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What to Look for When Choosing a Rehab Facility 

July 9, 2024|Treatment|

Selecting a suitable rehab facility for your needs is a crucial step towards recovery from addiction. With so many options available, knowing what to look for in a rehab facility is essential to ensure you receive the best care possible. Whether considering an inpatient or outpatient rehab facility, asking the right questions can help you make an informed decision. What to Look for in a Rehab Facility  When evaluating the best rehab facilities, consider the following factors:  Accreditation and Licensing:    - Importance: Ensure the facility is accredited by recognized organizations such as The Joint Commission or CARF (Commission on [...]

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Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Duration, Timeline and Symptoms

July 3, 2024|Substance Abuse, Treatment|

Benzodiazepines are commonly prescribed for anxiety, insomnia and other conditions due to their sedative effects. However, long-term use can lead to physical dependence, and discontinuation can result in withdrawal symptoms. Individuals looking to discontinue benzodiazepine use safely must understand the withdrawal timeline, duration and the signs and symptoms.  Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Timeline  The withdrawal process can vary significantly depending on factors such as the specific benzodiazepine used, the dosage, duration of use and individual patient characteristics. Here is a general timeline of what to expect:  Immediate Withdrawal (1-4 Days):    - Onset: Symptoms typically begin within one to four days after [...]

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 Is Yoga A Beneficial Practice in Holistic Recovery?

May 29, 2024|Treatment|

Addiction recovery includes numerous modalities to help men and women recover from habits of substance abuse and other mental health illnesses. From drug and alcohol detox to traditional talk therapy to holistic techniques, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to crafting a healthy lifestyle.  One such holistic treatment that many find successful is yoga – based on its all-encompassing focus on body and mind, it proves to be an effective healing method for those needing to recover from the harm that substance abuse can incur on both.  What is yoga? Yoga is a body/mind practice that encompasses physical exercise, intentional breathing, [...]

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How Trauma-Informed Care Could Benefit Your Recovery

May 22, 2024|Treatment|

Trauma is a common phrase nowadays, with common words like “It’s the trauma” or “It was traumatic” being utilized in everyday conversation. But trauma goes much deeper than a moment that was out of the ordinary or alarming.  For those who have experienced a traumatic event or group of events, it can take years to recover and feel a sense of sanity. Trauma affects the brain in ways little else can and takes a lot of intentional treatment to address. Luckily, effective, trauma-informed treatment care exists and has made recovery possible for many. Where does trauma come from? “Trauma is when we experience very [...]

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How Overcoming Roadblocks is Crucial to Recovery – And How Your Treatment Center Can Help

March 20, 2024|Treatment|

So often people who need addiction treatment choose to forgo getting the help they need. Sometimes this is because of taboos and stereotypes surrounding treatment; sometimes it is because they just don’t know where to go for help; other times it’s logistical, involving complications like money or transportation.  Regardless of the reason, treatment centers are prepared to help. With countless resources to help you overcome roadblocks to addiction recovery, sobriety may be more within your reach than you realize.  Common roadblocks to addiction recovery While not everyone will experience difficulties when beginning their journey toward recovery, some may find the [...]

The Top Benefits of Yoga for Those in Recovery

August 2, 2023|Treatment|

If you already practice yoga, you may have experienced some of the benefits it provides for your mental and physical health. If not, you’re in the right place to learn more about it. What many people don’t realize is yoga is far more than stretching and striking poses, it can actually be a powerful way to build physical strength, relieve stress and anxiety and improve your overall mental health and self-esteem. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the top benefits of yoga for addiction recovery, as well as break down a few of the most common types [...]

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Life After Treatment: EMDR Therapy

April 13, 2023|Treatment|

You know in the movies, when you’re watching a therapy session, and the patient is asked to follow the therapist’s finger with their eyes? You’ve just seen a version of EMDR therapy in action. This treatment helps people work through various traumas, mental health disorders and other emotionally intense or impactful experiences through a combination of psychotherapy and hypnotic eye movements.  We’re going to give you a quick overview of EMDR therapy, what it looks like and the benefits you receive. We’ll then walk you through what life after EMDR can look like. What is EMDR therapy? Eye Movement Desensitization [...]

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Understanding EMDR Therapy

March 22, 2023|Treatment|

Have you ever noticed how you sometimes forget significant details about extreme, distressing or traumatic events?  Sometimes we can get “stuck” in overwhelmed by these experiences, and that can make it feel as if they’re happening over and over again, in the present.  Depending on the nature of the event(s), reliving them can lead to exacerbated symptoms of mental illness and other trauma-rooted disorders we might have developed. One of the ways we can begin to heal from these images, thoughts, emotions and memories is through EMDR therapy. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at EMDR, [...]

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A Complete Guide to GeneSight Testing

January 8, 2023|Treatment|

According to research published by the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, 70 percent of all Americans are on medication. Marking the United States as one of the highest prescription-dependent countries in the world This alarming number has seen a significant rise over the last decade, with now more than 50 percent of all Americans taking at least two prescription medications simultaneously. While taking more than one medication at the same time isn’t in and of itself a bad thing, it can be dangerous if either the healthcare provider or the patient isn’t fully informed about the side effects. GeneSight Testing is generally [...]