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3 Reasons Evidence-Based Drug Rehabilitation Programs Work
Evidence-based drug rehabilitation programs continue to gain attention. The primary goal of any drug rehabilitation program is abstinence – or at the very least, a significant drop in substance abuse – so relying on those treatments that have been shown to be successful because of the existing evidence helps ensure that this goal is met. 1. It Can Improve Financial Stability A treatment for substance abuse that focuses on rewarding an individual for their continued abstinence for the substance provides the incentive to stay drug-free. This approach requires that the participant consent to a treatment plan, agree to routine urine testing or ...

Navigating a Non 12 Step Solution to Addition
When it comes to addiction recovery, many people elect to attend a 12 step rehabilitation program. However, 12 step programs have proven themselves not to be right for everyone. In fact, 12 step programs are even less effective than many people believe them to be. Fortunately, non 12 step recovery programs are available for people who decide the 12 steps are not for them. In fact, there are a number of different non 12 step rehab options. Before considering which option is best, it is important to understand a few key problems with traditional 12 step programs. 12 Step Programs Despite their ...

It’s a Health Issue – Can We Treat Addiction as a Disordered Behavior?
Drug rehab centers have often defined addiction as a disease and treated it as such. However, holistic drug rehab also recognizes addiction as a symptom in which the underlying causes have to be treated as well to assure long term sobriety. Often addiction exists in a patient in addition to another behavioral disorder. In such cases, both conditions have to be addressed together as continued drug abuse will impede treatment for disordered behavior, yet the abuse is going to be nearly untreatable as long as the separate behavioral problems remain. Behavioral Disorders True behavioral disorders fall into two classes, that of ...

Treating the Whole Person: The Role of Holistic Treatment in Dual Diagnosis Cases
Understanding and treating substance use disorder has resulted in a greater appreciation for implementing a holistic approach to dual diagnosis drug rehab. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, surveys have indicated that about half of those individuals who experience a substance use disorder also have a mental health disorder. The acknowledgment and treatment of both conditions is a requirement of successful drug rehabilitation programs. Focus on the Whole Person — Not Just Their Conditions As research has demonstrated that substance use disorder — much like mental health conditions themselves — are not the result of some sort of failing ...

4 Reasons to Consider Inpatient Drug Rehab Instead of a 12 Step Group
Because the goal of any reputable inpatient drug rehab facility is the health of the patient, nobody can dismiss the benefits of a 12 step program for the addicts who become sober through such a process. However, a casual 12 step program doesn’t always provide the same level of care as the inpatient rehab near me. The 12 step program works well when a drug or alcohol abuser needs only to find a group of sober friends with whom they can socialize, but the professional addict requires professional treatment as offered by an inpatient drug rehab, or perhaps an inpatient ...

The Role of Massage Therapy in Addiction Treatment
Typically practiced in holistic treatment programs such as heroin drug treatment or at cocaine addiction centers, massage therapy has a number of benefits to clients. This therapy has both physical and mental impacts on those participating in the practice over time. While massage therapy is beneficial for everyone, it can be particularly beneficial for those facing substance abuse problems. What Is Massage Therapy? Dating back thousands of years around the globe, massage therapy was initially introduced to the Americas in the 1850s. After becoming popular again in the 1970s, massage therapy has stuck around, currently being used to treat a wide variety ...