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What is the holistic approach to drug and alcohol addiction, treatment and recovery?

What is the holistic approach to drug and alcohol addiction, treatment and recovery?

Mind, body, spirit: Holistic treatment would provide what the individual needs in order to withdraw from the addictive agent, and change the mental, emotional, social, and spiritual environment in which the addiction formed. Detox, relaxation, meditation, prayer, 12step programs, nutrition, exercise, psychotherapy, acupuncture, medications might all be used in some cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Do you know the holistic approach to drug and alcohol addiction treatment and recovery?

Do you know the holistic approach to drug and alcohol addiction treatment and recovery?

Nutrition and...: Drug & alcohol addicts usually have genetic metabolic imbalances & often benefit from high doses of vit b3 & other individualized nutrients including amino acids. They need to avoid sugar, caffeine, tobacco & food allergens. Exercise, meditation/biofeedback, counseling, medicinal herbs, homeopathy & acupuncture are also important modalities utilized in a holistic approach to recovery. ...Read more

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Whatis the best addiction treatment program?

Whatis the best addiction treatment program?

The one that works: The 12-step programs have been very successful. However, there are other methodologies that work. Like most mental health treatments, you must fit the patient to the treatment modality. ...Read more

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What happens in an addiction treatment center?

What happens in an  addiction treatment center?

Your brain heals: You are provided a safe, therapeutic environment where you can be evaluated by a treatment team that designs a program that addresses the biological underpinnings of addiction while teaching you social skills, stress management and ways to maintain healthy relationships with loved ones. Relapse prevention lessons will be repeated and repeated. ...Read more

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How can I find addiction treatment centers in blawnox, pennsylvania?

How can I find addiction treatment centers in blawnox, pennsylvania?

Internet search: I would recommend an internet search. I found 229 places within 100 miles of blawnox. A site i would recommend is www.Findtreatment.Samhsa.Gov, with the closest being: gateway allegheny valley 1360 old freeport road pittsburgh, pa 15238 (412) 963-7077 intake: (412) 766-8700x1120 www.Gatewayrehab.Org. ...Read more

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What type of addiction treatment should I do if I work and have kids?

AA, NA counseling: Not everybody with an addiction needs a 30 inpatient rehab. Alcoholics anonymous or narcotic anonymous meetings are almost universal in locations, times of day, and are free! intensive out patient is another options which may include classes several times per week often in the evenings. Individual counseling with someone familar with addiction is also an option. See your doctor as well for advice. ...Read more

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What are the goals of addiction treatment for the criminal justice system?

What are the goals of addiction treatment for the criminal justice system?

INTERESTING!: The goal for the justice system for addiction treatment is just what you might imagine, stay out of the justice system! so there is a bit of a different goal of just trying to reduce recidivism. Forced treatment by the legal system has not been very successful in the long term. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are addiction treatment programs offered in owyhee?

Can you tell me if there are addiction treatment programs offered in owyhee?

Hawaii?: I'm not sure whether by "owhyee" you might mean the state of hawaii? But if you do, there are definitely some addiction treatment programs there. See this web site to begin getting information: http://www.Addictionsearch.Com/treatment/hi/hawaii.Html. ...Read more

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What are good ways i can find the addiction treatment center that's right for me?

Local hospital : Find the one closest center to your home . Addictions treatment is a long term commitment. ...Read more