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Can Mindfulness Meditation Work for Addiction?

Did you know that approximately half the people who enter addiction treatment use a toxic substance within a year? That’s a staggering statistic, but unfortunately, substance abuse is often incredibly hard to overcome. It’s human nature to seek pleasure, but when that pleasure interferes with your ability to provide a safe and productive life for…

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Will I Need Extended Rehab Care?

If you’re living with drug or alcohol dependence, you may be contemplating a supervised treatment program. However, you may ask, “Will I need extended rehab care?” The answer depends on a variety of factors. But there are a few initial indications that you may require extended treatment. Though extended rehab and counseling may not sound…

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Benefiting From Individualized Care In Recovery

As you set out on your journey of sobriety, you will find that individual care is very important. Benefiting from individualized care in recovery is not meant to exclude or reduce the importance of group therapies. Instead, individual care works together with group therapies to zero in on a patient’s different needs. Every Recovery Journey is…

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Substance Abuse and Anxiety Treatment During the COVID-19 Crisis

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely to hit people battling a substance use disorder (SUD) really hard. Those with an anxiety disorder or prone to using drugs or alcohol to cope with anxiety symptoms may also wind up needing anxiety treatment during this time. Meanwhile, widespread panic continues…

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Why Not Quarantine at a Rehab Facility: Safety at Rehab Is Real

COVID-19 is rapidly spreading throughout the world. As it happens, more people are being asked every day to stay home to stop the spread and to flatten the curve, or surge, in cases. With that in mind, consider your unique situation. Perhaps you have drug or alcohol addiction. Perhaps you are facing a very challenging…

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Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Co-occurring disorder diagnoses have been steadily on the rise in the United States over recent years. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, approximately 47.6 million Americans struggle with at least one mental health disorder. Sadly, approximately 9.2 million of those people also live with a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. If you’ve…

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Understanding the Relationship Between Depression and Anxiety and Addiction

The relationship between depression and anxiety and addiction is a strong one. Because one in four adults with a mental illness also suffers from a substance abuse disorder, it’s critical to understand the connection for effective treatment. So here’s what you need to know and how to get help with substance abuse disorders for yourself…

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20 Mental Illness Statistics You Need to Know

While millions of people suffer from mental illness in the US, countless individuals and their families remain in the shadows, trying to be strong. They keep it in the family and will not seek professional help. But these mental illness statistics may change how you think about mental illness, loved ones with mental illness, and…

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What Is Psychotherapy?

What is psychotherapy? Psychotherapy is a form of talk therapy that has proven helpful in treating mental health issues. Also, it’s an important part of many addiction treatment programs. Through the use of psychotherapy, clients learn to recognize and to redirect negative or magical thinking patterns. Thus, they may experience reality in a positive and…

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Types of Mental Illness: What You Should Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in five people in this country has a diagnosed mental illness. The exact cause of different types off mental illness remains unclear, but there appear to be both biological and environmental factors involved. To better understand how to treat these conditions, you should know more…