Category Archives: Holistic Addiction Treatment Resources

Why 100% Drug-Free Recovery Is Possible at Elevate’s Holistic Rehab Center
Holistic drug treatment centers are non-medical centers. They don’t utilize chemicals to counterbalance addiction, tamper with the detox process or “wean” addicted individuals off a substance. Modern science suggests that medical intervention during recovery can slow down—or even ruin—effective care. Medical intervention in the form of medicine, many believe, can even contribute to patient relapse. Holistic recovery serves to bring the patient’s body, mind, and spirit into alignment—prioritizing their well-being while treating the symptoms of withdrawal and addiction. By using meditation, exercise and nutritional planning, holistic treatment programs not only eliminate addiction—but prevent it from coming back. Elevate’s Drug-Free Recovery Elevate uses evidence-based, ...

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 ...

What’s Involved in the Different Types of Rehab
What works for one person, may not work for another; finding the right path is the key to transforming your life. Both medical and psychological professionals are responsible for the rehabilitation of addicted individuals. Across heroin addiction treatment, prescription drug addiction treatment and inpatient alcohol rehab, several “types” of rehabilitation are available to patients. Of course, every patient’s situation is different. In the same way, every program is different. While many programs are custom-tailored to the client’s specific needs, a few rehabilitation program types remain constant. Every day, drug use contributes to 114 deaths. It’s important to understand which recovery options are ...

8 Reasons “Holistic Rehab” Is More Than Just A Buzzword
You’ve heard them all before, and usually said with a gesture of air quotes. “Think outside the box.” “A catch-22.” “Pushing the envelope.” And of course, the subject of this particular blog, “The holistic rehab approach.” All of these are examples of buzzwords or phrases with the latter being a staple of the addiction and recovery community. And while a holistic approach to recovery is a very valid and powerful tool in a person’s recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, there are aspects of this method that get lost or uncommunicated, which can lead to several misconceptions and lack of understanding. That’s ...

How Rehab Can Help You Let Go of a Party Lifestyle and Negative Behaviors
Why People Turn to Drugs and Alcohol As a teen or young adult, a person’s reasons for drinking and using drugs are different from those of an older person. When someone is young, they are often fun-seeking and bent on fitting in with the crowd. Relaxing, getting high or buzzed, alleviating depressed feelings or staying up at night are the most common reasons young people use drugs and alcohol. For some, the drug abuse and alcohol consumption becomes more frequent. People also use drugs and alcohol to cope with the challenges in life. Although events and circumstances certainly affect our lives, we are ...

Evidence-Based Drug and Alcohol Treatment Is Essential to Safe, Successful Recovery
The Importance of Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment Practices Effective drug treatment approaches are designed to address the many facets of drug and alcohol addiction and how it affects the individual, their family and society as a whole. There are many types of evidence-based drug addiction treatment, and our knowledge about evidence-based practices evolves constantly as we learn more about addiction and how it affects the mind, body and spirit. Generally speaking, there are several guiding principles behind safe and effective evidence-based treatment programs. These include: Supportive Infrastructure The most effective addiction treatment programs have a supportive systems and structures approach. This means that many rehab ...