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Music Therapy in Addiction Recovery

Music Therapy in Addiction Recovery

There’s an old saying that music soothes the soul. It has the power to calm the mind, bring back memories, and stir up emotions. Music provides an outlet for the release of a full range of feelings. It affects the brain and influences human behavior. The power of...

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Vibroacoustic Therapy and Addiction Recovery

Vibroacoustic Therapy and Addiction Recovery

Have you heard of vibroacoustic therapy? If you haven’t, you are not alone. A type of holistic therapy, vibroacoustic therapy is often used in conjunction with traditional therapies for those recovering from substance addiction. What is Vibroacoustic Therapy?...

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How to Tell if a Loved One is Addicted

How to Tell if a Loved One is Addicted

You see the stories on the news. You know drug addiction is becoming an epidemic. Your neighbor was arrested for driving while under the influence. A friend’s son was caught with his mother’s prescription medication at school. You wonder if your loved one’s unusual...

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The Effect of Marijuana on the Brain

The Effect of Marijuana on the Brain

It goes by many names - weed, pot, hash, grass, chronic, bud, cannabis, 420, ganja, herb. This is just a small sample of the more than 1,000 names for marijuana. But regardless of what you call it, the end result of smoking, vaporizing, or ingesting this dangerous...

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Art Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Art Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” For someone struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, art therapy can be a valuable part of the process of building a sober future. While you can't treat addiction simply by creating...

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Differences in Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Differences in Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Addiction is a disease that can be called an “equal opportunity destroyer”. Much like cancer, it crosses every socio-economic boundary, as well as natural boundaries, such as gender. While both men and women make up the estimated 23.5 million Americans addicted to...

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