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Does Insurance Cover Drug Addiction Treatment?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurance companies to cover drug addiction treatment. Outpatient and inpatient services are included, depending on what state you live in and what health care plan you choose. Generally, though, insurers cannot completely deny coverage for substance abuse disorders. There are, however, some states that require insurers to cover treatment…

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Why Is Detox Necessary?

Detoxing is always the very first step in the recovery process. Whether you’re battling substance use disorder or alcohol use disorder, there’s absolutely no way to get started without it. Unfortunately, it’s also the most challenging and intimidating stage of recovery. Also referred to as withdrawal, detoxing is often fraught with painful and unpleasant physical…

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Who Is at Higher Risk for Alcoholism?

A person’s vulnerability to developing alcoholism depends on many risk factors. Although alcoholism can affect anyone, there are certain groups of people who are more likely to develop the disease. A person’s genetics, psychological factors, and social environment all contribute to their ability to become an alcoholic. Alcohol abuse, for example, runs in families, but…