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3 Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Mental health is crucial to overall health. Today, people from all walks of life struggle with mental health. Many have trouble changing negative thoughts, managing emotions, and avoiding addiction triggers. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is the leading type of therapy to relieve depression, change negative thought patterns, and help rebuild relationships. If you or someone in your…

Can CBT Help My Negative Thoughts?

Today, more and more people across the country struggle with mental health issues. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and other mental health disorders are increasingly common. Unfortunately, many people self-medicate with drugs or alcohol to cope with depression and other mental illnesses. They may also struggle to ask for help, articulate their needs, and seek treatment.…

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Can I Benefit from Individual Therapy for Addiction?

Addiction can be lonely and overwhelming. Family members may not understand a loved one is struggling. For some dealing with addiction, their families may not relate. It can be increasingly challenging to cope with addiction and recovery without support. Today, individual therapy is one of the leading tools for those in addiction recovery. Therapists specializing…

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Surviving the Family Holiday Gathering

The holidays are stressful. Holidays place strain on relationships and bring up childhood memories. Family gatherings can be joyful, and they can create even more stress. Whether or not someone is in recovery, family dinners, parties, and holiday gatherings can trigger unresolved trauma, addiction, and self-destructive behaviors. While some try to avoid these triggers by…

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Dealing with Negative Thoughts During Addiction Recovery

It’s difficult to control negative thoughts during addiction recovery. When someone stops using drugs or alcohol, the brain and body adjust. Prescription and illegal drugs and alcohol alter brain chemistry. During addiction, the brain stops producing chemicals like dopamine and GABA. These chemicals affect mood and behavior. During detox, the brain goes through chemical withdrawal…

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Goal of Family Therapy During Detox and Addiction Treatment

Addiction is often a family issue because substance dependence affects the entire family system and the individuals battling it. Therefore, family therapy during the detox of a family member is vital. It has been proven that addiction treatment programs have better outcomes when family members or close associates are also involved in the treatment process.…

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Finding a Treatment Center in Atlanta That Will Work for Me

Deciding to get help for drug or alcohol addiction is the first step in a journey. Finding one of the treatment centers in Atlanta capable of helping you may seem like a hard task itself. That is especially true for residential treatment in Atlanta, where options may be more difficult to find. At Atlanta Detox…

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How Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Can Help Addiction

Addiction is a disease that requires evidence-based treatment approaches for recovery. There are a variety of approaches used in treatment, including cognitive-behavioral therapy for addiction, also known as CBT. Gaining insight into cognitive-behavioral therapy for addiction likely helps individuals understand why it may be an ideal part of their addiction treatment program. If you are…

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What to Expect in an Opiate Addiction Treatment Center

The terms opiates and opioids are often used interchangeably, and many people seem to think that they are the same type of drug. There are many similarities, making it easy to understand why the two terms are often used together. There are distinct differences between opiates and opioids, leading some people to wonder what they…

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What Can an Alumni Program Do for Me?

An alumni program is a critical part of recovery success, so it’s important to understand how it fits into a comprehensive addiction treatment plan. At Atlanta Detox Center, our alumni program is another tool to help you or someone you care about maintain recovery. But, what is an alumni program? What Is an Alumni Program?…