Eagala and Addiction

Eagala and Addiction

Addiction

Monday, February 26, 2018

by Kelsey Kirkwood (MA, LADC) and Lynn Moore (MA, LADC), Acres for Life Therapy and Wellness Center (Minnesota) One of the first things counselors are taught in school is the value of individualized treatment planning. Taking into consideration evidenced-based practices and approaches, as well as customizing a plan specific to the individual being treated, is … Continued


What Happens to Your Smartphone During Treatment?

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A common misconception about entering addiction treatment is that your smartphone will be taken away immediately. This makes sense on its surface since smartphones are many people’s first and most immediate connection to “the outside world,” that place where the addiction started. Smartphones also happen to be pretty “addictive” in and of themselves, pulling the … Continued


Levels of Addiction Treatment: A Primer

woman in eating disorder treatment

Friday, February 16, 2018

If you or a loved one is in need of treatment, but you find all the different levels and abbreviations confusing, the following is a useful primer that defines what sort of treatment JourneyPure At The River and its related facilities provides. Keep in mind, we believe the key to breaking the drug addiction cycle … Continued


Alcoholism Among Rural Older Adults: A Growing Problem

Alcohol addiction

Friday, February 16, 2018

As the opioid epidemic drags on, it can be all too easy to forget that alcohol use disorder (AUD), better known as alcoholism, remains a growing threat, especially for older adults living in rural areas. As drug and alcohol abuse among celebrities, teens, young adults, and veterans has entered the public consciousness, alcoholism among rural … Continued


Horse Power

Equine therapy

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The world can be divided into two kinds of people: horse people and non-horse people. The funny thing is, all horses are people horses. Also referred to as horse therapy or equine-assisted psychotherapy, equine therapy consists of direct interactions between people and horses. It is an evidence-based therapy that has shown efficacy in patients with depression, … Continued


The Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

In 1999, the National Institute on Drug Abuse issued 13 principles of effective treatment for drug addiction, and these principles hold true today. Formulated after years of research, NIDA holds that the treatment of drug addiction has the best chance of long-term success if these principles are applied together, as opposed to more of a … Continued


The Power of Gratitude

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Gratitude is one of the most important qualities for happiness, acting as a gateway to a healthier emotional view of yourself and the world. People in recovery often struggle to practice gratitude, partly because it works entirely different muscles in the brain than active addiction. Like addiction, though, gratitude can be self-perpetuating. The regular practice … Continued


The Modalities of JourneyPure At The River

Addiction Treatment Nashville Rehab

Monday, January 8, 2018

A treatment modality, also known as treatment method or treatment option, is the way in which a healthcare professional goes about guiding clients through their recovery. The Handbook of Alcoholism Treatment Approaches by Reid Hester and William Miller lists nearly 50 different types of addiction treatment modalities. At JourneyPure At The River, clients are treated through … Continued


Adventure Therapy at JourneyPure At The River: The Q & A

Adventure Addiction Therapy

Monday, December 18, 2017

A form of experiential therapy that dates back to the early 1900s, adventure therapy has proven to be an effective therapeutic approach during addiction recovery. It can be used to treat depression, childhood trauma, anxiety, and anger management, with benefits that include emotional healing, team-building, and improvement of fine motor skills and coordination. Keoni Enlow, … Continued


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