therapist and patient motivational interviewing and addiction

How Motivational Interviewing Is Used To Begin Substance Abuse Treatment

Motivational interviewing is a treatment modality developed in the early 1990’s. Two clinical psychologists, Miller and Rollnick, were major contributors. It was intentionally designed to help people succeed in substance abuse treatment. As a result, motivational interviewing and addiction go hand in hand.  Taking control of your addiction takes personal motivation. You may have begun…

woman on couch fighting relapse triggers

Understanding And Fighting Relapse Triggers

Fighting relapse triggers is part of a comprehensive treatment plan. This is true before and after your “treatment plan” is completed. Fighting relapse triggers begins the moment you or your loved one decides to cease drug use. After the classes and group treatment participation is over, you continue to fight relapse triggers throughout your sobriety. Lucida…

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Putting The Brakes On The Opioid Epidemic

For every American, understanding the opioid epidemic before you take an opioid is critical. Read this brief endeavor to help in your understanding of the opioid epidemic. Is there difficulty understanding the opioid epidemic? No, it just takes a little time to learn more about what you’ve heard about and maybe experiencing in your own life. The…

woman explaining to man cbt vs dbt

It’s A Whole New World: Learning About CBT Vs DBT

When in treatment, it’s important to understand the benefits of CBT vs. DBT. CBT or cognitive behavioral therapy and DBT or dialectical behavioral therapy are treatment modalities. One is not better than the other. Essentially, they are different and are used for different purposes. Getting a grasp on the two different therapeutic approaches can help…

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Are 12-Step Groups Safe for Women?

Support groups, especially those using the 12 steps, are loved by many and rejected by others. For substance abusers, a support group is an important part of an overall treatment program. The support group provides emotional and social connections with other people with similar experiences. Support groups give recovering addicts a place to go to…