After Purdue Pharma settles its bankruptcy cases, the company will be disbanded and reformed, according to settlement plans. Rather than selling its drugs for profit, the new spin-off company will sell drugs to benefit cities and states devastated by the opioid crisis.Purdue will be no more, and a “public beneficiary company” will take its place. Writing for The New Republic, Dana Brown and Isaiah J. Poole of The Democracy Collaborative, argue that this should be a first step in transforming the pharmaceutical industry from public to private. “A United States public option for pharmaceutical production would address a range of problems in an industry rife with market failure,” Brown and Poole write. The Case For Public PharmaUnscrupulous tactics like those undertaken by Purdue, the company behind OxyContin, and other opioid manufacturers are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the industry’s problems, they write. There’s the fact that some medications are too expensive for the people who need them the most (including insulin, which has been in the news for high prices). Or, the fact that companies only research drugs that they believe can generate profit. “The case for a public option is simple,” the authors write. “First, publicly owned pharmaceuticals are free of the structural need to appease profit-hungry shareholders and are thus able to focus on public health priorities.”Other Countries Have Public OptionsSweden, Brazil, China and India all have some sort of public pharmaceutical industry and those countries have contributed to global drug development. “These examples expose the emptiness of industry arguments that public involvement in the drug industry will stifle innovation,” Poole and Brown write. In fact, with no need to spend on advertising or to direct profits to investors, a public pharmaceutical company would be better able to invest in research and thus make new innovations, they write. The authors point out that controlling diabetes currently costs about $6,000 per person annually, a cost that has tripled in the past 10 years. A public pharmaceutical company could cut that cost to about $70, according to some analysis. “Coupled with reforms such as a national pharmaceutical institute—which would ensure public investments in medical research can be harnessed for public benefit instead of co-opted exclusively for private profit—these public enterprises would produce both new medications and generics, and could offer them at or even below cost,” Poole and Brown write. Learning From the Big Tobacco SettlementThe authors point out that little lasting change came from the massive settlement with Big Tobacco in 1998. However, the opioid settlement could be different, if it sparked interest in public pharmaceuticals. Poole and Brown conclude, “The U.S. could once and for all move beyond having to tolerate an industry that subordinates public health to shareholder greed."
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is speaking out about his tough childhood, his substance abuse and his own issues as a father as part of a documentary about his life. Speaking ahead of the release of his 30 for 30 ESPN documentary, Dennis Rodman: For Better or Worse, Rodman told ESPN that he was trying to be a better dad to his three kids, who were born in 1988, 2000 and 2001. "I want to," he said. "But it isn't so easy.”Living With AlcoholismRodman has struggled with alcohol abuse for years and has been in and out of rehab. Last December, Rodman relapsed, but said that he realized drinking was a mistake. He vowed to get back to 12-step meetings. Speaking with ESPN, Rodman didn’t explicitly say whether he was sober or not at the moment. However, he did say that drinking isn’t his biggest challenge right now. "We all have demons. I've had plenty,” Rodman said. “Alcohol being one of them—everyone knows that. But I think the only major demon I have right now is trying to convince myself that I am a good dad. That's the worst one for me. And it's so hard for me for some reason. It's very hard for me to break out of that cycle, you know. You feel like it's too late. It's one of those things where I never had anyone ever want [to love me]."Navigating FatherhoodHe lives only a few miles from his youngest two children—who are now in their late teens—but he doesn't have much of a relationship with them, he says. That’s partly because Rodman lacked a father figure in his life who could teach him how to be a dad. His own father didn’t have any contact with him until he flagged down Rodman one day while the star was on his way to NBA practice in 1997. “This black guy runs up to my truck and says, 'I need to talk to you. I need to talk to you.' I said, 'Dude, I'm late for practice.' And he said, 'I just want to let you know that I'm your father,’” Rodman recalled. “Out the blue, just like that. And I'm like, 'Oh, come on, I gotta deal with this stuff today?’"Later, during a game, Rodman’s father was signing autographs, and Rodman learned from a reporter that the man had written a book about him. “I think it's still a big joke, because this guy came out of the blue and I've never seen him before,” Rodman said. “I was so used to not having a father after 37 years, I'm thinking, 'You know, it's a little late. It's a little late.’"Rodman was unable to break the cycle of being an absent absent to his children, he said. "I lie to myself a lot about shit,” Rodman said. “‘I’m a great dad. I love my kids.' And then I have to go home and sit there and beat myself up because I'm just telling myself all these lies.”
Doctors in the United Kingdom are recommending prescription greens for people with depression, but not the type you might think.While some people with depression turn to marijuana and other cannabis products, doctors in the UK say that garden-variety house plants can help improve mood and mental health. In fact, one clinic, the Cornbrook Medical Practice, has begun giving out prescriptions for plants. “The plants we [are] giving people are mainly herbs—things like lemon balm and catmint, which all have mindful qualities,” Augusta Ward, a medical secretary at the practice, told Metro UK.Gardening For Mental HealthIn addition to sending plants home with people, the practice has a program where patients can garden with others.“The plant is then a reason to come back to the surgery and get involved in all the other activities in our garden and make new friends,” Ward said. The new initiative to integrate plants into medicine is being done in conjunction with Sow the City, a nonprofit that promotes the health benefits of plants and gardening on an individual and social level. “There’s evidence that people who are socially isolated have worse health outcomes,” Jon Ross, the organization’s director, told Fast Company. “We provide a kind of community project within the [doctor’s office] so that people can get together and do the food growing and the gardening together with other patients.”Dr. Philippa James, who practices at Cornbrook, said that the idea of health benefits from plants isn’t new. “There’s a lot of evidence now about how two hours a week in a green space can lift mood—and then that too has physical, mental and emotional benefits. That’s something we need to harness,” she said. She added that she has seen patients benefitting from the program already. Green Spaces For Better Moods“I’ve seen how our patients relax in the garden—and how they then get involved in wider events like picking litter, which all adds to pride in our area,” she said. Ross said that Sow the City aims to set people up for success in caring for their plants and keeping them alive. He said, “We try and make it as easy as possible, and we set it up so that the plants are healthy to start with, and we train them on how to look after them.” Dr. Ruth Bromley, chair of the Manchester Health & Care Commissioning, which oversees health initiatives in the city where Cornbrook is located, said that she is happy to see a practice taking an unconventional approach to care. “So much of what keeps people happy and well isn’t medical,” she said. “That’s why ideas like this one are so wonderfully effective, building on what is best about our communities and supporting patients close to where they live.”
A recent bust of an illegal THC vape operation has bewildered authorities, also shedding light on what may be causing severe lung damage among vapers across the country.So far, over the last several months, health officials have counted about 400 possible cases of severe lung illness related to vaping, and six deaths. The cause is still being investigated, but state and federal officials suspect that contaminants found in products purchased on the black market are what have caused so many to fall ill.Now, the discovery of a meticulous and extensive illegal THC vape business operating out of Wisconsin has shed light on the lengths that some people will go to profit from this growing industry.Drugs, Guns & CashJacob and Tyler Huffhines, 23 and 20 respectively, ran the business out of a condo in Bristol and their family’s home in Paddock Lake. Authorities seized $59,000 in cash, eight guns, various illicit drugs, 57 mason jars filled with THC oil, and nearly 130,000 cartridges that were either empty or contained the THC oil.“When we walked in there, we were like, ‘Oh boy,’” said Capt. Dan Baumann of the Waukesha Police Department. “This is what we were looking for, but we did not know it was this big.”The Huffhines siblings were arrested on September 5 and remain in custody in Kenosha County Jail. Tyler has been charged with the manufacture, distribution or delivery of marijuana, and Jacob has been charged with cocaine possession and being a felon in possession of a firearm.The massive operation produced close to 3,000 cartridges a day, employing at least 10 people who were paid $20 per hour to fill the cartridges with the THC oil, the New York Times reported. Each cartridge would sell for around $35 to $40.This bust was a major development as vaping-related illness has become something of a public health crisis in the U.S. as of late. Experts detailed to the Times how counterfeit vapes are assembled piece by piece to produce a convincing product resembling real vapes that are sold in legal marijuana states like California and Colorado. Making The CounterfeitsEverything from the empty cartridges to packaging made to resemble the real thing, logos and all, are purchased on the internet. Then the cartridges are injected with THC oil purchased in the U.S. The problem, authorities say, lies in producers wanting to reap the most profit by diluting their product. This is where the suspected contaminants come in.Authorities suspect that black market suppliers are cutting the THC oil with fillers, such as vitamin E acetate, a thickening agent that is one suspected cause of what has been sickening so many people who vape.Investigators are only beginning to understand the scope of the Huffhines' operation, and the likelihood of there being more like it.The Times said, “Wisconsin police say they were stunned by the scope and ambition of the Huffhines operation, and [are] only beginning to understand how far it might have reached.”
A grand jury in Alabama has charged reality television star "Mama" June Shannon with possession of a controlled substance stemming from a March 2019 arrest with her boyfriend, Gene Doak.According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a review of evidence by the Grand Jury of Macon County, levied felony charges against Shannon and Doak for possession of cocaine, as well as a misdemeanor charge of possession for a pipe found by police during a search of their vehicle at a gas station during the aforementioned arrest.As People magazine noted, a conviction on the former charge could carry prison sentences for both Shannon and Doak.Arrested At The Gas StationShannon and Doak were arrested on March 13, 2019 after police were summoned by a report of a domestic incident involving the pair at a gas station in Alabama.Upon arrival, a search of the vehicle and the couple themselves turned up a hypodermic needle, a pill bottle containing a white controlled substance, and a glass pipe containing white residue, which Shannon reportedly told police was crack cocaine. Shannon also claimed at the time of the arrest that everything in the car belonged to her.Both Shannon and Doak had bail set for $11,000, and were ordered to appear in court. A spokesperson for the Macon County District Attorney's office said that the couple was slated to appear at an arraignment on Friday, September 13, 2019, but both failed to appear before the judge. A second court date was not confirmed.A statement issued her WE TV reality series, Mama June: From Not to Hot, said that June had remained in Alabama after the arrest, and was prevented from leaving the state until after the hearing.Family InterventionAs shown on the series' 2019 season finale, Shannon briefly entered an in-treatment patient facility in North Carolina after her family – including daughters Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon – staged an intervention in regard to her alleged drug use. But after 12 hours at the facility, she left with Doak and was arrested at the aforementioned gas station two days later.Possession of cocaine in the state of Alabama is a Class C felony, which can carry a sentence of between one and 10 years in prison and a monetary fine of up to $15,000 if the amount of cocaine in question is less than 28 grams.
Before becoming sober in 2017, Harmony Hobbs was a popular fixture of “wine mom culture.” She was a typical wine-loving mother of three who would kick back at the end of a long day with a glass of wine, or two, or three.At the height of her drinking problem, the Modern Mommy Madness blogger would down a bottle and a half everyday. It didn’t start out that way. But as time went on, Hobbs “needed more and more to feel relaxed,” she told ABC News.Her best friend and fellow blogger Audrey Hayworth said that in retrospect, she realized that Harmony would always drink more than her. The two would post product reviews on the YouTube channel MomCave while sipping from wine glasses.Wine Mom CultureUnlike the seemingly light-hearted drinking associated with wine mom culture, Hobbs’ drinking started to have a negative effect on her family.“I had all this unresolved stuff [and] I didn’t know why, and I drank to make it go away but it never really went away,” Hobbs said. “Alcohol made me more depressed. So I was just miserable.”After being in denial for so long, the Baton Rouge mother announced to her followers in 2017 that she was putting down the bottle.“Instantly, it made me feel better,” she said. “I had rules because I didn’t want to be irresponsible, so I would drink a lot at home… Just a glass or two and I feel better. Then, I [would] get the kids again and I would drink the rest of the bottle and start on another one.”Journaling In RecoveryHer blog became a journal of her recovery journey.“I thought I told Robbie (her husband), ‘I can’t drink. I’m not sure if I can go on,’” she said. “That’s how it is, though. It’s like the only way that I knew how to cope with life was drinking. I honestly didn’t know how to function.”On Monday (Sept. 16), Hobbs published a blog post titled “932 Days Sober.”“So here is the deal: the addict part of my brain doesn’t want me to get better. She wants to keep me sick… She knows that the more I tell on my disease, the harder it will become for her to destroy me,” she wrote.Her experience is akin to that of many others in recovery who still struggle after years of recovery.But the early days of becoming sober proved to be the toughest.“It’s ridiculous that at 37 years old, I’m going to have to re-learn how to cope with the difficulties of life: grief and pain and abandonment and loss and the everyday stress that accompanies motherhood,” Hobbs wrote after just 25 days sober. “Maybe I never knew how to handle those things in the first place, and that’s what landed me in a 12-step program. The ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ don’t matter—I just want to get better.”
Harvard Student's Suicide Prompts Concern About Mental Health Care on College Campuses [Boston Globe]The death of Harvard sophomore Luke Tang has triggered a conversation about the state of mental health care in higher education. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students in the U.S.Opinion: The Danger of Thinking We're All 'Addicted' to Tech [WIRED]This writer argues that instead of falling victim to tech "addiction," we should take control of our relationship to our devices. "It's time we stop relinquishing control and hack back."Purdue Pharma Files for Bankruptcy. Here's What It Means. [USA Today]Purdue Pharma, which manufactures OxyContin, has filed for bankruptcy. The company has yet to reach a settlement that all plaintiffs suing Purdue have agreed to. 16-year-old Went to Rehab for Vaping Addiction: 'I Was Out of Control' [Today]"Whenever I was awake, I was vaping. It was just such a habit that I didn't even understand how much I was doing it." Sixteen-year-old Luka Kinard completed a treatment program for vaping after suffering a seizure last year.NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes [CBS]Governor Andrew Cuomo will fast-track legislation targeting the e-cigarette industry by "emergency executive action" amid what's quickly becoming a public health crisis. Flavor Flav Talks Addiction, Once Spending $2.5K Per Day on Crack and Coke [HotNewHipHop]Iconic rapper-turned-reality TV star, Flavor Flav, opened up to VladTV about his history of extravagant drug use at the height of his career. "I thank God that I'm still living today and to be able to talk about it."What 'Hustlers' Ketamine-MDMA Drug Cocktail Would Really Do [Refinery29]Refinery29 examines the reality behind a drug cocktail mixed up in the new film Hustlers. Aaron Carter Cancels Multiple Tour Dates After Sharing Mental Health Diagnosis [ET]Singer Aaron Carter has canceled his remaining tour dates, saying that "I have to put my health first." This came not long after he shared his mental health diagnoses and prescription drug regimen.
1. What Counts as Behavioral Health?2. Does Cigna Cover Substance Abuse Treatment?3. Does Cigna Cover Alcohol Abuse Treatment? Understanding Cigna Behavioral Health Rehab Coverage?4. Cigna In-Network Providers vs. Out-of-Network Providers5. Types of Behavioral Health Treatment Covered by Cigna6. Coverage for Aftercare Services7. Cigna Mental Health Coverage8. Types of Behavioral Health Services Cigna May Not Cover9. Finding the Best Behavioral Health Treatment10. Using Cigna Insurance for Behavioral Health CareBehavioral health is a term that encompasses all types of mental illness, behavioral disorders and substance use disorders, or addictions. Rehab is an important treatment option for anyone struggling with one of these types of conditions, because it provides long-term, focused and individualized care. Cigna behavioral health rehab coverage is important to consider for anyone who needs this kind of treatment. What Counts as Behavioral Health?Medical terms can be confusing, especially when sorting through diagnoses, treatment options and insurance coverage. Behavioral health can refer to mental illnesses, like depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia and many others. Some childhood conditions are also a part of behavioral health, like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Behavioral health most often refers to addiction. More formally known as substance use disorder, addiction is a behavioral and mental health condition characterized by out-of-control use of drugs or alcohol. While misusing substances is a choice, being addicted is not. Professional and medical treatment is necessary to help individuals overcome this disease and to be firmly in recovery with a lower risk of relapse. Does Cigna Cover Substance Abuse Treatment?The degree of coverage depends on individual plans, but yes, Cigna does cover treatment for substance use disorders. Cigna psychiatrists and other providers can offer rehab for drugs or alcohol, detoxification and outpatient counseling. Cigna also offers insurance holders important behavioral health and addiction resources. The free education series provides information about recognizing the signs of addiction as well as advice and helpful tips for both patients in rehabs and their families. Patients with Cigna PPO and other types of insurance will need to find out if they meet the criteria to have rehab and other types of treatment for substance use covered. It is important for each individual to understand their plans, to know what the requirements are for coverage and to find out what any out-of-pocket costs might be. Does Cigna Cover Alcohol Abuse Treatment? Understanding Cigna Behavioral Health Rehab Coverage?The type of Cigna substance abuse coverage a patient has for behavioral health and addiction depends on the plan purchased. It is important to understand coverage when making decisions about treatment. There are many factors to consider, including deductible amounts, whether or not treatment needs be with an in-network provider, Cigna mental health care, Cigna alcohol abuse coverage, if there is any coverage for aftercare services, and prescription drug costs and coverage. Individuals should verify coverage and Cigna substance abuse policy and Cigna alcohol abuse policy before making a choice about treatment. There may be costs that have to be covered out of pocket, depending on individual plans and polices, the treatment chosen, and Cigna-approved substance abuse facilities. Cigna In-Network Providers vs. Out-of-Network ProvidersOne of the most important considerations to make when choosing treatment for addiction is between in- and out-of-network providers. Whether or not a patient needs to get treatment from an in-network provider depends on individual Cigna plans. You can use a Cigna substance abuse professionals list to find an in-network provider. For instance, an EPO, or exclusive provider organization, is a type of insurance that requires patients only see Cigna providers for treatment. A PPO, or preferred provider organization, allows for treatment from providers outside of the network, but costs to the patient may be higher.It is usually less expensive for the patient to choose treatment through an in-network provider. However, it is worth contacting Cigna and Cigna substance abuse providers to find out what is allowed and what extra costs would be. Sometimes an out-of-network rehab or therapist is the best option for a patient. Types of Behavioral Health Treatment Covered by CignaCigna substance abuse coverage includes two main types of treatment: inpatient and outpatient care. Either one may include substance abuse treatment as well as Cigna depression care or Cigna mental health counseling. Outpatient treatment can be as simple as attending 12-step programs and support groups. However, for most people struggling with addiction, this is not enough. Outpatient care provided by professionals is therapy or addiction counseling. Patients in outpatient treatment may have one or more sessions per week, but they don’t live in a rehab facility. They live at home and are generally able to continue with normal activities, like work and school, while going through treatment. Inpatient treatment for addiction is also known as residential treatment or rehab. This type of care includes a stay for a month or a few months in a facility that provides 24-hour supervision and daily treatment. Inpatient treatment is best for people who have no safe place to live while getting treatment or who don’t feel confident in being able to stay sober while at home. Both types of Cigna alcohol abuse care and Cigna substance abuse care offer one-on-one therapy for learning how to live without alcohol or drugs. Residential care, however, provides much more. Patients in rehab usually have access to medical care, alternative therapies, and family and group therapies. They benefit from a whole team of professionals with different types of behavioral health expertise. Coverage for Aftercare ServicesAftercare is an important part of addiction treatment, and much of it is covered by Cigna depression coverage, substance abuse care, and other insurance plans. For patients going through residential treatment, aftercare may include outpatient therapy sessions, support group attendance, check-ins back at the residential facility, job and vocational training and medical care. This kind of ongoing treatment is important, because it provides patients with a smoother transition from the intensity of residential care to life back at home with little or no supervision. Aftercare helps to reduce the incidence of relapse and to minimize the need for additional inpatient treatment in the future. Some of the types of aftercare that are likely to be at least partially covered by Cigna plans are outpatient sessions with Cigna therapists and potentially with out-of-network providers, prescription drugs and medication-assisted addiction treatment, and the costs of staying in a sober living house. Cigna Mental Health CoverageMental health is typically included in coverage for behavioral health services. In fact, many patients have co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The most effective treatment addresses all of the behavioral health needs of an individual. It is important to get a diagnosis that uncovers any substance use disorder or mental illness and to choose treatment services accordingly. Cigna mental health criteria for coverage are having a diagnosis of a mental illness from a professional and a recommended treatment plan. Patients who have been diagnosed are entitled to coverage for appropriate care. Like substance use disorders, this care may include residential treatment if necessary or outpatient therapy. There are plenty of Cigna-approved mental health facilities available. Types of Behavioral Health Services Cigna May Not CoverEven with the highest level of Cigna behavioral health rehab coverage, there are some services that are not likely to be paid for by the insurance company. These will be out-of-pocket expenses for the patients. Luxury rehab facilities, for instance, are probably not covered for any patient. A private room at a treatment center is also considered a luxury expense that is not typically covered. The insurance plan will also not cover any medications that can be purchased over the counter. Many types of alternative or complementary services may also not be covered—things like yoga classes, music and art therapy, or massage. Some of these services and treatments not covered can be beneficial. Patients should find out by contacting Cigna if coverage will be included before committing to them. Those who want to continue with services that are not covered must be prepared to pay the costs. Always check Cigna depression policy, mental health coverage, and substance abuse policies before proceeding with treatment. Finding the Best Behavioral Health TreatmentWhile Cigna behavioral health rehab coverage should not be the only consideration when choosing the best treatment, it should be an important one. Patients should start with in-network providers and look for a facility or therapist who is experienced and appropriate for the type of care needed. They can ask for references from previous patients and visit facilities to have a tour and to speak with staff before making a final choice. The treatment a patient gets for addiction or mental illness is crucial to recovery and long-term wellness. It is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Each individual must choose the treatment that feels best and most comfortable but that also meets their needs and makes sense within a Cigna insurance plan and coverage level. Using Cigna Insurance for Behavioral Health CareIn order to make the best use of Cigna insurance for getting needed treatment for addiction and other behavioral health issues, have a firm understanding of coverage. Patients should check with Cigna to confirm coverage and out-of-pocket costs. They also need to go over insurance plans with the treatment provider. These steps are important to take before committing to any treatment plan.Most patients will not need a referral from Cigna to get treatment, but pre-authorization may be required. Insurance holders will also need to cover any remaining deductible costs and copays associated with treatment. Getting behavioral health treatment is so important and too often overlooked. Insurance holders have an ally with Cigna. Weigh the pros and cons of Cigna health insurance before making a final choice. This insurance company provides coverage options that work with most people’s needs and income levels. Working with Cigna is a crucial part of getting the best care that is also affordable.
1. What is Klonopin Addiction?2. Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab: Evaluating Your Options3. Treatment Plans for Klonopin Addiction4. Finding the Best Klonopin Rehab Facility for YouIf you are suffering from Klonopin addiction, you will need expert assistance to overcome the immense challenges you’re facing. Fortunately, high-quality drug and alcohol treatment centers can provide exactly the kind of help you need. But you are probably asking: what are the best rehabs for Klonopin addiction, and what characteristics do they share? The best rehabs offer evidence-based therapies and other healing services that give their clients tremendous hope for recovery. In the interests of your health and future, you must take the time to carefully examine and evaluate your options before you choose a Klonopin treatment center.What is Klonopin Addiction?Klonopin is the brand name for clonazepam. Klonopin is a benzodiazepine, a class of drugs known for its soothing and tranquilizing effects on the human mind and body. Benzodiazepines are frequently prescribed for anxiety and panic, and Klonopin is one of the most popular anti-anxiety medications on the market. It may be safely given to those who’ve been diagnosed with any type of anxiety disorder, or to anyone whose life is adversely affected by ongoing stress and anxiety. Benzodiazepines are generally recommended for short-term use, to help men and women with anxiety learn to manage their troubling symptoms. But those who abuse Klonopin by taking it recreationally, or for longer periods of time or in greater amounts than recommended, are at high risk for Klonopin addiction. The hazards can be especially acute for those who mix Klonopin with other intoxicating substances, such as alcohol, marijuana or opioids. This behavior is tragically common among those who consume benzodiazepines without a prescription. Drug mixing increases the likelihood of chemical dependency developing and also puts users at greater risk for a potentially fatal drug overdose. In fact, benzodiazepines are implicated in about 30 percent of the drug overdose deaths in the United States each year. This is one of the main reasons why anyone experiencing the symptoms of Klonopin dependency should seek treatment right away. Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab: Evaluating Your OptionsThe best Klonopin addiction treatment facilities will offer recovery services on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Either type of program will usually last for 30-90 days, depending on the nature and severity of the chemical dependency and any comorbid conditions. For most people with a substance use disorder, inpatient treatment is considered the superior option. Men and women who enroll in these treatment programs receive 24-hour care and monitoring, giving them access to immediate medical assistance whenever they need it. Those who have been diagnosed with Klonopin dependency often have co-occurring mental or physical health disorders that require this type of intensive, round-the-clock supervision. During inpatient treatment, clients are able to devote virtually all their time and attention to their recovery. They are able to do so in a supportive, health-oriented environment where others are on the same path to wellness. One of the biggest benefits of inpatient rehab is that it removes sources of temptation or other negative influences that might endanger recovery. Stressful or unpleasant situations on the job, at home or in relationships often contribute to the onset or worsening of chemical dependency. Klonopin addiction doesn’t develop in a vacuum, and those who have it may need to get away from everything for awhile to keep their recovery on course.Unfortunately, some people have work, school, parental or other caregiving responsibilities that make it impossible to pursue inpatient treatment. They have time limitations and need more flexible services than an inpatient program can provide. Outpatient programs that allow participants to live at home or in other off-campus facilities are designed to meet the needs of these clients. In an outpatient program, all the usual elements of a comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment plan are included in their recovery regimen. However, their involvement is limited to a certain number of days per week and/or hours per day. Nevertheless, if emergencies arise while clients are absent from facility grounds, they can still call or come in to receive immediate assistance. The best rehabs for Klonopin addiction will offer both inpatient and outpatient options. Which a person chooses will depend on the personal circumstances and the recommendations of addiction treatment professionals. Treatment Plans for Klonopin AddictionBefore formal treatment can begin, clients diagnosed with Klonopin addiction will require medically-supervised detox. These 7- to 10-day programs will carefully and safely guide clients through the most serious of their withdrawal symptoms. These physical and emotional signs of addiction can threaten recovery in the early stages, which is why detox is such a vital step in the healing process.Treatment plans for Klonopin addiction will incorporate daily psychotherapy sessions. These meetings are designed to help people with substance use disorders confront the issues and life experiences that left them vulnerable to drug abuse and dependency.Individual therapy will form the core of the treatment plan. But group sessions that involve interactions with peers will also be offered on a regular basis. The best drug addiction rehabs make a great effort to involve family members in every step of the recovery process. Family therapy sessions can help individuals with Klonopin addiction heal important relationships that have been damaged by their behavior. When relationships are already strong, loved ones can provide essential emotional support that increases the likelihood of success for men and women in rehab.Good treatment centers offer a wide variety of therapies, all of which are evidence-based and all of which have produced results. Some of the therapies available might include:Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)Experiential therapyEMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing)Life skills and relapse prevention classesHolistic healing therapies (yoga, art therapy, music therapy, biofeedback, etc.)Quality rehab centers are always prepared to provide dual diagnosis treatment services to those who have co-occurring mental health conditions or addictions. Dual diagnosis programs are often a lifeline for men and women with Klonopin addiction, since many have anxiety disorders that still require treatment.The best rehab centers will involve clients in the healing process every step of the way, making them active participants in the creation of their own recovery plans. This enhances the possibilities of success by ensuring that clients receive the type of care and attention they need and desire. Finding the Best Klonopin Rehab Facility for YouBefore you get treatment for Klonopin addiction, you will need to be evaluated and officially diagnosed by a mental health professional or addiction treatment specialist. Simultaneously, they may also diagnose other mental or behavioral health disorders that are complicating your condition. Physicians may be involved in the diagnostic process as well, mainly to rule out any pre-existing physical conditions that might be the cause of your symptoms.When you decide to enter treatment, your initial point of contact with a treatment center will be the admissions office. During the intake process, you may be asked to fill out questionnaires, insurance forms and other paperwork (with the assistance of loved ones if you so require). Treatment center staff members and administrators will be available to answer all your questions, and they will assist you in any way they can to make your enrollment as smooth and stress-free as possible. Before you choose a rehab center for Klonopin addiction, you should visit more than one facility in the company of family members or others you trust. Ideally, you shouldn’t limit your visit to treatment centers that are geographically close, unless financial or personal obstacles force you to do so. Your preferred list of facilities should include those that offer comprehensive treatment services for your specific condition or conditions. This may or may not include holistic or alternative treatment options, depending on your interest in such innovative healing methodologies. But the greater the number of treatment methods they employ, the greater your chances of creating a comprehensive and customized treatment plan that meets all of your individual health-related needs. On a physical level, facility grounds should be kept clean and well-maintained. They should offer comfortable and attractive housing, and possibly extra amenities if you’re looking for a luxury rehab experience. Ideally, they should feature stimulating and interesting recreational opportunities that can keep you active and focused on wellness even when you aren’t in therapy. Most importantly, these facilities should be able to demonstrate a proven track record of success. That is much more revealing than a shiny brochure or impressive sales pitch. They should employ highly-trained and accomplished professionals who are recognized as experts in the addiction treatment and mental health fields. In your conversations with them, they should give you a thorough outline of the type of treatment you’ll be receiving, while at the same time welcoming your input and feedback. They should be able to explain exactly what they hope and plan to accomplish during your period of collaboration, both to yourself and your family members.What are the best rehabs for Klonopin addiction and what is the best rehab for you? Ultimately, these are questions you’ll have to answer on your own. While the advice of loved ones and medical professionals can be helpful, in the end you must choose that facility that feels right to you. Your future is in your own hands, and the best rehab center for you is the one you believe will empower you to strive for—and achieve—lasting sobriety and a permanent life transformation.
As electric scooters have grown in popularity in cities across the country, alcohol-related injuries are also on the rise. According to Today, a recent study determined that 79% of 103 trauma center patients with scooter-related injuries were tested for alcohol, and of those, 48% had a blood alcohol level greater than the legal limit of 0.08%. It's Not Just AlcoholDrugs have also played a role in scooter-related injuries, as 60% of the same 103 patients were tested for drugs and 52% had them in their system. “We were surprised by the number of patients who were intoxicated with alcohol or illicit mind-altering substances,” Dr. Leslie Kobayashi of the University of California, San Diego told Reuters. “After a night out isn’t the best time” to use the scooters, Kobayashi added.As far as the specific injuries of the 103 patients, the most common were leg, ankle and forearm fractures. Other common injuries were facial fractures, intracranial hemorrhages and concussions. According to Reuters, about one-third of the patients needed surgery and eight were admitted to the ICU. Cities & States Address Scooter SafetyIn some cities, Today reports, steps are being taken to keep scooter safety at the forefront. In Los Angeles in September 2018, a 28-year-old man was penalized for driving under the influence after hitting a pedestrian while riding a scooter. Wearing a helmet while riding is another suggested safety precaution. However, most riders do not choose to do so. Of the 103 patients treated for scooter-related injuries, 98% did not have a helmet on. Some states, however, are making helmets mandatory For example, in New Jersey, helmets are required for anyone on a scooter and under age 17.Some of the main scooter companies are Lime, Bird and B Mobility. After 35-year-old YouTuber Emily Hartridge, who was riding a scooter, collided with a truck in London and died, a government official met with and informed such companies that in the UK, scooters are not permitted on public roads. "That’s why every day we’re innovating on technology, infrastructure and education to set the standard for micromobility safety,” a spokesperson for Lime told Today in June. “We appreciate the attention on this very important issue, and we look forward to continue working with the industry, medical community and regulators to create a meaningful ecosystem for this new and evolving technology."Dr. Kate Douglass, director of the George Washington University Center for Injury Prevention and Control in Washington, D.C., was not involved in the study but tells Reuters that it’s vital for people to educate themselves on riding scooters. “We often see people who hit potholes or curbs and end up fracturing their arm or elbow because they fall,” she said in a phone interview. “Use a safety check and practice your brakes and turns. Make sure you know how to use it before you operate it.”