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Science of Addiction: Why Science Is the New Intervention
Modern holistic rehab centers utilize science of addiction to deliver effective recovery options. In many 12-step meetings, for example, modern providers are negating a previously held notion that addicts are born, rather than made. Every year, new discoveries are made. Every year, our understanding of the science behind addiction reshapes, revamps and revitalizes the medical world’s ability to treat addicted individuals. Science of Addiction: Is Addiction a Problem for Science? Addiction can’t always be cured, but it’s considered to be a chronic disease. Like other chronic diseases, addiction can be assisted, managed and beaten successfully. Scientifically powered treatments give addicted individuals the ...

5 Addiction Myths Which Make Recovery Harder
Recovery is a prolonged process. Understandably, years of prescription drug addiction treatment have spawned numerous studies, recovery methods and scientific ways to help suffering individuals. Between outpatient alcohol treatment centers, opiate detox centers, at-home addiction counseling and in-depth psychological assistance programs, today’s addicts have quite a lot of support. For every supportive recovery method, however, there are practices which undermine recovery. Because our information on addiction is wide and varied, several myths have spawned which can rob addiction recovery of its effectiveness. There’s a lot of misinformation in the modern medical world. There’s also a lot of misinformation surrounding opiate addiction treatment medication, ...

Interventions for Alcoholism and Chronic Severe Alcohol Abuse
I am not an alcoholic. Alcoholics drink every day, practically all the time. They usually live on the streets because they can barely function. I do just fine. I go to my IT job Monday through Friday, make all my scheduled appointments, and help my daughter with her homework some evenings. I don’t think there is connection between the aggravation and irritability I feel and the days I do not have those tasty beverages. I don’t pay attention to how many Vodka cranberries I pour on nights when I’ve had a rough day, because I’ve earned some relaxation time. I can ...

How Rehab Can Help You Let Go of a Party Lifestyle and Negative Behaviors
Why People Turn to Drugs and Alcohol As a teen or young adult, a person’s reasons for drinking and using drugs are different from those of an older person. When someone is young, they are often fun-seeking and bent on fitting in with the crowd. Relaxing, getting high or buzzed, alleviating depressed feelings or staying up at night are the most common reasons young people use drugs and alcohol. For some, the drug abuse and alcohol consumption becomes more frequent. People also use drugs and alcohol to cope with the challenges in life. Although events and circumstances certainly affect our lives, we are ...

Evidence-Based Drug and Alcohol Treatment Is Essential to Safe, Successful Recovery
The Importance of Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment Practices Effective drug treatment approaches are designed to address the many facets of drug and alcohol addiction and how it affects the individual, their family and society as a whole. There are many types of evidence-based drug addiction treatment, and our knowledge about evidence-based practices evolves constantly as we learn more about addiction and how it affects the mind, body and spirit. Generally speaking, there are several guiding principles behind safe and effective evidence-based treatment programs. These include: Supportive Infrastructure The most effective addiction treatment programs have a supportive systems and structures approach. This means that many rehab ...

Prescription Antidepressant Abuse, Addiction, Detox and Rehab
When deciding to quit antidepressants, many people struggle to get off the medication because of withdrawal symptoms, a concurrent drug or alcohol addiction, and worries about leading a happy normal life without medication. Under the umbrella of prescription drug rehab, Elevate Addiction Services offers help and healing for safely and effectively getting off antidepressants and starting a new life. Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome occurs when a patient quits using an antidepressant suddenly. Within a couple of days, the patient can experience a host of symptoms, including: Vivid dreams Flu-like symptoms, such as achy muscles and chills Headaches Fatigue Anxiety and irritability Return of depression symptoms, sometimes worsening Nausea Electric ...