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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.

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...

What Are The Treatment Options For Alcoholism?

Our experience at Elevate Addiction Services has shown us that there are more people in rehab as a result of alcohol abuse than for all other substances. Naturally, this is likely to be because alcohol is not an illegal substance and it’s relatively easy to obtain,...

The Holistic Alternative to Traditional 12-Step Recovery

The 12-Step approach to addiction recovery is perhaps the most well-known approach in the world. Indeed, certain phrases used commonly in 12 step group meetings are now officially part of our everyday language, such as: One day at a time Time takes time This too shall...

What Is Alcohol Use Disorder?

It is not unusual for people to enjoy an occasional glass of wine or beer, particularly after a hard day at the office. But how much is too much alcohol and what is considered alcohol abuse? When can you tell when you’ve crossed the line and have developed alcohol use...

Top 10 Holistic Techniques for Addiction Rehabilitation

Substance use disorder or addiction as its perhaps better known as a complex illness that affects all areas of an individual's life. The illness is characterized by an inability to stop abusing substances despite the detrimental consequences for the sufferer and the...

What Is the Difference between Alcohol Dependence and Addiction?

Due to the fact alcohol use is widespread and relatively accepted in our society, there remains some confusion between the terms alcohol dependence and alcoholism. In truth, they are not the same although naturally related. Alcohol dependence is actually the...

What Is Holistic Drug Rehab and Does It Work?

When considering drug and alcohol rehab, people have their own ideas about what works for them. As a result of our improved understanding of the illness of addiction, there are now numerous approaches available to achieving long-term sobriety including holistic drug...

The Holistic Alternative to 12 Step Addiction Recovery

When people are researching treatment options for loved ones with substance abuse issues, they commonly browse what’s available online. Addiction is a serious illness that affects millions of people around the world and consequently, the internet is flooded with...

The Dangers of Alcohol Abuse and How It Is Treated

Alcohol consumption is commonplace and for most people, it isn’t a particular issue. The occasional glass of wine at a family celebration or party is not only considered acceptable; in many ways, it is expected. For the majority of people, alcohol doesn’t pose a...

How Holistics Are Used to Treat Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a significant problem and has been for decades, if not centuries. These days, there are more people being treated for alcohol use disorder than for all other substances combined. This is possibly because of the more acceptable face of alcohol and the...

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...

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