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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 ...

Expert Corner: How to Find the Motivation for Detox and Rehab
I’m tired of how my life is going. I hate myself half the time, but I don’t think I can do rehab. Every time I’ve had to go without heroin for any length of time, it has been awful. I mean seriously awful. Like I didn’t know that kind of pain and stress existed. If I do rehab, I’m going to have to detox. And that scares the hell out of me. But I also know how weak I am. And the thought of relapsing and then having to go through detox more than once would be a complete nightmare. ...
Elevate Chiropractic Care for Addiction Recovery

Chiropractic Care in Addiction Recovery and Substance Abuse Treatment
Drug abuse is a serious issue facing our country. The rampant misuse of alcohol and other substances accounts for 50% of all traffic fatalities, 60% of drownings, 83% of arrests, and 35% of suicides. In 2014 alone there were 47,055 drug overdoses. In particular, opioids have been linked to 18,800 deaths in relation to prescription pain medication and another 10,500 as a result of heroin usage. These rates have skyrocketed since the 1990s, and they continue to rise. Drugs Aren’t the Only Addiction Dr. Jay Holder, D.C. — A chiropractor who himself touts the benefits of chiropractic care in addiction recovery — said ...

How to Choose a Legitimate Holistic Drug Rehabilitation Program
When it comes to choosing a treatment center for drug or alcohol addiction, selecting the right facility for yourself or a loved one is critical. Not only must the program deliver high-quality treatment, it needs to be a place where the individual feels safe and comfortable while going through detox and recovery. There are many rehabilitation centers that claim to have holistic programs, so it’s worth exploring those claims a bit further. What does “holistic” mean? Is holistic treatment really important, or simply a perk? Is holistic care better than traditional treatment? We’ll answer these questions and more, and provide the information ...

The Benefits of CrossFit for Addiction Recovery
We’ve all heard – many times – how important exercise is to our health. And yet, many people avoid it like the plague. For those whose body has been ravaged by substance abuse, it may seem that getting fit is an especially far-off goal. So it might surprise you to learn that not only is physical activity appropriate as part of a drug and alcohol treatment regimen, it’s one of the pillars of lifelong sobriety. But what if you hate exercise? May we suggest that you don’t hate exercise, you hate BORING exercise? Exercise Should Be Fun and Empowering With more than 20 years ...

Expert Corner: Does LSD Permanently Rewire Your Brain?
Ever since I dropped LSD a few times, music just makes cry, like 2-5 times a month, sometimes even more. I’m not complaining. It feels amazing to feel the emotion in the music. But some people say that trips like that permanently mess up your brain’s wiring or make you numb. Is that true?   There has been a ton of research done on the effects of LSD and the dangers associated with taking it, so I won’t repeat that here. But the short answer is that there are potential long-term consequences, particularly from prolonged usage. Anything that severely affects the mind ...