Category Archives: Holistic Addiction Treatment Resources

SMART Recovery Meetings: A Great Alternative to AA Support Meetings

SMART Recovery Meetings: A Great Alternative to AA Support Meetings
Because Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – and offshoot programs like Narcotics Anonymous (NA) – are the most widely known peer support groups for addiction recovery, many people are unaware that there are alternative programs that are equally beneficial for supporting addiction recovery. Programs like SMART Recovery® include non-12-step support groups that provide the same benefits as AA ...
Elevate Staff and Clients Take Experiential Therapy Trip to Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz, CA

Elevate Staff and Clients Take Experiential Therapy Trip to Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz, CA
At Elevate, even though we have an expansive, spread-out campus for clients in inpatient treatment, we still don’t believe in keeping our residents cooped up on the property. This is why experiential therapy is one of the core components of our holistic approach to treatment. On Halloween morning last month, we took more than 20 clients ...
Outdoor Rehab Programs and Exercise Help Addiction Recovery and Prevent Relapse

Outdoor Rehab Programs and Exercise Help Addiction Recovery and Prevent Relapse
How You Recover from Addiction Matters There are many drug and alcohol addiction rehab centers, and most use the same traditional methods, usually based on the 12-step program. An alternative drug rehab program is ideal for people who have tried traditional programs and relapsed, or those who simply want to try a different approach to rehabilitation. Treatment ...
Non-12-Step Addiction Treatment vs. Traditional 12-Step Programs

Non-12-Step Addiction Treatment vs. Traditional 12-Step Programs
Recovering from addiction is no small feat. Some people struggle with it their entire lives. Others have found a way to move on and live happy, sober lives. What separates the ones who continue to struggle with addiction versus those who have recovered? It’s not about having the strongest willpower, as some people think. Ultimately, successfully recovering ...
Why Volunteer Work Helps with Addiction Recovery

Why Volunteer Work Helps with Addiction Recovery
It may seem counterintuitive, but one of the best ways for a person to deal with their own problems is to volunteer. This is especially true for those who suffer from substance abuse. Addiction is a condition that promotes selfishness. Those who are wrapped up in addiction become increasingly self-centered, often cutting ties with friends, family ...
Holistic Addiction Treatment Brings Recovery to Mind, Body, and Spirit

Holistic Addiction Treatment Brings Recovery to Mind, Body, and Spirit
Many people suffering from alcohol or drug dependency are looking for help and a way back to the life they once had. Past failures and fear of negative repercussions prevent many people from getting the help they need. Those suffering from addiction face a difficult road, but there are treatment options that can make a recovery ...