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forgiveness

How Can Learning About Forgiveness Help Me Recover from Addiction?

The road to recovery relies upon setting realistic goals and having realistic expectations. These goals serve as stepping stones to aid in the healing process after perhaps years of substance use. Setting goals also helps you manage your progress and attain confidence and resiliency upon each new accomplishment. Part of the process is learning to…
trust in recovery

How Can I Rebuild Trust in Recovery?

The road to recovery is a life-long process, and encountering challenges along the way is part of this journey. Another big part of the recovery journey is rebuilding the trust in the relationships you have within yourself and with others. The work needed to restore trust can introduce many different feelings, including anger, stress, anxiety,…
drinking at social events

How Can I Avoid Drinking at Social Events?

While the summer season is a great time to see friends and family, these social occasions could create stressful environments that challenge your sobriety. Therefore, just the thought of attending social events is enough to create feelings of anxiety and panic. If you are worried about attending family occasions, you might feel the urge to…
cbt vs. dbt

What Are the Similar and Different Aspects of CBT and DBT?

Both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) are two effective psychotherapy treatments that can treat various mental health issues. While they share many similarities, understanding the differences is essential to determine which treatment will benefit your recovery in certain situations. Let’s examine both CBT and DBT, what each one is and how…
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What is Dual-Diagnosis Treatment?

Many addiction programs have adopted dual-diagnosis treatment for clients diagnosed with mental as well as addictive disorders. For the uninitiated, this type of medical terminology can be slightly confusing. In more pedestrian terms, dual-diagnosis is simply referencing a rehab program that is willing to offer an all-encompassing treatment approach to addictive disorders and treat any…