What is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

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Reading Time: 6 minutes There is a divide in the United States between the appearance of alcoholics and functioning alcoholics. They may sound similar on the surface, but many who are dealing with the problem of high-functioning alcoholism (HFA) would tell you it’s not the same. Many people might not have heard the term, so what is a functional […]

Medicare And Substance Abuse Treatment [Guide]

Reading Time: 6 minutes Medicare is a federal health insurance program. To qualify for this program, you must either be sixty-five years of age or older, have a qualifying disability, or have a diagnosis for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Obtaining Medicare is an important step to continue medical coverage once an individual has surpassed the age bracket for prior […]

The Guide to Study Drug Addiction

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Reading Time: 7 minutes Study drug addiction is prevalent among students who feel intense pressure to achieve academic success. Experimenting with drugs, both prescription and illicit is standard among college students, but that does not mean it is safe.  People often associate drug use on college campuses with partying, but many students also use drugs to study. You may […]

When Should You Hold an Intervention?


Reading Time: 4 minutes When should you hold an intervention? This question is one that many families ask themselves. It can be challenging to try to help a loved one struggling with addiction.  In this resource, we discuss how to know it’s time to hold an intervention.  Table of Contents What is an Intervention for Substance Abuse Disorders? An […]

Top 3 reasons to be JCAHO accredited

Reading Time: 2 minutes At A Better Today, we understand the importance of substance abuse treatment centers that continuously strive to grow and offer the best care possible. Of the 13,339 addiction treatment centers that responded to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, less than 20% of substance abuse treatment facilities were accredited by the Joint Commission. […]

Stress, Isolation and Addiction

Reading Time: 6 minutes Human beings are social animals; we are designed to live and work with others. Without a community, individuals are prone to stress associated with isolation as the innate need for human connection is deprived. xStress can negatively affect the body, mind, feelings, and behavior. Isolation causes a specific type of stress that is more serious […]

Self-Care and It’s Importance in Recovery

self-care in recovery

Reading Time: 5 minutes Sometimes, taking care of ourselves can be the hardest thing to do. However, with compassion, patience, and practice, self-care can easily become a new healthy habit. This article discusses self-care throughout and beyond addiction recovery. Table of Contents What is Self-Care? Self-care is one of the most important aspects of life—every living thing requires some […]

Lifestyle Changes in Recovery: An Attitude of Gratitude

Reading Time: 4 minutes We are trained by society to continually assess what we have and seek more. With frantic minds and hollow hearts, we judge, analyze and consume material things. In such a wasteland of greed, superficiality and addiction, the struggle can seem less than worth the effort. In the shadow of rampant consumerism, depression, anxiety and addiction […]

How to Reach Out for Help with Addiction

Reading Time: 5 minutes The fact that you are on this page now, searching for information on this topic, is a sure sign that in some shape or form, addiction to alcohol and/or drugs is affecting your life in a negative way. At the beginning of a budding drug or alcohol addiction, it can seem like the negative consequences are […]

60 Days Drug & Alcohol Treatment- A Parent’s Guide


Reading Time: 5 minutes After 60 days in rehab, your son or daughter will have a taste of sobriety and learn some of the truths and myths about addiction. They have experienced a new social group and have made close friends that support and help them in recovery. Call now to ask questions about treatment for yourself or a […]