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Most people think of pawn stores as a way to make cash quickly or a place to buy an inexpensive ring. In reality, they're a lot more complex than simple buy-and-sell transactions…
Most people think of pawn stores as a way to make cash quickly or a place to buy an inexpensive ring. In reality, they're a lot more complex than simple buy-and-sell transactions…
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Just bought a birthday cake for my husband! All agreed, best tasting cake ever! I have had her cookies over the years and they are definitely hands down the best cookie. The cake was the same consistent delicious quality. Definitely worth calling ahead to order. Thanks, Elle.:)
I recently had surgery and one day had nobody to help me, so I ordered pizza for lunch. It was a large order as it was going to be my dinner as well. I waited for over an hour for my food to arrive and finally called Rosa's. The person who answered was rude to me and abruptly stated my pizza was on the way without even asking me my name or anything else. The pizza arrived and was cold. I called Rosa's back and the same person who was rude to me earlier kept cutting me off and said he would have the owner call me back. This was 3 weeks ago! I have called several times and have spoken to three different employees, including the owner. I explained the experience with the delivery and the staff and the owner said she would look into it and get back with me. I called a week later, after not hearing from her, and spoke to the third employee, supposedly a manager, who stated he would check into it and get back to me. This was 5 days ago and still no calls. I explained how I was alone, couldn't drive because of my surgery, had waited for over an hour for food and then it was completely cold and apparently Rosa's in Bozeman does not care. We used to live in a society where businesses wanted their customers to be happy, but that does not appear to be the case anymore. I gave Rosa's 3 weeks to at least make an attempt to make this experience right and they have chosen to ignore me. There is no excuse for that many people to be so uncaring and callous to a customer. For the record, I was never rude when speaking with any of the employees. I just explained the situation and asked that they do something to remedy it.
Awesome. Great experience!!!.......................................................................................................................
I WILL NEVER COME HERE AGAIN! I came to their office, not only was I treated with disrespect, but wasn't given the time of day at all as a new patient. With my insurance, I only had one more Doctors appointment for the year, so after calling around I decided on Community Health Partners as they were the only ones to get me in and I had a few issues to discuss. As soon as Dr. Kristi King walked into my room, she said "we have 15 minutes decide which issue is more important that you want to discuss". I called in advance to set up a NEW PATIENT APPOINTMENT, so they should have blocked off enough time. After going over my symptoms, she basically gave me no direction and told me I could schedule a 2nd appointment so she can discuss the issues in more detail (that's what this appointment was for?!?). She also refused to refill any of my prescriptions from my previous doctor (I just moved to the area) and told me I would also need a second appointment for that. Dr. King also told me that she's behind schedule now because I kept her over. DO NOT GO HERE! Not to mention as soon as I walked in the woman who took my initial information was discussing politics and basically pushed me to side with her, made me super uncomfortable. Glad I wasted my only appointment for the year on this joke of a place.
I had heard many great things about Elle's Belles and someone recommended we use this bakery for my wedding. We decided that we would just order 250 cookies from Elle's Belles because we were going to get the cake from a family friend. This was "not a problem", according to Elle.Later, we decided that we didn't want to be hauling a cake to Bozeman, so we asked Elle to also do a cake. It took a few weeks to get a hold of anyone, and I had to reach out in order to get anyone to talk with me. After finally speaking with someone, they wanted to charge $900 for a cake to serve 100 or so guests. This price was outside of our budget for the wedding, so I asked Elle if she we could just do the cookies, instead, and that I would get my cake from someone else (like we had planned originally).Elle called me a few days later (first time actually speaking with her on the phone). She told me that she refused to bake the cookies because I was working with another vendor that would be doing cupcakes. She told me that she didn't want someone asking where the cupcakes were from, and then people assuming the cookies were also from the same vendor...yet this was never an issue at the beginning of the summer when I placed my original cookie order? I have never had someone be so rude to me on the phone and was shocked that anyone would turn down business.I suggest that you try giving some other Bozeman bakeries your time and money. Everyone else I have worked with (Cupcake Mountain, Sweet Pea, Sola) has been BEYOND helpful and friendly.
I went to Community Health Partners for years but over the years was not only misdiagnosed but was given pain medication I really didn't need and ended up getting hooked. They treated me like I was an addict and would drug test me like a criminal for a medication they got me hooked on. I changed doctors and found out that I didn't have the diagnoses they said I had but that I had herniated disc's in my back that physically therapy has helped with a great deal.. They have unqualified nurses assistants diagnosing patients and getting them hooked on medication just to treat you like you went there seeking the medication... I am presently getting off my medication and working closely with an actual doctor. I would not recommend Community Health Partners to my worst enemy... I would rather cut off my my own leg than go back there.
Stopped in on st Patricks day and walla they had corned beef and cabbage. It was some of the best that I have had in a long time, and I would know. I'm Irish. Defiantly give it a try.
I can say that if you order the right thing it is really good, if you order the wrong thing it can be really terrible. So take your own chance, but it is okay food.
Drug abuse and addiction is a public health issue with serious consequences. From prescription drugs to cocaine, inhalants and marijuana, illicit substances have affected nearly every community and person in some way. But what exactly is drug abuse and how do people seek treatment for this disease?
Making the decision to seek help for drug addiction is a huge step toward improving your health and overall wellness, as well as that of your family and community. But where do you start? There are many options.
Attend a Rehabilitation Program: There are a plethora of rehab options available to people who abuse drugs. You should be able to find one that fits your budget and lifestyle. For a very intensive treatment, try an inpatient rehab program at a facility that is well-versed in addressing long-term addiction. These organizations provide a place for you to stay while you go through withdrawals, as well as medical assistance if it is needed. Drug rehab facilities offer therapeutic programs such as cognitive behavioral therapy to help users address the problems that may drive them to drug use. You'll also be surrounded by others in similar positions who are looking to stop using and seek support, which can be very helpful and inspiring.
1. Intake Process: Every person beginning an inpatient rehab program will go through an intake process. This involves a physical exam from a doctor and a mental exam from a therapist or psychiatrist. These professionals note any mental conditions, like bipolar disorder and depression, as well as physical issues, such as chronic fatigue or multiple sclerosis, which may be affected by drug use. New patients are usually searched to ensure they do not bring any drugs to the facility on their person or in their belongings. Once a patient has undergone the intake process, they will likely not be allowed to have visitors or even talk with friends and family over the phone for a few days. This promotes focus on recovery without distractions. Each facility is different, but after a few days or weeks, patients are typically allowed to make phone calls and receive visitors.
2. Detox: The first week of inpatient drug rehabilitation is often spent detoxing. Most facilities do not host many classes or require users to attend functions at this time, as it is instead spent dealing with the emotional and physical consequences of coming down from drug use. Long-time users may experience intense symptoms such as temporary blackouts, memory loss, depression, irritability, unpredictable mood swings, headache, insomnia, anxiety, nausea and more. Most patients just entering rehab find their first few days are some of the most difficult as they must completely adjust their habits and mindset, all while going through complex bodily symptoms. Physicians supervise this time of withdrawal to address any symptoms that require medical attention. After you have completed the detox phase and there is no more trace of drugs in your body, you will likely begin attending group and individual therapy sessions.
3. Therapy: While in drug rehabilitation, you don't simply stay away from the substance that you've become addicted to. Instead, you will spend your time learning about what triggers your abuse, and how to address urges and make amends. You will also likely attend group therapy sessions where you and other addicts can share your experiences and learn from one another under the supervision of a therapist or psychiatrist. Being in the presence of others who are learning how to restructure their lives after drug abuse can be very helpful. Knowing you're not alone is a huge step, plus you may be able to turn to those in similar situations for advice.
4. Reintegration: Eventually you will need to leave the safety and routine of your inpatient rehabilitation program and return to regular society. This comes with a lot of risks, as you may interact with situations and individuals that triggered your drug use. Before you leave a drug treatment program, you will learn skills to cope in the real world that don't involve turning to drugs. You might learn to walk away from certain individuals or not go to particular places where you formerly used to go. You may also return to the inpatient program facility for outpatient counseling. This helps many drug users to reintegrate into society and still maintain some source of assistance by going to daily or weekly therapy sessions.
Consider an Outpatient Program
Outpatient programs offer similar assistance to inpatient options such as therapy sessions and counseling, but the patient sleeps in his or her own home and is not confined to the rehabilitation center. Some patients prefer this option because it resembles some form of normality and allows them to potentially work and partake in family activities. It is important to note, though, that a person may require more serious, constant treatment than these outpatient programs can offer. If you are considering seeking treatment for drug addiction, discuss these possibilities with your doctor. He or she will help you decide what program is right for you.
Painkillers and Therapy
Some drug users who have been abusing pain medications like Oxycontin or morphine require pain relief but must find it in other ways than potentially addictive drugs. To address this issue, some people receive methadone, a synthetic narcotic. Individuals in inpatient or outpatient programs may use methadone, as can people who are not seeking any formal treatment but are trying to stop abusing painkillers. Your doctor may prescribe a methadone treatment plan if you have chronic pain issues and are recovering from addiction. Methadone can be given intravenously, via a tablet or as a dispersible. Use of this medication is carefully monitored as it can cause respiratory issues when you first begin or anytime you up your dosage. If you are concerned that you may be abusing prescription painkillers, talk to your physician about Methadone and other options like Suboxone or Narcan.
Working With a Sponsor
Similar to alcoholism treatment, some former drug users require assistance from sponsors. These individuals are often previous addicts themselves or have experiences as therapists or psychiatrists. They meet with patients regularly and are often available at a moment's notice to talk when an individual is feeling vulnerable and triggered. Sponsors can offer help when you need them the most and provide a firm sense of accountability.
To go through treatment successfully, it's important to find the right facility for you. To do so, first talk with your doctor. A physician can determine how severe your addiction is, which will help you decide if you want to try inpatient or outpatient treatment. He or she can also consider any withstanding health issues such as psychiatric conditions that should also be factored into your decision.
Next, check out facilities and programs that offer treatment for the substances that you abuse. Attending a program that is specific to your drug of choice will make your treatment much more likely to be impactful and successful. Look into potential facilities and learn about their drug policies. Some provide certain users with medications like Valium and Xanax to counteract symptoms of distress associated with alcohol or drug withdrawals. You may not want to attend such programs if you fear that you may instead become addicted to these substances or if you have ever had issues with abusing these medications in the past.
You should also note what potential programs to turn to during drug cravings. Some offer excellent nutrition and wellness plans that use healthy eating and exercise to reduce the physical and psychological want or need for a substance. Learning this coping skill is imperative to transitioning back into society, as you will be better prepared to face cravings once you are no longer in drug abuse treatment.
Some treatment programs promote quick sobriety through seemingly impossible means, such as herbal supplements or religious affiliation. When choosing a treatment facility, be wary of questionable claims like, "Shake your drug addiction in one week!" If the advertising sounds too good to be true, the program could potentially be a scam. Instead, look for organizations that include approval and certification from real doctors and health care providers. If a well-known drug abuse therapist or hospital recommends a clinic, for example, it is much more likely that you will have a successful treatment experience there.
Finances are another major part in your treatment program choice. Some facilities accept health insurance like United Healthcare, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, Humana and Medicaid. To learn what options are financially feasible for you, call your insurance provider and ask about any programs with which they are connected. Many carriers support in-state assessment, detox and outpatient treatment. Some also partially cover residential or inpatient treatment.
Because drug addiction is considered a disease, major health insurance providers must treat it like any other chronic condition that requires medical treatment. Make a call to the member services phone line at your insurance company and they can explain both in-network and out-of-network coverage for addiction and drug abuse treatment. Be sure to inquire about co-pays and deductibles so you don't receive a surprise bill months after you start a program. If you don't have insurance, you may be able to find outpatient programs like Narcotics Anonymous that offer counseling and meetings for patients at no cost.
Drug Abuse Facts
Every illegal use of a drug, from prescription medications to a hit of methamphetamine, creates an addiction risk for the user. One single dose of a club drug, for example, can cause long-term cognitive damage because it changes the chemical makeup of the brain. It is not always the substance that leads to a label of drug abuse. Instead, it is the nature in which the substance is used. For example, you may break a bone and require surgery. You will likely be prescribed some painkillers to promote healing in your body and make you more comfortable. If, however, you find that the medication creates feelings of euphoria so you pretend you need the drug longer than you do in order to get more pills, that is considered drug abuse. It doesn't matter that you have a prescription and the substance is technically legal.
Helping Your Family Cope
You are not the only one affected by your drug abuse. You family and friends may also appreciate going to therapy to learn how to cope with your addiction. Many people attend support meetings or join groups to mingle with others who are close to drug addicts to provide emotional assistance. When you go through treatment, those close to you must also learn to change their mindsets and behaviors to address these changes to the new you. Many patients have to stop associating with some former friends in order to stay away from illicit substances and avoid situations that may trigger drug abuse. Starting a hobby is a good way to meet new people outside of these social circles once you've received treatment.