Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy A therapeutic technique known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be an important component of treating drug addiction. In-раtіеnt trеаtmеntѕ rеԛuіrе rеѕіdеntѕ іn a hоѕріtаl оr оthеr treatment fасіlіtу. Out-patient treatments mean thаt the раtіеnt саn lіvе аt hоmе or whеrеvеr аnd thеn juѕt соmе in for therapy оr mееtіngѕ. Mоѕt behavioral therapy treatments can hарреn іn еіthеr оf thоѕе ѕеttіngѕ, ѕо it juѕt dереndѕ on what’s bеѕt fоr thе раtіеnt. Cоgnіtіvе Behavioral Thеrару, оr CBT, іѕ a tуре of рѕусhоlоgісаl trеаtmеnt fоr drug аddісtіоn аnd hаѕ bееn uѕеd successfully wіth patients addicted tо аlсоhоl, mаrіjuаnа, сосаіnе, mеthаmрhеtаmіnеѕ, аnd nicotine. Aѕ the name suggests, CBT addresses both thе… Read More

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Recovery After Relapse

Recovery After Relapse

Recovery After Relapse There are many points of view on a relapse.  One school of thought says that relapse may be part of the recovery process. It has also been stated that relapse occurs only when the commitment to being clean and sober is weaker than the desire to use again. Yet others claim that relapse is a symptom of a brain disease called addiction that occurs in some drug users, but not others. Regardless of your perspective, for people suffering from drug addiction, relapse is an event with potentially catastrophic consequences.  Even if one were only clean and sober for a short while, that probably enough to be aware… Read More

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Children of Addicts

Children of Addicts

Children of Addicts Addiction and alcoholism not only affect those who drink and drug, it also affects their loved ones in sometimes devastating ways. The children of alcoholics and addicts are often times traumatized by the experience of being raised in this environment. Unfortunately, once grown these ‘adult children’ may have difficulty separating the past from the present.  In the absence of therapy, proper guidance and counseling, these experiences can impact people for years and affect their personal relationships. There are some special features that are apparent in those who are still struggling with the exposure to alcoholism and addiction during their childhood. Children of alcoholics and addicts are generally… Read More

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Is The Alcoholic Brain Different?

Is The Alcoholic Brain Different?

Is The Alcoholic Brain Different? Drinking on a Monday morning doesn’t make you an alcoholic, but science is working on understanding the thing that does. Alcoholism may be a downer of a topic, but it’s important to understand how addiction is formed and reinforced. As we’ve learned more, the idea behind addiction has changed. In the early 20th century, addiction was thought to stem from a lack of willpower, but as medical technology advanced and we began to understand how physiological addiction worked, the idea of addiction changed. The pervading wisdom today is addiction is created in the brain because drugs, like alcohol, override the brain’s reward center called the… Read More

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Why Choose A Sober Living Facility?

Why Choose A Sober Living Facility?

Why Choose A Sober Living Facility? While many may be familiar with the detox and initial stage of the recovery treatment process.  A phase which sees people receiving extensive psychotherapy and counseling, participating in group activities and learning important life skills that help form a foundation for achieving lasting recovery, sober living is often less discussed.  A more thorough approach to treatment such as aftercare, sober living, and transitional living may be less familiar to those who have not personally been through the recovery process.  Furthermore, it is important to understand how outpatient programs, sober living and transitional living programs may be of benefit in helping people further their success… Read More

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Moving Forward To Sobriety

Moving Forward To Sobriety

  Moving Forward To Sobriety The past may have influenced where you are today, but where you want to be in terms of your sobriety tomorrow is up to you. No matter when, how, or why you started using or abusing drugs, at one point it became a learned behavior.  You may have learned about drugs in your own family.  For some, a family member may have turned you on or used with you. You may have tried to escape feelings or memories that brought you to a place you didn’t want to be and self-medicating became easier. Even with the innocence of having fun with friends, it still can… Read More

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