Many US insurers may fuel the opioid crisis by covering the addictive drugs - but not alternatives

Many health insurance plans help American patients pay for opioid painkillers, but they often don't cover non-addictive therapies like acupuncture and counselling, a Johns Hopkins study reveals.
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You're reading Options to Opioids: How to Manage Chronic Pain Without Prescribing Pain-Killers, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. While there is considerable debate as to how much blame doctors should be assigned for the ongoing opioid crisis, there is little doubt they can do something to curtail it -- that instead of prescribing drugs that have been found to be highly addictive they can resort to alternate forms of pain management. Doctors’ prescription of powerful painkillers like OxyContin is frequ...
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Ready to Get Clean from Heroin and Opioids? Opioids are an extremely addictive medication, so it is no surprise that opioid addiction and overdoses are on the rise. As opioids become more expensive and difficult to obtain, many people turn to heroin in order to fulfill their needs. The more opioids someone takes, the more their body requires in order to feel the euphoric effects. This tolerance building can quickly snowball to dependency and eventual addiction. You probably realize that your heroin and opioid use is out of control and your body’s need for it is too great to handle alone. The only answer to stopping t...
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You're reading 7 Practical Tools for Picking Yourself up During Your Darkest Days, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. These days most people experience some feelings of depression, anxiety, grief or general lack of motivation. This is a normal part of life, however, if we don’t take productive action, these states can linger and interfere with our functioning at work and in relationships. Here are some simple yet highly effective tools that can help you out of a dark period and propel you back towards b...
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(Natural News) Quitting smoking may be challenging because of the addictive nicotine content in tobaccos, but it can be made easier with natural therapies like acupuncture. A study published in the journal Chest found that acupuncture safely and effectively helps people quit tobacco smoking. This alternative therapy, which is a form of traditional Chinese medicine, is...
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It’s hard to overstate the dangers of smoking. Nearly 500,000 people die of tobacco-related disease each year in the US. Over the next decade, estimates are that around eight million people will die prematurely worldwide each year due to tobacco use. The list of tobacco-related diseases and conditions is long and growing. It includes: cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma lung and other types of cancer tooth decay weathering of the skin having a low-birthweight baby diabetes eye damage (including cataracts and macular degeneration). And there are others. The poi...
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Evidence Based Approach As understandings of addiction and addiction recovery change, we constantly work to bring best practices into our treatment protocol. We recognize that not every treatment works for every person, so we use our resources carefully to gain access to all the latest therapies available. No two addictions are the same, no two circumstances are the same and no two people are the same. This means that no two addiction treatment should be the same, and everyone has an individualized plan using different main therapies that are available. With all treatment plans that are developed, evidence-based practices ...
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The Therapeutic Alliance Simply put: the Therapeutic Alliance is the mutual bond between therapist and client, as well as the willingness from the patient to immerse in the treatment experience. While it seems like a little thing, it is the most powerful factor in the process of emotional and psychological healing, according to MentalHelp.net. If you do not trust your therapist, you will not be able to fully open up to them and have honest conversations. Without this openness, there will be no progress made on your past trauma. Without progress made on your past trauma, your addiction will fester again in the future and th...
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Support is here When you enter a treatment facility, it is an extremely life-changing moment. You’re leaving behind old, bad habits and coming to terms with the misgivings that your addiction has presented you. You may feel ashamed, judged, guilty and just at a general emotional low. Looking in the mirror can be tough, and while these feelings are all normal, you will need all the support you can get during this time. This includes not only from your family and close circle, but from your treatment center as well. Once you arrive From the moment you first walk in the door of Cliffside Malibu, you will be surrounded b...
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Authors: Landgren K, Strand AS, Ekelin M, Ahlström G Abstract Ear acupuncture is used as a non-pharmacological complement in psychiatric and addiction care to reduce anxiety, depression and insomnia. The aim of this study was to describe health care professionals' perceptions of giving ear acupuncture in different psychiatric settings. Twenty-four professionals providing ear acupuncture to patients with a variety of psychiatric symptoms and/or addiction were interviewed in focus groups. Data were analyzed with a phenomenographic approach. Ear acupuncture was provided, individually or in groups, to in- and outp...
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Individualized Treatment When you are looking for a luxury treatment center, it is extremely important that you find individualized treatment for your needs. No two addictions are the same; everyone has different experiences, traumas and life stories that lead to addiction. Detoxing and withdrawal symptoms can differ in severity, circumstances are different from client to client and needs are constantly changing. That’s why it is important that you find a luxury treatment center that will take the time to develop a plan for your individual needs. Evidence-Based Treatment Upon entering luxury treatment, you will first...
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