Reasons People Leave Treatment Early

One of the most predictive factors of someone building a successful recovery is their length of time in treatment.  Because addiction is fundamentally about compulsive behavior, people need time to break the cycle.  We are helping the brain gradually change and settle down such that the person feels more empowered in their life. It can …

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Mindfulness in Recovery

You may be wondering how mindfulness can help therapeutically. You are not alone — the reaction of many people, when introduced to mindfulness, is “Is that it? How is that going to help me quit or make me feel better?” How does mindfulness in recovery help? Is mindfulness necessary for a successful recovery? Mindfulness is …

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Addiction Warning Signs

Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine also are considered drugs. When you’re addicted, you may continue using the drug despite …

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Alcohol Cravings : How to Beat Them

Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, is a disease that affects people from all walks of life. Experts have tried to pinpoint factors like genetics, sex, race, or socioeconomics that may predispose someone to alcohol addiction. But it has no single cause. Psychological, genetic, and behavioral factors can all contribute to having the disease. One …

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10 Benefits of Mental Health Counseling

Although the benefits of mental health counseling may only seem applicable to those suffering from a mental illness, this isn’t so. As a matter of fact, everyone can reap counseling benefits because it helps individuals understand themselves more deeply. Counseling also helps people learn how to avoid stress.  Self-love is important to practice but it’s …

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Dual Diagnosis

Substance use disorders — the repeated misuse of alcohol and/or drugs — often occur simultaneously in individuals with mental illness, usually to cope with overwhelming symptoms. The combination of these two illnesses has its own term: dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorders. Either disorder (substance use or mental illness) can develop first. According to the National …

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How Pets Help Recovery

Pets are forever faithful and grateful just to be in your presence. Knowing there’s someone at home waiting just to be loved makes a person feel needed like nothing else can. But being at home to love and adore a family isn’t the only place where these four-legged friends find purpose. Animals of every size …

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Holistic Addiction Treatment

Over the past few decades, a progressive trend in healthcare has been including alternative or holistic recovery center methods into more conventional therapies. Today, many holistic addiction treatment techniques are currently being used in rehab centers across the nation. Holistic addiction treatments are non-medicinal rehabilitation techniques used to complement conventional treatment practices. A holistic recovery …

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