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Holistic Rehab Therapies: Do They Work for Addiction?

It is undeniable that holistic treatments are a growing trend in addiction rehab centers. One of the main ways holistic treatments work in a rehab context is because the focus is on treating the person as a whole in terms of their physical, mental and emotional...

Holistic Approach Now a Leading 12-Step Alternative

Imagine what it is like to go about your day in ill-fitting shoes, with every step becoming increasingly annoying and uncomfortable. Now take things further and imagine that you have always been told that this is your only option for footwear; you would feel...

How Rehab Aftercare Boosts Recovery Outcomes

The objective of substance abuse treatment is to prepare people for living a drug or alcohol-free life. Inpatient rehab center programs can vary in duration according to the needs of the individual and care continues when they leave the facility also. Because...

The Warning Signs of Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine is classed as a stimulant and according to cocaine addiction centers, its abuse is a considerable problem for thousands of Americans. Cocaine is often referred to as a “party drug” as it gives people a huge rush of confidence that puts them in the spotlight in...

The Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)

It can be very difficult to determine if a person is struggling with alcohol use because it is so widely accepted in today’s society. It is not uncommon for people to unwind at the end of the day with a beer or a glass of wine but for some, it is not always so easy...

5 Intervention Methods for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Most people are aware of what a drug and alcohol intervention is, although there is less knowledge of the different methods used by substance abuse counselors. Addiction is a very personal illness that is affected by numerous different factors in an individual's life....

How Mindfulness Works in Addiction Treatment

Personal triggers and stress are two of the principal causes of relapse for people with addiction issues. Although it may be easy for a recovering addict to avoid the places and people they associate with substance abuse, stress is much more difficult to ignore....

Drug and Alcohol Detox – The First Step to Sobriety

No matter what type of help a person seeks for substance abuse, the first step is always drug and alcohol detoxification treatment. The objective of drug and alcohol detox is to cleanse the body of all the toxins that have accumulated through substance abuse that...

How Inpatient Drug Rehab Promotes Long-Term Recovery

When an individual faces the challenges of overcoming addiction, the type of treatment they opt for is important. The main choices they will have to make are whether to attend residential or inpatient alcohol rehab or the more flexible outpatient program. This...

The SMART Approach to Non-12 Step Addiction Treatment

The traditional approach to addiction treatment is based on the view that addiction is an incurable illness that has to be kept in remission. In recent decades, the 12-step recovery support system has been challenged by an alternative approach that seeks to treat the...

The Role of Rehab in Treating Addiction

Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a problem that is reaching epidemic levels in America. There are now in the region of 15,000 drug and alcohol rehab centers across the nation dealing with the rising number of people struggling with substance abuse. In this article,...

Planning an Intervention? 5 Things You Need to Know

It can be extremely difficult to watch a loved one suffering from addiction, particularly as many people don’t know how to offer the help and support needed. It may come as a surprise to know that a significant proportion of people receiving addiction treatment did...

How Aftercare Promotes Long-Term Recovery

The objective of all addiction rehab treatment is to prepare people to live their lives substance-free. Due to the very personal nature of addiction illness and the fact that it affects people in different ways, there are several different treatment approaches...

The Advantages of Outpatient Alcohol Rehab Services

The main difference between outpatient alcohol rehab and a residential program is that individuals are allowed to remain at home. Although some may view outpatient treatment as a diluted form of rehab, it is in fact highly effective if the individual’s circumstances...

The Benefits of Outpatient Rehab Treatment as Aftercare

When a person has committed themselves to an inpatient rehab program, they are not “cured” as soon as it’s completed. Returning home after attending residential rehab is challenging for many which is why Elevate offers a comprehensive aftercare program that continues...

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Holistic Rehab Therapies: Do They Work for Addiction?

It is undeniable that holistic treatments are a growing trend in addiction rehab centers. One of the main ways holistic treatments work in a rehab context is because the focus is on treating the person as a whole in terms of their physical, mental and emotional...

Holistic Approach Now a Leading 12-Step Alternative

Imagine what it is like to go about your day in ill-fitting shoes, with every step becoming increasingly annoying and uncomfortable. Now take things further and imagine that you have always been told that this is your only option for footwear; you would feel...

How Rehab Aftercare Boosts Recovery Outcomes

The objective of substance abuse treatment is to prepare people for living a drug or alcohol-free life. Inpatient rehab center programs can vary in duration according to the needs of the individual and care continues when they leave the facility also. Because...

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