12 Step vs. Holistic Treatment

What is a Holistic Treatment Program? Holistic – Characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental, and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease. During holistic rehab those being treated may use techniques such as: Nutritional Therapy Yoga and meditation Fitness programs Herbal medicines Massages Holistic treatment is not only used for …

Fentanyl Fires

Recently, the spread of synthetic opioids like fentanyl has been comparable to a wildfire during the hot Texas summer. Luckily, fires are easily noticeable and we have heroic firefighters that work hard to stop these fires before they damage a significant amount of property or ruin many lives. Unfortunately, the similarities between substances like fentanyl and fires aren’t always as …

Passion for People: Darryl Monteilh

Submitted By: Connection 2 Recovery Staff More often than not, those working in the addiction recovery industry conduct themselves from a profit-driven motive rather than a patient-driven standpoint, for the sake of what we Connection 2 Recovery like to call “True Blue Recovery.” While this can be depressing, it’s not the case for all treatment centers. Take it from me, …

Benefits Of Using Vivitrol To Get Sober

For alcoholics, becoming sober is not an easy thing to do as alcohol affects the chemicals in the brain, making it harder to quit the longer you drink. There are a variety of drugs out there that promise to help with recovery, and while many of them are promising, Vivitrol may be the best for long term sobriety. Vivitrol, the …

3 Benefits of Exercise For Those In Recovery

Exercise can increase well-being and release endorphins, making it a useful long-term strategy to combat substance abuse and decrease the risk of relapse. There has also been research that has shown that exercise is an effective but often underused treatment for mild to moderate depression, which many addicts suffer from. Below are 3 of the greatest benefits of regular exercise …

Why Are Drug Overdoses Increasing?

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdose deaths have increased by 33 percent in the past five years across the country, with some states seeing an explosion of nearly 200 percent. In fact, in 2015, more than 52,000 people died from drug overdoses, with almost two-thirds involving legal opioids such as painkillers like morphine, …