Category Archives: Drug Addiction Treatment Resources

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 ...

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 ...

The Role of Massage Therapy in Addiction Treatment
Typically practiced in holistic treatment programs such as heroin drug treatment or at cocaine addiction centers, massage therapy has a number of benefits to clients. This therapy has both physical and mental impacts on those participating in the practice over time. While massage therapy is beneficial for everyone, it can be particularly beneficial for those facing substance abuse problems. What Is Massage Therapy? Dating back thousands of years around the globe, massage therapy was initially introduced to the Americas in the 1850s. After becoming popular again in the 1970s, massage therapy has stuck around, currently being used to treat a wide variety ...

How Inpatient Drug Rehab Works for Parents
When it comes to having substance abuse problems, it is important to remember that there are others in addition to oneself affected by the disease. In fact, the people most often affected by a substance abuse issue are direct family members including spouses and children. For parents dealing with substance abuse issues, looking into inpatient rehabilitation programs can be not only intimidating but downright scary. Entering into an inpatient rehabilitation program not only means leaving behind what one knows and is used to, but for parents also means separating from their children, at least for a short time. While this can ...
Diet Changes

4 Ways Changing Your Diet Changes Your Thinking During and After Recovery
Choosing a non 12 step drug rehabilitation center to help a loved one overcome an addiction to drugs is a serious decision. There are many drug rehab programs in California, but not all of them focus on the whole person. Along with helping someone cleanse the body of harmful drugs and alcohol, it is vital to provide behavioral modification counseling, exercise programs and education about making dietary changes that support life-long sobriety and a healthy lifestyle. Elevate, like other drug rehab facilities that treat clients with a holistic approach, suggest people look for drug and alcohol treatment centers with dietary programs designed around evidence-based principles ...

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 ...