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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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4 Family Therapy Techniques

Everyone knows family can be stressful. No matter how much we love our loved ones, time, relationship dynamics, past trauma, and communication barriers can keep family members from truly connecting. Family therapy programs can help couples, parents, children, and extended family reconnect through active listening, authentic speech, and reestablishing family dynamics. If you and your…

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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.…

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How Opiates Affect Your Body Physically

America is currently experiencing an opiate crisis. Originally derived from opium, natural opiates like morphine and heroin are euphoric painkillers. Today, synthetic opiates, known as opioids, have the same effect and are prevalent across the country. Both drugs are highly addictive, and many people may take an opioid, like OxyContin, and switch to heroin because…

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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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Heroin Overdose Symptoms

Heroin abuse continues to cause pain and misery for thousands each year. This powerfully addictive drug can send your life into a tailspin, putting you at grave risk of death from overdose. Given the extent of the heroin epidemic in this country, gaining knowledge about heroin overdose symptoms is a wise move. Recognizing the symptoms…