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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.

How Adventure Therapy Is Effective in Substance Abuse Treatment

There are numerous ways of achieving recovery from substance abuse, and the holistic approach is becoming increasingly popular. Among the therapies available to people on holistic recovery programs is adventure therapy, which dates back to the 1950s. Originally formed...

How an Intervention Can Start the Healing Process for Families

The friends and family of a person struggling with substance abuse all experience the effects of the illness which puts a big strain on everyone involved. A drug intervention specialist often provides families with a lifeline to get their addicted loved one into...

What Are the 12 Steps of Addiction Recovery?

Substance abuse is a significant problem in America today which has been made more critical by the rising number of people addicted to prescription medications. According to figures from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), around one in 12 adults...

The Benefits of a Holistic Approach to Addiction Treatment

Millions of Americans are affected by substance abuse and addiction every year. It is often hard to know which way to turn when seeking treatment, mainly because of the variety of approaches available. Every individual is unique and so it is not surprising that they...

The Importance of Environment in Addiction Treatment and Recovery

The environment a person lives in has a direct influence on the likelihood of them developing a substance use disorder or relapsing after completing inpatient alcohol rehab. An environment is an important factor in recovery and the conditions surrounding a person at...

Drug and Alcohol Interventions: Do They Work?

Drug intervention programs are events arranged by the loved ones of an addict as a way of nudging them towards treatment. Many people in rehab for substance abuse are there as a direct consequence of an intervention and not a personal choice. However, although a drug...

Support Groups and 12-Step Programs

The 12 step approach to addiction recovery has been portrayed many times in popular media since it was first founded in 1935. As a consequence, it is probably the best-known system for addiction recovery support in the world. Support groups and 12 step recovery...

What to Expect in Early Recovery from Addiction

When someone has been through inpatient or outpatient alcohol treatment, they can often feel out of their depth when they return home after completing a treatment program. Some report a feeling of being lost or disconnected from the world around them which looks...

How Non-12 Step Rehab Differs from the Traditional Approach

One of the first considerations when seeking addiction recovery support is choosing between the traditional 12 step approach and a more modern alternative. It is important to bear in mind that 12 step is not an addiction treatment program but a component of recovery...

The Benefits of Holistic Addiction Treatment

Millions of Americans are affected by substance abuse and addiction every year, with many of them failing to reach out for the treatment they need. When the vitally important decision to enter rehab has been made, finding the right plan of action can be difficult,...

What Is Outpatient Addiction Treatment Like?

Addiction to drugs or alcohol is an illness that affects a person and also their families and close friends. This means that individuals face a diverse set of problems that need addressing through the most appropriate treatment program. For some, the best option...

The Top 10 Benefits of an Inpatient Drug Rehab

Substance use disorder affects every sufferer differently and so there are many different ways it can be effectively treated. Some people choose to attend an outpatient rehab program so that they can carry on with their daily lives while getting the treatment they...

New Study Concludes There Is No Safe Level of Alcohol Consumption

According to a recent study in the international medical journal The Lancet, around 3 million deaths around the world were attributed to alcohol use, with 12% being males between the ages of 15 and 49. The authors of the study concluded that the health risks...

What to Know Before Staging an Intervention

An intervention is generally accepted as a powerful tool to help loved ones recognize they have a problem with substance abuse. However, when carried out without the proper planning, an intervention can be completely ineffective and in some cases, make matters much...

How Does Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Work?

Although a typical Elevate drug and alcohol treatment program lasts for 90 days, recovery is an ongoing process that continues for the rest of a person's life. Addiction is an illness with far-reaching consequences not just to the individual’s physical health but also...

How Is Drug Addiction Treated Holistically?

The holistic approach to rehab used at Elevate drug treatment centers is part of a continuing trend towards more natural ways of healing substance abuse. Many people who have been struggling with drug abuse will more than likely be experiencing the significant ravages...

Is It Possible To Detox From Alcohol On Your Own?

Despite our better understanding of addiction and alcoholism, there still remain some widespread misconceptions about the issue. One of the most prevalent is the idea that alcohol abuse is a lifestyle choice. Many people still believe that an individual should have...

Is It Possible to Overcome Substance Abuse Naturally?

Individuals who have been using and abusing drugs or alcohol (or both) are likely need some nutritional and physical therapy. However, the damage is not limited to their physical health as abusing drugs and alcohol has an equally toxic influence on an individual’s...

The Benefits of 12-Step Programs and Their Alternatives

Over 80 years after being founded, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and other 12-Step programs continue to dominate the world’s addiction landscape. Despite the fact that 12-Step drug rehab is not for everyone and there are now numerous alternatives...

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