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Without programming of the mind, there is little hope for a cessation of addictive behaviors.

Within a holistic drug rehab the use of beneficial yet conventional programs continues, and cognitive therapy, peer group therapy, AA or NA related meetings and individual counseling with a psychologist or addictions professional are all employed. Additionally:

Medication

Pharmacological intervention should only be used when needed, but since dual diagnosis' of addiction and mental health are so prevalent, and as well the process of detoxification and recovery can induce acute sensations of anxiety or depression, the use of certain medications can improve the ability to participate fully in the process of recovery. Pharmacological interventions may also be used to alleviate some of the pains of withdrawal.

Education

Learning empowers the recovering addict, and holistic drug rehab offers addicts classes on the nature of addiction, the damage done to the body through addiction, and recovery strategies.

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