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What Is Psychotherapy?

Within the safe, supportive environment of a rehab facility, program participants work with addiction treatment counselors during both group and individual therapy sessions. Understanding what psychotherapy is can help you choose an addiction treatment center that will help you heal. Psychotherapy is an approach to addiction treatment that can help you work through the underlying causes…

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Facets of an Addiction Recovery Group

Overcoming addiction takes time, support, and consistency. Many individuals in recovery benefit from being part of a supportive community even after leaving a formal treatment program. Addiction recovery groups can be invaluable parts of the recovery process. In these groups, participants share their experiences in recovery. Addiction can be isolating. Those who are struggling with…

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How To Cope With Isolation During Quarantine

Since early March, communities across the United States have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. While many people have gotten sick, many more have found themselves in the midst of a “new normal,” working from home and social distancing as much as possible. Though these strategies work to help curb the spread of the virus,…

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Employing Spiritual Recovery from Addiction

Far too often, we think of addiction as little more than a brain disease. Although it’s true that this most certainly meets the clinical definition, it doesn’t cover the whole problem. Substance abuse affects the whole person including your health, emotions, mental state, and spirituality. For this reason, it’s vital not to overlook spiritual recovery…

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Physical and Psychological Drug Withdrawal

It’s a common misconception that all drug withdrawal is the same. In fact, did you know that there are physical and psychological addictions? Each requires its own set of treatments for a lasting recovery. Drug Withdrawal Associated with a Physical Addiction Most everyone can relate to the physical withdrawal symptoms of caffeine. Whether you drink…

Trauma Therapy

Millions of people struggle with unresolved trauma, which leads to various issues in their lives. Some of them grapple with depression and anxiety, while others turn to drug and alcohol abuse. Many people end up dealing with a combination of problems, including mental health disorders and addiction. If you’ve been unable to move past some…

Behavioral Disorders

People who struggle with addiction don’t purposely set out trying to develop it. Even though they may make choices that eventually lead to drug and alcohol dependency, they’re no longer in control by the time addiction takes over their lives. Often, underlying mental health or behavioral disorders contribute to the development of an addiction. Unless…

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Marijuana and Education

Because of the many higher-level drugs, there is a false belief that cannabis (marijuana, weed, pot) is the least harmful. Although it may not be as overtly obvious, in reality, marijuana abuse ruins lives. Using marijuana and education settings, in particular, do not mix. The former pulls dreams downward, while the latter lifts them upward.…