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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 less painful while decreasing the chances of relapse. A Better Way to Detox from Drugs and Alcohol Coming off drugs and alcohol can be a painful process, with symptoms ranging from vomiting and muscle spasms to intense pain. Many medical professionals seek to alleviate these issues by ...

The Dangers of Mixing Methadone and Benzodiazepines
Legal medications like methadone often serve as a replacement for other opioids in drug treatment programs. Generally, doctors don’t prescribe benzodiazepines, like Xanax or Valium, with methadone because they both inhibit the same area of the brain that tells your lungs to keep breathing while you sleep. It’s common for people who mix the two to fall asleep and never wake up. The Dangers of Mixing Methadone with Benzodiazepines Methadone is an opioid medication that is used as a pain reliever and is sometimes prescribed by doctors to reduce withdrawal symptoms in those who are addicted to narcotics. As with all legal ...

Outpatient Addiction Treatment After Inpatient Care
What happens after you leave a treatment center is just as important as what you experienced inside. Your decisions, the people you interact with, and everyday surroundings may challenge you. Having a structured post-treatment aftercare program with partners you can count on will make your transition easier as you create the life you truly want for yourself. Transforming for Long-Term Recovery Transformation begins the day you make the choice to fight your addiction and take charge of your destiny. The best addiction program doesn’t just get you off drugs. Instead, you’re offered a truly natural and holistic approach that heals mind, body, ...

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 to have used illegal drugs. The rise in drug use has not been limited to younger generations. The same NIDA study reported that drug use is also on the rise among aging baby boomers in their fifties and early sixties. These startling trends underscore a need ...

Professional, Caring Advice for Parents of Addicts
When your son or daughter starts using drugs or alcohol and requires your help, it is normal to be flooded with emotions; anger and shame can coincide with sadness and confusion. However, in order to help your child deal with his or her addiction, you must deal constructively with your own emotions. Moreover, you have to deal with both things at the same time as getting your child the help that he or she needs cannot wait. An addict is ill and every moment not in treatment is a moment that has been lost to addiction. Understand Where Control Lies Many parents ...

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 memory impairment, memory loss, a reduced ability to think clearly or logically, a reduced ability to maintain focus and attention, and a reduced ability to regulate violent or aggressive urges. It takes time to heal from all of these impairments. The brain craves the stimulation that methamphetamine ...