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3 Tips for How to Find the Best Care for Hidden Diseases in Missouri

Drug addiction is often referred to as a “hidden disease” because in the early stages of addiction, drug or alcohol problems can be kept hidden from the rest of the world. As an addiction takes a hold of an addict, it often, but not always, becomes more obvious. This can manifest as a loss of employment, the breakdown of relationships, erratic or violent behavior, or even injury or death. But things don’t need to get to this bad for you to seek help. Early intervention or treatment can often prevent the downward spiral into these situations. Here are 3 tips to finding the best care in Missouri.

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How Inpatient Rehab is More Effective Than Outpatient Rehab

When a person becomes an addict, his or her life takes a full 180 degrees turn. And because stopping can be difficult, getting into rehab is the best option. It’s the start of the recovery process.

There are mainly two types of rehab: inpatient and outpatient. With inpatient rehab, you reside or check-in to a rehab facility while you are being treated. What happens is that you basically stop whatever you are doing with your life and just do rehab. With outpatient rehab, you live at home, outside of rehab, once the treatment hours are over. You go on with your life, work or school, and other responsibilities, but you spend a certain amount of time in rehab. This typically includes group meetings, individual or family counseling, and various therapy sessions.

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