Category Archives: Residential Addiction Treatment Resources

Elevate Explores the Healing Power of Laughter

Elevate Explores the Healing Power of Laughter
Laughter Is Good for the Soul Most of us have experienced how a simple smile from a stranger or the sound of a baby giggling can quickly lift your mood, but how does laughter actually effect the human body? Gelotology, referred to by some as the science of laughter, is the study of laughing and its psychological and ...
Relapse Prevention and Using the SMART Recovery® Method for Continued Sobriety

Relapse Prevention and Using the SMART Recovery® Method for Continued Sobriety
Addiction treatment is more successful when there is a long-term plan in place to prevent relapse. The SMART Recovery® method offers the tools necessary to accomplish continued sobriety. The first-time recovery from addictive behaviors is difficult enough; having to recover multiple times because of relapse is even more challenging. In an ideal world, those in recovery ...
How Group Therapy Aids in Addiction Treatment

How Group Therapy Aids in Addiction Treatment
Illegal drug use in the United States is on the rise. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), an estimated 24.6 million Americans – 9.4% of the population aged 12 and over – used illicit substances in 2013. This is a major shift from 2002, when just 8.3% of the population was estimated ...
Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment and Recovery

Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment and Recovery
Once a person is in a recovery program for a methamphetamine addiction, the hard work begins. The treatment may go on for several months and even after that, there will be residual insecurities and emotional difficulties for the recovering patient to deal with. Methamphetamine impairs the mind, working not only on the dopamine receptors but also ...
An Introduction to SMART Recovery®

An Introduction to SMART Recovery®
Addiction is a serious condition that affects every part of a sufferer’s life. The recovery process is different for every addict. Almost every method, however, eventually entails analyzing one’s own behaviors and assessing environmental influences on the addiction. SMART Recovery® helps addicts eliminate addictive behaviors through careful self-analysis using scientifically based treatments. Understanding SMART Recovery® While most ...