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You Can’t Unsee That – EMDR Therapy

It’s often been said when seeing a scary movie or unwanted visual experience “ I can’t unsee that.” What is said as a joke is often very different in real...

How Holistic Treatment Improves Drug and Alcohol Rehab Results

Alcohol and drug addiction affect approximately 5.4% of the global population, with around 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battling a substance use disorder, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental...

Genetics-Informed Treatment

Addiction is a complex mental health issue thought to develop as a result of various influencing factors. The general character and progression of individual cases of addiction are likely to...

DBT Therapy

Psychotherapy refers to a structured process where a professionally trained individual helps one or more people alter their behavior, attitudes, or ability to adjust to situations, or helps the individual...

Stimulant Addiction and Treatment Options

Stimulants are a class of drugs whose pharmacologic actions increase alertness and energy, and in some cases are used therapeutically to improve focus and attention.1 As these drugs stimulate certain brain...

The Dangers of Research Chemicals and Stimulants

What Are Research Chemicals? Research chemicals are substances which are used recreationally by people seeking to alter their moods and get high.1 Research chemicals (RC’s) are dangerous and do not...

Treatment Options for Those with Physical Disabilities

In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)1 reports that 1 out of every 5 adults has a disability. The most common disability is a mobility...

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback (NF) is a form of biofeedback. Biofeedback is a process in which an individual’s physical bodily processes can be measured and used to help the person gain control over certain...

What Is Biofeedback Therapy?

Biofeedback therapy is a method used to control a function of the body, such as the speed your heart beats, while connected to sensors that measure information about that function,...

What Is SMART Recovery?

SMART Recovery is a mutual support group program considered by some to be a more science-based and self-empowered alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs. SMART stands for Self-Management...

How Long Does Addiction Treatment Last?

There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to combatting addiction, and the uncertainty can lead to anxiety for those who need addiction treatment, as well as for their...

Yoga in Recovery

Today, the word yoga conjures up images of fit people stretching into contortionist-type poses, but that’s just one extreme on the spectrum of this widely-practiced, healthful activity. In the United States, yoga...

The Importance of Wellness in Recovery

The word wellness is often used as an all-encompassing term that represents good health and mindful living. Even though we all use this word without a second thought, the actual core concept...

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a treatment tool that combines cognitive-behavioral therapeutic techniques (imaginal exposure and rehearsed alternative interpretations of imagined traumatic events) with the utilization of...

Determining Therapeutic Needs for a Patient

When it comes to substance abuse therapy, the types of treatment available are varied, complex, and numerous. When it comes to treating a patient in the most optimal manner possible,...

Holistic Therapy and Alternative Medicine Techniques

Holistic has become something of a buzzword over time, but its definition is rather simple. Holistic medicine simply refers to the treatment of the whole person.1 A holistic treatment approach takes...

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Addiction Treatment

Whats is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)? Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) initially developed by Dr. Marsha M. Linehan for the treatment of chronically...

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy based on the relationships between emotions, thoughts and behaviors.1,2 Key to CBT is the concept that behavior is learned and that...

Mindfulness Therapy Effectively Treats Depression, Says Study

Among those who struggle with substance abuse and addiction, there is a very high rate of co-occurring mental health disorders, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Whether...

Addiction Treatment Therapies

Those who need treatment for substance use disorders may be unaware of what the whole rehabilitation process entails—including the full range of potential therapeutic offerings. Some people may equate rehab...

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