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At Prosperity Haven, we believe one of the best ways to fight addiction is by understanding your opponent. That’s why we’re committed to educating our community and providing resources so that you can arm yourself against substance abuse with knowledge. Our blog features articles on various topics related to addiction recovery, behavioral health, substance abuse treatment strategies, tools and techniques, support systems, and much more.

Residential Treatment vs. IOP: Which Is More Effective?

Treating addiction is not a one-size-fits-all approach. In order to be effective, the program must be tailored to the needs of the patient, their socioeconomic story, and even their drug of choice. Cookie cutter solutions tossed together with little thought to the patient’s individuality rarely work; more often, they put the patient at constant risk for relapse, overdose, or even death. Still, experts do believe certain treatment options are more effective than others, especially in early recovery. These tried-and-tested methods …
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Principles of Effective Substance Abuse Treatment

Early recovery is no picnic. Those first shaky steps can make you feel as if you’re about to walk the plank and dive into the abyss – even if the real story is much different. The right substance abuse treatment program can help you move forward, heal, and find a life you love without turning back to substances and maladaptive behaviors. But what exactly is “the right treatment,” anyway? Here’s a little secret many addictions specialists won’t tell you: every …
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The Long-Term Adverse Effects on Children of Alcoholics

As many as 10 percent of all American children grow up in a home where at least one parent is an alcoholic. That’s about 37,000,000 people – a startling statistic, to say the least, especially when you consider the implications. Growing up with an alcoholic parent can affect children in a variety of ways, and the impacts don’t always stop once the child reaches adulthood. In fact, many of the worst negative influences occur when children are still developing, leaving …
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How to Build a Solid Relapse Prevention Plan

Addiction is no joke. Left untreated, it destroys the lives of both the people who suffer from it, and often, the lives of their loved ones, too. Making a commitment to recovery is by far the best way to get – and stay – sober for life. No matter what your drug (or drink) of choice, most experts agree that inpatient treatment provides the best opportunity for long-term success. Access to 24/7 guidance and assistance ensures your first steps into …
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How Do I Pay My Bills While in Rehab?

Deciding to ask for help and seeking addiction treatment isn’t easy. In fact, it may even feel like the most challenging and difficult step you’ll ever take! Still, inpatient and outpatient programs are one of the best and most reliable ways to achieve sobriety, both initially during detox and long afterward. But for a significant number of Americans, there’s a costly catch. Treatment can be expensive, and people in recovery often require time off of work to get well. If …
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IOP vs. PHP: What Are the Differences?

Having prior knowledge on the type of the treatment level that you require implies that you already know the different levels of options that are available at the treatment center of choice. If you’re trying to choose between an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and a partial hospitalization program (PHP), you should read on. The objectives of each of these treatment programs could vary by the type of program, but the general goal is usually to achieve sobriety, medical stability, reducing …
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