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Holistic Recovery Is Growing in Popularity; What Does It Really Mean?
What Is Holistic Recovery? Holistic therapy is an integral part of holistic recovery. It involves recovery methods that help bring the mind, body, and spirit into alignment. Holistic therapy is widely used at non 12 step or holistic treatment centers to help others overcome substance abuse in a more complete fashion than traditional programs. Finding the right holistic treatment center can be difficult, depending on the level of treatment required. Holistic therapy is recommended for individuals who want an overall healing experience, rather than simply be treated with medications. A holistic treatment center that addresses alcohol and substance abuse treatment can make the difference in ...

Change the Way You Think, Then Change the Way You Live
The Importance of Mindset in Recovery When it comes to beginning a journey to sobriety in a non 12 step rehab, it’s important to have the right mindset. Having an appropriate mindset going into a non 12 step treatment center will greatly increase the likelihood of success, as a person’s mentality is often what keeps them from making progress or improving the situations they’re in. Altering and improving upon one’s mindset will not always come easily, but learning to control thoughts and stay positive will be beneficial in many different situations throughout life, especially in a non 12 step program.  By and ...

Right Program, Right Recovery; Why the Rehab Center Nearest You May Not Be the Best Option
Searching for the right drug rehab centers or drug treatment programs can be challenging. There are a number of options, including residential or outpatient. When going through the steps of recovery, drug rehab centers that allow the person to be in familiar surroundings can be helpful, but it could also pose a problem due to the familiarity of the area. Although voluntary, there are specific, yet valid reasons why a person would choose to attend certain drug rehab centers or drug treatment programs away from home. Choosing the right drug treatment programs in drug rehab centers that can address all ...

If You Think There Might Be a Problem, There Already Is
Opiate abuse cases range in severity, complexity, and duration. Family members often struggle when they think a loved one is using opiate drugs, but they don’t know how or when to bring up the subject of considering outpatient treatment. A substance use disorder is described clinically as a medical condition that produces significant impairments in health management, social function, and self-control. A drug abuser may know their drug of choice threatens life and security, but not be physically or mentally able to face opiate withdrawal without specialized help and support delivered in opiate treatment centers. In a perfect world, all initial substance use disorders ...

From a Pill Bottle to a Needle; How “Safe” Drugs Can Lead to the Hard Stuff
It’s been all over the news in recent years – how the opioid epidemic is affecting the United States – stories of addiction, overdoses, and deaths related to both prescription and illicit opioid drugs. It isn’t uncommon these days to see pictures on news sites of, for example, mothers and fathers unconscious in their car’s driver’s seats, as their children cry while buckled into car seats behind them. For most people, this scenario is inconceivable, and they cannot understand how those parents put drug use ahead of taking care of their children. But in reality, it’s likely that by the ...

6 Evidence-Based Reasons Why Yoga Is a Valuable Tool for Recovery
Yoga therapy is a set of principles; it’s a group of mindfulness activities. Clients often find that the gentle exercises and relaxation techniques relieve stress while in drug detox programs and after. There is a growing body of scientific evidence suggesting yoga, like adventure therapy, as a complementary treatment helps addicts navigate the difficult journey toward sobriety. A Brief Snapshot of Yoga’s History The original family of yoga types originated in India as an integral part of Hindu worship and spiritual renewal. Modern yoga therapy seen in rehabilitation centers around the world continues to evolve as researchers discover more physical and mental health benefits for people ...