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The Role of Massage Therapy in Addiction Treatment

The Role of Massage Therapy in Addiction Treatment
Typically practiced in holistic treatment programs such as heroin drug treatment or at cocaine addiction centers, massage therapy has a number of benefits to clients. This therapy has both physical and mental impacts on those participating in the practice over time. While massage therapy is beneficial for everyone, it can be particularly beneficial for those facing substance abuse problems. What Is Massage Therapy? Dating back thousands of years around the globe, massage therapy was initially introduced to the Americas in the 1850s. After becoming popular again in the 1970s, massage therapy has stuck around, currently being used to treat a wide variety ...
How Inpatient Drug Rehab Works for Parents

How Inpatient Drug Rehab Works for Parents
When it comes to having substance abuse problems, it is important to remember that there are others in addition to oneself affected by the disease. In fact, the people most often affected by a substance abuse issue are direct family members including spouses and children. For parents dealing with substance abuse issues, looking into inpatient rehabilitation programs can be not only intimidating but downright scary. Entering into an inpatient rehabilitation program not only means leaving behind what one knows and is used to, but for parents also means separating from their children, at least for a short time. While this can ...
Heroin & Prescription Opiates: What's the Difference in Treatment?

Heroin & Prescription Opiates: What’s the Difference in Treatment?
In the United States of America, the drug abuse epidemic is becoming more and more lethal as time progresses. At the center of the epidemic are prescription opioids and heroin. These drugs are related to each other, and therefore have many similarities in effects, addiction symptoms, and drug treatment program options. However, the key difference between the two is the legal status of heroin within the US. Because of its illicit nature, heroin has not only become a popular drug to turn to when prescriptions for legal opioids run out but has also resulted in heroin addiction recovery centers learning ...
Can Prosecuting Irresponsible Drug Companies Lessen the Opioid Crisis?

Can Prosecuting Irresponsible Drug Companies Lessen the Opioid Crisis?
Over the years, the opioid epidemic has made quite an impression on America. From its beginnings of opiate use back in the late 1900s to its current state of crisis, the epidemic has been sweeping the nation and continues to do so, seemingly without pause. This bleak outlook leaves many questioning what can be done about the problem. Pharmaceutical companies are often pointed at when considering who caused the opioid epidemic. After all, they did encourage doctors to prescribe opioids in increased rates in the late 20th century. But are pharmaceutical companies really to blame for the epidemic? And if ...
Ohio-Based "Recovery Bill of Rights" to Help Establish Standards for Addiction Treatment

Ohio-Based “Recovery Bill of Rights” to Help Establish Standards for Addiction Treatment
The Bill of Rights, put into place through ratification in 1791, is a part of the United States Constitution. It includes 10 amendments, such as the right to a jury in a trial, the right against search and seizures without a warrant, and of course, freedom of speech. You probably didn’t see anything about aftercare treatment or an aftercare program on that list, right? Well, Ohio is striving to change that. The Ohio Citizen Advocates for Addiction Recovery has created its own Recovery Bill of Rights. This has the potential to set addiction treatment standards that could apply countrywide and perhaps ...
What Options Are Available When AA Doesn't Work

What Options Are Available When AA Doesn’t Work
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) works for many people. But some simply need a different approach to healing. Known as the kingpin of substance abuse recovery programs, AA has been used by millions to kick their substance abuse habits.  But what about those who prefer a different approach. Do non 12 step drug rehab treatment methods work? Yes, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. After studying a myriad of different non 12 step drug recovery programs, the researchers concluded that many do work, but that their differences need to be considered when recommending them to patients.  ...