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What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Therapy and mental health are integral to addiction recovery. About half of people struggling with addiction have co-occurring mood disorders like depression and anxiety that impact drug or alcohol use. Unfortunately, mood disorders can often be untreated, undiagnosed, or misdiagnosed, leading many people living with depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders to self-soothe with…

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What Are the Symptoms of Meth Withdrawal?

Methamphetamine, also known as meth, is a powerful and dangerous stimulant drug. People from all walks of life take meth every day for a range of reasons. For example, some may use meth to self-medicate for undiagnosed mood disorders or self-soothe unprocessed trauma and prolonged stress. Like other addictive substances, the safest way to stop…

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Depression and Addiction: Effective Behavioral Health Treatment Programs

What Is Depression? Depression is a common, treatable, mental health condition that affects 16.2 million Americans annually. Regardless of the large number of people affected, depression remains vastly misunderstood, ignored, and stigmatized. Depressive symptoms cause those affected to feel: Extreme sadness Hopelessness Helplessness Insomnia Depressive episodes have symptoms that can last from a few weeks…

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What Is DBT?

Mental health and addiction therapy are key tools for addiction recovery. Studies show that half of the people living with addiction also have co-occurring mental health disorders. Some of these mood disorders may be untreated, undiagnosed, or misdiagnosed. A lack of comprehensive mental health care, misdiagnosis, and undiagnosed can lead many people living with anxiety,…

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What to Expect During Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is the leading type of behavioral therapy today. Used to reduce depression, change negative thought patterns, and help rebuild relationships, CBT is increasingly popular in addiction treatment and recovery. Studies show that mental health is vital for long-term recovery and overall well-being. If you or someone in your life needs mental health…

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Finding an Addiction Treatment Program for Women

Drug and alcohol addiction affects men and women from all walks of life, and everyone’s experience with addiction is different. For many people today, single-gender rehab can provide a safe, nurturing environment for recovery. Rehab centers across the country now provide comprehensive programs just for men or women. There are many aspects of a women’s…

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How to Prepare for Residential Addiction Treatment

For some people, deciding to start addiction treatment can be overwhelming. Preparing for residential rehab and knowing what to expect can be just as daunting. People from all walks of life begin inpatient treatment programs across the country every day. Anxiety and fear before entering rehab are normal. However, there are some ways to help…

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Why Is Group Therapy Beneficial?

Living with addiction can be lonely and isolating. Many people may have trouble connecting with family or friends during addiction recovery. Or, they may be living in strained or suffering relationships. For some people, it may be difficult to find people in their lives who support a sober lifestyle. Others may not know how to…

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Love Yourself with Individual Therapy

Individual therapy used to have a stigma attached. Fortunately, individual therapy is seen today as a form of self-care. Individual therapy helps people from all walks of life heal emotional wounds every day. From overcoming childhood trauma and addiction triggers to managing daily stress and emotions, individual therapy offers many benefits. If you or someone…

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Can Group Therapy Help My Relationships?

Addiction recovery can be lonely and isolating. Many people experiencing addiction may feel that no one understands their experience. Their relationships with friends and loved ones are likely strained or worse. Unfortunately, addiction affects everyone in a user’s life. Without the proper tools and support, it can be challenging to rebuild relationships affected by addiction.…