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The ARCast Episode 5 Summary

The ARCast Episode 5 Summary

Episode 5 is the ARCast's first official Father's Day podcast and the lineup is all about dads and their struggles with addiction, either in themselves or their children. As always, your lovely hosts Buddha and former Denver...

Dual Diagnosis: What Is a Co Occurring Disorder?

Dual Diagnosis: What Is a Co Occurring Disorder?

Also known as comorbidity, the presence of another mental illness alongside addiction presents patients with a dual diagnosis. Substance use disorder, or SUD, can be used to refer to alcohol or drug dependence and abuse which can...

Do I Need Rehab After a DUI?

Do I Need Rehab After a DUI?

In 2020 alone, there were 11,654 deaths caused by a motor vehicle accident where at least one driver was under the influence of alcohol. Reducing this figure requires a systematic approach and cooperation by the justice system...

Causes and Treatment for Alcoholism at ARC

Causes and Treatment for Alcoholism at ARC

The use of drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism for difficult times or in reaction to trauma can quickly evolve into substance abuse disorder, or SUD. With over 14.5 million Americans ages 12 and older suffering from...

Why Is Sleep Important in Recovery?

Why Is Sleep Important in Recovery?

During recovery, you'll work with clinicians and psychologists to help overcome addiction both mentally and physically. Part of improving your overall health during treatment is ensuring you get enough sleep to provide yourself...

How Can I Prepare My Mindset for Rehab?

How Can I Prepare My Mindset for Rehab?

There's no doubt among the addiction research community that drug addiction treatment is the most effective approach to substance abuse. If the individual seeking treatment is also dependent on drugs or alcohol, it's an...

What Is Considered Chronic Alcohol Abuse?

What Is Considered Chronic Alcohol Abuse?

Having one too many drinks every now and then isn't cause for too much concern, but that changes when alcohol is frequently used in excess. Chronic alcohol abuse and binge drinking are two separate issues even though they feed...

The ARCast: An Interview With Anne Jump

The ARCast: An Interview With Anne Jump

On episode 5 of the ARCast we dive in with Anne Jump. Anne Jump is the Corporate Quality and Risk Director at ARC. She began working at the center as a receptionist about five years ago and has continued with the organization...

Understanding the Types of Addiction Treatment Programs

Understanding the Types of Addiction Treatment Programs

Addiction is a complicated disease that impacts people at various severities and creates numerous complications in life. For those who suffer from substance use disorder and are dependent on the substances they use, it's...

What Is Considered an Alcoholic?

What Is Considered an Alcoholic?

Alcohol is one of the most complex types of drugs. Some people can drink on a consistent basis and never form an addiction or dependence on the substance. For others, a glass of wine a day can create dependence that's hard to...

The ARCast Episode 3 Summary

The ARCast Episode 3 Summary

Booda, Vance and Matt are this week's hosts with an extremely special guest on this episode of the ARCast. ARC owner and founder Mike Zipprich has taken the time to come onto the show to share how his career and life goals...

What Is the IOP Process?

What Is the IOP Process?

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a process in which a person receives treatment for substance use disorder and mental health disorders while living at home. A person in an IOP program comes in for treatment several days...

The ARCast Episode 2 Summary

The crew is back for the second installment of the ARCast, and the focus is on our hosts and their involvement with ARC and the community around it. Booda, Vance, Mikayla and Matt are our regular hosts, and you'll get to better...

What is the Typical Behavior of an Alcoholic?

What is the Typical Behavior of an Alcoholic?

What makes a person an alcoholic? It may not be as obvious as some expect. An alcoholic is an individual who has an addiction to alcohol. An addiction means that they understand that their continued use of alcohol is going to cause complications in their life, such as...

Is the Word Addiction Stigmatizing?

Is the Word Addiction Stigmatizing?

Do words matter when it comes to addiction? For many people, addiction is a condition that is not fully understood. It seems easy enough to tell a person struggling with alcohol use disorder to simply put down the glass and stop...

How Is Substance Use Disorder Diagnosed?

Addiction is nothing to overlook or believe is a simple problem. It is a progressive disease that, if left untreated, can create numerous complications to health and wellbeing. If you are facing the inability to stop using drugs or alcohol, it may be time to talk to a...

What Is Considered an Alcoholic?

What Is Considered an Alcoholic?

Alcohol is one of the most complex types of drugs. Some people can drink on a consistent basis and never form an addiction or dependence on the substance. For others, a glass of wine a day can create dependence that's hard to break. But for some, the defining factor...

What Is the Goal of IOP?

What Is the Goal of IOP?

The goal of any type of drug and alcohol addiction therapy is to stop using and no longer feel compelled to use. Without a doubt, it is critical for individuals who have an addiction to have the right tools to make that happen. Intensive outpatient program, or IOP, is...

What Is Considered Chronic Alcohol Abuse?

What Is Considered Chronic Alcohol Abuse?

Having one too many drinks every now and then isn't cause for too much concern, but that changes when alcohol is frequently used in excess. Chronic alcohol abuse and binge drinking are two separate issues even though they feed into each other. We need to dive into...