Exploring Tupelo Rehabilitation Services
Tupelo, Mississippi is the 7th largest city in the state. With a population of more than 34,000 and a surrounding population of 146,000, Tupelo residents and visitors can explore a city rich in culture and history. In fact, Tupelo is birthplace of Elvis Presley and the location of several Civil War battlefields.
Unfortunately, in recent years, Tupelo’s unemployment rate has increased above both the stage average and the national average. According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the substance abuse rate in the unemployed was over 17 percent, compared to the substance abuse rate among the full-time employed which was 9 percent.
The need for drug and alcohol recovery programs continues to be high in Tupelo.
The Pros and Cons of Holistic and Traditional Recovery Programs
Holistic recovery programs have grown in popularity in recent years. Holistic recovery centers offer patients a specialized type of treatment that many different individuals may prefer. There are many advantages to holistic recovery programs.
- Whole-self treatment philosophy. Holistic treatment centers focus on treating the individual as a whole. An emphasis is placed on overall wellness. Nutritious meals are provided to patients who are encouraged to participate in regular exercise and meditation in addition to traditional therapies.
- Sober living. The programming of holistic living helps patients to transition smoothly from a recovery program to their everyday life. By encouraging healthy living habits, patients are given the tools they need to manage their addiction in everyday life.
- Cost. Insurance companies and employee benefit programs are less likely to cover alternative methods of treatment than they are to cover traditional methods. Though it is more common now, this is an important topic to discuss with your insurance company before committing to a treatment program.
Side Effects of Drug Addiction
- Hangover-like symptoms: nausea, vomiting, headaches