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Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

As a component of your recovery, you may begin receiving individual counseling from a therapist using a technique called cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, for short. In cognitive-behavioral therapy, you will learn personal skills to cope with life’s problems and challenges, without the use of drugs or alcohol. Unlike psychoanalysis, in which therapists look for unconscious…

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How Does Music Therapy Help Recovery From Addiction?

Addiction affects people in many different ways. No addiction is the same and rarely will people have the same experience in their recovery. People are more accepting of treatment when it is tailored towards them and their interests. There are a number of alternative therapy options available to patients but music therapy for recovery has…

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How Prevalent Is Addiction In The Workplace?

More than 22 million people in America are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Less than ten percent of those people will seek addiction treatment programs they need to recover. 70% of them, however, will continue to maintain employment as their addiction issues worsen. Functioning addiction and alcoholism is sustainable for a matter of time-…

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Why Is Heroin So Dangerous?

Heroin has claimed the lives of millions of people since it became a mainstream street drug in the United States. Heroin alone has not been the only killer. The sharing and reusing of needles has long been a way for diseases to spread among users, costing millions more of their lives. So many people hear…

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What Is The Purpose Of Transitional Care/Transitional Living?

When you complete your time at an addiction recovery program, it is not uncommon for people to be unsure of where they will end up next. Many people risk returning home to an environment that puts them at high risk for a relapse. A common next step after completing rehab is to enter into transitional…

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What Do You Learn In Intensive Outpatient?

It can be hard for some people to put their lives on hold to get addiction treatment. Many people need to balance their treatment with their career, family, or education, making residential treatment an unrealistic option. Thankfully, most rehab facilities will offer outpatient programs. Outpatient programs do not require patients to stay on campus, meaning…

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Who Benefits From Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

Medical professionals utilize a number of psychotherapy methods to help people overcome addiction and many other mental health disorders. As time moves on and medicine improves, different treatment methods become more and more common. Many people participate in cognitive-behavioral therapy, but not everyone is aware of the benefits of dialectical behavior therapy. When looking for…