Category Archives: Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Resources

One Size Does Not Fit All; Examining Personalized Drug Treatment Programs
The days of the one stop shop for drug rehab are over. Alcohol and drug addictions are very personal experiences, and once the industry of medicine realized this, it was changed forever. No longer would patients be blamed and viewed as complete masters of their environments and mental conditions. Nor would patients be completely resolved of responsibility. In some cases, drug and alcohol abuse is a preventable disease. In other cases, it is a biological condition. In most cases, there is some middle ground between the two. This is why non 12 step rehab is taking the place of many traditional drug ...

What Place Does Nutrition Have in Holistic Drug Rehab?
During the search for the ideal holistic rehab center, it is important to focus some time and attention to the nutritional services and programs the center provides. Nutrition is one of the most important factors in addiction treatment and recovery. Unfortunately, nutritional guidance is often absent during the substance abuse treatment process, according to the University of Southern California. This lack of direction and education in many holistic drug rehab programs persists despite the fact that many people going through the drug and alcohol rehab process often face heightened risks of malnutrition, dramatic weight fluctuations, and eating disorders. When choosing a holistic ...

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 ...

Five Reasons Why California Is the Ideal Setting for Drug and Alcohol Treatment
See why the golden state could be the gateway to reconnecting with your life. California is home to stretching beaches, rolling hills, and diverse wildlife. Many options for treatment exist in the state—ranging from drug and alcohol treatment centers to a healthy lifestyle supported by exploration, action, and friends. California is the ideal setting for drug and alcohol detox—as well as recovery. Not only are the state’s drug detox programs incredibly effective, but its environment is conducive to the lifestyle which combats addiction at its core. Elevate Addiction Services is situated in Silicon Valley, serving Oakland, San Francisco, and Central Coast. We love ...

Three Ways to Continue Adventure Therapy During Aftercare
Aftercare programs for substance abuse are everywhere, and aftercare treatment options are numerous. Getting continued support after rehab, however, might require a little motivation. For many, these programs might not seem necessary. For others, substance abuse aftercare may have simply slipped their mind. If you’ve been to an inpatient rehab center, you might’ve engaged adventure therapy—or a recovery program based on novel, healthy experiences. You might’ve even made like-minded friends—those who you’ve conquered your addiction with. This method of therapy may not be used in every program, but it’s rather effective when it is. Did You Undergo Adventure Therapy? You might not realize ...

How to Prepare Mentally for a Stay in a Drug Rehab Center
Getting started with drug and alcohol treatment right away is often the best approach. However, for various reasons, some folks feel like they have to have to wait a while before starting their alcohol or drug rehab. Maybe they’re put on a waiting list, or they need additional time to tie up loose ends at work or with family before entering treatment. It happens. Regardless, if they enroll in an alcohol and drug rehab center’s program within 24 hours or within a week, they shouldn’t fret— waiting isn’t the biggest deal, as long as they’re fully committed to enrolling and completing ...