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TOP 8 EXPERIENTIAL THERAPIES & THEIR BENEFITS

Individual and group therapy are the cornerstones of most treatment plans, and for good reason. They help people address their underlying issues and open up about their struggles in a safe space. However, experiential therapies are also important to ensure a dynamic, holistic experience that gives individuals a chance to dig a little deeper. At…

8 activities you’ll likely experience in outdoor adventure therapy

When it comes to addiction, we believe there should be more to recovery than therapy and abstinence. These things are obviously important and lay the groundwork for your sobriety, but getting it to stick means going deeper and developing the strong bonds, coping skills and habits that will help you meet any challenges that lie…
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The Healing Power Of Nature For a Successful Recovery

Dealing with addiction is no walk in the park. Constant cravings and unpleasant emotions like anger, paranoia and sadness become the norm, dominating your life and causing your relationships to suffer. Still, it’s easy to ignore the damage and find comfort at the bottom of a bottle (or baggie), despite the ongoing harm it causes.…
who might be struggling with addiction

How To Help Someone Struggling With Addiction

It can feel hopeless when someone you care about is struggling with addiction. You might be at your wit’s end trying to convince them to seek treatment, but it is possible to get them to realize and accept that they have a problem. However, the process isn’t easy and may cause some emotional distress on…

What Are The Differences Between Residential, PHP and IOP Treatment?

If you’re ready to get sober and start looking into rehab, it becomes quickly obvious that there are various treatment options to choose from. What isn’t so obvious is how to determine which one is right for you. Most people aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of residential care, partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) and…

Why Long Term Treatment Works

Addiction is a chronic condition. Once it develops, it doesn’t just go away overnight, even with proper treatment. That’s because making the decision to get sober involves changing some deep-seated behaviors, and it can be tricky to let go of old habits. We all want quick solutions to life’s problems, but like most things worth…

Exploring Co-occurring Disorders For Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Founded in 1949 by Mental Health America (MHA), the nation’s leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the mental wellness of all, its purpose is to raise awareness, educate the public, and dispel the harmful myths surrounding mental illness. In that spirit, it’s a good time to reach out to someone…
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How To Overcome The Stigma of Addiction & Mental Illness In The Workplace

When we look back at the past hundred years, it’s easy to see how far we’ve come in regards to mental illness. Advances in psychiatry have given us a deeper understanding of the mind, so we now recognize mental health and substance use disorders as real, treatable conditions that can be managed with the right…
what attorneys should know about addiction treatment

What Attorneys Should Know About Addiction & Treatment

Substance abuse often results in legal trouble. According to the Bureau of Justice, 21% of prisoners are incarcerated for crimes related to drugs or alcohol, and over half meet the criteria for addiction or dependency. Because of this, you might assume that an attorney’s exposure to substance abuse comes from their clientele, but this isn’t…
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Identifying The Top 10 Signs Of Alcoholism

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month. That means it’s a good time to reflect on our drinking habits and how it affects our daily lives, but alcohol use is so common that it can be difficult to know if you or a loved one has a problem. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse…