How is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Beneficial in Treatment?

The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps addiction specialists implement strategies for improving treatment response. This type of therapy uses incentives to provide positive reinforcement. For example, an individual will receive some type of reward

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Relapse Prevention: Understanding and Avoiding Triggers

How to Prevent Relapse by Avoiding Triggers

Addiction interferes with the way the brain functions to control vital organs. Addiction changes all aspects of a person’s life including relationships and responsibilities and can lead to severe mental and physical health complications or early death. The euphoric effects

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Woman reading in addiction recovery

Is Reading Important in the Addiction Recovery Process?

Ever since we were young kids, we were told that reading books is important for our educational development. In school, we were required to read several different novels to learn about the “classics” and significant historical events. Many children had

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How to Approach a Friend about Their Addiction

How to Approach a Friend about Their Addiction

If you are concerned about a friend’s addiction, you might find it difficult to approach them about the issue. When you are concerned about a loved one’s addiction, that person may not think they have a problem. It can be

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The Danger of Alcohol-Induced Blackouts

The Danger of Alcohol-Induced Blackouts

Blackouts were once associated with alcoholism but can happen when a person drinks a lot of alcohol too fast. Blackouts cause long-term damage. High levels of alcohol impair the part of the brain that forms new memories. A blackout is

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Why is Self-Care so Important in Recovery?

Why is Self-Care so Important in Recovery?

Treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is hard work. A person needs to change his or her lifestyle and mindset for their recovery. They must be determined throughout the process and maintain a positive attitude to have a successful response.

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2 People cooking homemade meal

4 Hobbies to Pick Up to Help with Sobriety

Staying sober can be a difficult task no matter what addiction you’re dealing with. When it comes to rehab and addiction treatment, there are many holistic approaches and practices to help you recover from an addiction. That being said, there

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Family Healing After Addiction

Family Healing After Addiction

Addiction is a family disease and affects the lives of those who struggle with it and the lives of loved ones. Treatment prepares your loved one for a new, sober lifestyle in recovery. Healing from addiction takes time and a

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Man suffering from stress and addiction

The Relationship of Stress and Addiction

Everyone deals with stress whether they like it or not. Life brings different types of stress into our daily routine. Sometimes, the stress can be more difficult depending on the day. In our lives, many people deal with stress due

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