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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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What are Quaaludes

What are Quaaludes?

Investigating the History Behind 'Ludes and Lemonheads What are quaaludes? The term has become famous in both medical circles and pop culture. But they're actually a sedative drug officially called Methaqualone. This drug, which once held a significant place in both the medical field and social scenes, has a rich and...

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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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Does Insurance Cover PTSD and Trauma Treatment

Does Insurance Cover PTSD and Trauma Treatment?

Using Health Insurance for Trauma Programs at Icarus in NM Suffering from a mental illness like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or struggling to cope with trauma is incredibly difficult. I saw this firsthand when my childhood best friend came back from deployment and suffered daily because of the experiences he had...

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Do I Need Residential Eating Disorder Treatment

Do I Need Residential Eating Disorder Treatment?

Get Answers on Seeking Inpatient Rehab for Disordered Eating "Do I need residential eating disorder treatment?" is a frequently asked question among those with eating disorders. You may not believe that you're "sick enough" to need help, or you may feel intimidated by the thought of attending treatment in a residential...

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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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