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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 programs that offer a more active, holistic and individualized approach offer a better chance at long-term recovery. Outdoor Activities and Exercise in Drug Addiction Recovery There’s no substitute for experiencing for yourself the power of healthy lifestyle activities. Physical activities, especially those that get recovering addicts outside ...

How Toxic Relationships Can Poison Your Recovery from Substance Abuse
Elevate Addiction Services understands the enormous role family and friends play in addiction. Many people contribute to patterns of substance abuse, and some do not realize the negative impact they have on others. It’s vital for everyone struggling with substance abuse to identify the toxic relationships in their lives and overcome them, either by restructuring the relationship or keeping a healthy distance. Toxic relationships are incredibly dangerous. Not only can they contribute to a substance abuse problem in the first place, but they can also prolong an addiction, or increase the chances of relapse. Addiction Recovery Is About Rebuilding Yourself Substance abuse recovery requires ...

How Long Does Addiction Rehab Take?
When looking for a high-quality inpatient addiction treatment program, the length of the program is an important consideration to take into account to ensure a good fit. Here’s what you need to know when evaluating different types of treatment programs. Long-Term vs. Short-Term Rehab The majority of inpatient drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers provide a 30-day (or 28-day) program. This usually includes medically supervised detox, some form of therapy, and sobriety education. Long-term programs – usually 90 days or more – are on the rise as studies have emerged showing that relapse is less likely after programs that last three months or ...

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 could use their occasional relapse as a means of recognizing triggers and self-defeating actions more effectively. Repeated relapse is avoidable when individuals feel empowered and are equipped with the tools necessary for self-directed change. The SMART Recovery® method is a four-point program employing a variety of ...