Category Archives: Addiction Treatment Program

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, ...

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 ...

It’s a Health Issue – Can We Treat Addiction as a Disordered Behavior?
Drug rehab centers have often defined addiction as a disease and treated it as such. However, holistic drug rehab also recognizes addiction as a symptom in which the underlying causes have to be treated as well to assure long term sobriety. Often addiction exists in a patient in addition to another behavioral disorder. In such cases, both conditions have to be addressed together as continued drug abuse will impede treatment for disordered behavior, yet the abuse is going to be nearly untreatable as long as the separate behavioral problems remain. Behavioral Disorders True behavioral disorders fall into two classes, that of ...

Treating the Whole Person: The Role of Holistic Treatment in Dual Diagnosis Cases
Understanding and treating substance use disorder has resulted in a greater appreciation for implementing a holistic approach to dual diagnosis drug rehab. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, surveys have indicated that about half of those individuals who experience a substance use disorder also have a mental health disorder. The acknowledgment and treatment of both conditions is a requirement of successful drug rehabilitation programs. Focus on the Whole Person — Not Just Their Conditions As research has demonstrated that substance use disorder — much like mental health conditions themselves — are not the result of some sort of failing ...

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 ...
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How To Avoid Enabling A Friend’s Addiction
  One of the most difficult parts of establishing and maintaining a friendship can be having to look out for each other during hard times. When a friend is facing a problem with substance abuse, finding the right way to support them can be confusing. Oftentimes, friends will try to help each other with substance abuse problems, but because of the personal connection between the two parties, providing that help in the healthiest way can be difficult, as the most obvious ways to ‘assist’ are often enabling behaviors. These enabling behaviors can be a detriment to the person facing substance abuse ...