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Dealing with drug detox or alcohol detox successfully takes patience, understanding, and planning. Otherwise, the person suffering from addiction is being set up to fail before recovery even begins.

What Are The Options For Holistic Drug Rehabilitation?

Elevate Addiction Services believes that recovery from addiction should be a natural process that releases a person from dependence on medications. When addiction is treated with medication, although it addresses the physical effects of the illness, it can also serve...

Is There an Effective Non 12 Step Approach to Recovery?

The 12-step approach to addiction treatment is deeply embedded in our consciousness due to the fact that it’s been around for a long time. However, there are several misconceptions of 12-step; one being that religion is sufficient to help a person achieve sobriety. As...

What Are The Risk Factors For Alcohol Dependence?

Drinking a glass of wine or beer at the end of the day is a very common way for people to unwind and alcohol is also broadly associated with social settings and having a good time. For that reason, it can be difficult for people to determine when they've crossed the...

Addressing the Prescription Drug Crisis in America

There is a sinister epidemic currently pervading all areas of American society: prescription drug abuse. One of the most upsetting aspects of the opiate crisis is the fact that an increasing number of young people are being caught up in it. Irrespective of the age or...

The Holistic Approach to Rehabilitation of Heroin Addiction

Over the past few decades, holistic therapies have become much more widely accepted for their effectiveness in addiction treatment. A heroin treatment center can offer people with substance use disorder several different routes to rehabilitation and recovery that...

Is There Non 12 Step Rehab Available for Heroin Addiction?

Although the 12 step approach is the most recognized form of recovery support, it is not for everyone. Based on principles that encourage participants to submit themselves to a higher power, 12 step programs are often not the best program for those suffering from...

Drug and Alcohol Interventions: Do They Work?

A drug or alcohol intervention is when loved ones of someone with addiction issues take them to task on their substance abuse with the intention of them pursuing specialist treatment. While interventions help people with addiction into treatment successful all the...

The Importance of Aftercare for Substance Abuse Disorder

When someone has attended rehab and completed a personalized treatment program for substance abuse disorder, they are always recommended to pursue an aftercare program. Aftercare programs for substance abuse consist of follow-up treatment to reinforce everything that...

Getting the Right Outpatient Alcohol Treatment

Many people struggling with alcohol abuse disorder who have made the decision to change just don’t have the time to get help through a traditional residential program in a treatment center. This can be for many reasons: some may be caregivers with responsibilities or...

How Is Opiate Addiction Effectively Treated?

More than 2.5 million Americans are currently suffering from opiate use disorder which is contributing the more than 60,000 deaths from fatal overdoses each year. This is the crushing truth of the wave of prescription drug abuse that has reached crisis levels in...

Taking the Steps to Overcome Prescription Drug Abuse

In recent years, prescription drug abuse has become a problem of epidemic proportions that claims the lives of more than 60,000 Americans each year as a result of fatal overdoses. The kinds of prescription drugs that are contributing to this crisis are opiate-based...

Find Drug and Alcohol Treatment that Works

When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, it can be a scary time for them.  They may ask themselves how they got addicted in the first place.  They may have gotten into fights with friends and family over their use.  And maybe they feel a bit overwhelmed.  They...

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Doesn’t Have to be Dreary

When one thinks of drug and alcohol rehab, they often think of a dreary time filled with detox and therapy sessions.  The reality is that it doesn't have to be that way.  Therapy can take many forms in a non 12 step program, including such interesting therapies such...

Get Off Drugs Naturally with Holistic Rehab Centers

It's hard to imagine never taking another drug or sip of alcohol to the addict, but that's precisely what holistic therapy offers.  Rather than just treat the symptom; that is, the addiction, holistic treatment centers work with the individual to help them establish...

Go Beyond 12 Step with a Non 12 Step Program

Looking for a rehab program that doesn't entail the guilt of a 12 Step program?  Looking for a rehab program that works?  Consider the non 12 Step rehab programs and get rid of an addiction for good. What are 12 Step Programs? Many people are aware of the 12 Step...

What Are the Early, Mid and Late Stages of Alcoholism?

The majority of people are able to have an occasional drink or even take or leave alcohol altogether. However, for some alcohol use can become a problem if it has spiraled from habitual misuse to dependency, which often has serious consequences. Alcoholism is a...

What Is an Alcoholic and Can They Be Treated?

The term ‘alcoholic' is often flippantly applied to anyone who is often seen drinking to excess, whereas that is not always the case. An alcoholic is someone who has lost control over their need to drink because it has become a compulsion rather than a desire....

What Is Alcohol Rehabilitation?

For most people, the occasional drink is something they enjoy but they can live without. For others, on the other hand, the need to drink can spiral out of control and progressively develop into alcoholism. It is when cravings for alcohol are beginning to take over...

Signs Your Loved One Is Addicted

Addiction is a progressive condition and its signs and symptoms don't develop overnight. For that reason, it can be difficult to tell when someone has started to struggle with their need to abuse drugs or alcohol. When left undetected, habitual drinking or drug taking...

Are There Alternative Therapies for Drug Rehab?

There is a wide range of medical, psychotherapeutic and complementary therapies available to people seeking treatment for drug abuse. Because everyone responds to treatment differently, what is effective for one person may not be for another. People with addiction...

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