Category Archives: Drug Addiction Treatment Resources

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 ...

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with More than Just 12 Steps
The road to real recovery is more than a quick trip. To find a good residential rehabilitation program, one first needs to know where to look. Rehabilitation is a journey—and a long one. Like other chronic diseases, it’s possible to treat addiction. Because addiction has a chronic nature, however, relapse isn’t only possible—but likely. Individual outcome treatments depend on the patient’s particular problems. In most cases, the appropriateness of treatment also depends on the individual’s degree of addiction. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that prescription drugs, alcohol and illicit substances cause over 90,000 American deaths per year. 12 Step Rehab: Not Necessarily ...

Redefining What Holistic Addiction Recovery Really Means
It’s not just a buzzword, but a way to create real and lasting change. Everyone has heard of the traditional 12-step program for alcohol and drug rehabilitation. In fact, many rehab facilities, nearly 74 percent of them, employ this methodology for getting enrollees on the path to sobriety. If you or a loved one has tried alcohol or drug rehab before, then chances are high that the treatment offered was a 12-step program. There’s just one problem with that. There’s a lot of supporting research, including from trusted resources like Psychology Today, that posits that 12-step programs do not work as effectively as ...