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Customized Addiction Therapy at Passages Rehab

Customized Addiction Treatment Program at Passages Rehab

By Jennifer McDougall

Being treated for substance abuse-related issues at Passages Malibu is the start of something beautiful. Anyone who has struggled to get and stay sober knows how challenging this process is. That is why at Passages, we are fully committed to providing our clients with the best possible therapy available that best suits their needs, by customizing a state-of-the-art addiction treatment program.

Our non-12 Step and holistic addiction therapy offers more one-on-one sessions than many other programs out there today. We know how crucial it is for an individual to get the proper attention and professional care so they can begin to feel empowered, heal, and thrive.

Here is what our treatment at Passages Malibu includes:

INDIVIDUAL TREATMENT

GROUP TREATMENT

MEDICAL CARE

The treatment at Passages is exceptionally stellar beyond measure. Many treatment centers claim to offer what Passages offers, but they don’t come close. Here is what makes our addiction treatment center so unique:

  • Individual Therapy: At least 14 to 19 individual sessions per week, depending on your program – this is far more than any other treatment center offers
  • 24/7 Nursing: Registered, on-site nursing staff to attend to your medical needs
  • A professionally trained and experienced treatment team including various addiction experts, doctors, and licensed therapists
  • Freedom to use cell phones and laptops: Stay connected to family and business during your treatment
  • Advanced holistic therapy methods: Each customized to meet your individual needs, taking into consideration the specific aspects of your addiction
  • Immaculate grounds and bedrooms create a perfect atmosphere for healing and relaxation
  • Family owned and operated – Providing reliable and trustworthy addiction treatment services since 2001

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Spring Equinox 2015: A Message From Chris Prentiss

“Hello, Everyone.

This is truly a magical time of the year. The forces of light and dark are equally balanced. All is in perfect order. This is a time when the light force is in the ascendancy, and the dark force is diminishing. That is true not only for the actual light of the sun, but also for the energy of our pretty little planet. Perfect harmony and balance  have been achieved. We are part of that. It is a fertile time of the year, not just for plants, trees and animals, but also for ideas, new resolutions, a time of forgiveness, for renewing friendships and ending conflicts  It is a time when plans can be fulfilled, long-held dreams carried out, and it is a time when the beneficial aspects of our universe becomes manifest in our lives. Make the most of it; be the best you can be. You owe it to yourself and those around you to shine and set a great example. You are special, and this is the time of the year when your specialness can be magnified. Doing so, you will find your actions reflected to you many times over and you’ll be carried to the skies of success as though on the wings of six dragons!”

Chris Prentiss

 

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Depression Treatment

Depression is one of the most frequent co-occurring issues seen with individuals suffering from drug or alcohol dependency.  It is very common for people who are struggling with depression to turn to drugs and alcohol for relief.  Depressed individuals are often suffering from so much pain, hopelessness, and low self-esteem that drugs and alcohol serve as a temporary escape and a way to self-medicate.  However, this repeated self-medicating causes a chemical dependency in the mind and body, eventually leading to a full blown addiction.  Although the use of drugs and alcohol starts as a way to numb the pain, it actually ends up magnifying and aggravating the effects of depression, having the opposite intended outcome.

Typically, depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the body or brain that can be corrected with proper treatment. Many times depression is caused by low dopamine or serotonin levels, which are the “feel good” chemicals in the body.  Unfortunately, many of the most commonly prescribed medications for depression/anxiety have addictive potential.  At Passages Malibu, we believe in treating patients with depression using natural supplements rather than addictive prescription medications.  Natural supplements for depression can actually rebuild the chemicals in your body that are lacking, as well as result in improved moods, energy levels and sleep patterns.  At Passages Malibu, our program not only works for people who have depression, but anxiety, insomnia, and ADD as well.

 

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The Effect of Parents’ Drinking on Their Children

We all know that setting a good example is very crucial as a parent.  Parents who do not drink or use drugs have a higher chance that their children will follow in their footsteps, even if they just educate their children about the negative effects of liquor and drugs. However, parents that are heavy drinkers increase their children’s chances of following in their footsteps and drinking heavily.  Several research studies have indicated that parents’ examples and teachings are the absolute most influential voice in a child’s life-even more effective than forms of drug education and anti-drug programs in schools. There are numerous things that parents can do to help influence their children away from drugs and alcohol, and there are many things parents can be aware of to see if their child is at risk.

Several risk factors for young adults and teens to abuse substances are undiagnosed learning disabilities, bi-polar disorder, any sort of trauma, anxiety, depression, and feelings of social awkwardness or that they do not fit in with their peer group.  The earlier a teen or child starts using drugs or alcohol, the more likely they will develop a dependency and become addicted.  In a recent study, children of heavy drinkers were more likely to drink more frequently, heavily, and more often alone than the children of parents without alcohol problems.  If you are concerned about your child abusing substances, Passages can help.

 

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Center today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by dialing our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Internet and Video Game Addiction

It is undeniable that in recent years, technology has become a major and overwhelming force in our society.  It is nearly unheard of for someone to go without a cell phone or access to the internet.  However, the explosion of technology has resulted in some disturbing effects; people of all different age groups and backgrounds have shown a startling increase in addiction to online activities or video and computer games.

Technology addiction can vary in its severity, with anything ranging from video games and social media sites (Facebook, MySpace, etc.) all the way to cyber-pornography or cyber-gambling.  Often times, individuals addicted to various types of technology choose to spend time in a virtual world rather than interacting in healthy behaviors with real people and dealing with real-life problems, which therapists describe as an avoidance mechanism.  These people commonly suffer from substance abuse and other co-occurring conditions, as well as various underlying issues.  There are several signs to look for if you suspect yourself or someone you know is addicted to the internet or video games.

If you spend more time online or playing games rather than with people, if you snap, yell, or act annoyed if someone bothers you while you are online, if being online helps you escape your life and results in a release or soothing thoughts, if you neglect your job, household chores or lose sleep because you can’t leave the computer, if you feel depressed, moody, or nervous when you are not online, or if you are secretive or try to hide how long you’ve been online or playing games, you may have a problem.

 

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The Impact of Alcohol Advertising and Alcohol in the Media

Nowadays, it is nearly impossible to avoid seeing alcohol consumption in advertisements, on television, in movies, or in magazines.  Alcohol is one of the primary things advertisers pay for in the United States.  Many people wonder, how does the constant presence of alcohol in pop culture affect children and young people?  According to a study conducted by the University of Connecticut, young adults who viewed more alcohol advertisements than average also reported drinking more alcohol than average. In essence, young people who view more alcohol advertisements and are exposed to alcohol more in television and movies tend to drink more alcohol.  The alcohol industry is a multi-billion dollar business, and information from various alcohol companies showed that with the amount of advertising dollars spent in each state and total alcohol sold in each state, they could analyze youth drinking in relation to dollars spent.  Alcohol advertising is inarguably a contributing factor to youth drinking quantities over time.  Through early childhood education regarding alcohol and its negative effects, the influence of advertising and alcohol in pop culture may make less of an effect on our nation’s youth.

 

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Finding a New Career After Rehab

If you are recently out of rehab or newly sober, re-entering the workforce can be refreshing and a steady, grounding return to normalcy.  However, it can present certain stressors or challenges.  Maintaining a steady job can be a very positive thing, and it can influence the long-term success of your recovery by giving your life structure and a higher purpose, and by occupying your time with truly productive and rewarding activities.

If you have been out of the work force for awhile due to addiction or being in recovery, it can be difficult to find a job or transition back into work. If it takes awhile to get hired at a new place, do not take it personally or interpret it as a consequence of your addiction.  Understandably, you may be worried that potential employers may discriminate against you due to your history of substance abuse.  This is very rarely the case.  You are now sober, whole, and should be very proud of that; your past does not have to limit you or make you self-conscious.  If you are feeling stressed about getting back into the workforce after attaining sobriety, talk to your therapist, use your skills to cope with stress, such as yoga or meditation, and most importantly, be positive.  At Passages Malibu, our continuing care coordinators devote their time to helping your transition back into the real world and the work force post-treatment.

 

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Social Drinking or Alcohol Addiction?

Alcohol consumption is a very prevalent part of our society, and has been for hundreds of years.  Unfortunately, the drinking of alcohol is usually associated with celebration, often heavily consumed at weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and many other types of parties.

Social drinking is a phrase that refers to the consumption of alcohol without the overt signs of a problem (alcohol addiction or abuse). A common way people describe social drinking is the act of consuming alcohol in a social setting without the intention to get drunk.  Although many individuals do engage in social drinking without it developing into a problem, there is a fine line between someone who regularly drinks socially and someone who is developing an alcohol problem.

In the United States there are approximately 219,000,000 adults. Approximately 134,000,000 of those adults (61%) consumed some amount of alcohol in the last year. And in the United States there are about 14,000,000 adults who are addicted to alcohol or abuse alcohol. If an individual who regularly engages in social drinking exhibits any of these tendencies, he or she may be displaying an indication of alcohol abuse.

Individuals who: use alcohol to get through painful or difficult situations or feelings, hide their drinking from others, find it difficult to stop drinking once they start, black out or don’t remember much after drinking, drink with the intention of getting drunk, drink to the point of vomiting/sickness, or feel intense shame or guilt after drinking may be going beyond the territory of social drinking and into the realm of alcohol abuse.  If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol addiction, Passages Malibu can help.

 

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High Functioning Alcoholics

Many of us have heard of and used the term “high-functioning alcoholic” from time to time.  What is considered a high functioning alcoholic? The term can be loosely defined, but most of the time a high functioning alcoholic is a person that drinks heavily and constantly on a regular basis, yet most people in the life of the drinker are not aware that there is a problem. Highly functioning alcoholics typically do not let their alcoholism interfere with their ability to carry on normal daily activities, are able to perform adequately at their jobs, remain free from legal and financial troubles, and maintain interpersonal relationships. However, because they are able to maintain an air of normalcy while drinking with no visible effects, they often take greater risks than many people, such as drinking on the job, drinking around their children, or driving while under the influence.

Although high functioning alcoholics are able to maintain normalcy to some degree, most often the people in their life closest to them are affected by their drinking, especially their children.  An alcoholic or especially multiple alcoholics in a family can have extremely detrimental effects on the overall family life.  When a child grows up with a high-functioning alcoholic as a parent, alcohol abuse becomes commonplace to them.  Heavy high-functioning alcoholics also often face economic strains due to their drinking; alcohol is expensive, and often time’s heavy drinkers are unaware of how much money they spend on alcohol. High functioning alcoholics are at great risk of potentially fatal health consequences, including cirrhosis of the liver, diabetes, heart disease, gout, high blood pressure and other serious conditions.  If you or someone you know is a high-functioning alcoholic, Passages can help.

 

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Center today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Music Therapy in Drug Rehab Centers

Many holistic, non 12-step rehab centers are now incorporating various non-traditional, cutting-edge treatment modalities into their programs.  When someone enters a rehab center for drugs or alcohol, typically their body, mind and spirit are all in need of help and healing.  After getting through the initial difficult physical withdrawal, repairing the emotional and psychological damage can be an even greater challenge.  One of the new forms of non-traditional therapy that treatment centers are employing is music therapy.

Music has shown to reach out to kids, teens, and adults of all ages and all backgrounds.  Scientific research has actually shown that music has a direct effect on the brain and body.  Depending on the pitch, frequency of the sounds waves, or rhythm of music, the human brain can either be stimulated by increased blood flow or it can also be relaxed. Many individuals who enter rehab have been abusing drugs or alcohol as a way to escape their feelings and emotions.  Music can help an individual get in touch with their emotions on a deeper level, and it tends to truly resonate with the listener, allowing them to have a creative outlet to express them.

At Passages, we incorporate music therapy into our treatment program.  We have several instruments available for client use, and once a week we have an “open mic night” where clients are encouraged to express themselves musically.  Learning to produce music can be a positive, constructive, and life-long hobby without drugs or alcohol, and allows clients to put in hard work to achieve a greater goal and skill.

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Eating Disorders and Alcohol Addiction

Eating disorders and alcoholism are a very dangerous and damaging combination.  Addiction experts are noticing a troubling new trend with these compounding disorders;  often times, an individual will restrict the amount of food they eat in order to consume greater amounts of alcohol. The largest demographic that admits to engaging in these starve-and-binge drink behaviors are college-age female students. According to an article in Behavioral Pharmacology, many college age women engage in this behavior to cut down on calories, and are also bulimic.  Roughly 40 percent of bulimic women also report a history of drug or alcohol abuse.

Although eating disorders in conjunction with alcohol abuse is not a new condition, its prevalence is increasing.  Severely restricting food intake and then drinking alcohol on an empty stomach is very dangerous.  Food in the stomach acts as a buffer to slow down the absorption of the alcohol; drinking on a completely empty stomach can lead to rapid intoxication, blackouts or alcohol poisoning.  In addition, women’s bodies produce lower quantities of the enzyme that metabolizes alcohol than men’s, placing them at a higher risk for alcohol-related health problems.  Alcohol abuse increases the risk of liver cancer, heart disease, arthritis, kidney disease, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.  If you or someone you know is engaging in an eating disorder, alcoholism, or both, professional treatment can help.  At Passages Malibu, we specialize in co-occurring disorders and have eating disorder specialists on staff.

 

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Yoga, Relaxation, and Drug Treatment

Over the last century, modern science has made many important advances in the field of drug and alcohol treatment.  However, some of the most beneficial and most important treatment modalities are still the ones that come from ideas and practices that are many thousands of years old.  At holistic, non 12-step treatment centers, these modalities are utilized in combination with many other scientific treatment methods.  At Passages Malibu, we combine cutting edge science along with traditional, holistic healing practices such as yoga.

There are numerous ways that yoga can help enhance the rehabilitation process, such as enhancing overall physical health.  When an individual checks into a treatment facility, chances are that their health is not great due to drug and alcohol abuse.  Yoga is great exercise, and it is a vital part of any treatment plan.  Yoga also can enhance focus and functions as a method of relaxation or escape.  While in rehab, many individuals are worried about their families, careers, and things going on in the “outside world.”  Yoga helps provide a sense of focus and rejuvenation to overcome these distractions.  In addition to yoga, many treatment centers also incorporate meditation as a part of their program.   Meditation is similar to yoga, and often helps clients achieve greater concentration and inner balance.  At Passages Malibu, we believe that yoga and meditation are crucial components of an effective holistic treatment program.  People from many cultures have used yoga and meditation to treat various ailments for thousands of years, and we do not see addiction recovery as any different.

Customized Addiction Plans at Passages Addiction Treatment Centers

Customized addiction plans at Passages Addiction Treatment Centers make a world of difference in your recovery from drug addiction. The nature of drug addiction is persistent and its reasons are complex and highly personal—requiring much deeper healing than most generic addiction plans can offer. With customized addiction plans, the team at Passages has the means to apply their intense expertise to your personal story of drug addiction, providing you with greater odds of recovery.

Customized Addiction Plans at Passages Addiction Treatment Centers

Addiction plans in many inpatient drug rehab centers aren’t tailored to an individual’s needs or obstacles, and with good reason. Inpatient drug rehab centers with higher capacity and lower overhead need to find solutions that require less planning. This leads to blanket solutions to drug addiction that, while perhaps well-intended, simply do not provide the individualized attention and strategy to lead to relapse-free sobriety.

At Passages, customized addiction plans can also provide flexibility necessary for successful sobriety. Perhaps your body or innermost self responds better to certain treatments, learning styles, or environments. With a customized addiction plan from a luxury inpatient drug rehab center, your course of treatment can be adjusted, depending on your responses. This allows for fine-tuning of addiction planning that many non-luxury inpatient drug rehab centers simply do not have the bandwidth to offer.

Customized Addiction Plans at Passages Addiction Treatment Centers

At Passages, we strongly believe in the personal power that lies in each individual—and we believe that everyone’s path to recovery is a unique one. In fact, from the moment you enter the Passages, we begin learning more from and about who you are—your body, your background, your lifestyle, and even your hopes and dreams. Based on this philosophy of individualized care, our specialists collaborate to create a drug treatment plan that is tailored just for you. We even assemble a team of dedicated doctors, therapists, and spiritual, health and wellness experts that meet weekly to review your personal progress.

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Contacting Loved Ones in Private Inpatient Drug Rehab

When someone you love comes to terms with a drug addiction and decides to enter inpatient drug treatment, it’s often a moment that brings incredible relief and hope. Relationships that have been damaged by a loved one’s drug addiction begin to renew, and we experience the excitement and joy of watching those we care about to embark on a journey to freedom. However, the decision to enter drug treatment is only the beginning—your loved one will benefit from your support and encouragement as they heal. Contacting loved ones in private inpatient drug rehab will help you inspire them towards healing, surround them with love, and may even reignite friendships that have been estranged in the wake of addiction.

Contacting Loved Ones in Private Inpatient Drug Rehab

During a friend’s private inpatient drug rehab experience, the most important thing you can do is reach out to them. Most of us consider contacting loved ones in private inpatient drug rehab but hesitate for fear of breaking the rules, or not knowing how to get in touch. Here are a few ways you can contact loved ones in private inpatient drug rehab and bring them healthy and encouraging interactions.

  • Send a Letter

    Letters are wonderful ways to get in touch with your loved one during their stay at private inpatient drug treatment, as they provide a gentle approach that allows the patient to get in touch on their own timetable. Letters also can be reread, bringing encouragement and delight late at night when visiting hours or phone calls may not be accepted.

  • Create a Care Package

    You’ll want to get in touch with your loved one’s relative or the treatment center itself to inquire first as to which items are encouraged and which are disallowed. Prohibited items usually include food, alcohol, or contraband of any kind, but most other items are accepted. Good care package ideas include books, magazines, crossword puzzles, journals, stuffed animals, mix CDs and photographs.

  • Pick Up the Phone

    Especially if you live at a distance from your loved one’s private inpatient drug rehab center, a phone call can help you reconnect. Do not take offense if your loved one doesn’t get back to you immediately—remember that their recovery from drug addiction is their top priority right now, and requires the bulk of their time and energy. If you do connect, ask about their experience, offer your support, and make sober plans with them for the future. Let them know how proud you are of them. Also, consider filling them in on your life, as well—many patients in private inpatient drug rehab enjoy connecting with the outside world and catching up with friends.

  • Find Out the Visiting Policy

    Contact your loved one to ask about visiting hours at the private inpatient drug rehab they’re attending. Few gifts are as valuable as your presence, and the sad truth is—few friends go out of their way to visit during tough situations. Even spending a few hours with your loved one during their stay at private inpatient drug rehab centers can make an incredible difference in their day—and their healing.

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Amenities Common to Luxury Alcohol Rehab Facilities

The holistic approach found at luxury alcohol rehab facilities such as Passages encourages healing of the whole body. Many of the amenities common to luxury alcohol rehab facilities serve to encourage recovery and complete healing. These experiences help people reconnect with their true nature and ultimately promote lasting sobriety.

Some Amenities Common to Luxury Alcohol Rehab Facilities

While each rehab program is different, here are some of the amenities common to luxury alcohol rehab facilities.

  • Individualized Counseling
    Individualized therapy sessions are one of the most important amenities common to luxury alcohol rehab facilities. Sadly, most inpatient alcohol rehab facilities do not have the capacity to provide intensive hours of private alcohol counseling. The emotional and mental factors that create the drive to use alcohol are often exceedingly private, and difficult to share in a group setting. Additionally, the walls of self-preservation grow thick over the course of alcohol abuse, requiring individualized attention and care by therapists in order to break through deeply ingrained patterns of denial.
  • Somatic Healing
    While many alcohol programs focus only on talking, reading and reflecting, luxury alcohol rehab facilities take into account the overall health of the body by providing bodywork services such as massage, acupuncture and acupressure. Regular use of these techniques during the alcohol recovery process helps reduce stress, eliminate pain and release toxins trapped in the body. Relieving tension and removing harmful toxins allows the body to better function and helps the individual return to a state of homeostasis to maintain sobriety.
  • Fitness Coaching
    During alcohol abuse, we often neglect ourselves and feel disconnected from our bodies. One amenity common to luxury alcohol rehab facilities is physical fitness coaching. Certified fitness instructors can find the level and type of activity that suits each individual. For some that might include a weight training regime, while others might gravitate towards yoga or Pilates training, hiking, tennis or biking. Luxury alcohol rehab facilities will help you find the correct balance of activities to meet your fitness goals and strengthen your body.
  • Gourmet Cuisine
    For many, food became either an indulgence or occasional fuel during alcohol addiction. By providing delicious and healthy food, a luxury alcohol rehab facility helps your body heal by providing proper nutrition and helping to foster a healthy relationship with food. Gourmet chefs thoughtfully prepare meals for you to enjoy and savor, while taking your special dietary needs into consideration.

Individualized Care at Luxury Addiction Treatment Centers

The level of individualized care you receive during your alcohol or drug rehab experience can make an incredible difference in your recovery success. However, the vast majority of traditional addiction treatment programs simply do not have the means to offer high levels of customized treatment for each patient. For individualized care such as intensive, one-on-one addiction counseling, tailored treatment plans, and lifestyle coaching, luxury addiction treatment centers often offer recovery options that others cannot.

Individualized Care at Luxury Addiction Treatment Centers

We believe that each individual’s history, life story, and personality are exceptional and unique. In fact, the specific factors and reasons that led you down the path of addiction are highly personal. Similarly, addiction treatment is not a “one size fits all” process, but involves your personal beliefs, life experiences, past and present relationships, and specific physical and emotional issues.

At luxury addiction treatment centers, the staff-to-patient ratio tends to remain low, allowing you to receive the full focus of the staff members you deal with every day. At Passages, our dedicated addiction team gathers professionals and experts from a host of disciplines, who review—and adjust—your treatment plan regularly, to ensure recovery that works. Patients can even request recovery help from our founders as part of our ongoing commitment to individualized care at our luxury addiction treatment center.

The Importance of Individualized Therapy at Luxury Addiction Treatment Centers

In recovery, therapy sessions should occur in a safe, confidential environment, where you can work with a qualified therapist to gain perspective and coping mechanisms tailored to your life and circumstances. Many addiction treatment centers lower their operating costs by providing group sessions that simply aren’t appropriate venues for sharing private and painful experiences that contribute to drug or alcohol addiction. Luxury addiction treatment centers can offer one-on-one therapy sessions that allow you to open up in a comfortable, nurturing setting.

Individualized guidance takes on additional importance once successful recovery has taken place. After Care specialists at luxury addiction treatment centers can meet with you one-on-one, presenting you with carefully crafted, customized transitional plans to help you embark on your new, sober life.

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Center today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Natural Therapy Methods in Holistic Alcohol Rehab Centers

Natural Therapy Methods in Holistic Alcohol Rehab Centers

Natural treatments used in inpatient holistic alcohol rehab can help ease withdrawal and promote the body’s natural healing abilities. Alcoholism taxes the body’s systems, and initiates chemical changes in the brain that can lead to decreased energy, depression, and anxiety. Thankfully, these symptoms can be alleviated without medication, through all-natural treatments offered by inpatient holistic alcohol rehab programs.

Natural Treatments Used in Inpatient Holistic Alcohol Rehab

Holistic alcohol rehab enjoys a high success rate because it takes a comprehensive approach to healing without endangering your recovery with, unnecessary medications. Here are just a few of the natural treatments that inpatient holistic alcohol rehab programs can provide for you, to alleviate withdrawal and help bring your body back to a state of harmony and balance.

  • Nutritional Services
    During alcohol addiction, many dependent individuals become deficient in a host of vital nutrients the body needs in order to function optimally. Inpatient holistic alcohol rehab programs will offer the services of a nutritionist, to help guide your diet and ensure your body’s healing.
  • Herbal Supplements
    Natural herbs can aid the inpatient holistic alcohol recovery experience, by replenishing vital vitamins and minerals that have become deficient throughout years of alcohol addiction. Many alcohol dependent individuals, for instance, have extremely low levels of folic acid and thiamine, which can lead to brain damage when levels of these specific B vitamins dip too low. Holistic inpatient alcohol rehab programs can also offer natural remedies to promote alertness, calm, circulation, and detoxification, without harmful side effects or addiction potential.
  • Acupuncture and Acupressure
    Traditional Chinese Medicine can offer stress relief, promote energy flow, and encourage healing within the body through acupuncture and acupressure. Inpatient holistic alcohol rehab centers will often offer a combination of Western and Eastern medicine, to help reestablish homeostasis (balance) within the body.
  • Fitness Programs
    Many inpatient holistic alcohol rehab centers will offer fitness programs to gather strength, build endurance and alleviate stress. Additionally, exercise plays an important part in alcohol recovery, as it releases endorphins—the body’s natural sources of happiness and energy.
  • Hypnotherapy
    Sometimes, the symptoms we experience in our bodies have psychological root causes, as the body responds to stress, anxiety, and trauma. Hypnotherapy can be helpful for those who have trouble verbalizing their emotions—or for those who have repressed trauma. Hypnotherapy can also be useful in removing negative self beliefs, promoting self confidence, and uncovering underlying causes for alcohol addiction.

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Center today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by dialing our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.