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Integrating Family Therapy Into Your Treatment Plan

Integrating Family Therapy Into Your Treatment Plan

Are you thinking of getting more family members involved in your or a loved one’s recovery journey? This desire is natural because family members can offer the kind of emotional support necessary for successful, long-term recovery. Family therapy can also help address issues within the family that may have contributed to substance use disorder (SUD) … Read more

How Is Dual Diagnosis Treated?

How Is Dual Diagnosis Treated?

When someone has both a substance use disorder (SUD) and a mental health disorder, they have what is known as a dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorders. Treating one condition without caring for the other may not produce lasting recovery because the interactions of both conditions can sabotage progress. Treatment for dual diagnoses must be integrated … Read more

CBT as Part of an Integrated Approach to Treatment

CBT as Part of an Integrated Approach to Treatment

When you are choosing a therapist, some of the therapy types they offer and terms they use might seem confusing and contradictory. For example, you may wonder, what is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)? What is the difference between an integrated approach and a holistic approach? Is CBT part of both? How do you choose a therapist … Read more

What Does Neuroscience Say About Addiction?

What Does Neuroscience Say About Addiction?

The question of whether addiction is genetic or environmental has long been pondered. However, it is more complex than simply attributing it to one or the other. According to neuroscience research, addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease of the brain. Some people’s genetics predispose them to developing substance use disorder (SUD) easily after repeated exposure, … Read more

How Does Detoxification Treatment Help Cleanse Your Liver?

How Does Detoxification Treatment Help Cleanse Your Liver?

Did you know that drugs and alcohol can damage your liver? In fact, even many over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements may cause liver injury. Because the liver plays a critical role in regulating blood sugar and filtering toxins from the blood, it is one of the most important human organs to protect and is one … Read more

How Do You Overcome Stigma and Seek Treatment?

How Do You Overcome Stigma and Seek Treatment?

Do you have a loved one who is suffering from substance addiction but hesitates to seek treatment because of stigma? Unfortunately, negative attitudes and beliefs toward people who struggle with addiction are common. Such is also the case for people struggling with mental health conditions. Stigmatization is harmful in many ways, not least of which … Read more