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  • 26 Aug 2018
    Drug and alcohol addiction is a life-threatening disease that needs to be treated by professionals. Since there are many drug and alcohol rehabs out there who claim to offer the best treatment for addiction, it can be quite daunting to choose the right facility. However, you need to know that the treatment facility you choose is a big part of your recovery. It will be a mistake to get admitted into a rehab facility that you don't know anything about. Verifying their authenticity helps you to be sure that you are in safe and capable hands. But how can you do so? Verifying The Authenticity Of Drug And Alcohol Rehabs Near You 1) Accreditation And Licensing Drug and alcohol rehabs that are not licensed or accredited cannot be trusted to offer quality treatment. In fact, to operate legally, a treatment facility must have local and state licensure. So before you sign up for a program, ensure that the state approves the rehab center. Getting accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) or the National Committee for Quality Assurance indicates that the facility can deliver effective treatment. 2) Treatment Method A good facility uses scientifically-backed treatment methods that are known to yield impressive results. There are different kinds of treatments available for addiction patients including inpatient and outpatient treatment. You need to choose a treatment model that will work for you. 3) Staff Members It is crucial that those who treat you at the facility are competent medical professionals. The physicians, nurses, social workers and counselors must hold the required certifications for professional practice. Some of the most common national credentials that can be held by an addiction professional include CAC (certified addictions counselor), and LADC (licensed alcohol and drug counselor).  In addition to the qualification of the staff, you need to find out the ratio of patients to therapists. If there are only a few therapists with a large number of patients, chances are you may not get quality counseling. 4) Availability Of Aftercare Drug and alcohol rehabs with sober living homes and mutual support programs are usually a good option. This is so because when a patient leaves a treatment facility, there's a struggle to remain drug-free. Providing support for the patient after the initial treatment decreases the chances of a relapse and makes the recovery process easier. 5) The Environment The environment where you receive treatment is as important as the qualification of the those treating you. There is a need for the rehab center to be equipped with the necessary facilities that are in good working condition. The setting of a treatment facility can aid recovery. The environment should also be hygienic. When a rehab center is untidy and cluttered, you may contact a disease and fall sick during treatment. 6) Family Involvement Excluding your family from the treatment process is a red flag on the part of the rehab center. Research shows that addiction patients undergoing treatment can recover quickly when they get support from their loved ones. They need to be assured that there are people who genuinely care about them and want them to become better persons. For you to achieve long-term recovery, your family needs to be involved in your treatment. You need to ask questions at the treatment center and ensure that you are satisfied with the answers you get. The authenticity of a drug and alcohol rehab facility must be verified if you want to be free from addiction.
    307 Posted by Sophia Addison
  • Drug and alcohol addiction is a life-threatening disease that needs to be treated by professionals. Since there are many drug and alcohol rehabs out there who claim to offer the best treatment for addiction, it can be quite daunting to choose the right facility. However, you need to know that the treatment facility you choose is a big part of your recovery. It will be a mistake to get admitted into a rehab facility that you don't know anything about. Verifying their authenticity helps you to be sure that you are in safe and capable hands. But how can you do so? Verifying The Authenticity Of Drug And Alcohol Rehabs Near You 1) Accreditation And Licensing Drug and alcohol rehabs that are not licensed or accredited cannot be trusted to offer quality treatment. In fact, to operate legally, a treatment facility must have local and state licensure. So before you sign up for a program, ensure that the state approves the rehab center. Getting accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) or the National Committee for Quality Assurance indicates that the facility can deliver effective treatment. 2) Treatment Method A good facility uses scientifically-backed treatment methods that are known to yield impressive results. There are different kinds of treatments available for addiction patients including inpatient and outpatient treatment. You need to choose a treatment model that will work for you. 3) Staff Members It is crucial that those who treat you at the facility are competent medical professionals. The physicians, nurses, social workers and counselors must hold the required certifications for professional practice. Some of the most common national credentials that can be held by an addiction professional include CAC (certified addictions counselor), and LADC (licensed alcohol and drug counselor).  In addition to the qualification of the staff, you need to find out the ratio of patients to therapists. If there are only a few therapists with a large number of patients, chances are you may not get quality counseling. 4) Availability Of Aftercare Drug and alcohol rehabs with sober living homes and mutual support programs are usually a good option. This is so because when a patient leaves a treatment facility, there's a struggle to remain drug-free. Providing support for the patient after the initial treatment decreases the chances of a relapse and makes the recovery process easier. 5) The Environment The environment where you receive treatment is as important as the qualification of the those treating you. There is a need for the rehab center to be equipped with the necessary facilities that are in good working condition. The setting of a treatment facility can aid recovery. The environment should also be hygienic. When a rehab center is untidy and cluttered, you may contact a disease and fall sick during treatment. 6) Family Involvement Excluding your family from the treatment process is a red flag on the part of the rehab center. Research shows that addiction patients undergoing treatment can recover quickly when they get support from their loved ones. They need to be assured that there are people who genuinely care about them and want them to become better persons. For you to achieve long-term recovery, your family needs to be involved in your treatment. You need to ask questions at the treatment center and ensure that you are satisfied with the answers you get. The authenticity of a drug and alcohol rehab facility must be verified if you want to be free from addiction.
    Aug 26, 2018 307
  • 18 Jun 2018
    There is a lot of coconut water benefits you can reap from naturally extracted coconut water. However, with the many brands and stores forcing their way into the market, it can be tricky at first. This will hinder you from getting the best out of the benefits that coconut water offers. To make sure you are on the right track, use the following tips: Only buy from a genuine store Not everyone out there has your best interests at heart. When it comes to having the right product, you need a store that offers just that. This starts with past experiences from previous customers. In this day and age, it is easy to find a good store based on customer reviews. You can explore those reviews to see what kind of products the store offers before you decide to shop. Avoid coconut water with additives and preservatives Additives and preservatives are inorganic compounds. When you take coconut water added to such compounds, they remain in your boy for long. Some stores will do this so that they can preserve the water for long. However, the overall coconut water benefits are limited and thus you should avoid such products. Ensure that you only buy the fresh coconut water from genuine stores for maximum benefits. Regular intake will keep your body hydrated Coconut water contains electrolytes which help to hydrate your body. If you have had a long day sweating and losing a lot of fluids, a glass of coconut water will do the drink. It helps to hydrate your body using minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sodium. This comes as a great replacement for water. Also, if you have had diarrhea coconut water works fine to help replace the lost fluids. In short, it adds natural minerals to your body to help you remain active and healthy throughout the day. Green is always better The old saying does not apply when it comes to coconut water. If you want to reap the most out of coconut water benefits, then you have to harvest it while green. It is at this time that most of the minerals are in the water and not in the flesh. Once you allow it to mature the nutrients will move to the white part of the coconut which will leave the waterless concentrated on the essential nutrients. However, if your interest is coconut milk, then you can allow it to mature for the best results. Avoid heating the water before drinking You can heat coconut water for different reasons. It may be you want to take it armor hot or you simply like your water that way. Although the motive is genuine, if you are looking to get all the nutrients in their natural form, you will make it as it is. Heat affects the concentration of nutrients in the coconut water. As such, instead of heating it, ensure that it is kept in a cool place away from heat. This will allow it to maintain its natural good taste and nutrients concentration intact.
    381 Posted by Sophia Addison
  • There is a lot of coconut water benefits you can reap from naturally extracted coconut water. However, with the many brands and stores forcing their way into the market, it can be tricky at first. This will hinder you from getting the best out of the benefits that coconut water offers. To make sure you are on the right track, use the following tips: Only buy from a genuine store Not everyone out there has your best interests at heart. When it comes to having the right product, you need a store that offers just that. This starts with past experiences from previous customers. In this day and age, it is easy to find a good store based on customer reviews. You can explore those reviews to see what kind of products the store offers before you decide to shop. Avoid coconut water with additives and preservatives Additives and preservatives are inorganic compounds. When you take coconut water added to such compounds, they remain in your boy for long. Some stores will do this so that they can preserve the water for long. However, the overall coconut water benefits are limited and thus you should avoid such products. Ensure that you only buy the fresh coconut water from genuine stores for maximum benefits. Regular intake will keep your body hydrated Coconut water contains electrolytes which help to hydrate your body. If you have had a long day sweating and losing a lot of fluids, a glass of coconut water will do the drink. It helps to hydrate your body using minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sodium. This comes as a great replacement for water. Also, if you have had diarrhea coconut water works fine to help replace the lost fluids. In short, it adds natural minerals to your body to help you remain active and healthy throughout the day. Green is always better The old saying does not apply when it comes to coconut water. If you want to reap the most out of coconut water benefits, then you have to harvest it while green. It is at this time that most of the minerals are in the water and not in the flesh. Once you allow it to mature the nutrients will move to the white part of the coconut which will leave the waterless concentrated on the essential nutrients. However, if your interest is coconut milk, then you can allow it to mature for the best results. Avoid heating the water before drinking You can heat coconut water for different reasons. It may be you want to take it armor hot or you simply like your water that way. Although the motive is genuine, if you are looking to get all the nutrients in their natural form, you will make it as it is. Heat affects the concentration of nutrients in the coconut water. As such, instead of heating it, ensure that it is kept in a cool place away from heat. This will allow it to maintain its natural good taste and nutrients concentration intact.
    Jun 18, 2018 381
  • 06 Feb 2018
    There is nothing like keeping yourself clean and groomed. Here are some great tips you should try out. consider your Oral Hygiene The cleanliness of your oral cavity means you are maintaining impressive hygiene practices. No one wants to have bad breath, especially at work, therefore it is important that you maintain proper oral hygiene. Invest in a proper toothbrush and make sure that you see your dentist at least once a month. He will be able to tell you which teeth you are missing out on when you are brushing. The key is to buy yourself a decent toothbrush and practice the accurate brushing motions. If you are the type to stay out for the most part of the day, maybe at the office or at the gym, there is no shame in packing a travel size toothpaste, a toothbrush and even mouthwash and floss. Apart from keeping your breath minty fresh all day, good dental hygiene will help you avoid gum disease as well. TakeCare Of Your Respiratory System This should come in handy especially if you have any respiratory diseases the likes of asthma. Make sure that you use tracheostomy in order to protect your respiratory system from harmful and contaminated gasses in the atmosphere. This should be practiced especially if you are traveling to a foreign country. Another great way to take care of your respiratory system is to stop smoking as this habit might cause harmful diseases as well. practice proper Shower Habits Although you might want to, you should not shower on a daily basis. Showering every day will strip away all the natural oils in your hair as well as skin. This will make your body overcompensate and produce more oils and make you sweat even more. If you cannot get away with showering once every other day, you should not use shampoo every day. If you see your hair getting greasy, you can sprinkle baby powder around the hair roots. Or, you can try out dry shampoo. A DIY dry shampoo can be made with grinding a cup of oatmeal with a cup of baking soda. Sprinkle the mixture on to your hair roots and comb it out. HowTo Maintain A Sensitive Skin If you have a sensitive skin, or if you are merely on the lookout for an inexpensive face wash that is organic, you can try washing your face with a bit of raw and commercial honey. Honey tends to be a humectant that is natural; meaning, it moisturizes your skin without making your skin oily. This is also a greatexfoliant. Luckily for those with acne, honey is also have antibacterial traits. Start with dampening your skin with some water in the shower and massage the honey into your face. Leave the honey there as you wash and rinse your face right before you get out of the shower. If you think your skin is still too moist, you can wash your face with some lukewarm water.
    480 Posted by Sophia Addison
  • There is nothing like keeping yourself clean and groomed. Here are some great tips you should try out. consider your Oral Hygiene The cleanliness of your oral cavity means you are maintaining impressive hygiene practices. No one wants to have bad breath, especially at work, therefore it is important that you maintain proper oral hygiene. Invest in a proper toothbrush and make sure that you see your dentist at least once a month. He will be able to tell you which teeth you are missing out on when you are brushing. The key is to buy yourself a decent toothbrush and practice the accurate brushing motions. If you are the type to stay out for the most part of the day, maybe at the office or at the gym, there is no shame in packing a travel size toothpaste, a toothbrush and even mouthwash and floss. Apart from keeping your breath minty fresh all day, good dental hygiene will help you avoid gum disease as well. TakeCare Of Your Respiratory System This should come in handy especially if you have any respiratory diseases the likes of asthma. Make sure that you use tracheostomy in order to protect your respiratory system from harmful and contaminated gasses in the atmosphere. This should be practiced especially if you are traveling to a foreign country. Another great way to take care of your respiratory system is to stop smoking as this habit might cause harmful diseases as well. practice proper Shower Habits Although you might want to, you should not shower on a daily basis. Showering every day will strip away all the natural oils in your hair as well as skin. This will make your body overcompensate and produce more oils and make you sweat even more. If you cannot get away with showering once every other day, you should not use shampoo every day. If you see your hair getting greasy, you can sprinkle baby powder around the hair roots. Or, you can try out dry shampoo. A DIY dry shampoo can be made with grinding a cup of oatmeal with a cup of baking soda. Sprinkle the mixture on to your hair roots and comb it out. HowTo Maintain A Sensitive Skin If you have a sensitive skin, or if you are merely on the lookout for an inexpensive face wash that is organic, you can try washing your face with a bit of raw and commercial honey. Honey tends to be a humectant that is natural; meaning, it moisturizes your skin without making your skin oily. This is also a greatexfoliant. Luckily for those with acne, honey is also have antibacterial traits. Start with dampening your skin with some water in the shower and massage the honey into your face. Leave the honey there as you wash and rinse your face right before you get out of the shower. If you think your skin is still too moist, you can wash your face with some lukewarm water.
    Feb 06, 2018 480
  • 25 Aug 2017
    In Home Care Services are a benefit for people facing disabilities as well as senior citizens recovering from an accident or going through from a medical condition. The service provided by expert healthcare workers is more than what your family members can offer especially where medical care and physical therapy are required.   For just a small fee, anyone in want of professional help can approach any one of the many homes In Home Care Services providers. However, it is important to ensure that the service is qualified to offer such care. Not all states need services to be licensed but it's a good sign of their expertise. If your state requires that a license be a must, ask to check the about that.   Being accredited by a government agency is another sign of reputation and good work. Approach a well-known group that evaluates in home care services for a suggestion of top providers. This list will feature only those In Home Care Services providers which screen their employees, with a success rate, the number of recommendations it has etc.   Image Source - pexels   What at-home services they offer?   For at-home care needs, there's a huge list of what sort of service can be offered. Clients no able to get out of the home for treatment can ask for a doctor to visit, make a diagnosis, give treatment, and offer aftercare. Both the treatment as well as aftercare is usually done by a nurse who might be required to be ready 24/7. The nurse can also be responsible for handling pain control, monitoring health, administering medication and other requirements.   Therapy in the form of physical, occupational and speech therapy are different kinds of services. They're sought if you have recently been ill or have suffered a major injury and need professional help with recovery. Though the help of family members is important, they are not qualified with aspects of treatment so if you want help with rehabilitation while at home, In Home Care Services is your best bet.   Not everyone will need medical help. Some might just want companionship. In this instance, it's best  to approach a home care company with a request for a companion in order to  have conservations with, just spend time or go out with. Companions might also perform some household duties for those who can't manage them.   Medical examinations such blood pressure, as x-ray, blood, as well as urine tests, can be done at with the help of portable equipment. However, intensive examinations are generally taken at professional hospitals where medical equipment is not portable. But still, having minor tests done at home is just more convenient however may be the best way to get them for those you can't get out house.   In Home Care Services providers also offer other non-medical help like transportation as well as home-delivered meals for people who need them. For transportation, the help is available for people who need to attend physical examinations and treatments to hospitals however can't drive themselves. As for people unable to cook  at home, home-delivered food can be offered. The service providers will as well take into account diet considerations.
    613 Posted by Sophia Addison
  • In Home Care Services are a benefit for people facing disabilities as well as senior citizens recovering from an accident or going through from a medical condition. The service provided by expert healthcare workers is more than what your family members can offer especially where medical care and physical therapy are required.   For just a small fee, anyone in want of professional help can approach any one of the many homes In Home Care Services providers. However, it is important to ensure that the service is qualified to offer such care. Not all states need services to be licensed but it's a good sign of their expertise. If your state requires that a license be a must, ask to check the about that.   Being accredited by a government agency is another sign of reputation and good work. Approach a well-known group that evaluates in home care services for a suggestion of top providers. This list will feature only those In Home Care Services providers which screen their employees, with a success rate, the number of recommendations it has etc.   Image Source - pexels   What at-home services they offer?   For at-home care needs, there's a huge list of what sort of service can be offered. Clients no able to get out of the home for treatment can ask for a doctor to visit, make a diagnosis, give treatment, and offer aftercare. Both the treatment as well as aftercare is usually done by a nurse who might be required to be ready 24/7. The nurse can also be responsible for handling pain control, monitoring health, administering medication and other requirements.   Therapy in the form of physical, occupational and speech therapy are different kinds of services. They're sought if you have recently been ill or have suffered a major injury and need professional help with recovery. Though the help of family members is important, they are not qualified with aspects of treatment so if you want help with rehabilitation while at home, In Home Care Services is your best bet.   Not everyone will need medical help. Some might just want companionship. In this instance, it's best  to approach a home care company with a request for a companion in order to  have conservations with, just spend time or go out with. Companions might also perform some household duties for those who can't manage them.   Medical examinations such blood pressure, as x-ray, blood, as well as urine tests, can be done at with the help of portable equipment. However, intensive examinations are generally taken at professional hospitals where medical equipment is not portable. But still, having minor tests done at home is just more convenient however may be the best way to get them for those you can't get out house.   In Home Care Services providers also offer other non-medical help like transportation as well as home-delivered meals for people who need them. For transportation, the help is available for people who need to attend physical examinations and treatments to hospitals however can't drive themselves. As for people unable to cook  at home, home-delivered food can be offered. The service providers will as well take into account diet considerations.
    Aug 25, 2017 613
  • 25 Aug 2017
    Having urinary incontinence and needing to travel can be a nightmare for many. While it can make your journey a little bit more challenging, it doesn’t mean that you have to give up travelling altogether. Instead, it is a matter of planning ahead of time, making sure that you know all of your options, and be equipped for anything. Here are some of the ways you can ease your worries about journeying across long distances: Image Source - pexels Map Out Your Journey It doesn’t matter if you are only travelling for a couple of hours to another city or will be going to a different country, planning is essential. In your case, it is not museums or tourist attractions that you need to worry about, it is bathrooms. Regardless of where you are going, make a point of noting all of the public bathrooms in the vicinity. Thanks to the internet, this is a lot easier to do than before. If possible, mark these spots on your phone or scout them out the moment that you arrive at your destination. This way, you can get to the bathroom quickly when you need to. This is something you will need to do if you will be travelling by car as well. Make Bookings Ahead of Time If you are going by bus or by plane, this makes things a little easier for you. Still, there is going to be some preparation required. The moment that you book your ticket, you will also need to secure your seat. Figure out where the toilet is situated and get the closest seat possible. Also, since you will be moving up and down quite frequently, it is best to get an aisle seat. Don’t wait until the last moment to reserve your seat as it may be quickly snatched up. If you are having trouble making a reservation, always explain your situation to the person that you are dealing with. It can also help to mention your condition to one of the cabin crew on an airline so that you will be given certain preferences. Carry Large Quantities of Supplies Whether you typically use Depend briefs, adult diapers, or incontinence pads, make sure to stock up on them. Make your calculations based on how many days you will be staying away from home and add more, just to be on the safe side. If you are travelling within the country, you should be able to order more online. If you are going to a foreign country, however, you may find that you are going to take a large number with you. Particularly when flying, make a point to pack most of your supplies in your carryon luggage. This way, if your flight is delayed or if your baggage is lost, you will still be fine. Manage Your Liquid Intake Better The natural tendency is to want to limit or cut out liquids while you are travelling. This, however, can aggravate your situation. Instead, drink adequate amounts of water and avoid fizzy drinks, caffeine, alcohol, and other stimulants. This is how you can properly cope with your incontinence while travelling.
    610 Posted by Sophia Addison
  • Having urinary incontinence and needing to travel can be a nightmare for many. While it can make your journey a little bit more challenging, it doesn’t mean that you have to give up travelling altogether. Instead, it is a matter of planning ahead of time, making sure that you know all of your options, and be equipped for anything. Here are some of the ways you can ease your worries about journeying across long distances: Image Source - pexels Map Out Your Journey It doesn’t matter if you are only travelling for a couple of hours to another city or will be going to a different country, planning is essential. In your case, it is not museums or tourist attractions that you need to worry about, it is bathrooms. Regardless of where you are going, make a point of noting all of the public bathrooms in the vicinity. Thanks to the internet, this is a lot easier to do than before. If possible, mark these spots on your phone or scout them out the moment that you arrive at your destination. This way, you can get to the bathroom quickly when you need to. This is something you will need to do if you will be travelling by car as well. Make Bookings Ahead of Time If you are going by bus or by plane, this makes things a little easier for you. Still, there is going to be some preparation required. The moment that you book your ticket, you will also need to secure your seat. Figure out where the toilet is situated and get the closest seat possible. Also, since you will be moving up and down quite frequently, it is best to get an aisle seat. Don’t wait until the last moment to reserve your seat as it may be quickly snatched up. If you are having trouble making a reservation, always explain your situation to the person that you are dealing with. It can also help to mention your condition to one of the cabin crew on an airline so that you will be given certain preferences. Carry Large Quantities of Supplies Whether you typically use Depend briefs, adult diapers, or incontinence pads, make sure to stock up on them. Make your calculations based on how many days you will be staying away from home and add more, just to be on the safe side. If you are travelling within the country, you should be able to order more online. If you are going to a foreign country, however, you may find that you are going to take a large number with you. Particularly when flying, make a point to pack most of your supplies in your carryon luggage. This way, if your flight is delayed or if your baggage is lost, you will still be fine. Manage Your Liquid Intake Better The natural tendency is to want to limit or cut out liquids while you are travelling. This, however, can aggravate your situation. Instead, drink adequate amounts of water and avoid fizzy drinks, caffeine, alcohol, and other stimulants. This is how you can properly cope with your incontinence while travelling.
    Aug 25, 2017 610