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Addiction Treatment Therapy Options

With addiction, an individual continues to use a specific drug or engage in a behavior despite experiencing significant functional impairment, distress, and other negative ramifications as a result of their...

Group and Individual Therapy: What Are the Benefits?

The largest organization of professional psychologists in the United States, the American Psychological Association (APA), defines psychotherapy as the application of clinical techniques that are developed from psychological principles that...

What Are the Techniques Used in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)?

Therapy is a structured intervention that is performed by a professional trained in psychological principles designed to help a person or people change their way of thinking, their behavior, or...

Insights on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The historical roots of psychotherapy extend back many hundreds of years. The majority of sources documenting the history of psychotherapy acknowledge the Viennese neurologist Sigmund Freud as the founding father of all...

How Can Medication Therapy Management Help You in Addiction Recovery?

One of the greatest contributors to the current substance abuse crisis in the US is the misuse of prescription medications. Misuse of various prescription medications can lead to substance abuse,...

Pros and Cons of Online Support Groups

Support groups are a very common feature of addiction treatment. As part of rehabilitation programs and for years after as post-care, support groups allow people to get advice, empathy, and...

Therapy Types

Therapy Types at Recovery First Addiction Treatment Types Cognitive Behavioral TherapyMotivational Interviewing (MI)Dialectical Behavior TherapyFamily Therapy At Recovery First, our core dual diagnosis curriculum, Embracing Change: Recovery for Life is...

Drug Use Among Minority Groups

The four main minority groups in the US are African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) and American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). Patterns pertaining to alcohol abuse...

Medication and Behavioral Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Effective addiction treatment approaches for drug abusers or addicts include medication and behavioral therapy. In fact, they work best when worked in a combined concerted manner that begins with detoxification....

Biofeedback Therapy during Drug Rehab

For drug rehab patients who suffer severe sickness or physical degradation, biofeedback therapy is often the key to finally getting cravings under control. Drug rehab can be especially difficult for...

Group-Based Treatments for Drug Rehab

Group therapies can provide safe environments for drug rehab patients to share emotional stories and make critical personal breakthroughs. While individual counseling is usually the most important drug rehab therapy,...

The Role of Reality Therapy in Drug Addiction Treatment

Smooth transitions from drug rehab clinics to the outside world can make or break drug addicts’ recoveries. Residential inpatient programs help people make rapid lifestyle changes, but applying those changes...

Four Successful Therapies for Drug Addiction Treatment

Drug addiction treatment can mean the difference between life and death. Even the most severely addicted people can make lasting recoveries and lead rich lives with the help of clinical...

Understanding Reality-Based Therapy for Addiction

Reality-Based Therapy for drug addiction is increasingly becoming an effective part of programs designed to help people overcome substance abuse or alcohol problems. This type of therapy is distinct from...

Addiction Treatment: What’s Individual Therapy All About?

Treatment for drug addiction or alcoholism utilizes a number of therapies in order to achieve lasting success. These therapies should address the two most pressing issues a person in recovery...

Drug Treatment Therapies

There are many different types of drug treatment therapies for people suffering from drug addiction and alcoholism.  This is partially because different addiction treatment therapies work for different people, and...

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