The Seriousness of Meth Addiction

March 16, 2008

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Crystal meth was once thought to be a drug that was not as widespread as other substances. However, throughout the past several years’ crystal meth has pushed its way into the lives of millions of people. Crystal meth addiction is one of the most serious drug addictions within our society, because of its highly addictive nature and its ability to transform the minds of its users. Read more

Drug Rehab Programs

March 15, 2008

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Not all drug rehab programs are alike, and if you are seeking assistance in fighting a drug addiction, it is important to choose a facility that will be right for you. Whether you prefer to kick your habit in the lap of luxury or you need extra medical attention in fighting drug abuse, there are numerous different kinds of drug rehab programs that are now available. It is a good idea to visit at least a few before you make your decision or to try a few on an outpatient basis to make sure that you will be getting the kind of treatment you need. Read more

Average Cost of Addiction Treatment

March 12, 2008

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services administration has released a report that shows how much addiction treatment programs typically cost. The average price of treatment for alcoholism and drug abuse in an outpatient treatment facility was $1433 in 2002. The average cost of residential addiction treatment that same year was $3840 per person. SAMHSA also reported that methadone outpatient treatment cost an average of $7415. These numbers break down to $26.72 for each visit in typical outpatient addiction treatment, and $17.78 for the typical visit to a methadone clinic.

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