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Getting the Most Out of Drug Abuse Treatment

When entering alcohol or drug addiction treatment, people may experience many different emotions, such as worry, nervousness, anger, and hopelessness. Many people enter treatment wondering if it will even work and will things get better? These thoughts are completely normal for someone trying to get clean and sober for the first or fifth time. Follow…

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Attending Group Therapy for Addiction

Addiction is a complex condition impacting the brain and body. The longer a person uses drugs or alcohol, the more damage can occur. That’s why most people need extensive and comprehensive treatment delivered in many formats. Most people benefit from a group therapy program. That’s because group therapy for addiction creates many opportunities for learning…

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How One-on-One Therapy Can Help in Recovery

Drug and alcohol addiction taxes the body and brain. It impacts life, creates stress, and builds obstacles. If you have already gone through treatment, you know just how far you’ve come in knocking down those walls. Yet, there is more work to be done once you are back to living life. One-on-one therapy is an…

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Different Ways Addiction Affects Children

When a parent, sibling, or other close family member suffers from addiction, a child can be impacted in various ways. Evidence indicates that a child’s environment when growing up and their brain is developing affects their life’s outcome, including personality traits, beliefs, as well as mental and physical health. Learning how addiction affects children is…

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National Counseling Awareness Month

During April, there are a number of holidays, but did you know that it is also National Counseling Awareness Month? The American Counseling Association named April this month in awareness of mental health and the people who work in the field, such as school mental health counselors, substance abuse counselors, and others. What Is National…

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Benefits of Attending Talk Therapy

Regardless of the strides made in talk therapy and the millions of people that therapists have helped over the last century, some people are still apprehensive that talk therapy or psychotherapy works. Furthermore, there is still a perception that the need for therapy is a sign of weakness or inability to properly deal with their…

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4 Reasons to Join a Support Group

People who struggle with addiction face a long road to recovery. Treatment typically includes various stages, including intake, detox, counseling, and aftercare. One of the best ways to avoid backsliding into destructive habits is to join a support group. Support groups involve regular meetings with other people who are also on the road to recovery.…

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Five Benefits of Attending Family Therapy

Two of the root causes of addiction include unhealthy relationships and family issues. Recovery from addiction is impossible without dealing with issues that could hamper complete rehabilitation. For many people going through addiction treatment, the participation of loved ones is one of the many important benefits of family therapy. Who Can Benefit from a Family…