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What to Look for in Holistic Mental Health Treatment Centers

While overcoming an addiction to drugs can be a demanding and challenging journey, it’s important to know that recovery and healing are possible. Finding the right holistic mental health treatment centers is imperative to your health. However, many individuals don’t know what to look for in recovery facilities. Read the following quick reference guide to understand…

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Preparing The Garden For Winter – And Yourself For Life

Autumn at Red Oak Recovery® is filled with activity as we harvest the last bounty of our garden and mountain orchard. All hands join in to harvest apples, and tomatoes are picked green before the first frost and hung to ripen. Fall vegetables like winter squash, sweet potatoes, and pumpkins add variety and rich nutrition…

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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 and Addiction: Caring For Your Body During Rehab

Substance addiction can damage both the mind and body. Intensive outpatient and residential addiction treatment programs clients heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Detoxification and cognitive-behavior therapy help purge the body of substances and the mind of negative thoughts that cause destruction. As you’re “unloading” what’s weighing you down, you’ll also need to think about replenishing…

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Are Video Games Really Addictive?

While the American Medical Association has yet to identify gaming addiction as a diagnosable disorder, compulsive video game use has become a widespread epidemic. Stories abound on the web of gamers who have become obsessed, relinquishing normal life pursuits to continue playing. Anecdotes by self-identified gamers and their families have led scientists to conduct increasing…

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Mantras For Addiction Recovery

While the word mantra originated as a Hindu “sacred utterance,” people use mantras every day to guide their efforts at home, at work, and at school. The popular culture definition of mantra has evolved to mean repetitive slogan, personal truth, or structured thought. Adopting one or more mantras as part of your addiction recovery experience…

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Genetic Research Shows Link Between Obesity And Smoking

For many of those counselors running an addiction program that takes a holistic approach to recovery, there’s no question of the importance of a suitably-tailored accompanying nutritional therapy program. Such beliefs are further affirmed by a recent study supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), buttressing the hypothesis of obesity and nicotine addiction…

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How The Right Nutritional Therapy Program Helps To Fight Substance Abuse

Nutritional therapy is nothing new, certainly in the context of wider health. It is founded on the scientific and philosophical notion that nutrition’s healing power can be used in a multitude of ways to cure common human ailments and has various applications. However, its emphasis on minimizing or eliminating the use of chemical medicines as…

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The Many Approaches Taken By Clinically Dynamic Treatment

When you want to help your young adult loved one to live a happier and more productive life, away from the ravages of substance addiction, it’s natural that you will research the many available treatment programs. But what elements do you expect to make up the most suitable clinically dynamic treatment? Do you expect the…