Questions Tagged With alcohol-treatment

What is an IDRC?

Last updated Nov. 26, 2017, 4:12 p.m.

In New Jersey, I got another DUI and now I have to go to a 12 hour IDRC.

Requirements for IOP (Intensive Outpatient program)

Last updated March 27, 2017, 11:53 p.m.

What are the requirements for "intensive" outpatient programs, compared to outpatient programs? If I ...

IOP programs, which provide intensive treatment while still allowing participation in work, school, and community, are available for some candidates for substance abuse treatment, based on clinical assessment.

What is the ACS clinical credential?

Last updated Dec. 26, 2016, 8:02 p.m.

What does "ACS" mean attached to a clinical drug counselor's name?

What is Medical Detox?

Last updated July 28, 2016, 5:26 p.m.

What is Medical Detox? How is it different from drug or alcohol detox?

Patient Brokering and Drug Treatment

Last updated April 18, 2016, 8:29 p.m.

What is "patient brokering" in drug treatment?

Defining the controversial topic of "patient brokering" in the substance abuse treatment field.

12 Step Meetings for Dentists

Last updated Jan. 27, 2016, 9:41 p.m.

Do dentists have their own AA or 12 step meetings for substance abuse problems?

What is "Intensive Outpatient Therapy"

Last updated June 23, 2014, 2:49 p.m.

How is it different from rehab?


What is Gabapentin?

Last updated Nov. 4, 2013, 8:48 p.m.

"Gabapentin" tablets, some sort of experimental drug for alcoholism / alcohol dependence.

Is AA only for alcoholics?

Last updated Aug. 2, 2013, 1:51 p.m.

My brother has been going to AA meetings for five years to help with his heroin addiction. I know that AA is known for its open-arms policy, but it seems odd for a heroin addict to attend alcoholics anonymous. Do all AA programs accept drug addicts?

Serenity Prayer

Last updated July 31, 2013, 8:38 p.m.

What is the official/exact/original/accurate Serenity Prayer?

What can I do if my parents are problem alcoholics?

Last updated June 13, 2013, 8:39 p.m.

My parents have serious drinking problems. My problem is that I still live with them. What are my options? Is there anything I can do?

Why do Florida and California have so many alcohol treatment centers?

Last updated July 18, 2012, 3:52 p.m.

Why are there so many alcohol treatment centers in Florida and California?

Is Antabuse addictive?

Last updated July 18, 2012, 2:54 p.m.

Can you become addicted to Antabuse?


Does marijuana use decrease alcohol abuse?

Last updated July 10, 2012, 8:20 p.m.

Someone very close to me smokes marijuana to cut alcohol cravings. Does this actually work?

What is AA?

Last updated June 25, 2012, 6:03 p.m.

What is an AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meeting?

What is the difference between AA and NA?

Last updated June 6, 2012, 6:14 p.m.

How do AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous) programs differ?

What is a 12-step program?

Last updated May 9, 2012, 12:15 p.m.

What is a 12-step program? Are there different ones?

What is quitting "cold turkey"?

Last updated April 30, 2012, 8:37 p.m.

What does it mean when someone says they are "quitting cold turkey"?

How do you know if you need to go to rehab for drugs or alcohol?

Last updated April 30, 2012, 8:23 p.m.

Is rehab for everyone? Who needs it most? Can an addict have a successful recovery from drug or alcohol abuse without it?

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