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Role of Psychotherapy in Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a complex mental health disorder that often takes time to develop. Recovery from addiction is also likely to take a significant amount of time and hard work. A component of that recovery process often involves the use of a psychotherapy program, one that focuses on providing strategies for healing and managing addiction long…

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Attending Support Groups for Women

Addiction and mental health disorders are conditions without cures. Treatment is available to help minimize the symptoms experienced while also creating opportunities to live a healthy life. Yet, to achieve that, it’s necessary to remain connected in a group therapy program. Support groups for women provide a way to stay on top of addiction, and,…

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Ways to Start Building Trust in Relationships

No one can argue that addiction takes its toll. Often, relationships with loved ones become damaged due to addiction. Drug and alcohol addiction cause changes in brain chemistry. As a result, someone who struggles with this disorder may say or do things they otherwise wouldn’t. This can cause rifts between family members and friends that are…

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How Does Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Work?

If you have been thinking about getting help for substance use disorder, you are probably curious about how it may be treated. One of the major healing components is therapy, with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) being one of the most commonly used forms for opioid addiction treatment. If addiction interferes with your quality of life, it…