Category Archives: Holistic Addiction Recovery

What Happens When Medicine Becomes a "Drug?"

What Happens When Medicine Becomes a “Drug?”
Traditionally, drug addicts have been blamed for their addiction. Such accusations may have arisen because drug addictions were relegated to illicit drug use. Regardless of the validity or victim shaming approach of former years, today’s rising addiction rates entail a different story. When prescription drugs as advised by a doctor leads to the need for ...
Living in the Moment; How Adventure Therapy Influences the Journey Toward Sobriety

Living in the Moment; How Adventure Therapy Influences the Journey Toward Sobriety
In many cases, problems with alcohol and drugs begin as “just a bit of fun.” Getting high using substances is an easy way to remove yourself from your problems and get a short-term high that seems to help you forget your troubles. What’s more, companies spend billions of dollars to associate this feeling with having ...
More Than the Sum of Your Parts; Why True Recovery Requires Holistic Treatment

More Than the Sum of Your Parts; Why True Recovery Requires Holistic Treatment
Introduction Addiction affects every person differently and one-size-fits-all methods may leave some people in the cold, which might explain why holistic drug rehab works when other treatments don’t. A holistic recovery center approaches treatment from a different perspective than conventional recovery programs in that it recognizes the needs of the individual rather than applying a cookie ...
Navigating a Non 12 Step Solution to Addition

Navigating a Non 12 Step Solution to Addition
When it comes to addiction recovery, many people elect to attend a 12 step rehabilitation program. However, 12 step programs have proven themselves not to be right for everyone. In fact, 12 step programs are even less effective than many people believe them to be. Fortunately, non 12 step recovery programs are available for people ...
3 Types of Adventure Therapy Used in Addiction Treatment

3 Types of Adventure Therapy Used in Addiction Treatment
Adventure therapy for addiction treatment combines a rigorous physical fitness program with other components of addiction therapy as a means to improve physical and mental health during the treatment process. In fact, there is evidence to support the use of physical fitness exercises as a critical component of effective treatment for prolonged exposure to the ...
4 Reasons to Consider Inpatient Drug Rehab Instead of a 12 Step Group

4 Reasons to Consider Inpatient Drug Rehab Instead of a 12 Step Group
Because the goal of any reputable inpatient drug rehab facility is the health of the patient, nobody can dismiss the benefits of a 12 step program for the addicts who become sober through such a process. However, a casual 12 step program doesn’t always provide the same level of care as the inpatient rehab near ...