Exploring the Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis treatment is an important approach for clients suffering from mental health and substance use disorders. Dual diagnosis treatment focuses on the individual as a whole, providing holistic care that takes into account both the mental health and substance abuse issues at hand. By treating mental illness in tandem with substance abuse, dual diagnosis […]

8 Benefits of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT therapy, is a type of psychotherapy that helps participants cope with life. It promotes skills that focus on acceptance and awareness as a foundation for behavioral change. The skills that participants develop, such as emotional regulation, distress tolerance, improving motivation and reducing dysfunctional behaviors, aren’t just talked about in the […]

Why It’s Important to Have Family Involvement in the Addiction Treatment Process

More than 100 million family members are affected by a loved one’s substance use or alcohol use disorder. Family involvement in addiction treatment can reduce distress in family members as well as the entire family unit. It also improves treatment outcomes for the person who struggles with the addiction. When the family is involved in […]

Effectiveness of 12-Step Programs

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There Are a Variety of Treatment Programs Designed to Lead Alcoholics into Recovery & Alcohol Abstinence However, the most important part of any program or treatment plan is the success rate. If it is not successful, then alcoholics will not experience continued abstinence from alcohol. Research shows that the most effective plan is one that […]

Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms

Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms

Fentanyl is one of the most powerful opioids. With a potency that’s 100 times stronger than morphine, fentanyl use comes with a strong risk of addiction and overdose. Taking fentanyl for surgery or severe pain under a doctor’s orders is the safest way to use it. But whether you use fentanyl recreationally or therapeutically, you […]

7 Symptoms of Painkiller Addiction

7 Symptoms of Painkiller Addiction

Prescription painkillers are highly addictive opioid medications. You might think that only recreational or illicit painkiller abuse can lead to addiction. But those who take prescription opioids under a doctor’s supervision can also develop a painkiller addiction. Recognizing the symptoms of painkiller addiction allows you to identify when you have a problem and seek appropriate […]

Breaking the Stigma of Addiction

Breaking the Stigma of Addiction

What comes to mind when you think about addiction? Many people imagine dark alleys, needles, jail cells and mugshots. It’s common to assume that addiction doesn’t affect people who seem to have it all together. But addiction can affect anyone, and it manifests itself differently every time it takes hold. Myths, stereotypes and misconceptions perpetuate […]

The Cycle of Addiction

Addiction doesn’t normally occur after using a substance a single time. However, drugs are powerful and change your brain chemistry. In addition, certain factors contribute to a cycle of addiction that is difficult to get out of. Understanding the addiction cycle can help you learn how to break it. Find an Inpatient Rehab Program Now […]

Benzodiazepine Abuse: Signs & Symptoms

Benzodiazepine Abuse

Benzodiazepines are sedatives that are often used for anxiety and insomnia. In fact, they’re the most widely prescribed medications. Because these medications are prescribed by doctors, many people don’t realize that they have a high potential for addiction and abuse. Taking them according to your doctor’s instructions can prevent you from becoming dependent on the […]

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