Posts Tagged ‘therapy’

Accepting Yourself and Your Recovery

An integral part of recovery is accepting where you are in life, accepting your illness, and accepting the work that must be done to recover. It’s also essential to get past failures, the consequences of past decisions, and the fact that there will be times where you may have to work harder than others to…

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The Healing Effect of Music Therapy

As therapies and methods of treatment have evolved in the medical community over the past few decades alone, treatment methods that may at one point have seemed a bit unorthodox have become increasingly popular and effective. Aside from homeopathic and spiritual or cultural practices that are still considered to be taboo, one type of therapy…

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Mental Health Crisis During COVID-19

COVID-19 has had numerous effects on individuals and communities throughout the world over the past year. People have lost loved ones, experienced financial burdens, and have generally been living in fear of either falling ill themselves or of loved ones getting sick. Have we discussed enough, though, how this global pandemic has been affecting mental…

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Should You Consider Intensive Outpatient Treatment?

Substance abuse intensive outpatient programs, or IOPs, are designed specifically for people with substance use disorder or co-occurring mental disorders. Additionally, candidates must not meet “diagnostic criteria” for inpatient substance abuse treatment or have been discharged from 24-hour care in an inpatient treatment facility. IOPs offer a different approach to treatment than typical inpatient programs. Their…

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The Benefits of Yoga in Therapy and Recovery

An article from the International Journal of Yoga about the therapeutic effects of yoga describes it as a “3,000-year-old tradition” that we in Western culture use as a “holistic approach to health.” Some may be skeptical about the health benefits yoga has, but there’s a lot of research proving its benefits. Of course, there are physical benefits,…

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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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Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment

Using mediation to help treat addiction may seem counterproductive, but it actually has numerous benefits for those currently in recovery. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can make the recovery process smoother, especially in the beginning, and has a number of benefits for those seeking long-term sobriety. By learning more about MAT and its benefits, individuals can begin to…

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Using Breathwork for Addiction Recovery

When people think of addiction treatment, they most likely associate traditional treatment modalities with the process, such as individual and group therapy and medication-assisted therapy (MAT). However, a growing number of holistic-based treatment modalities are being used in facilities across the US to offer an alternative way of healing. One such holistic technique is breathwork,…

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What is Drama Therapy?

Many people often avoid therapy or seeking treatment for addiction because they associate it with boring, long, and uncomfortable sessions to help work out the underlying issues at play. However, modern addiction treatment involves a number of treatment approaches and strategies that are fun and creative ways to find healing. One such method used across…

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