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The Relationship Between Stress And Substance Abuse

People define stress in their own ways because the causes of stress can differ on an individual basis. Stress can come in both mild and severe forms. Severe forms of stress can cause health problems and lead to substance abuse. It’s important to manage stress the best way possible to prevent health and relationship complications.

Common Stress Triggers

There are several things that can factor into causing stress. Everyone is different, but here are some common causes:

  • Work issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Poor health
  • Death of a close loved one
  • Substance abuse
  • Legal issues
  • Financial issues

Stress And Substance Abuse: Their Dysfunctional Relationship

Studies have shown that stress and substance abuse can be linked. When someone suffers with chronic stress, it causes changes in the brain which can trigger addiction. The same goes for a recovering addict, relapse due to stress is a common denominator in a lot of relapses.

Stress and substance abuse also coincide in situations where someone uses drugs or alcohol to overpower their stress symptoms. Self-medicating with drugs or alcohol is common in those who suffer with chronic stress and believe the substance is helping them “escape”. In reality, the substance abuse is going to make things worse by damaging health and causing addiction.

Substance abuse can also make stress symptoms a lot worse. During the time of using the substance, individuals may feel relieved from their symptoms. Instead of helping solve the problem, they are covering up their feelings. The more they cover up their symptoms from the stress, the more damage they are causing to their health which can lead to even more stress. Substance abuse can also damage close relationships which may lead them to use more. It’s a constant revolving door that never helps the situation and makes things worse.

Effective Stress Coping Techniques

It is nearly impossible to prevent stress from happening in daily life, but it is possible to cope with it in healthy ways. Here are some ways to cope with stress instead of using:
 
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Meditation

This technique allows people to understand their thoughts in a mind state beyond typical awareness. By focusing thoughts and awareness, individuals can re-focus their thoughts to be more positive and content. With this steady focus, people can easily reduce the amount of stress they’re experiencing with the right guidance and support.

Yoga

Yoga is a great technique which helps quiet the mind, relax muscle tension, and creates balance. This technique helps bring more awareness to how people are feeling, while relaxing the mind and body at the same time.

Exercise

Exercise helps make people feel better both physically and mentally. It actually releases chemicals in the body that cause people to feel good.

Talk To Someone

It can relieve a lot of stress just by expressing emotions to someone. Whether that person is a therapist, close friend, or family member, just getting out feelings can lead to reduced stress and relaxation.

The Dunes offers outpatient therapy options to help cope with stress and substance abuse. We make everyone comfortable with our luxurious surroundings and private facilities.

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How Comfort And Privacy Is Key At Our Luxury Alcohol Rehab

When you are looking for the best possible option for help with a substance abuse issue, consider going to a luxury alcohol rehab facility. We here at The Dunes East Hampton Outpatient Program are equipped to provide the highest level of care for all sorts of addictions, but we know that alcohol abuse and addiction is a tragic and common problem.

Comfort And Privacy At A Luxury Alcohol Rehab

We also understand that two of our clients’ main concerns when dealing with an alcohol addiction issue are their comfort and privacy. We are well-equipped to offer the highest solutions for both concerns.

Comfortable Accommodations

The Dunes Rehab Luxurious Bedroom - The Dunes East HamptonWe can offer our outpatient clients luxurious accommodation at a private sober living house while attending our program if they so choose. No detail has been overlooked with regard to our clients’ comfort and care.

We want our clients to be able to focus their attention solely on their therapy and getting well. By making their accommodations comfortable, we allow them to keep their attention firmly focused on their addiction plan and recovery.

Respect For Privacy

We have the utmost respect for our clients’ privacy and understand that there is still a stigma around seeking addiction treatment. Our facility is on a private and secluded gated estate, which is not visible to the public. We can easily cater to high profile clients and we focus on the safety and anonymity of all of our clients.

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Individualized Treatment Plans

When a client comes to us for addiction treatment they undergo a thorough personal assessment so that we can determine the best plan of action for treatment. Our treatment methods include individual and group therapy, as well as:

  • Acupuncture
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Equine Therapy
  • Much, much more

Each client receives an individual treatment plan that addresses that person’s individual needs and goals. We can customize the treatment plan to provide the level of care that is appropriate for each one of our clients. Our therapy methods have been proven to achieve results.

We get to know each person we work with, and we believe that teaching clients about their addiction and reasons for addiction will ultimately help them to stay sober. It’s part of what our clients expect when they come to our luxury rehab for help.

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How Does Reiki Healing Holistic Treatment Help Improve Health & Tranquility?

One of the forms of holistic treatment offered by The Dunes Outpatient Program is Reiki Healing. This Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation is also used to promote healing and recovery. It is based on the idea that we have an invisible life force energy that flows through us.

If our life force energy is low, then we are more likely to feel stressed out or become ill. During times when our life force energy is operating at a high level, we are better able to be happy and healthy.

Origin Of The Word Reiki

The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words: “Rei,” which means “God’s wisdom or higher power,” and “Ki,” which means “life force energy.” Together they mean “spiritually guided life force energy.”

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Reiki Healing Holistic Treatment

Our Reiki healing therapy treats the whole person: body, mind and spirit. It brings about a feeling of peace, wellbeing and security.

This holistic treatment for alcohol and drugs is a very simple and natural method of healing. It can be used along with other therapeutic techniques to promote recovery from various illnesses.

The technique is very simple and is not “taught” in the usual sense of the word. Instead, the knowledge is transferred from a Reiki master to a client during an “attunement” during a Reiki class. It allows the person to tap into the life force energy, of which there is an unlimited supply, to improve his or her health.

Reiki is available to everyone. You do not have to be at a particular level of spiritual development or have a certain level of intelligence to be able to use this technique. It has been taught to thousands of people.

Health And Tranquility For Those In Recovery

Reiki is not a religion, but it is spiritual. Through Reiki and our other holistic treatment therapies, clients at The Dunes East Hampton Outpatient Program learn peaceful and healthy ways to express themselves that promote health and tranquility. For people in recovery for drug and alcohol addiction, this is a welcome change from the chaos that has been part of their lives when actively using.

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5 Unique Activities Of Self-Expression

No doubt many hours have been devoted to writing books and songs about what addiction is like from the outside, but for those who are currently caught up in that lifestyle, there is little room for self-expression or strong emotions at all. Drugs and alcohol are many times taken as a way to tune out to avoid feeling anger, shame, guilt, sadness, hurt or other uncomfortable feelings. Participating in activities for self-expression is a way to start to get back in touch with those feelings.

Activities Of Self-Expression For People In Recovery

1. Re-Writing Past Events5 Unique Activities Of Self-Expression - The Dunes Outpatient Program

This exercise is one where a person can look back at a life event and re-examine it, either from a different point of view or re-write it entirely based on what he or she would have liked to see happen. Before a person can write about a past event, he or she has to examine the event as he or she remembers it. In looking at it in the past tense, the person can work through the process of accepting it as part of the past and letting it go.

2. Drawing A Self-Portrait

What better subject to draw a picture of than one’s self? During this time of transition, a person in recovery may be asked to draw a picture of what he or she is turning into during this process or how he or she would like to look once the addiction treatment program has been completed.

3. Make A Collage Of Soothing Images

One of the things that people in recovery find challenging is to learn how to cope with stress. Scrapbooking or clipping pictures from magazines and using them to create a collage of images that are peaceful and soothing is a good exercise, since a client needs to think about what kinds of things he or she would find helpful and then needs to choose where each image should be placed on the collage.

4. Play An Instrument

Playing an instrument as a means of self-expression isn’t necessarily just for people who have had formal musical training, although if someone is familiar with the piano or the guitar (or any other instrument) they could certainly play it. An instrument can be as simple as a set of spoons, a triangle or a tambourine. The important thing is that a person is able to make sounds to their own rhythm.

5. Free-Form Dancing

Put on some music and move in whatever way makes sense to you. It will be different for everyone, and there is no right or wrong way to dance to a particular piece of music. You will release stress-busting endorphins naturally and brighten your mood while having fun and getting a work out!

Healthy Activities During Recovery

All of these activities of self-expression are beneficial. Try to come up with other healthy activities that you enjoy doing. Check out our other recommended healthy activities during recovery!

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The Benefits Of Exercise During Addiction Recovery

Those who are suffering with alcohol or drug addiction will often become malnourished. This takes a toll on the body both physically and mentally. Physically damaging areas of your body such as: muscles, malnutrition, cardiovascular, and reduce immunity. Which is why exercise as well as proper nutrition during recovery is essential to maintaining sobriety.

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3 Primary Benefits Of Exercise During Addiction Recovery Include:

1. Regular Exercise Leads To A Positive Outlook On Life

Alcohol or drug abuse often goes hand in hand with depression. A morning run or afternoon workout will lead you to feel great afterwards because your brain releases endorphins during exercise. This helps create more positive thinking about yourself and life while reducing depression symptoms. It’s recommended to partake in exercises that you will most likely enjoy such as: running, walking, hiking, yoga, etc. Other psychological benefits include:

  • Less stress
  • More confidence
  • Mental clarity
  • Mood enhancement

2. Enhanced Physical Health And Wellness

Your body goes through a lot of changes during treatment. It’s proven that exercise helps heal your body, not just from addiction, but reduces other health risks such as: diabetes, depression, low immune system, and cancer. By exercising regularly, your body will go through positive changes such as:

  • Weight loss
  • More energy
  • Healthy cardiovascular system
  • More sleep

3. Keeps You Focused On One Thing: Recovery

Exercising will help keep your mind focused and reduce the cravings of alcohol or drugs. It will help add structure to your life if you have specific work out goals and times that are scheduled in your daily routine. It also takes up time, which alleviates more down town to think about using drugs or alcohol. By having a healthy lookout and direction helps keep your mind focused and your body physically healthy. All working together to reduce the chances of relapse.

Exercise is most effective if you begin at a moderate pace and work your way up. You don’t want to start off pushing yourself too much because it could lead to physical injury. Stay at your own pace and remember to maintain a positive attitude.

It’s been known that individuals who partake in exercise activities during and after treatment has led to less desire to use drugs or alcohol. Also, this has led to an improved lifestyle quality.

Thank your body and mind for all that they do for you every day. You have another chance to reward your body. Exercise and nutrition are a great option.

You have the choice to make a physical and mental change. If you’re struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, don’t hesitate to seek help today. Call us to learn more about our program options!

Holistic Meditation For Addiction Recovery

Meditation has served as a metaphysical link in many eastern spiritual cultures for centuries; gaining recent validation from western medical practitioners in regard to substance abuse and addiction treatment. Though not a cure-all for dependence, when included within a recovery setting, meditation offers a renewed spiritual connection, increased self-awareness, heightened creativity, and diminished levels of negative response to daily stresses.

The Benefits Of Meditation For Addiction Recovery

Holistic Meditation For Addiction Recovery - TheDunesEastHamptonOPMeditation is a personal endeavor, and not an activity that necessarily requires hands-on instruction. However, in the interest of accelerated learning, our dedicated and caring treatment staff offers guidance to our clients through the meditation process.

Meditation allows for a greater connection with internal spirituality, a greater awareness of self, and a greater internal peace in life overall. This increased self-clarity aids in understanding the reasons behind addictions and provides strength against them.

When our clients achieve a truly clear and meditative state of mind, behaviors, emotions and memories can be examined objectively and introspectively. Through our addiction meditation program, clients are able to obtain a better understanding of the areas in life that trigger them to seek refuge in alcohol and drug use, while gaining a better understanding of how to address such obstacles moving forward.

Many clients have reported that through meditation, they have achieved, or reawakened, a greater sense of spiritual connection. Although our meditation program is inherently non religious, the process can often awaken spiritual beliefs and sensations.

Through an unemotional and analytic awareness of our behaviors, our life stresses become less and less demanding. The sense of tranquility gained through the practice tends to expand well beyond the designated meditation period, resulting in a greater sense of ease and calm overall. The typically upsetting and stressful events in our lives can often become less upsetting once we have achieved a greater state of awareness. Reducing the influence of these stresses inhibits the power of the environments that often lead us to relapse.

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The East Coast’s Premier Addiction Rehab Facility

Amidst the Atlantic sea breeze, towering trees, and East Hampton beauty and serenity sits The Dunes East Hampton – a unique luxury residential and outpatient addiction treatment facility. Equipped with private residential quarters, first-class sleeping accommodations, and a team of seasoned recovery specialists, The Dunes offers a comprehensive and individualized recovery program catering to the body, mind, and spirit alike.

Amenities At The Dunes

The East Coast’s Premier Addiction Rehab Facility | Luxury TreatmentAs the East Coast’s premier rehab facility, The Dunes East Hampton fills the need for New Yorkers’ and Mid-Atlantic residents who are otherwise unable to receive comprehensive recovery care in a luxury setting. In addition, our convenient location alleviates many of the time and expense burdens associated with family travel during the recovery process.

Our strict client limit affords us the ability to maintain a 3 to 1 staff ratio, allowing our clients to receive the personalized attention and care needed to promote a healthy and continuous treatment recovery.

Unique Addiction Therapy Programs

Treatment programs at The Dunes include education and unique therapy options, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family and Experiential Therapies
  • Pharmacotherapy

Modalities and therapies are matched according to each client’s individual needs, comfort level, and goals.

Customized Holistic Treatment Programs

Clients at The Dunes are treated with an array of personalized holistic therapies, including:

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Acupuncture and more

The holistic approach to recovery extends far beyond traditional methods, encompassing the person as a whole. In this way, our valued clients learn to understand and address various areas of life that have been affected by their addiction.

Individualized Care

Addiction affects everyone differently. As such, our team is committed to providing clients with an individualized treatment experience to properly assess and address long-term recovery goals.

Why Choose The Dunes?

We are a THE premier luxury rehab facility in the East Hamptons!

  • We offer both outpatient and inpatient treatment
  • We are the only outpatient rehab that focuses on the exclusive Syndrome Model of Addiction
  • In addition to all types of substance abuse, we also treat mental health conditions
  • We offer a wide-array of beneficial holistic programs
  • We offer the highest quality cuisine and beautifully-decorated rooms
  • We are on a spacious and enchanting private estate

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Is A New York Intensive Outpatient Program Right For Me?

Intensive outpatient substance abuse programs are ideal for those reluctant or unable to seek inpatient care for reasons including lack of funding and insurance-coverage limitations to employment and family restrictions. Many insurance programs offer coverage for outpatient care. Patients attending outpatient programs are provided many of the same services found at inpatient facilities with a lower cost and added flexibility.

The hustle and bustle of New York living does not always allow the time needed to attend a full-scale residential rehabilitation facility. At The Dunes East Hampton intensive outpatient program, counselors create recovery plans that cater to the individual schedules and needs of each patient.

Just A Few Of The Benefits Of Our Outpatient Rehab Program Include:

  • Is A New York Intensive Outpatient Program Right For MeBeautiful, comfortable and discrete facilities: Treatment at The Dunes East Hampton is offered is a confidential setting, removed from the stresses and eyes of the outside world
  • Flexibility: Keep your regular routine! Continue your life while still receiving the personalized care and attention you need to tackle your addictions
  • Personalized care: Each Dunes patient is provided a customized treatment plan to address individual needs and situations
  • Therapy: We offer New York patients an array of group and individual psychotherapy options
  • Accredited & licensed care: We are a New York State, OASAS-licensed alcohol and substance abuse outpatient program

Family’s Role In With Our East Hampton Outpatient Rehab

Family members play a crucial role in the outpatient recovery process. In addition to educational programs, loved ones are encouraged to participate in counseling, and adhere to guidelines in an effort to maintain a drug and alcohol free environment outside the facility.

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For patients committed to cleansing mind, body and soul, our program also offers a variety of holistic treatments, including:

  • Acupuncture
  • Meditation
  • Reiki healing
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Equine therapy

Residential Treatment Options

Those looking for a more in-depth treatment option for a more severe addiction need look no further. At The Dunes East Hampton, we are happy to offer patients a convenient, luxurious and private residence if residential, inpatient treatment is required.

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How Holistic Rehab Can Lead To The Path Of Long-Term Success

How Holistic Rehab Can Lead To The Path Of Long-Term Success

Looking into holistic treatment facility to combat a drug or alcohol addiction? Having a basic understanding of what to expect from a holistic rehab program will provide you with the foundation necessary to obtain the most from your experience. Though the recovery process is far from a walk in the park, the potential rewards associated with completion are well worth the effort. In the article below, we will offer up an in-depth perspective on what patients should expect of their ‘Dunes’ experience.

The symptoms associated with withdrawal are both emotional and physical in nature. Individuals engaged in the withdrawal process may find themselves feeling irritable and anxious, resulting in bouts of isolation and poor concentration. To boot, recovering addicts may also begin to experience breathing difficulties, heat palpitations, nausea and vomiting. Though there are a variety of methods to help combat these withdrawal symptoms, many find a holistic approach a safe and comfortable treatment option.

What You Should Know About Our Holistic Treatment

Our New York holistic treatment facility deals not only with drug addiction and withdrawal symptoms, but a wide array of aspects concerning the human body. Those who engage in holistic practices view the body as a combination of spiritual, emotional and physical interactions. As such, our holistic treatment practitioners work to address each patient as a whole, instead of a symptom list. In this fashion, the holistic approach to withdrawal works to address the physical symptoms in combination with psychological and emotional aspects of the withdrawal process – All in a more flexible outpatient basis.

Holistic Therapy Programs

If you’re searching for the most comprehensive and customized holistic addiction treatment available, you need look no further than our qualified NY holistic rehab facility. When it comes to spiritual and emotional healing, hypnosis and psychotherapy are quite common. Some therapists may also encourage patients to keep a daily diary or journal daily to help encourage the self-acceptance process of the dependency.

Other programs may include anything from yoga and meditation to acupuncture and physical exercise. These activities promote the recovery process while working to better both mind and body simultaneously. Exact treatment plans vary depending on each patient’s individual situation and needs. By nature, holistic treatments will change from one patient to the next… and though treatments can certainly be similar, no two treatments will ever be 100% identical.

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What Are The Benefits Of Outpatient Rehabilitation?

Though inpatient alcohol and drug rehabilitation is recommended to those struggling with severe addictions, a less intense alternative is available to addicts in the beginning stages of the disease, or who require continued support following time at an inpatient facility. Here at The Dunes East Hampton outpatient facility, patients are provided with an effective and affordable drug treatment option without the burdens associated with inpatient treatment.

Outpatient Addiction Treatment In New York

Outpatient treatment is extremely effective for beginning-stage addicts due to the emphasis placed on techniques for overcoming addiction. The initial signs of addiction can appear subtle to some, but for those fortunate enough to identify the signs, outpatient addiction recovery is a suitable option. In most cases, candidates for outpatient care are aware of the addiction at hand and motivated to address the issue head-on.

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What Are The Benefits Of Outpatient Rehabilitation | Addiction Recovery

Every patient is different. In order to accommodate each individual, our outpatient addiction treatment in New York offers a multidisciplinary approach to recovery; combining several proven methods to ensure the most personal and effective experience possible.

Some of the services offered at The Dunes East Hampton include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • 12-step work
  • Drug & alcohol education
  • Relapse prevention
  • Life skills
  • Mental health treatment

The Dunes is the ideal facility for those looking to maintain a daily routine. Patients at The Dunes East Hampton are able to help support their family while keep up with a day-to-day lifestyle centered around their recovery. A few of the benefits of our patient facility include:

  • The ability to continue school and/or work – Whereas a residential program requires patients to place their lives on hold, the outpatient model allows participants to pursue goals outside the recovery setting.
  • Support – Patients in recovery require a large amount of support. Our outpatient model allows patients to remain in close proximity to their loved ones while striving towards recovery.
  • Affordability – Our outpatient program offers high-quality treatment at a fraction of the cost of most inpatient facilities.

Contact The Dunes East Hampton Outpatient Program In New York

The road to recovery is never an easy one. In order to ensure the best possible results, it’s important to seek out a facility capable of providing the personalized, high-quality care and attention you and your family deserve. If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, our outpatient program is the place to turn. Contact The Dunes East Hampton outpatient program in New York today and let our team of seasoned addiction and recovery specialists help you back on track towards the healthy, happy lifestyle you’ve been missing.

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