Category Archives: Holistic 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 ...

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 cutter program of 12 steps that everyone is demanded to adhere to. The holistic approach focuses on the underlying issues which led to addiction and treats every person as the individual they are. The recovery process is still hard and requires effort on the part ...

3 Reasons Evidence-Based Drug Rehabilitation Programs Work
Evidence-based drug rehabilitation programs continue to gain attention. The primary goal of any drug rehabilitation program is abstinence – or at the very least, a significant drop in substance abuse – so relying on those treatments that have been shown to be successful because of the existing evidence helps ensure that this goal is met. 1. It Can Improve Financial Stability A treatment for substance abuse that focuses on rewarding an individual for their continued abstinence for the substance provides the incentive to stay drug-free. This approach requires that the participant consent to a treatment plan, agree to routine urine testing or ...

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 who decide the 12 steps are not for them. In fact, there are a number of different non 12 step rehab options. Before considering which option is best, it is important to understand a few key problems with traditional 12 step programs. 12 Step Programs Despite their ...

Treating the Whole Person: The Role of Holistic Treatment in Dual Diagnosis Cases
Understanding and treating substance use disorder has resulted in a greater appreciation for implementing a holistic approach to dual diagnosis drug rehab. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, surveys have indicated that about half of those individuals who experience a substance use disorder also have a mental health disorder. The acknowledgment and treatment of both conditions is a requirement of successful drug rehabilitation programs. Focus on the Whole Person — Not Just Their Conditions As research has demonstrated that substance use disorder — much like mental health conditions themselves — are not the result of some sort of failing ...

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 me. The 12 step program works well when a drug or alcohol abuser needs only to find a group of sober friends with whom they can socialize, but the professional addict requires professional treatment as offered by an inpatient drug rehab, or perhaps an inpatient ...