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The Recovery Benefits of a Family Program

When addiction strikes, it hurts more than the person who struggles with the disease. Also hurt are everyone and everything in its path. However, arguably, it is the people closest to those suffering from addiction who feel the most severe impacts of the disease. Often, those people are family members, parents, siblings, or childhood friends.…

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The Difference and Benefits of CBT vs DBT

Many different techniques, therapies, and resources deal with issues like addiction and mental illness. A common tool used by professionals, counselors, and therapists is something called psychotherapy. These types of therapies generally take one of two approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), also referred to as talk therapy or dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). While there are…

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Sober Holidays

With the holiday season upon us, there will be an abundance of family get-togethers and other holiday events, many that have alcohol. Many people who are in recovery have always associated drugs and alcohol with these gatherings. Maybe they used to handle social anxiety or to deal with other negative energy that often comes with crowds…