insurance companies from charging co-pays and...

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SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is an effective alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). In this treatment modality, participants learn techniques that enable them to continue progressing in their recovery. While we also support 12 step recovery, the team at Icarus Behavioral Health embraces SMART Recovery as an evidence-based...

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