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The Importance of Alcohol and Drug Treatment Aftercare
Many people assume that once a stay at a rehabilitation center is over, people dealing with addiction are just back out on their own in the real world. However, there are ways patients can stay involved in their own recovery after leaving rehab. When a client leaves a rehab facility, one of the most important things they can do to prolong their recovery is to develop some type of aftercare plan or aftercare program. While certain types of aftercare drug and alcohol treatment are often thought to help clients remain sober longer, each client’s aftercare drug treatment plan will look different depending ...

The Astounding Recovery Benefits of Nature Exposure
Nature is a fantastic medicine. Between fresh air, a cool breeze and natural light, The Great Outdoors have a lot to offer. The sense of freedom instilled by a long hike, or the refreshing experience of a lake swim, has a surprising amount of psychological benefits. Elevate can reinvigorate your lost energy, giving you a firm grasp on your addiction recovery potential. Today’s leading drug detox treatment methods understand the powerful benefits nature provides. For this reason, it isn’t rare to see detox and treatment centers create nature-first approaches to recovery. We believe all modern drug and alcohol detox centers should approach ...

Exploring Non 12-Step Recovery Options
Sometimes recovery is more about the journey than the steps you take. There are many support programs for addiction recovery, though Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other 12-step programs are the most widely known. While some people have recovery success with traditional 12-step groups, some choose to attend non-12-step drug rehab or use non-12-step programs to support their recovery. To better understand the differences between 12-step and non-12-step models for recovery, this article will explain the differences in the models and basic tenets of each program. What are the Differences between 12-Step and Non-12-Step Programs? The following are some of the noticeable differences between traditional 12-step recovery ...

The Surprising Link Between Sleep and Addiction Recovery
Learn how hitting the snooze button a few times could actually help your recovery. As addiction research grows, sleep studies are gaining more traction. The modern holistic recovery center thrives on scientific evidence, and the surprising benefits of sleep may become relevant in future addiction recovery approaches. While holistic drug rehab itself is an ever-changing environment, some things—such as sleep—are powerful constants which can empower drug addiction recovery.  The Dynamics of Sleep Because sleep research has gradually established itself as a prominent field, recent studies have focused on its dynamics in life’s many aspects. Among these, of course, is substance use, abuse, and ...

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 ...