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What Place Does Nutrition Have in Holistic Drug Rehab?

What Place Does Nutrition Have in Holistic Drug Rehab?
During the search for the ideal holistic rehab center, it is important to focus some time and attention to the nutritional services and programs the center provides. Nutrition is one of the most important factors in addiction treatment and recovery. Unfortunately, nutritional guidance is often absent during the substance abuse treatment process, according to the University of Southern California. This lack of direction and education in many holistic drug rehab programs persists despite the fact that many people going through the drug and alcohol rehab process often face heightened risks of malnutrition, dramatic weight fluctuations, and eating disorders. When choosing a holistic ...
Recovery Is More than Detox, But It's a Necessary First Step

Recovery Is More than Detox, But It’s a Necessary First Step
Attending drug and alcohol detox treatment centers and overcoming the body’s dependence on the substance is the first step to beginning a life of recovery. However, it is only that: a first step. The psychological aspects of addiction may last for a long time after the substance is no longer in the body, and that can be a huge risk for relapse. It’s common for people who suffer from addiction to also have underlying mental health conditions. Those conditions often lead people to drug or alcohol abuse because they are attempting to self-medicate the symptoms they are experiencing. Mental health issues, ...
More Than the Sum of Your Parts; Why True Recovery Requires Holistic Treatment

More Than the Sum of Your Parts; Why True Recovery Requires Holistic Treatment
Introduction Addiction affects every person differently and one-size-fits-all methods may leave some people in the cold, which might explain why holistic drug rehab works when other treatments don’t. A holistic recovery center approaches treatment from a different perspective than conventional recovery programs in that it recognizes the needs of the individual rather than applying a cookie cutter program of 12 steps that everyone is demanded to adhere to. The holistic approach focuses on the underlying issues which led to addiction and treats every person as the individual they are. The recovery process is still hard and requires effort on the part ...
7 Signs Your Loved One Is Addicted To Xanax

7 Signs Your Loved One Is Addicted To Xanax
  Xanax, also known by its generic name alprazolam, is one of the most commonly abused prescription benzodiazepines in the United States. With so much focus on the opioid epidemic, other drugs of abuse often get overlooked. An individual prescribed Xanax may develop an addiction over a long period of time. It’s important to be able to recognize the symptoms of abuse and addiction in order to get someone the help they need. The following list contains the most common signs your loved one may be struggling with an addiction to Xanax (alprazolam). 1. Major Behavioral/Personality Changes If Xanax abuse is going on, your loved one ...
3 Reasons Evidence-Based Drug Rehabilitation Programs Work

3 Reasons Evidence-Based Drug Rehabilitation Programs Work
Evidence-based drug rehabilitation programs continue to gain attention. The primary goal of any drug rehabilitation program is abstinence – or at the very least, a significant drop in substance abuse – so relying on those treatments that have been shown to be successful because of the existing evidence helps ensure that this goal is met. 1. It Can Improve Financial Stability A treatment for substance abuse that focuses on rewarding an individual for their continued abstinence for the substance provides the incentive to stay drug-free. This approach requires that the participant consent to a treatment plan, agree to routine urine testing or ...
Navigating a Non 12 Step Solution to Addition

Navigating a Non 12 Step Solution to Addition
When it comes to addiction recovery, many people elect to attend a 12 step rehabilitation program. However, 12 step programs have proven themselves not to be right for everyone. In fact, 12 step programs are even less effective than many people believe them to be. Fortunately, non 12 step recovery programs are available for people who decide the 12 steps are not for them. In fact, there are a number of different non 12 step rehab options. Before considering which option is best, it is important to understand a few key problems with traditional 12 step programs. 12 Step Programs Despite their ...