How Long Is Rehab? The Truth

“How long is Rehab?” is a question that comes up quite a bit at Changing Tides. We understand both the eagerness for recovery and the need to get back to the obligations of your regular day to day life, but we’re not your average drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. While we can give you a […]

8 Ways A Companion Animal Aids Recovery

At Changing Tides, we go the extra mile to make sure our clients feel at home and have the best chance of recovery. We are one of the only pet-friendly rehab centers in North Carolina because we understand the incredible role a furry friend can play in helping you get better. Whether your pet is […]

How Do You Check a Loved One (Or Yourself) into Rehab?

After choosing a rehab facility, the next step of treatment for most people is to check into rehab. After choosing and being accepted by a treatment facility, it’s normal to have many questions about the process, so we’ve taken the time to answer some common questions about the admissions process below. As always, we would […]

How to Choose the Right Rehab Facility

Choosing a rehab facility isn’t always easy. There are many types of rehab programs available, and different systems work better for some individuals than others. Varied costs are also involved, and the location of your program can play a role in your decision. Some factors to consider before choosing a substance abuse program include: The […]

How Long Does It Take to Detox From Alcohol?

Alcohol withdrawals are certainly no fun, and at their most severe, they can even represent a health risk. But getting through this first stage in the rehab and recovery process is critical to success down the road. Understanding what to expect when it comes to alcohol withdrawal duration and how to best deal with these […]

Alcoholic Recovery States: What Timeline to Expect

Wanting to know a timeline for what might happen and when — and when you can expect to return to a new normal for your life — is completely understandable when entering rehab or addiction treatment. But there aren’t hard-and-fast rules for this because addiction is a personal issue unique to every person. That means […]

How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your System?

Heroin moves through the body at a fairly rapid pace, especially when compared to other drugs such as meth or cocaine. How long the highly addictive narcotic drug stays in your system depends in part on factors such as your weight, age and genetics, as well as how much of the drug you took and […]

Does My Insurance Pay for Addiction Treatment and Rehab Services?

Under federal law, most private insurance plans and all government insurance plans must provide coverage for addiction rehab. But that doesn’t necessarily mean every treatment program will be covered under your plan or that your healthcare plan will pick up the tab for treatment 100%. Here’s what you need to know to find out whether […]

Quitting Alcohol: The Steps You Need to Take Now to Stop Once and For All

If you want to know how to stop drinking alcohol, the first step is a true understanding of your relationship with alcohol. Do you drink a few a month and want to stop because you have health concerns or need to cut down on your sugar, or are you courting a substance abuse or dependency […]

How To Help Someone Get Into Rehab: A Step-by-Step Guide for Several Scenarios

When someone you love is struggling with addiction, it can be difficult to know how you can help them. One thing you can’t do is step into their life and make a change for them, oftentimes this is a change they cannot make on their own. While the support of loved ones can be a […]