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Navigating Insurance Coverage for the Sinclair Method

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So, you’ve decided you’re ready to overcome alcohol addiction. Perhaps you’ve also decided that the Sinclair Method (TSM)—or another form of medication-assisted treatment—is the best choice for you. But now you may have another big question on your mind: How do I pay for it? While there are some free resources online for the Sinclair […]

Why Alcohol Rehab Is Outdated

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Attending an alcohol rehab program is among the first solutions many people think of for alcohol addiction. But that doesn’t mean it’s the most effective. In fact, alcohol rehab is often expensive, time-consuming, and regularly relies on outdated and ineffective treatment methods. In 2018, at least 14.4 million adults in the United States had an […]

Addressing COVID-19, Health Insurers Help Consumers

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With quarantine now lasting for months, medical care is increasingly crucial. Confined to home, consumers who have not been infected themselves have still suffered job and income loss. From a late April Census Bureau survey, one-third of Americans are showing signs of clinical anxiety or depression. But health insurers are listening, and responding to COVID-19. […]

Alcohol and Mental Health: The Relationship, and What You Can Do

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The first half of 2020 has been severely challenging for many people. COVID-19 has prompted social isolation, unemployment, and financial hardship. People have been managing the fear and anxiety caused by a new disease, abrupt life changes, and an unpredictable future. Meanwhile, shelter in place has brought families into close quarters and left others on […]

Moving On From The “Years I Lost To Alcohol”—6 Tips and Affirmations

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In recovery, people often go through a time of mourning for the “years lost to alcohol.” It usually hits when things are finally going well: You’ve gotten your drinking under control or have some sobriety under your belt, and you’re feeling the difference. At this point, a very sad thought can occur to you: that […]

Why Mental Health Is Crucial, for Patients and Those Who Care for Them

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As the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on, the death toll is not the only casualty. Healthcare workers who are dealing with the crisis on the front lines face unparalleled stress. Dr. Alex Lee, director of coaching at Ria Health, explains: “I do have more concern around the short-term impact of COVID-19 on mental health. Healthcare workers […]

How To Get Sober From Alcohol: 7 Things To Know

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If you’ve decided it’s time to give up alcohol for good, you’re certainly not alone. Over a million Americans seek treatment every year for alcohol addiction, and many eventually find lasting success. That said, the path can appear long and intimidating, especially if you’re just starting. Fortunately, there are more resources for getting sober than […]

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