bearded man sitting on couch understanding the opioid epidemic

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…

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5 Healthy Lifestyle Habits to Support Lifelong Recovery

Overcoming alcoholism, illicit or prescription drug abuse, overeating, workaholism, and other process addictions are tough in many respects. Not only is going through detox to clear out toxic substances difficult to go through, but there’s also the issue of learning about addiction, coping measures, getting involved with 12-step self-help groups or alternatives, and beginning the…

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The Importance of Family in Addiction Recovery

Whether we have a loved one or family member in recovery from addiction or are the immediate or extended members of the family, the days, weeks and months following our loved ones return home from drug rehab are critically important. This is the time when they need nurturance, love, and support more than ever. How…