What Is Equine Therapy?

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Also known as Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) (Horse Therapy) Equine Therapy is a treatment that includes equine activities with horses in order to promote emotional growth in persons suffering from abuse issues, behavioral issues and many other mental health problems. Equine therapy can help a patient build trust, confidence, communication, socializing and much more. It is known that horses have similar behaviors with humans making it easy for patients to create a connection with the horse.

Therapeutic riding was first introduced into the United States and Canada in 1960 as a form of recreation as well as therapeutic benefits. In 1999, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) was formed with focus on the potential emotional and mental health benefits of equine therapy for drug abuse.

Other animals are also used for therapeutic purposes such as dogs, cats, dolphins, etc… but horses have become the most popular animal to use in animal therapy because they are very intuitive to the handler or a rider’s actions and give feedback and mirror the feelings of a handler or rider. When a patient works with a horse in a therapeutic setting, they immediately see how the horse reacts to their mood which helps identify behaviors that are potentially hurtful and opens up awareness of positive methods to assert themselves.

Why Equine Therapy?

Most of us have seen how spending time with pets can reduce stress, relieve pain and help cheer someone up. The same can be said of a horse. Spending time with a horse can provide a positive experience for a patient to focus on. Over the course of our Lumiere rehabs in Ohio equine therapy, patients learn to treat the horse responsibly and maintain a regular schedule. As patients continue to work in equine therapy, they gain their self confidence and begin to form a bond that leads to healing.

Benefits of Horse Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Patients who have participated in equine therapy have acquired important skills that can be carried over into their personal lives. Equine therapy offer many benefits such as:

1. Improved Communication

2. Education

3. Patience

4. Trust

5. Improved Relationships

How Equine therapy Works

Typically, a certified equine therapist leads the therapy sessions, which are interactions between the patient and the horse. These interactions generally can include petting, therapeutic riding, vaulting and even carriage driving. Depending on the program one or more of these choices may be available. As a patient interacts with the horse, a therapist will monitor how the patient reacts to a horses behavior, from there the therapist will be able to develop a more clear idea of the areas of struggle on an personal or interpersonal level.

If you have any questions regarding addiction treatment or equine therapy, please contact Lumiere Healing Centers today at 513-909-2225.

Inpatient Drug Rehab Medicaid

What Is Inpatient Drug Rehab Medicaid?

Medicaid is a state and federally funded health insurance coverage to millions of Americans including eligible low-income adults and children. Medicaid is administered by the states. At Lumiere Healing Centers, our inpatient rehab allows a live-in environment with many benefits in the recovery process such as counseling, support and community. We understand addiction treatment can be expensive, that is why we want to provide as much info as possible about our inpatient drug rehab Medicaid to our patients. If you are interested in learning how to apply for Medicaid, you can apply here. Medicaid is designed to provide an important foundation for maintaining the health of our nation.

What Rehab Takes Medicaid?

There are many inquiries to whether Lumiere Healing Centers in West Chester, Ohio takes inpatient drug rehab Medicaid? There are also many inquiries to whether Lumiere Healing Centers takes Medicare? As a fully licensed and accredited medical detox and treatment center, Lumiere Healing Centers is a preferred facility among the top insurance companies in the country. This includes Humana, Anthem, POMCO, UnitedHealthcare, Cigna, BlueCross BlueShield, Medical Mutual, Multiplan and more.

While we do accept most major health insurance carriers, we do not accept Medicare or Medicaid at Lumiere Healing Centers.

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Out-Of-Network Insurance

Although out-of-network insurance means that we may not have a contract with your insurance company, many companies we work with can still have benefits for you with out-of-network. Just because you don’t see your insurance on our list of providers, doesn’t mean you don’t coverage.

If you have any further questions about inpatient drug rehab Medicaid options, insurances offered or just about addiction treatment itself, contact Lumiere Healing Centers today at 513-909-2225.

Drug Alert Smoking Raid Bug Spray

Drug Alert Smoking Raid Bug Spray

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The authorities in Indianapolis, Indiana are worried about an increase in overdoses for a street drug commonly known as KD (variety of drugs laced with bug spray) that produces a zombie like effect for the user after they begin smoking Raid bug spray or a similar brand. A completely catatonic effect takes over the person and they are not able to move or talk. In extreme cases overdoses can even result in a coma. Here at Lumiere Healing Centers, we see many dangerous addictions but this is one of the most awful drug alert trends that we have seen recently from people smoking Raid bug spray.

The street drug “KD” is created when people spray bug spray like Raid or Off that have high concentrations of pesticides directly onto substances like tobacco or synthetic marijuana and then smoke it. This can lead to a severe reaction like the inability to speak or move while also inhibiting the function of breathing. The movements are slow and lethargic with a lot of drooling that can be described as a catatonic state. The drug is highly addictive and just a small amount can lead to an overdose.

Indianapolis Fire Department Station 27 has reported almost a dozen KD overdoses in just one day. The biggest problem with this new street drug is that bug spray is accessible to anyone. Also being a synthetic drug, it cannot be detected on a standard drug test.

But wait, it gets even worse when bug killer gets used in conjuction with harder drugs. This even more depraved combination of hard drugs which is sometimes called “Hotshot” is created through a simple process of combining methamphetamine and bug spray but instead of smoking it, users are injecting It directly into their veins. So for around $20 a bag, the user can visit an experience only known to a cockroach just seconds before it’s death.

Most concerning, this is a unique situation in which bug spray is used as a dangerous drug but there is little action law enforcement can take because it is not illegal to possess bug spray. There is currently no legal recourse for this type of drug abuse.

If you have any questions about dangerous street drugs like smoking Raid bug spray, or addiction help, please contact Lumiere Healing Centers today!

EMDR Therapy

What Happens In EMDR Therapy?

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to relieve distress associated with traumatic memories. It enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. When the system is blocked or imbalanced by a disturbing event, emotional wounds can cause intense suffering. If the block is removed the healing can resume. EMDR Therapy is an eight phase treatment containing numerous components that are considered to contribute to treatment effects including a variety of imagery and stress reduction techniques, including eye movement desensitization.

The Role of EMDR Therapy and Substance Abuse

Trauma related use of EMDR can be applied to many situations, especially addiction. Many individuals with a type of substance abuse disorder have also experienced numerous traumas. Treatment for these secondary disorders should be integrated and the use of EMDR can be helpful for some in this position. There are two specific protocols for relieving cravings and euphoria recall. (DETUR and Cycle Mode)

For some, past trauma is a contributor to their addiction, substance abuse being a means of self-medication to escape from reality. For others, people have experienced trauma during their addiction. The addiction will most likely continue unless the main source of trauma feeding the addiction can resolved.

A specific example of expanding EMDR therapies for addiction treatment is (FSAP) Feeling State Addiction Protocol. This type of therapy is related to addiction and compulsion. The FSAP method  tries to break the connection between the positive feeling and associated destructive behavior. It also helps to process the negative beliefs associated with compulsion.

FSAP is believed to be an effective source of treatment for:

  • Anger
  • Substance Abuse
  • Behavioral Addictions
  • Abusive Relationships

Why Is EMDR Important in Substance Abuse?

Not only is EMDR Therapy an excellent standalone treatment, but it can also be used in combination with other interventions such as depression, addiction and trauma. EMDR Therapy is not without its detractors, some claim the eye movement portion of EMDR is not essential. Nonetheless, there is a large foundation of evidence to support it’s role as a successful mode of therapy within addiction treatment programs.

Dr. Jamie Marich, PH.D, an expert in the field of addiction treatment and EMDR, was quoted on her viewpoint of the effectiveness of EMDR Therapy and addiction treatment. “EMDR is most effective when used as part of a comprehensive plan for treating addiction that must also include appropriate social supports and teaching of new lifestyle skills. EMDR is not the quick fix.”

Dr. Stephen Dansiger, another expert In addiction treatment and EMDR, was quoted saying: “EMDR Therapy can play a central role in addiction treatment since trauma plays a central role in addiction etiology. Many people come into addiction treatment with diagnosable PTSD, and in that case EMDR is indicated as a front line treatment.”


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If you have any questions about the benefits of EMDR Therapy and/or addiction treatment, please contact Lumiere Healing Centers today at 513-909-2225.





The Synthetic Marijuana Epidemic

The Synthetic Marijuana Epidemic

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Widely known as Synthetic Marijuana or K2 or Spice, it is an illegal and dangerous drug responsible for hundreds of overdoses and even in some cases death by unsuspecting teenagers and the homeless trying to find a cheap high for as little as $5 a bag. As reported by the New York Times, recently there has been a surge of synthetic marijuana overdoses just in New York alone in the past few months in 2018 due to toxic and defective batches being released into the community from China.

Synthetic marijuana was widely available for years over the counter in head shops and corner stores as an unregulated product that physically resembled marijuana. Recently many states have started to ban the manufacture and sale of synthetic marijuana, reportedly bringing hospital visits down by 85 percent but the problem is no where close to being solved.

Why Is Synthetic Marijuana So Dangerous?

While it’s designed on purpose to look like marijuana, it affects the brain differently than natural marijuana and according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, users can experience vomiting, high blood pressure, anxiety, agitation, nausea, shaking, seizures, hallucinations, paranoia and may even act out violently. Even further, the potency can change by the brand and even batch. According to DEA agent Barbra Roach, It’s often impossible to tell how strong a dose of synthetic marijuana can be because its lab created and the recipes change often. One batch could be 1-800 times more powerful than a typical synthetic batch.

In Illinois, there has been a recent supply of synthetic marijuana tainted with rat poison according to a statement from the Illinois Department of Public Health. This recent Illinois strand of synthetic marijuana has been tied to 56 cases of severe bleeding in 2018. Misleading marketing has also played a contributing factor to this rising epidemic. Marketed as a “safe” and “legal” alternative to real cannabis, popularity has soared in recent years especially among teens looking for a new experience.

Ultimately, like many other illegal drugs, synthetic marijuana is not tested for safety and users aren’t aware of the type of chemicals they are putting into their bodies. Not to mention that synthetic marijuana can be extremely addictive and the health effects can be life-threatening.

Is There Really a Synthetic Marijuana Epidemic?

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Let’s look at the current statistics according to Poison Control.

2013 – 2,668 reports of exposure

2014 – 3,682 reports of exposure

2015 – 7,797 reports of exposure

2016 – 2,706 reports of exposure

As of May of 2018, poison centers have already received reports of 953 exposures to synthetic marijuana and the numbers continue to rise.

If you have any questions about synthetic marijuana, addiction and rehab recovery help, please contact Lumiere Healing Centers today at 513-909-2225.