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Safety at Rehab

Social distancing is something we all now must embrace during this time of this pandemic. While limiting large gatherings and social interactions are critical to stopping the spread of COVID-19, the practice will have other consequences — in particular, on recovery from substance abuse. Outpatient treatment programs have begun canceling or closing their doors to…

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Depression Treatment

Depression Treatment Amid COVID-19 Fears The need for prompt depression treatment has never been more crucial, especially in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, which is one of the most significant pandemics in modern history. This unprecedented occurrence has seen many people develop suicidal thoughts while others drown in drugs and alcohol addiction. All these behavioral…

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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…

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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…