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3 Benefits of Adventure Therapy

Adventure therapy may sound like something you’d encounter during a vacation to a national park. If you’re picturing a horseback ride into the Grand Canyon, you’re a little off-course, although you’re heading in the right direction. Adventure therapy does include exploration and exhilarating fun, but it happens on-site at a drug and alcohol addiction treatment…

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The Benefits of Hiking Therapy

When people think about some of the best therapy options for addiction, they don’t typically think about hiking therapy. However, hiking is an essential holistic treatment option for those who abuse drugs. The real question is how hiking helps. Better yet, how can wilderness therapy programs help with preventing relapse? What Is Hiking Therapy? As…

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How to Have Fun in Sobriety

After going through drug rehab, there are a number of ways to learn how to have fun in sobriety. No one needs alcohol or drugs to enjoy life. In reality, there are plenty of fun alternatives that individuals can try out instead. How to Have Fun in Sobriety Over time, people start to connect drinking…

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The Benefits of Rehab Centers in North Carolina

Deciding you need drug rehab is a daunting task. Therefore, you might choose a facility close to home. However, doing so might not be the best option. Rehab centers in North Carolina help you escape the daily grind and temptations that often cause relapse. Evidence-Based Treatments When you’re looking for an addiction recovery program, you…

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Therapeutic Recreation and Pain Relief

North Carolina is one of the many US states struggling with an opioid epidemic. Individuals in recovery may experience pain while working toward sobriety. Thankfully, rehabilitation facilities are beginning to use therapeutic recreation to combat pain. Understanding how it works may ease your addiction treatment apprehensions, especially if you regularly deal with chronic pain. What is…

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Pill Popping & Prescription Drug Abuse

The statistics are staggering. At just five percent of the world’s population, the U.S. consumed 75% of the world’s prescription drugs in 2010. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 54.2% of people taking prescription drugs got them from a friend or relative—not their physician. And 62% of teens surveyed said that they take…

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Nutrition & Exercise In Recovery

By the time an individual enters an addiction treatment facility, their addictions have likely taken a toll on their overall health. A large percentage of addicts are malnourished, and haven’t been getting proper nutrition in their bodies for some time. Many alcoholics get a large portion of their daily caloric intake from alcohol, which contains…

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CNN Documentary Draws Attention To Synthetic Drug Dangers

A recent CNN investigative documentary, Deadly High: How Synthetic Drugs Are Killing Kids, has drawn attention to the continued threat posed by synthetic drugs to the health, wellbeing and even lives of young Americans, despite some encouraging developments and figures as of late. These include a decline in human exposure to bath salts, with the…

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How Adventure Therapy Can Help Young Adults Recover From Addiction

When you and your family are researching the appropriate substance addiction programs for your young adult, you may encounter references to adventure therapy and wonder what role it can play in assisting your loved one back to full health and well-being. Adventure therapy has been a prominent, distinct form of psychotherapy since the 1960s, with…