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5 Reasons Why 2018 Is the Best Time Ever to Seek Out Drug Addiction Treatment
The sooner you seek treatment, the less emotional and physical damage you’ll need to fix. When an individual is struggling with drug addiction, he or she may be hesitant to enter a professional treatment program for a variety of different reasons. For example, the individual may be worried about the stigma associated with being enrolled in addiction treatment, or he or she may be unwilling to admit that help is really necessary. In other cases, people struggling with addiction are hesitant to enter professional treatment because they are worried about the expenses or the time that must be invested in the ...

SMART Recovery-Informed Addiction Interventions
If it were easy for someone addicted to drugs or alcohol to get treatment on their own and become sober, there would be no need for interventions. However, because of the powerful nature of addiction, people become wrapped up like the prey of a spider, tightly bound in layers of silk and paralyzed to escape. Like prey waiting for death, a person who has the compulsion to continually use or abuse alcohol and drugs risks the destruction of their life…if they don’t get help. Oftentimes, a person needs someone to come along and break those binding webs through an intervention. “The family system ...

What’s Involved in the Different Types of Rehab
What works for one person, may not work for another; finding the right path is the key to transforming your life. Both medical and psychological professionals are responsible for the rehabilitation of addicted individuals. Across heroin addiction treatment, prescription drug addiction treatment and inpatient alcohol rehab, several “types” of rehabilitation are available to patients. Of course, every patient’s situation is different. In the same way, every program is different. While many programs are custom-tailored to the client’s specific needs, a few rehabilitation program types remain constant. Every day, drug use contributes to 114 deaths. It’s important to understand which recovery options are ...

Pain and Gain: How Exercise Builds You Back Up
Many of today’s inpatient rehab programs have adopted exercise as a recovery cornerstone. Every year, suffering individuals learn to revitalize their lives by utilizing a physical fitness program. As many studies show, a physical fitness program—when combined with holistic, personal approaches and evidence-based therapy methods—is one of the most effective recovery tools available.      Exercise and Sobriety Addiction impacts everyone differently, so no individual’s recovery experience will be the same. Similarly, addiction treatment comes in many forms. While popular culture has depicted drug addiction treatment as a hospital-bound process, one dictated by IV drips, group counseling sessions and possible jail time, proactive ...

6 Options for Activities During Aftercare
When a patient finishes an addiction treatment program, his or her work doesn’t end. In order to reduce the risk of relapse, it is important for every patient to participate in aftercare activities designed to help them maintain their recovery. A variety of different aftercare activities are available, and many recovering addicts choose to participate in more than one activity. Here are six options for aftercare activities that can effectively help a patient stay sober and improve the quality of his or her life overall. Art and Music Therapy Art therapy and music therapy are two activities that offer many benefits ...

8 Reasons “Holistic Rehab” Is More Than Just A Buzzword
You’ve heard them all before, and usually said with a gesture of air quotes. “Think outside the box.” “A catch-22.” “Pushing the envelope.” And of course, the subject of this particular blog, “The holistic rehab approach.” All of these are examples of buzzwords or phrases with the latter being a staple of the addiction and recovery community. And while a holistic approach to recovery is a very valid and powerful tool in a person’s recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, there are aspects of this method that get lost or uncommunicated, which can lead to several misconceptions and lack of understanding. That’s ...