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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): Intensive Treatment Without the Hospital Stay

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program? A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a type of intensive outpatient treatment that provides mental health and substance abuse care for people who are struggling with addiction or mental illness. PHPs are typically structured as day programs that last for several hours each day, but they can also be [...]

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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): Intensive Treatment Without the Hospital Stay

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program? A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a type of intensive outpatient treatment that provides mental health and substance abuse care for people who are struggling with addiction or mental illness. PHPs are typically structured as day programs that last for several hours each day, but they can also be [...]

Men in Recovery: What Makes Them More Vulnerable to Addiction?

Even though mental health and addiction affect both genders, it is often overlooked when it comes to men. There is a men’s mental health stigma indicating that it’s a sign of weakness if a man is faced with an obstacle of some kind. Due to the stigma, some men find it challenging to speak up [...]

Addiction, Trauma, & Toxic Relationships: Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard

The current legal proceedings between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, wherein Mr. Depp is suing his ex-wife, Ms. Heard, for defamation, have piqued the interest of people across the country the past few weeks. While we will leave the judgement against either party in the matter to the court, we cannot help but recognize the [...]

What is a Psychiatric Evaluation?

If you are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, you may be considering therapy. You are not alone. In 2020, almost 53 million people had a mental illness. It is natural to have questions about therapy, especially: What is a psychiatric evaluation? What happens during a psych evaluation? Where to get [...]

Substance Use Disorder Treatment with Tricare Insurance

Once known as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services, TRICARE insurance is a supplemental health care program for all military service members and their families. The United States Department of Defense Military Health System offers this program to: U.S. Air Force Army Navy Marine Corps Coast Guard Commission Core U.S. Public [...]

Harm Reduction Techniques: Missouri Opioid Crisis

Opioids have been on the rise in the United States for years now, and it’s only getting worse. What’s worse is that Missouri is contributing to thousands of overdose deaths every year. Some of these deaths involved prescription painkillers, and it's not just one group of people or demographic who are suffering. This opioid epidemic [...]

Support Groups in Kansas City, MO

When you have a substance use disorder (SUD), support becomes an invaluable resource. Dealing with addiction on your own is difficult and—for many people—feelings of loneliness can hurt your recovery progress. This is why there are many benefits of attending recovery support groups in Kansas City, MO. Humans are social creatures. Subsequently, we are better [...]

How Do Mood Stabilizers Work?

What Are Mood Stabilizers? Mood stabilizers are psychiatric medications that can help control an individual’s mood swings ranging from mania and depression. They are prescribed to restore the neurochemical balance in a person by decreasing brain activity. It’s important to note that mood stabilizer drugs are commonly used to treat individuals with the following disorders: […]

Opioid Overdose Deaths Hit A Record High: Prevention With Harm Reduction

New federal data suggests that America’s drug epidemic is the deadliest it has ever been. According to provisional data published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 100,000 individuals died of drug overdoses during the 12 months ending in April 2021 in the United States. The overdose deaths skyrocketed to 28.5% […]

Alcohol Withdrawal and Insomnia

Getting a great night’s sleep is one of the best feelings. At the same time, spending the night tossing and turning puts you in a bad mood and starts the day off wrong. People who struggle with insomnia may think alcohol will help, but over time it leads to dependence and trouble sleeping without alcohol.  […]

Dating Someone in Recovery

Most single people can write a book about their weird, awkward, and terrible dates. You are probably thinking of a few right now. However, the person you are dating right now is different.  Besides dating someone thoughtful and kind, you are also dating someone in recovery. For some people, dating someone in recovery from drug […]

Alcohol Recovery With Sana Lake Recovery Center

Are you or a loved one suffering from alcohol addiction and looking to recover? Have you/they tried alcohol treatment before, but been burned by the lack of effective services? If so, then you need to learn all you can about Sana Lake Recovery Center and how we’ve helped many in your positions defeat their addiction. […]

How Do I Choose the Right Outpatient Rehab?

Drug use disorder is more common than you may think, with 23 million American adults stating they’ve struggled with it at some point. That means that if you or your loved one is affected by drug abuse, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, most people affected by problematic drug and alcohol use do nothing about it. Statistics […]

The Opioid Crisis Response In Missouri

The state of Missouri is facing an opioid crisis of epic proportions. It is impacting the lives of communities and families tragically every day. The Department of Mental Health (DMH) has obtained two federal grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) to provide the following services in its opioid crisis response: [...]

Why is Person-First Language Important in Addiction Treatment?

Person-first language is vital in addiction treatment because it values the humanity of each individual struggling with addiction. The stigma of addiction can produce drastic effects on those who wish to rid themselves of these behaviors. Stigma can be defined as discrimination or a set of beliefs that target another group or set of beliefs. […]

The Relationship Between Infidelity And Addiction

Infidelity is the act of cheating on a spouse or romantic partner. Although it can be emotional or sexual, couples decide what is considered infidelity. A survey by Psychology Today finds 20 to 40 percent of men cheat while 10 to 25 percent of women cheat. In many cases, infidelity and addiction go hand-in-hand.   [...]

Inpatient Investigation: How Much Does It Cost to Go Inpatient?

Did you know that just over seven percent of adults received some form of treatment (including inpatient) for alcohol use disorder? Excessive drinking has led to rising emergency department visits and overdoses. Additionally, 22.1% of overdoses from prescription medication were tied to alcohol. The combination of drugs and alcohol is a deadly duo that impacts many […]

A Message to Our Members After the Death of Michael K. Williams

Dear anyone using substances or their loved ones, First and foremost, we want you to know that we love you no matter what, and your life has unmeasurable value. Conversations like this used to be shunned because they were viewed as a form of enabling or giving somebody permission to use drugs. We know too […]

How to Treat Alcohol Shakes

It’s been a couple of hours since your last drink, and you notice your hands shaking ever so slightly. It’s difficult for you to write or draw now. Alcohol shakes or tremors are a form of withdrawal symptoms that are best described as trembling of the hands or other body regions. Alcohol shakes can be […]

Real Residential: What Is Considered Residential Treatment?

Sure, most people have their perceptions about addiction and recovery. But these two concepts are not as straightforward, or black and white as people think. These perceptions exist thanks to addiction stigma and stereotypes around addiction and recovery.  But despite the many misconceptions around what it means to struggle with addiction, recovery is far less […]

How Do Inpatient Drug Rehab Centers Work?

According to the National Institutes of Health, 10% of adults in the United States have had a drug use disorder at some point. Out of this group, only 25% of people have gotten treatment. Addiction can completely take over your life, so finding a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center to help you or a loved one […]

Sana Lake Celebrates National Recovery Month 2021

Each September, National Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible. Now in its 23rd year, Recovery Month increases awareness and understanding […]

10 Qualities All the Best Rehab Centers Have

Sadly, every year almost 44,000 people die from drug overdoses. And facing the reality of death should be enough to find the help needed for you or whoever you may know facing addiction. And of course, getting into a rehab center is the first step to changing lives for the better. Because hopefully, that will be the start […]

A Complete Guide to Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol can quickly go from the drink you use to have fun with to alcohol addiction. Too much alcohol can lead to issues like memory loss, confusion, nausea and vomiting, and even erectile dysfunction. It can even expose you to long-term illnesses like pneumonia, liver disease, hepatitis, certain cancers, and more if left untreated. It can be [...]

How to Find the Right Rehab Center for You

Do you know that about 1 in 20 adults in the United States drink heavily (more than 14 drinks per week for men, more than 7 for women)? The substance abuse numbers are even worse, with 21 million Americans suffering from it. Yet, only about 10% of people who have an addiction will go to a rehab […]

How Covid-19 Contributed to a Record Overdose Year

The opioid epidemic has been a problem in the United States for decades. However, when the Covid pandemic hit in 2020, the opioid crisis saw shattering numbers. In 2019, the number of overdose deaths per year increased from 2018 by 4.6 percent.  But Covid led to a jump in overdose deaths – over 93,000 people […]

Do You Drink Too Much? Signs That You Are Becoming Addicted to Alcohol

It can be hard to tell when someone drinks too much. More than 14 million Americans have alcohol use disorder. They are addicted to alcohol and cannot stop using unless they receive help. Yet people with alcohol use disorder come from all walks of life. Some experience significant personal problems, while others appear to be functioning. What […]

How to Treat Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a common thing. About one in ten Americans have resolved an addiction-based problem. There are many causes of addiction, and many ways to get out of it. However, when you’re in the throes of addiction, it can feel like there’s no way out.  The barrage of information and advice out there for those […]

What’s the Difference Between PHP and IOP?

Addiction treatment programs are both inpatient or outpatient. For many people, inpatient treatment is not an option. So, IOP (intensive outpatient program) or PHP (partial hospitalization program) is their next option.  But, what is the definition of outpatient rehab? What is an IOP vs. PHP? And, how do you choose which program is best? At […]

What Is Lean Drink?

Lean drink is a combination of soft drink, prescription-strength cough syrup, and fruit-flavored candy. Lean, also known as sizzurp, dirty sprite, purple drank, and lean drink, often contains an opioid drug called codeine. This presents a danger for those drinking lean, as opioids are known for their dependent characteristics.  Some cough syrups used in lean […]

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