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Pain and Gain: How Exercise Builds You Back Up

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

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

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 ...