Category Archives: Addiction Treatment Program

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 ...
Addiction Treatment Program

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 ...
Alcohol Addiction

The Hidden Costs of Alcohol Addiction
By the time a person addicted to alcohol considers seeking treatment at alcohol rehab centers, the damage this legal drug has caused in his or her own life is fairly obvious. The alcoholic may have lost a job, be in poor health, or have strained relationships with loved ones. What the addicted person and those closest to him or her might not consider is how much alcoholism costs the larger society. When comparing the cost of inpatient alcohol treatment with the many hidden costs of alcohol addiction, it is clear that the former is a cost-effective solution that benefits the ...
On-Site Addiction Treatment

3 Ways On-Site Addiction Treatment Can Help You Fend Off Enablers
For someone who has enrolled in drug or alcohol rehab, the narrative can play out much the same way. They attend an outpatient or inpatient treatment program, come out sober, and then fall in with the same crowd again. These people are enablers who convince the former addict to get back into their old habits. Would trying inpatient treatment centers be the key difference in breaking this vicious cycle? Those who have only ever used outpatient programs before might want to consider trying an inpatient one instead. That can be an important means of finally maintaining sobriety for the long-term, not ...
Detox

Stuck in a Loop; Why Recovery Requires More than Just Detox to Move Forward
The journey toward sobriety is a personal experience. Each individual enters an alcohol treatment program for a unique reason. Some have tried to stop drinking on their own, but alcohol withdrawal symptoms were too severe to manage alone. Others arrive at a detox center after a hospital stay or intervention, knowing the side effects of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) not only hurt the user, but their family and friends suffer along with them. While achieving freedom from alcohol starts with cleansing the body, going through a period of detoxification, it is important to realize that detox isn’t treatment – it is preparation ...