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Action, Rather Than Intention: The Secret of Recovery
Addiction isn’t a lack of will power, and recovery isn’t about giving up your power either. Willpower certainly plays a role in addiction recovery, but willpower without action will result in a failed treatment program. Today’s alcohol and drug detox centers have studied the intricacies of human motivation, and their findings are clear: Action, rather than intention, holds the key to recovery. First, Let’s Understand a Fallacy of Addiction: While leading detox treatment centers have come a long way, research-wise, to understand addiction—many detox and treatment centers still promote some of the basic understandings which power recovery. Contrary to old stereotypes, individuals who become ...

When Does Recovery Stop? 4 Arguments for a Strong Aftercare Program
The brain is hardwired to seek pleasure and avoid pain. It doesn’t matter whether the addiction started as a few innocent drinks to calm unsteady nerves after a tragic event, or if the first experience with cocaine was driven by curiosity. The chemical-dependent body reacts the same. It screams for relief until the urgency is satisfied. Recovering from drug addiction is a life-long journey that never ends. There are many types of rehabilitation programs that can help an addict transition to recovery, but the most successful ones all have one thing in common – a carefully planned aftercare program designed for maintaining ...

A New Take on Sobriety: 4 Reasons a Non 12 Step Rehab Might Be the Answer
Successful non 12 step recovery programs address the complexities of pursuing a drug-free life and work closely with each individual to develop an evidence-based plan of action customized to participants’ unique physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs. This approach offers hope to those seeking help for the first time, and those who are looking for a non-traditional alternative to conventional methods, such as a non 12 step alcohol treatment, after a relapse. Drug addiction changes every aspect of an abuser’s life. Many alcohol-dependent people experience financial losses, relationship troubles, and declining health before they seek help from a treatment facility. Denial ...

Why 100% Drug-Free Recovery Is Possible at Elevate’s Holistic Rehab Center
Holistic drug treatment centers are non-medical centers. They don’t utilize chemicals to counterbalance addiction, tamper with the detox process or “wean” addicted individuals off a substance. Modern science suggests that medical intervention during recovery can slow down—or even ruin—effective care. Medical intervention in the form of medicine, many believe, can even contribute to patient relapse. Holistic recovery serves to bring the patient’s body, mind, and spirit into alignment—prioritizing their well-being while treating the symptoms of withdrawal and addiction. By using meditation, exercise and nutritional planning, holistic treatment programs not only eliminate addiction—but prevent it from coming back. Elevate’s Drug-Free Recovery Elevate uses evidence-based, ...

Three Ways the Staff Makes the Difference at the Best Alcohol Treatment Centers
In the world of alcohol and drug detox treatment, a kind and caring staff can make all the difference in the world. As with many medical facilities, the success of an alcohol treatment center is directly impacted by its employees. If the staff of a particular alcohol detox center is effective, caring and transparent, the chances of recovery can actually increase. Likewise: If the staff at an alcohol detox center aren’t very effective, it may take longer to recover from an alcohol or drug addiction. Or, even worse, recovery might not happen. It can be difficult to find the right drug and ...

Pursuing an Alcohol-Free Future
Find out how looking forward keeps you from going backwards. For many, alcohol abuse is debilitating. Substance abuse treatment takes time, dedication and new habits. Alcoholism affects people from all walks of life, spanning across many ages, races and socioeconomic brackets. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism states that over 80,000 people die from alcohol-related instances every year in America. Today, alcohol is still one of the nation’s most preventable death causes—second to a sedentary lifestyle and tobacco. While this fact may be unfortunate, it also holds value for those who’ve faced addiction. Life after alcoholism exists—and it can be a ...