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More Prescription Drugs Aren't the Answer: How Treating the Whole Person Is the Key to Lasting Recovery

More Prescription Drugs Aren’t the Answer: How Treating the Whole Person Is the Key to Lasting Recovery
There are powerful voices shaping the way a traditional drug rehab facility operates. Government agencies, senators, well-respected medical professionals, even some recovering addicts who fought their way out of the downward spiral and reclaimed a sober lifestyle. What if the way it has always been done does more harm than switching to a non-traditional holistic drug treatment and aftercare ...
Reclaiming Your Life from Addiction Is a Cause for Celebration; What Comes Next?

Reclaiming Your Life from Addiction Is a Cause for Celebration; What Comes Next?
A battle with addiction will affect a patient for the rest of their lives. While alcohol and drug treatment methods can eliminate the drug from the body and its side effects, it’s up to patients to accept and learn to rebuild their lives after treatment. This includes the old habits and patterns that sometimes resurface even ...
6 Reasons Why Cold Turkey Is the Most Dangerous Way to Kick an Addiction

6 Reasons Why Cold Turkey Is the Most Dangerous Way to Kick an Addiction
Many people think that a reasonable way to overcome an addiction is to stop drugs or alcohol cold turkey, as opposed to attending drug or alcohol detox treatment centers. Because those dealing with addiction use alcohol or drugs in an unrestrained manner, it would seem much simpler to just stop using that substance as opposed ...
A Personal Journey: Why Every Person's Path to Recovery Is Different

A Personal Journey: Why Every Person’s Path to Recovery Is Different
Since 1939, the 12-step program has been a favored means of treating not only drug abuse and alcoholism but compulsion and addiction as well. This program posits that recovery is linear, with no room to veer off the beaten path. That’s completely unlike the pillars that form the foundation for sobriety at a holistic recovery ...
The Importance of Alcohol and Drug Treatment Aftercare

The Importance of Alcohol and Drug Treatment Aftercare
Many people assume that once a stay at a rehabilitation center is over, people dealing with addiction are just back out on their own in the real world. However, there are ways patients can stay involved in their own recovery after leaving rehab. When a client leaves a rehab facility, one of the most important ...
When Does Recovery Stop? 4 Arguments for a Strong Aftercare Program

When Does Recovery Stop? 4 Arguments for a Strong Aftercare Program
The brain is hardwired to seek pleasure and avoid pain. It doesn’t matter whether the addiction started as a few innocent drinks to calm unsteady nerves after a tragic event, or if the first experience with cocaine was driven by curiosity. The chemical-dependent body reacts the same. It screams for relief until the urgency is satisfied. Recovering ...