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What to Expect in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Addiction is a serious condition that takes a toll on the physical and emotional health of the people who live with it. It is a condition that can be treated but never cured. People who live with addiction require comprehensive, compassionate treatment that addresses both the physical and emotional aspects of addiction. In addition to…

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What Makes a Holistic Recovery Center Stand Out

As people learn more about addiction and how it affects people’s lives, it has become clear that it is not simply a physical condition. Addiction affects the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. It causes physical damage, leads to strained relationships and isolation, and can cause or worsen mental health issues. The effects of addiction…

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Making Your Addiction Counseling Work For You

Addiction affects about 1 in 10 people in the United States. It is a disease, but the causes and effects are not only physical. Mental health issues, trauma, or experiencing difficult emotions are all thought to contribute to the development or worsening of addiction. People who struggle with addiction can experience trauma, loss, relationship strain,…

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Structured Sober Living Can Keep Your Recovery On Track

For many people living with addiction, rehab offers the chance to learn the skills needed to live life without using drugs or drinking. The structured environment of rehab allows people to practice sobriety in a safe, comfortable setting with the support of staff and peers. After leaving rehab, some people struggle with the transition and…

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How Trauma Can Fuel Addictive Behavior

Addiction is a complex issue, and no two people have the same journey through it. Many biological and environmental factors contribute to the development of addiction. Research suggests that trauma is closely linked to addiction. Addiction specialists know that people who have a history of trauma are more likely to abuse substances. This allows them…

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What to Look for in a Holistic Treatment Program

Because everyone’s journey with addiction is different, addiction treatment must also be flexible and adaptable. Treatment can not just end with physical detox. Instead, it must include elements designed to help people understand those things in their life that contributed to their addiction. They must learn skills that help them manage their lives without feeling…

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What Treatment for Depression Can Look Like

Depression is one of the most common forms of mental illness in the United States. Millions of adults will experience a period of depression in any given year. One of the best tools for managing depression is counseling, which is also called talk therapy. Therapy for depression is a relationship with a trained practitioner who…

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What is Holistic Addiction Treatment?

Substance abuse and addiction are complex issues that can arise from various physical, emotional, and social factors. Each person has a unique journey through life and requires an individualized plan to address their wants and needs. As we understand more about addiction—how it happens and what impact it has on someone’s life—it is clear that…

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Inpatient Treatment For Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a complex mental health disorder involving manic highs and depressive symptoms. Without treatment, it can be hard to manage. Once treatment is in place, it becomes more manageable. To get to that point, some people benefit from inpatient treatment, an opportunity to enter into a treatment center to recover and gain stability…