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Motivational Interviewing and Addiction

Often, the decision to quit an addictive substance is filled with ambivalence. This is especially true for individuals who are in treatment as a result of a court order, but even though those who seek treatment on their own may have a period of being unsure. Individuals worry about going through withdrawal, being strong enough…

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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…

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How to Practice Patience

Someone once said patience is a virtue. When it comes to dealing with others or even practicing self-compassion, being patient is a big part of the process. The alternative to patience is anger or frustration, both of which increase anxiety levels and might make it harder to feel good and make positive choices. How to…

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How To Help An Addict

Get Help Today 1-855-815-9727 Getting Help For You or Someone You Love How to get help for an addict if it’s your or someone you love? It can be extremely difficult to admit that addiction has come to rule your life or the life of someone you care about. Even if you aren’t the one…

Why Group Therapy in Recovery is So Important

When you hear the words “group therapy,” you probably picture a room of people with chairs formed into an awkward, enclosed circle. You imagine there are people who want to monopolize the therapy session, there are others who are squirming in hopes of not having to speak, someone who is getting annoyed with the monopolizing…