Posts Tagged ‘mindfulness’


Can Meditation Help in Recovery?

Meditation and mindfulness have become popular topics, promoted for their stress-reducing benefits. For people in recovery from a substance use disorder, meditation acts as a tool for managing complex thoughts and feelings. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has found that mindfulness training improves outcomes for people treated for substance use disorders. The terms “meditation”…

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Differences Between Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Treatment centers for substance use disorders may offer cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). While the names sound similar, these two methods have many differences. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), CBT stands as an evidence-based effective treatment for substance use disorders. DBT, designed to treat people with borderline personality disorder,…

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