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The Benefits of Group Therapy in Recovery

What are the benefits of group therapy? Pioneered by 12-step programs such as AA and NA, group therapy uses individual experiences to advance the collective. Nearly all recovery centers offer some form of group therapy, using the power of peers to conquer addiction. Read below to learn more about the benefits of group therapy. The…

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The CBT vs DBT Question

DBT vs. CBT In addiction psychotherapy, two modalities are used more than any others: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). But when it comes to DBT vs. CBT, which model is better for which patients? Recovery centers, therapists, and 12-step groups all have a great deal of experience deciding between DBT vs. CBT,…

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The Telltale Signs of Codependency

Society is not well-versed in recognizing the signs of codependency. The cultural romanticization of toxic celebrity relationships and a lack of awareness about addiction have obscured the signs of codependency. If you find yourself or a loved one prioritizing a substance abuser over themselves, then they may be codependent. Codependency, in cases of addiction, also…

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What You Should Know About How Addiction Affects Families

Do you know how addiction affects families? Addiction doesn’t just affect the person who has it. Unfortunately, addiction impacts everyone around that person, especially families. Marriages and parent-child relationships are often ruined by addiction. Fights and tension are exacerbated, finances are strained, and bonds are broken. But for families affected by addiction, there is hope.…

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It Matters: Marijuana and Education

Marijuana and Education Education is more important for today’s students than ever before. With college degrees becoming ubiquitous, both high school and college students are under intense pressure to succeed. Marijuana and education are both present in many student’s lives, but the two don’t mix well. When it comes to marijuana and education, the student’s…

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The Real Dangers of Substance Abuse

We knew well before the information age about the dangers of substance abuse. It isn’t a new concern but it is one that we have learned more about over the years. It is also a concern that has grown considerably more dangerous as more drugs now flood the market, the streets, and the country than…

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What Is Psychotherapy?

What is Psychotherapy? The reason why treatment is essential to overcoming an addiction, alcoholism, or substance abuse disorder is that all three conditions are chronic, meaning they continuously get worse until you receive help. Treatments like psychotherapy are highly effective during the recovery process, but what is psychotherapy and how does it help treat addiction?…

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Stages of Addiction Recovery

Stages of Addiction Recovery Addiction takes time to develop, as the stages of addiction start with your first use and end with dependency. Since substance abuse disorders get progressively worse, there are also stages of addiction recovery. When you struggle with a substance abuse disorder or addiction, you can deal with troubling and serious consequences.…

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Stages of Alcoholism

Stages of Alcoholism The stages of alcoholism can develop rapidly and the physical, social, and emotional consequences can lead to serious problems. Regardless of how quickly or slowly you go through the stages of alcoholism, recovery is possible with proper alcohol addiction treatment. Alcohol is a quintessential part of holiday celebrations, nightlife, and sporting events.…