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What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a broad term for a range of treatments that help clients with addiction or mental disorders. While treatment professionals define psychotherapy in different ways, the goal is essentially the same: help clients recover from substance abuse and manage the symptoms of a disorder.Psychotherapy helps clients to look inward to find the source of …

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Stages of Addiction Recovery

It may have taken you several months or years to develop an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Likewise, it may take a few weeks or months to unravel your addiction and get you on the road to recovery. The stages of addiction recovery include a step-by-process of transitioning you from substance abuse to a life …

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Long Term Effects of Alcohol

Alcohol is a depressant. It slows down function in the central nervous system. A single instance of drinking does little to the system. However, continued drinking for several years or decades will eventually take its toll. Let us take a closer look at the long term effects of alcohol and why you should get help …

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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Treatment

When you enter a treatment center for addiction, you may have two main options: inpatient vs outpatient treatment. Both levels of treatment offer the same types of therapy and care. However, the main difference between each is how much supervision you need as you recover from your addiction.  If you choose inpatient treatment, you will likely …

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Risk Factors for Addiction

Addiction can affect anyone from any background – age, economic status, age, ethnicity, gender, or race. While the majority of people who use alcohol do develop an addiction, others may become addicted or develop a dependency. While risk factors for addiction vary per person, there are some common variables that determine if a user becomes …

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Stress Management Techniques

Since addiction is a chronic disease, there is not a cure. However, treatment can help you fully recover. Substance abuse treatment utilizes evidence-based treatments, like stress management techniques, and holistic therapies, like meditation, to provide you with the support, guidance, and understanding you need to recover.If you are battling alcoholism, addiction, or a substance abuse …

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What is Dual Diagnosis?

Mental health disorders, which can impact your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, can increase your chances of developing an addiction. Especially if you don’t receive treatment for your symptoms. That means that having a dual diagnosis is possible and can complicate your recovery process. But what is dual diagnosis?Substance abuse disorders, addictions, and alcoholism impact more …

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