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6 Reasons Why Cold Turkey Is the Most Dangerous Way to Kick an Addiction

6 Reasons Why Cold Turkey Is the Most Dangerous Way to Kick an Addiction
Many people think that a reasonable way to overcome an addiction is to stop drugs or alcohol cold turkey, as opposed to attending drug or alcohol detox treatment centers. Because those dealing with addiction use alcohol or drugs in an unrestrained manner, it would seem much simpler to just stop using that substance as opposed to tapering off of the substance over time. But every major scientific study indicates that trying to quit cold turkey may be doing more harm than good. Instead, it is often recommended that patients take part in drug detox programs and substance abuse aftercare programs. These ...
A Personal Journey: Why Every Person's Path to Recovery Is Different

A Personal Journey: Why Every Person’s Path to Recovery Is Different
Since 1939, the 12-step program has been a favored means of treating not only drug abuse and alcoholism but compulsion and addiction as well. This program posits that recovery is linear, with no room to veer off the beaten path. That’s completely unlike the pillars that form the foundation for sobriety at a holistic recovery center. Holistic detox and treatment centers treat enrollees like the human beings they are. As a human being, each enrollee has their own complex background and set of problems that landed them where they are today. Whether these problems contributed to their addiction or not, no ...
Five Reasons Autumn Is the Perfect Season to Enroll in Addiction Recovery

Five Reasons Autumn Is the Perfect Season to Enroll in Addiction Recovery
Addiction can ruin lives no matter the time of the year. If you or a loved one are considering addiction recovery services from a non-12-step drug rehab or a non-12-step alcohol treatment facility, now is the perfect time to do so. Summer has come to an end, and soon the leaves will be falling from the trees in rich, royal colors. The days will become shorter and the temperatures cooler. Autumn is just around the corner, and it’s a great season to consider entering inpatient rehab programs like those offered at Elevate Addiction Services. Here are five reasons to consider non-12-step ...
The Importance of Alcohol and Drug Treatment Aftercare

The Importance of Alcohol and Drug Treatment Aftercare
Many people assume that once a stay at a rehabilitation center is over, people dealing with addiction are just back out on their own in the real world. However, there are ways patients can stay involved in their own recovery after leaving rehab. When a client leaves a rehab facility, one of the most important things they can do to prolong their recovery is to develop some type of aftercare plan or aftercare program. While certain types of aftercare drug and alcohol treatment are often thought to help clients remain sober longer, each client’s aftercare drug treatment plan will look different depending ...
The Astounding Recovery Benefits of Nature Exposure

The Astounding Recovery Benefits of Nature Exposure
Nature is a fantastic medicine. Between fresh air, a cool breeze and natural light, The Great Outdoors have a lot to offer. The sense of freedom instilled by a long hike, or the refreshing experience of a lake swim, has a surprising amount of psychological benefits. Elevate can reinvigorate your lost energy, giving you a firm grasp on your addiction recovery potential. Today’s leading drug detox treatment methods understand the powerful benefits nature provides. For this reason, it isn’t rare to see detox and treatment centers create nature-first approaches to recovery. We believe all modern drug and alcohol detox centers should approach ...
Exploring Non 12-Step Recovery Options

Exploring Non 12-Step Recovery Options
Sometimes recovery is more about the journey than the steps you take. There are many support programs for addiction recovery, though Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other 12-step programs are the most widely known. While some people have recovery success with traditional 12-step groups, some choose to attend non-12-step drug rehab or use non-12-step programs to support their recovery. To better understand the differences between 12-step and non-12-step models for recovery, this article will explain the differences in the models and basic tenets of each program. What are the Differences between 12-Step and Non-12-Step Programs? The following are some of the noticeable differences between traditional 12-step recovery ...