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While you may already be aware that a keto friendly diet will reduce weight and increase your overall wellbeing through using your body's stored fat for energy, you may not have realised that it is also good for your gut. Although proponents of the keto diet recommend it for fat burning, its gut friendliness¯ comes almost by default as a bonus side effect of this increasingly popular eating regime where everything from low carb foods to keto coffee is an option.

Considering the keto approach

If you are considering helping your body by helping yourself through diet and nutrition, you could do a lot worse than embracing the keto option. The great news is that thousands if not millions of people worldwide can readily testify to its effectiveness. If you have gut issues such as IBS, excess acid reflux, or you just don't feel right¯ shortly after eating your meals, the keto approach could be exactly what you have been looking for.  

But isn't keto just another fad?

If you are unfamiliar with the keto diet there is a good chance that you may already be wondering whether or not it is just another one of those new trendy diets promoted by some celebrity or other. Perhaps you have tried numerous dietary approaches already that didn't work for you and you are concerned that the keto plan is just another fad. Well, if you have gotten this far, you should read on because it really does work!

So how does the keto diet work?

Before we cut to the chase about keto diets and gut health, it is worth gaining a basic understanding (if you don't have it already) of why the keto diet works so well. Firstly, it takes its name from the term ketones¯. These are the by-products that the body (mainly the liver) produces as it burns off fat to use as energy for physical activity and brain function. This is a process that occurs when you reduce your nutritional intake of carbohydrates (carbs).

It's all in the water

These ketons pass out of the body and they can be effectively measured in your urine using special litmus¯ type testing strips. When the ketons are measured in this way, your body is considered to be in ketosis¯ and the fat burning process is working. While the deep (and well documented) science is obviously a little more involved than that, the fact is that keto diets work because the science works.

So how can all this help with your gut?

One of the key facts that have been identified with issues in the gut is the balance of its natural macrobiotics.

These deal with how your nutrition is processed and many if not all of the common gut issues are related to imbalances in this area. Because the keto diet utilises low carbs and high protein, it incidentally involves the consumption of more natural fibre. The bottom line is that your macrobiotics falls into two distinct categories that can be viewed as good and bad. Keto promotes and enhances the good while starving out the bad.


It's needless to ask what the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the world is. It's breast augmentation, of course. Thousands of women have had augmentation mammoplasty in 2018. It is estimated that 9 percent of women will get breast implants in the course of their lives. The likelihood of encountering the implants in a younger woman is extremely low. Older women are the ones who have breast augmentation.

Why is there a surge of mature patients? Probably because they need it. When they get to a certain age, women experience age-related issues like sagging, especially if they have children and have been overweight in the past. Augmentation mammoplasty is a surgical procedure that can be performed at any age and the best of surgeons have experience dealing with all kinds of patients. Those who decide to go from an A-cup to a C-cup or D-cup make a decision that changes their lives for the better.

There are many variations concerning pre-operative planning, surgical management, and post-operative care. Technology helps facilitate change. So, what is hot in breast augmentation this year? There is no way of knowing if these trends will stick around for the following year. What is sure is that these directions are very popular at the time being. Here are the breast augmentation trends that are hot right now.


Breast implants that give the most natural look

It's not hard for people to tell if someone has breast implants. A look is enough to determine whether or not a pair of boobs is natural. What gives away that the breasts aren't natural? The fact that they sit too high on the chest, for example. The top of the breasts is supposed to start where the armpits are. When the implants are sitting too high, it's quite obvious that something isn't right. Naturally, there are other signs that give away breast augmentation.

Nowadays, breast implants look a lot more natural. It's difficult if not impossible for others to tell that a person has undergone surgery. Plastic surgeons are great at what they do and, with time, they have perfected their technique. They had no choice considering that more and more women ask for natural looking prosthesis. Women want to make changes in the way they look, but they don't want the entire world to know that. Consequently, they don't ask for a larger cup size, such as DD. They prefer B and C breasts due to the fact that they are easier to implant and they are more comfortable.

As mentioned earlier, technology has helped plastic surgery advance. Treatments are more affordable and less invasive. One innovation that is worth talking about is gummy bear implants. These implants feature a silicone shell and a silicone gel filling. As opposed to other prostheses of the kind, they retain their shape and are pleasant to the touch. If the implants happen to rupture or leak, then the gel doesn't get inside the body. Gummy bear implants are mostly performed in the United States, yet they have been gracing the breasts of Canada as well. Those who are looking for an aesthetically pleasing breast implant will be happy to know that they have the gummy bear option.


Breast augmentation and lift at the same time

Breast augmentation by Dr. Beber can and will add natural-looking volume and fullness. Plastic surgeons specializing in this kind of medical procedure often see numbers of patients looking forward to improving their appearance. Not only do they want to achieve great results with breast implants, but also they desire a lift to adjust the skin envelope. A breast augmentation and lift can be done at the same time. An ever-increasing number of women choose to have these two surgical procedures carried out at the same time because it's less stressful. Breast augmentation leaves scars. Even if they aren't visible, women don't feel comfortable in their skin. The breast lift procedure provides immediate results, supporting the newly shaped breasts.

It's important to understand that a lift helps achieve the most optimal shape and it's one of the most challenging procedures. In the beginning, it was performed in a single stage. That isn't the case anymore. At present, the lift is performed and a certain amount of time passes until the augmentation is realized. Staging the procedure isn't a good thing due to the fact that it increases the complexity for the patient. The result is that many plastic surgeons perform the interventions at the same time. Patients who are considering the idea of having breast augmentation and lift at the same time need to ask questions during the cosmetic consultation.


Fast recovery

As a rule, recovery from breast augmentation surgery takes somewhere between 4 and 6 weeks. The women of today want advanced implants, but they also want to get out of the hospital as fast as possible. Breast augmentation is a major type of surgery, despite the fact that it's minimally invasive. Nevertheless, if the plastic surgeon is experienced enough, they can reduce post-operative healing, bleeding, pain, and inflammation. The point is that it's possible to achieve faster recovery. A professional may not be necessary able to provide evidence of fast recovery. The best that they can do is inform the patient about the outcome of the surgical procedure and support them during their time of need.

Attention needs to be paid to the fact that there are women who experience better results. The reason why they make a quick recovery is that they are in good health and know how to take care of themselves. These women don't need to take much time off work and are able to make a full recovery. Before leaving home, every patient receives post-operative instructions and is required to come for a follow-up. The experience can vary greatly from individual to individual, which is understandable, taking into account the fact that every woman is different.

Breast augmentation has been and always will be popular. So, there will be no changes in this respect. The New Year will no doubt come with many changes and we can only hope for the better.

Unplanned for or uncovered medical expenses can quickly eat up your savings account and leave you scrambling to make ends meet. In fact, medical expenses even cause bankruptcies for a certain portion of Americans hit with high costs. One way to ease some of the pain of medical expenses is to write them off against your taxes.


The IRS permits you to deduct qualifying medical expenses against your taxes, however, those costs have to meet a certain threshold before you can start deducting. This is called the AGI (adjusted gross income) threshold and the total of all your qualifying medical and dental expenses have to be greater than 10% of this number for you to claim them as a deduction.


Any medical costs for you, your dependents, or your spouse qualify for the deduction, but keep in mind that any amount you're reimbursed by insurance does not qualify for the deduction. For your medical expenses to qualify, they will need to have been paid during the calendar year. This means that if you paid by check–for example–the date it's delivered will usually be the qualifying date of payment.


In general, most legitimate medical expenses will qualify for the deduction, however, here are some tax deductible medical expenses that you may not have known about:


Capital Expenses

Capital expenses are those incurred when you have to modify your home in order to accommodate special equipment for medical reasons. Things like wheelchair ramps, widening doorways to accommodate wheelchairs or walkers, modifying the washroom to add support bars or railings, lowering kitchen cabinets, and more. If these are permanent improvements that end up increasing your property's value, then you need to calculate the increase in value and deduct that from the cost of the improvement that you can deduct from your taxes. There is a specific worksheet that you can use to calculate these costs. Of course, these expenses can only be for actual medical reasons and any aesthetic improvements are not covered.


Travel Costs

Some travel costs related to medical expenses can be deducted from your taxes. Things such as ambulance fees, public transportation fees, tolls, parking costs, and more. If you have been using your own car, you can deduct a certain amount per mile placed on the car. This can change, so it's important to check what the mileage costs are before deducting it.


Nursing Services

If you require nursing services, the wages you pay for this service are tax deductible. However, you don't actually need a nurse to provide the services, so long as it's something a nurse would regularly do, like changing dressings, giving medication, and helping the patient bathe. If the nurse or person providing nursing services also performs household tasks, then you can only deduct the expenses for the nursing.


Supplemental Medical Insurance

Premiums paid towards supplement plans for medicare are medical expenses and can be tax deductible. Each type of supplemental plan has its own rules for writing off premiums which you must review before submitting the premiums as a deductible expense. For example, Medicare A premiums are not an eligible medical expenses if you are covered under Social Security. https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p502.pdf


Service Animals

If you require a service animal, the expenses related to the buying, training, and maintenance of the service animal are tax deductible. This can include things like food, grooming, vet care, and usually any other reasonable costs related to keeping your service animal healthy to perform its duties.


Medical Conferences

If you attend a medical conference that is related to a chronic illness you, your spouse, or your dependents have, then the costs of that conference are tax deductible. This can include the admission and transportation to the conference. However, the conference has to be mainly for the medical care of yourself, your spouse, or dependents and most of the time you spend at the conference has to be in sessions on medical information.


Special Education

Sometimes, a doctor may recommend that your child receive specialized tutoring or schooling by a person or institution trained in teaching children with mental or physical impairments. These specialized tutors or schools are often quite expensive and can be difficult for parents to afford. This is why you can include things like tuition, meals, and lodging costs for attending this school as part of your tax deductible medical expenses. For the costs to be tax deductible, a doctor has to specifically recommend this particular type of schooling and helping to overcome the learning disability has to be the main reason your child is attending the school.


Weight Loss Programs

If you are obese or have hypertension or heart disease caused by being overweight and are told you need to lose weight by a doctor, then the fees you pay to join a weight reduction group may be tax deductible. However, these don't include things like gym memberships, the cost of diet foods, and only some specialty foods that have been recommended for weight loss and are not meant to treat an illness.


Cosmetic surgery

In general, cosmetic surgery is not covered and cannot be claimed as medical expenses. Aesthetic surgery or elective cosmetic surgeries that are only undergone for the sake of appearances don't qualify as medical expenses. However, if the cosmetic surgery is due to an illness or accident, it may be covered under reconstructive cosmetic surgery. This would include things like breast reconstruction after a partial or full mastectomy, or reconstructive surgery after a car accident.


Bottom Line

The list of what is and isn't covered as a deductible medical expense is a long one, with many variables. Because of this, it's important to keep all receipts related to any and all medical expenses that you may accrue throughout the year and compare it against the list of approved, tax deductible medical expenses provided by the IRS. You may be surprised to find that over the course of the year, you end up with a surprising amount of medical expenses that can slash your tax bill. There are also a surprising number of wellness programs (outside of weight loss) that may be tax deductible. People are often surprised to learn that even things like smoking cessation programs, and removing lead-based paint can be considered tax deductible, which is why it's so important to check the list and keep good records.

Some dental service professionals feel that marketing their businesses on social media is unimportant. However, the reality is that these days, social media marketing is critical for your business regardless of what it is. Social media is where the broadest group of people spend their time, and it easier to reach them on the various platforms than through TV, radio, billboards, or any other older or outdated forms of advertising. These are strategies of which dental service professionals should be aware and which they should be employing.


Facebook Advertising


Facebook is the social media platform that has the most daily engagement the world over. Because of that, allocating money for ads on Facebook should be a priority for dentist offices and other dental professionals. There are many sorts of ads on Facebook, and they are a tactic that is guaranteed to direct some eyeballs to your site and expand your brand. Whether you just opened in a new market or you have a long-established practice, your social media marketing plan needs to include Facebook.


Google Advertising


You also need to be advertising with Google. Google is the search engine that dominates the market. People are much more inclined to use it than they are any of the alternatives. You can pay for ads for your practice that appear when people in your geographic region input specific keywords or phrases into Google. People pay attention to the options that come up when they do a local search with Google for goods and services, and a dental office is no exception to that rule.


Spreading Your Content


Your dental practice might be using several social media platforms to try and get the word out that you're open for business. You should produce new content frequently and send it out across all of your channels. You can make videos that show the right way to brush and floss, for instance, or you can write blogs about dental health that people might find helpful. This will increase awareness of your practice.


Games and Contests


People enjoy playing games and entering contests on social media, and if you sponsor a game or a giveaway, it can get people excited about your brand and possibly bring in some new customers. All you need to do is come up with a prize that people are going to want. Perhaps a grab bag of free dental care products would be in order, or an electric toothbrush.


YouTube Channel


YouTube gets huge engagement numbers because people love to watch videos. You should establish a YouTube channel for your dental practice. You can feature videos that show tours of your office, or you can explain what you're doing to assuage the fears of people who are wary of getting their teeth cleaned. YouTube is another way that you can make the people in your area aware of your brand. Just be sure that the videos are of professional quality because it reflects better on you that way.


You have the opportunity to secure successful dental marketing with Patient Prism or similar services, or you can attempt to spearhead the initiative yourself. One way or another, though, you need to get on social media for your dental practice if you're not on there yet. It makes a ton of difference.


While nursing homes would never admit it, they are often understaffed. While some nurses prefer working in a skilled nursing home setting, others would never consider it as an option. If you asked a nurse working in a specialty care hospital about their working environment, they will probably say that it is fast-pace and stressful. Well, the same thing can be said about all health care settings, especially long-term care facilities. However, there is no excuse for abuse and neglect of patients living in these facilities.

Bed Sores

One of the most obvious signs of nursing home abuse is bed sores. These wounds are the result of poor care and nutrition. If you know someone who is living in a nursing home, you should assess their skin whenever possible. If a bed sore is detected, bring it to the nurse's attention immediately.

Non-Communicative Behavior

Many seniors are prepared to move into a nursing home because they do not have someone who is willing to care for them around the clock. While some of these individuals will find their new surrounding positive, others are not so lucky. Most nursing homes do their best to provide good care to their patients. However, many of them come up short. With that said, seniors who are admitted to long-term care facilities that lack the compassion, skills and equipment to provide the proper care will oftentimes find themselves dealing with abuse.


While some patients will not hesitate to alert their family and friends of the abuse, others will become isolated and non-communicative. If you detect a change in your mother, father or spouse's behavior, you should not hesitate to request a meeting with the director of nursing. Click here to learn more about nursing home abuse and your rights to sue for neglect.

Weight Loss

When most patients are admitted into a nursing home, they can feed themselves. Over time, this will no longer be a possibility. When patients are unable to feed themselves, they will be completely reliant on the nursing staff. Most nurses and CNAs do whatever is necessary to make sure their patients are provided three meals a day. Of course, this is not always the case. Believe it or not, there are some people who work in these health care settings that should not have been hired because they lack the compassion to care for people in need.


Weight loss is a sign of nursing home abuse. However, before you make a quick judgment, it is crucial to look at the entire picture. Weight loss may also be related to meal changes and lack of appetite.

Poor Personal Hygiene

The nursing staff is required to provide residents at least two baths per week. At bath time, the patient is transported to the shower room, where they will be cleaned from head-to-toe. Patients who are bedfast will receive a full bath with shampoo in their room. Poor hygiene is a red flag for abuse. If you notice that your family member's hair is dirty and unkempt, it may be time to call for a meeting with the director of nursing. Other signs of poor hygiene include body odor, dirty fingernails and skin rashes.

4 of the Most Common Myths about Kratom

Kratom has been gaining in popularity over the last few years because of its many properties. While the plant hasn't gone fully mainstream yet, there is a solid and growing community out there that likes to extol its many virtues and benefits. But there are still tons of myths and misconceptions about this little known plant. In this article, we're going to give you some of the most common myths about kratom.

Kratom is Synthetic

With all the hysteria surrounding synthetic drugs, a lot of misinformation has been floating around about kratom, with many assuming that it is a synthetic drug as well. That's mainly because kratom started to become popular around the same time as other synthetic drugs and when incidents surrounding bath salts and other legal highs¯ started making the news.

Kratom in its pure form comes only from crushed dried leaves and is a completely organic substance that demands no transformation. However, some of the components of the plant can be synthesized to produce other drugs, which often adds to the confusion.

Kratom Isn't Addictive

Kratom is often used as a treatment to kick opioid addictions. And since it comes from plants, people often assume that it isn't addictive. But kratom can be habit forming as well. And the amount you take will also have an effect on how addictive it can be. That's why it's very important that you know the proper kratom dosage before you start. Taking it in the wrong dose could lead to many other adverse effects. You could also start building a tolerance and need a higher dosage every time to get the same results, so be aware of that.

Kratom is Dangerous for Your Health

Another piece of misinformation about kratom is how potentially dangerous it can be. This was most likely spread by the DEA in an attempt to demonize the plant. Data about hospitalizations related to kratom are often used to support this misconception, but the number of kratom-related incidents is only a minuscule fraction of those related to over the counter drugs like acetaminophen (Tylenol), for instance. Not to mention all those related to energy drinks or caffeine. What they forget to mention is that most of the time, incidents are caused by mixing various drugs together, and the combination of drugs, not kratom itself, was often the real reason behind them.

There has been no Study done on the Plant

While kratom is still unknown to many, the plant was introduced in the West as early as the 1800s and has been used for centuries. Researchers began trying to synthetize and isolate some of the compounds found in the plant in the early 1900s. Since then, many pharmaceutical companies have studied the plant. Hundreds of studies surrounding kratom have been released over the last couple of years and researchers are constantly trying to find new ways to use the plant in pharmaceuticals.


Still much remains unknown about Kratom, so before you decide to make it part of your routine or use it for treatment, make sure that you do your homework on the substance first.

Choosing A Dentist For The Entire Family



Having a great dentist is key to keeping a healthy mouth and subsequently a healthier life. When you have a family, it is often difficult to find a dentist that is a great match for every member of the family. This is particularly true when you have very small children. Many times people choose a pediatric dentist for their children and then have to find another one for the adults in the household. There is no right or wrong when it comes to deciding whether to have multiple dentists for your family or only one. The trick is to determine which choice is best for you and your family specifically. This is what we will be exploring here, how to determine the best situation for your family and how to find the best denist(s) for your family.

The first determination you will need to make is whether you will be looking for one dentist or multiple ones. There are several factors to consider when making this determination. One of the first things you should consider is your family. How many children do you have, how many adults, what ages are your children, do any of your kids have a difficult time with their teeth? The list goes on, but these are the highlights. If your children are middle school age or older, it is easier to choose a single family dentist. It is more difficult with younger children because it is sometimes necessary to have a dentist that is used to small, scared children. Although, that is not to say that you will not be able to find a family dentist that is very good with small children. Many people choose a family dentist to simplify life. Having one dentist for the entire family means one location, one doctor to build a rapport with, one place to learn the ins and outs of, etc. not to mention one phone number to remember. Either choice is entirely viable and there is no one “right” choice. If you are not sure which option is best for you, consider trying a single family doctor and see how it goes. If it works, great, but if not, you can begin searching for a secondary dentist just for the little ones. Either way, an easy way to find a list of perspectives is to search the internet. For example, try searching Las Vegas dentist“.

If you have chosen to look for one family dentist  for everyone on your family, there are a few things you should look for. One thing you should look for in a family dentist is location. You do not want to have to travel any farther than absolutely necessary, especially when taking children. A trip to the dentist is often difficult enough for a child without adding a long car ride into the mix. Not only is it difficult on the child, it is also difficult on the adult(s) taking the child. There is a sense of anticipation that inevitably proceeds a visit to any doctor and often more so for a dentist. It is believed that this is often caused by a vague knowledge of the tools that a dentist uses such as a drill.

The next consideration will be whether or not the dental office accepts your insurance. Quite often, the children in a household will have a different insurance than the adults, this means that you will have to ensure the office accepts all of the insurances that your family uses. Each office decides which types of insurance that they will accept and not all offices will accept all forms of insurance used by various members of your family. This information is fairly easy to access. You have two main options for obtaining this information. The first option is to call the dental office that you are interested in and simply ask. If you choose to go this route, keep in mind that it is far easier to ask whether or not they accept the specific insurances that you use instead of inquiring what all insurances they accept. Some offices will accept almost any insurance which means the list would be incredibly long. The second option is to ask your insurance provider(s). You can do this by calling their customer service line, or you can check their website. Many insurance companies provide information on their website detailing all of the providers in a given area they cover. This step is relevant regardless of whether you are looking for one dentist or multiple.  If you are planning on paying out of pocket for the dental services, you will want to seek out the office with the most competitive rates and the most payment options.

Next, you will need to find the dentist that best suits what you are looking for. If you are looking for a family dentist to see all of your family members, you will need to find one that accepts patients of all ages. If you are searching for multiple dentists to suit different needs, you will want to attempt to find offices that are somewhat close together so that you will not have to travel in multiple directions to get everyone to the dentist. It may be take some time to find a dentist or dentists that fits all of your requirements, but in the end it will be well worth it. The more a dental office fits with your needs, the better overall experience you will have.

Once you know what you are looking for in a dentist, you can begin looking to see what is available in your area. The best way to go about doing this is with a simple internet search. To do this, you will need to use specific keywords. It is not particularly difficult to determine the best keywords to use. Obviously you will need to use the word “dentist”, but beyond that you will need to choose words that represent exactly what you are looking for. If you are looking for a pediatric dentist, you will either need to use the word “pediatric” or include a phrase such as “for kids”. If you are looking for a family dentist, you will need to include some variation of “for the family”. Also, you will need to add a location descriptor such as the name of the city you live in or a phrase such as “near me”.

Analyzing The Health Benefits Of CBD Oil


Over the years, a large number of companies and researchers have decided to begin researching CBD oil. This is not a coincidence. It has been proven time and time again that CBD oil can be immensely beneficial for a handful of individuals. Whether you're dealing with chronic pain or epilepsy, there is a possibility that CBD oil can help you. And, you won't have to worry about any negative consequences. Just make sure that the oil contains little to no THC and you'll be fine. Below, you'll learn more about the perks of using CBD oil.


First and foremost, you should know that CBD oil can potentially help reduce the frequency of seizures. The oil has shown promising results when tested for this specific purpose. This was primarily tested on animal subjects. Nevertheless, the oil's benefits can most likely convert over to humans as well. In fact, the FDA just recently approved a CBD-based drug for this purpose. If you suffer from epilepsy or another seizure inducing condition, you should definitely give CBD a try.


It has also been shown that CBD oil may be helpful for those dealing with insomnia. Little research has been conducted on the subject. Nevertheless, it is believed that CBD oil interacts with the brain and helps relax it. CBD is also known to help the patient deal with their anxiety and worries. With less on your mind at night, you will no doubt be able to achieve a better night’s rest. Those dealing with sleeping problems and insomnia should definitely look into CBD oil a little bit more.

Pain Relief

A lot of people wake up in the morning feeling intense pain. There is a good chance that you're the same. The good news is that there are ways to remedy the problem. CBD oil has shown great results when used for the treatment of chronic pain. It is believed that the chemical is capable of interacting with the brain's receptors. In return, that can help the user alleviate their pain and increase their quality of life. CBD oil is potentially helpful for the treatment of arthritis symptoms, muscle pain, MS pain and even pain linked to spinal cord injuries. If you're able to obtain a medical marijuana card, you should probably try to get a combination of THC and CBD.

That may provide you with even better results. Remember that CBD oil in Utah is readily available so you shouldn't have any trouble accessing the medication.

Neuroprotective Attributes

It is also believed that CBD may possess many neuroprotective characteristics. It is believed that the substance could be beneficial for those suffering from neurodegenerative disorders. During the past few years, researchers have begun research CBD to determine whether or not it could be beneficial for treating strokes, multiple sclerosis and even Alzheimer's. There is no doubt that more research is needed. Nevertheless, there is some evidence that the substance could be very beneficial for these purposes. Only time will tell. Nevertheless, CBD could provide help to those that were previously left out in the cold.

What Should You Expect When Entering an Addiction Treatment Program?

If you or your family member is seeking treatment for addiction, or substance abuse, with no doubt, you must endeavor to find the most appropriate alcohol rehab treatment facility. On the same token, you might also want to know what to expect.

When choosing a facility to treat addiction, you should select the one accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). A certified addiction facility will ensure that the needs of your loved person are taken care of with utmost professionalism.

However, that doesn't give you a hint of what happens during your first month of admission as a rehabilitation patient. Let's dive into details.

Diagnosis of the Disease of Addiction

Irrespective of the rehabilitation program you’re enrolled into, you should be given a comprehensive patient evaluation through DSM-IV diagnostic criteria. This is a bio-psychosocial assessment that enables the counselors to determine your initial illness severity and diagnosis. It permits them to recommend specific care placement by utilizing procedure and guidelines dictated by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. During your admission, a counselor should verify each clinical finding, explain your diagnosis, and recommend a suitable therapy and discus-in-depth the level of your care placement.

Basic Details

Upon entering an addiction treatment program, the counselor responsible for your admission will review preliminary information concerning your admission and guide you towards making the right decision about the level of care you deserve. A thorough search of your belongings will be done on admission and upon the staff’s discretion to maintain a drug-free zone. You also receive admission forms including:

Patient's Rights

This critical document upholds your fundamental rights as a human being such as constitutional, civil, and statutory rights. It also gives information about the people who will be there for your care.

Patients Standards Guideline

It’s is an outline of general conduct, behavior, and participation expected of you. These guidelines are designed from practical needs to enable you to have self-discipline and self-respect. These virtues help you to have an interactive and healthy recovery and treatment program.

Nursing Intake

It's a document that displays medical conditions and physical findings that should be attended to immediately.

A withdrawal assessment will be conducted at this stage to establish the patients' withdrawal.
A Standardized Laboratory Test and Urine Drug Screening tests might be carried out as a further concern to measure your medical status and the ability to partake treatment. An analysis known as urine pregnancy test will be carried out on special occasions. Also, an EKG might also suffice if you have cardiac complications or you’re above 50 years.

Program Schedules

Here, they offer a vivid description to you concerning the therapeutic activities you’ll undergo. It acts as a crucial section of your clinical treatment protocol.

History and physical exam

This examination takes place one day after your admission and is by a qualified physician employed by the addiction treatment facility. It's usually a detailed bio-psychosocial assessment that helps the medical and clinical teams to recommend personalized medical assistance and treatment protocols.

In summary, the question what should you expect when entering an Addiction Treatment Program is broad. Every addiction patient has unique needs. An individual rehab facility may have its criteria for admission as well as laid down procedures for treating addiction patients. Our discussion gives an insight into what you should expect to find in a certified rehabilitation Centre.