Biofeedback Therapy is a relatively new form of alternative therapy that uses specialized instruments and technology to measure quantifiable reactions and responses of the body.
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One of the most effective interventions for substance abuse is peer group therapy in drug treatment. A hallmark of most rehabs, peer group therapy is both logistically sensible and very beneficial to the recovering addict.
According to the United Nations and the World Health Organization, no matter what you’ve done or who you are, you are entitled to drug addiction treatment that is respectful of your dignity and rights as a human being. Read on to learn the specifics.
The intensity of a sweat lodge experience, rooted in Native American traditions, offers hopes of a spiritual rebirth, greater self-knowledge and peace.
We can sometimes learn more about ourselves through a few hours of working with horses than we can through months of psychotherapy - and we don't even need to ride horses to do it! Learn the benefits of equine assisted therapy for addiction treatment.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy - what is it, and how can it help in addiction recovery?
Some people can do it on their own, most of us can't. Find out how checking into drug or alcohol rehab can help you get better. You can beat your addiction, but you may need a little help to do it.
A newer and far preferable alternative to methadone, Suboxone might be what you need to help you finally break free from pain pill addiction.
As addictions professionals recognize and promote the benefits of more holistic programs of recovery, the value of meditation in drug treatment is increasingly recognized and offered as adjunct therapeutic programming in comprehensive drug rehabs.
There are a number of pharmacological interventions that can be used to aid in recovery during drug treatment. Some medications used in drug treatment are used to minimize the symptoms and danger of withdrawal, some are used to offset the negative psychiatric effects of drug cessation, and some are used for long term sobriety encouragement as anti craving medications.
While the strengthening of appropriate and encouraging relationships is beneficial in any drug treatment program, participation in a romantic or sexual relationship can impair the ability to recover, and as such the vast majority of drug treatment facilities have no tolerance rules against romantic relationships between recovering drug and alcohol addicts.
There are currently more than 180 Narconon drug treatment facilities operating throughout the world, and the Narconon program of drug treatment has been providing recovery services to addicts since 1966. The method of recovery is based entirely on the works of L. Ron Hubbard, the writer and philosopher, and also the father of the very controversial Church of Scientology.
Employee drug treatment programs better the productivity of any company, and as well provide a vital link to needed treatment programs for many underinsured Americans.
The issues surrounding drug treatment for pregnant women are both complicated and conversely clear. While the enactment of a comprehensive and inclusive policy towards treatment options for pregnant women continues to elude us, the motivation and ideation of the essential nature of this treatment is shared by all.
Saunas have been used as an effective part of a drug detoxification program by many drug rehab centers.
Holistic drug treatment can mean one of two things. The term holistic drug treatment is sometimes used to describe alternative therapies and the use of all natural methods within a drug treatment program; but holistic drug treatment is more commonly used to describe an integrated method of drug rehab that incorporates specific programming to heal the body, the mind and the soul.
One of the best ways to improve the odds of long term participation in aftercare and long term sobriety is to transition slowly out of rehab through a halfway house, before returning fully to the community.
Acupuncture is an alternative but increasingly mainstream treatment for addiction. It minimizes withdrawal symptoms and reduces experienced drug cravings.
Depending on the severity of the addiction and the intensity of destructive behaviors, outpatient drug treatment may be considered for treatment assistance.
In discussing the question of recovery from drug addiction, there of course many factors to be considered: how to match the treatment with the individual, the timing of the treatment, flexibility in the use of treatment, the amount of time needed for successful treatment, the role of behavioral therapies, medications and detoxification, the need to identify dual disorders, the role that others in the addict’s life play in motivating him/her to seek, remain in and successfully complete treatment, the need for healthcare professionals to be on the lookout for signs of relapse, testing for HIV/AIDS and other diseases and the importance of the addict’s commitment to a long-term struggle in order to achieve recovery.
High school in a drug treatment program for adolescent substance abusers should offer youth the opportunity to use the time spent in addictions recovery to their academic benefit, and to continue their education as they get healthier. Because substance abuse programs for teens can be longer and more intensive than for adults, it is crucial that students do not fall behind in their studies; especially since many students enrolling in high school programs at drug treatment facilities already suffer from academic deficiencies as a result of their substance abuse.
Although no one can deny the effectiveness of secular techniques in rehab, we exist as spiritual beings, and an addiction is an ailment of the spirit as much as a disease of the body. We need tools such as those offered through private therapy and cognitive peer groups to combat temptation when it arises, but for those lucky enough to posses a strong belief in God, through prayer and faith; temptation is avoided, resolve strengthen, and sobriety enhanced.
The demand for drug treatment addressing alcohol and marijuana abuse has risen significantly in the last ten years, and continues to rise as marijuana becomes ever more potent, and ever more addictive and potentiating to the effects of alcohol.
Drug treatment for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) patients requires an understanding of the symptoms complications induced by the dual diagnosis of ADHD and drug or alcohol abuse, and an understanding of appropriate pharmacological interventions suitable to this group of dual diagnosis patients.
A DUI or even a second or third DUI conviction can be the catalyst sometimes needed to get alcohol or drug abusers into rehab.
The use of anti depressants in drug treatment is primarily in response to depressive episodes that may have preceded and influenced abuse, or may have been caused or worsened through the cerebral effects of abuse. Ideally, all that is required to better depressive symptoms is a cessation of use, but for some people, and for some drug withdrawals, the use of anti depressants in drug treatment offers real benefit.
The use of Narcotics Anonymous in drug treatment takes its roots from the long and successful history of using AA as a part of comprehensive addiction treatment programs, but responds to the unique needs of drug addicts by offering addiction focused 12 steps programming.
When selecting a drug treatment facility, the costs of the treatment are invariably a significant factor in the evaluation process.