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8 Reasons "Holistic Rehab" Is More Than Just A Buzzword

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 ...
Science of Addiction: Why Science Is the New Intervention

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

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

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

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

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 ...