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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Why Your Loved One Might be Reluctant to Seek Treatment

Why Your Loved One Might be Reluctant to Seek Treatment

Addiction puts a person at risk for life-threatening health complications. Substance use disorders and  addiction cause brain damage, liver failure, nerve damage, heart attack, overdose, and early death. Mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, or paranoia develop from substance

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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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Finding Support in Recovery

Finding Support in Addiction Recovery

Support from sober loved ones and friends are import for success in recovery. Positive reinforcement and encouragement strengthens you through the journey to substance-free living. New, sober friendships often develop in group meetings. Sponsors are Very Important In AA, a

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Creating A Healthy Support System For Recovery

Creating A Healthy Support System for Addiction Recovery

During the treatment process, many avenues for support are available right within the treatment grounds. Learning to create a support system outside of treatment is important for transitioning into after care and independence. Family Not everyone who comes to treatment

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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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