Friday, November 30, 2012
Studying addictions is a relatively new medical practice. Learning about how addictions work on the human mind has grown to a more popular practice because the insights we gain can also give us insights on how to better treat addiction.
One interesting insight that we have gained recently is that addiction constantly grow more severe, whether or not drugs are being ingested. This is beneficial information because it explains why a recovering addict -- with years of sobriety -- that relapses, plunges deeply back into the throes of addiction. 12 step treatment centers have now adopted this discovery into their treatment programs and it has become a very good deterrent from further drug use. In short, an addict that knows that a relapse will result in a wrenching, more devastating detox and rehabilitation the next time around.
Still, the study of addiction will continue to unveil new discoveries about the nuances of addiction, and drug rehabs will have more information and tools to utilize that aid in the recovery of individuals with chemical dependencies.
Monday, November 19, 2012
When enrolling in a chemical dependency treatment program, the main goal is to win the battle over addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Within these programs, underlying conditions and unhealthy lifestyles can also be treated, offering the patient a new outlook on their own health and well-being as well.
What is chemical dependency? If you truly think about it, a chemical dependency is the dependency on a certain drug to obtain feelings of normalcy; through holistic nutrition programs and other programs that promote natural health and wellness, patients can learn new ways to sate the cravings for fulfillment that originally led them to consider illicit drugs as an option.
New Dawn Recovery of Northern California uses this strategy in many of its dual diagnosis residential treatments. By acknowledging that there was an underlying feeling of inadequacy that the patient felt prior to -- and eventually leading them to -- drug and alcohol use, those underlying issues can be addressed, and the patient can find natural and healthy ways to address the issues without having to resort to chemicals for fulfillment.
With a well-rounded strategy for treatment, New Dawn strives for a more successful period of treatment that will equip its patients with the necessary skills to go forth in life and have natural and healthy outlets for their inherent cravings. This approach breeds a more successful treatment, as well as creates an additional defense against relapse and future struggles.
New Dawn has four locations around the Bay Area of San Francisco:
New Dawn Recovery Center: Citrus Heights #1
New Dawn Recovery Center: Citrus Heights #2
New Dawn Recovery Center: Sausalito #1
New Dawn Recovery Center: Sausalito #2