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Executive Drug Rehab

executive drug rehabYou hear the term "Executive" thrown around a lot when referring to higher-end rehab facilities, but what exactly does that mean? CEOs, business owners and other high-ranking professionals who are struggling with substance abuse can seek treatment at an executive drug rehab center. There are many California drug rehab facilities that specifically cater to executives and provide excellent care. However, the term has become somewhat ubiquitous and refers more to the style of treatment and the amenities, more so than the actual backgrounds of the clientele. Benefits of an Executive Drug Rehab Program There's no getting around the fact that an executive rehab program tends to imply the facility is likely more expensive than your traditional rehab. Executive rehab facilities are often known to provide more personalized care and feature private rooms with luxurious amenities. Going to one of these treatment centers...
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What is Dual Diagnosis?

what is dual diagnosisYou may have heard about people with drug/alcohol addiction suffering with depression, but what is dual diagnosis? Dual diagnosis is when a person is officially diagnosed using a specific set of guidelines with both a mental illness and addiction. Approximately 9 million American have dual diagnosis, also referred to as co-occurring disorders. It's been said that roughly 50% of people who are dealing with addiction, are also dealing with some form of mental illness. (It can also be said that 50% of those diagnosed with a mental health disorder also have a substance abuse problem.) Common mental illnesses that are associated with addiction are mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety or depressive disorders, psychotic disorders and other psychiatric disorders. It's often difficult to know whether addiction or mental illness began first. For some people, they experience symptoms of mental illness and...
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Getting a Job after Drug Rehab

finding a job after drug rehabAddiction is something that affects so many aspects of a person’s life. Relationships, health, finances and even employment may have suffered as a result of addiction, and while completing drug rehab is the first step on the road to recovery, there is often more to overcome once inpatient rehab has been completed. While many rehabs offer after-care that is especially helpful when it comes to finding a job after addiction treatment, here is a quick guide to help you land employment after rehab.

Legal Issues that May Arise While Seeking Employment Following Rehab

Employers may not ask whether the applicant has or has had a disability, including addiction. This includes if the applicant has ever abused drugs or been addicted to drugs AND if the applicant has been or is being treated by a drug rehab program. The...
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