Lauren Villa

Lauren Villa

Lauren Villa is a Web Content Writer at Recovery Brands. Before joining the company, she served as the Program Director for a community-based HIV/AIDS and cancer non-profit in San Francisco.

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Addiction in Special Populations

November 4th, 2019 Lauren Villa 9 minute read
Special populations include: Native Americans Although the unique needs of special population clients should be incorporated into all treatment programs, this is not always the case. Most treatment centers offer some services to address the needs of some populations....

How to Talk to Your Employer About Going to Rehab

November 4th, 2019 Lauren Villa 10 minute read
If you are currently working and thinking about taking leave to address a substance use disorder, there are federal laws and policies in place to help protect you from losing your job. Read below because you may qualify for...

Self-Care for People Who Love Addicts

December 15th, 2020 Lauren Villa 14 minute read
It can be a hard pill to swallow, but the best thing you can do to support your substance-abusing partner is to take care of yourself. You can do this by being mindful of your own needs and by...

Concerta Drug Addiction Symptoms and Treatment Options

November 4th, 2019 Lauren Villa 10 minute read
Concerta (methylphenidate) is a widely used prescription ADHD medication. Despite Concerta’s effectiveness at treating ADHD, there is widespread misuse of the drug, given that its stimulant effects may be similar to cocaine for some users. Someone abusing Concerta may...

FAQs about Paying for Rehab

November 4th, 2019 Lauren Villa 10 minute read
Paying for rehab is possible even if you don’t have health insurance or enough in the bank to cover the full cost of treatment upfront. There are many ways to find assistance, and you can even combine multiple sources...

Native American Substance Abuse Programs and Treatment

October 12th, 2020 Lauren Villa 12 minute read
Compared to other racial groups, Native Americans experience some of the highest rates of substance abuse, mental health disorders, violence, and suicide.1 The cultural and spiritual beliefs of American Indians and Alaska Natives, as well as the historical trauma...
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