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Taking control of a drug or alcohol addiction is difficult and often includes the use of many different types of therapies. One highly effective form of therapy is Alpha-Stim treatment. This kind of therapy helps individuals overcome their addictions by addressing...read more
When a person enters a residential substance abuse program, one of the things they encounter is a blackout period, also called a no-contact period. During this time individuals are restricted from having contact with anyone outside of the facility. For many, this can...read more
For anyone in the process of recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, eating a nutritious and well-balanced diet is essential. But for many individuals in recovery, especially the early stages, eating correctly is not always an easy accomplishment. After all, most...read more
In the words of American dance pioneer, Ruth St. Denis, “I see dance being used as communication between body and soul to express what is too deep to find words [for].” For many people suffering with a substance abuse addiction, dance movement therapy (DMT) provides a...read more
Codependent relationships used to be discussed only in terms of alcohol and drug addiction. Now we know that codependency not only facilitates substance addictions: it is itself an addiction. What is codependency? Codependency is an unhealthy level of reliance of one...read more
Depression and other mood disorders play right into the hands of addiction, and learning to regulate your own mood is a vital part of recovery. This is where incorporating music into your treatment as a complementary practice can boost your chances of staying...read more
Did you ever grab a bag of chips or your favorite candy bar, begin eating and then suddenly realize all you have in your hands is an empty wrapper? Or did you ever get in your car and drive to the grocery store without remembering anything about your drive there? Most...read more
Whether you turn on the television, log onto your news feed, or listen to the radio, chances are it won’t take long before you are hearing a story about the opioid epidemic. The number of Americans diagnosed with addiction to opioids continues to increase at a...read more
Did you ever plan a budget? If you did, did you ever have trouble sticking to it? Many people make a budget plan and are able to follow their plan exactly. Others find it difficult to follow their budget plan, and some simply give up on their budget plan completely....read more
Have you ever heard of Cognitive Processing Therapy or CPT? If you are among those that have heard of it, you may be wondering why it would be used as a therapy for substance abuse addiction. After all, it is generally a therapy used to treat people suffering from a...read more