It's the new year ... do you understand the Affordable Care Act? Here is the short version: you are required by law to have health insurance. That doesn't mean you will be thrown in jail if you don't sing-up. However, if you don't purchase a plan, you will face a harsher fine in 2016. For some folks, … Continue reading Addiction and Healthcare 2016
The following information is applicable after you have made the decision to go forward with an intervention. In my case, my family decided to go the "old school" tough love route and cut me out of their life. I know this sounds harsh but it saved my life. I got sober 20 years ago, and there … Continue reading Intervention Do’s and Don’t
Look no further. You most likely are not aware that treatment for addiction and alcoholism are essential health benefits under the Affordable Care Act. All plans must cover: Behavioral health treatment ( like counseling and therapy) Mental and behavioral health inpatient services Substance use disorder treatment (commonly referred to as alcoholism, addiction or substance abuse) Your specific behavioral health benefits will … Continue reading Are you a drug addict or alcoholic with no insurance?
If you are a non-medical person (like me) understanding how the DSM categorizes different forms of addiction, can be very confusing. What is the DSM? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the standard used to classify mental disorders. It is used by doctors and mental health professionals in the United States. The DSM … Continue reading Addiction and DSM-5