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Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy for Addiction: Separating Fact from Fiction

If you're looking into potential treatment options for alcoholism or drug addiction, it's quite likely you'll come across facilities that offer cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT. So is cognitive behavioral therapy for addiction a good choice? And what exactly is CBT? This article will explore both of these questions so you can make a better-informed choice for yourself. What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? CBT is a type of talk-based therapy. During a CBT session,...

The Most Important Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Drug Rehab

When you're addicted to drugs or alcohol, it can be a negative cycle that's hard to get out of without outside help, like outpatient drug rehab. Pretty much everyone in the world lives according to some sort of cycle; for many people, these cycles are positive. For addicts, substance use creates an artificially positive feedback loop. Drugs or alcohol give you a high, so you continue to seek them out. Breaking...

Recovery Questions and Answers: 7 Frequently Asked Questions About Drug Treatment Programs

The estimated cost of drug abuse a year in the US is more than $820 billion. It is an epidemic in our society that has no cure. Thankfully, there is treatment. Read on for the top 7 most commonly asked recovery questions and their answers. 1. What Exactly is Addiction Rehab? The first question people ask about recovery treatment is always, "what is it"? Recovery treatments are varied. There are many drug treatment options out there....

Rehab Pennsylvania: The Step-By-Step Process of Detox and Recovery

According to NIDA, opioid-related death in Pennsylvania equaled to 2548 in 2017. This shows why rehab Pennsylvania facilities have a massive task in tackling addiction and drug abuse. For alcohol and drug addiction, not any treatment can help you. It is vital to look for the most appropriate health facility that will help you overcome the drug menace. Finding the right rehab facility in your local area might be the best step to...

What is Dual Diagnosis? 10 Incredible Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

In 2012, 8.4 million adults in the US were diagnosed with both a mental illness and a substance addiction. Substance addiction is a problem all across our country. Many people suffer, but people with mental illness present a unique issue. What is dual diagnosis? How can it help people that are dealing with addiction and mental illness at the same time? If you or a loved one are dealing with this type of situation, know that...

The Incredible Benefits of Yoga for Addiction Recovery

According to the Surgeon General, 1-in-7 people in the U.S. will face substance addictions. With almost 21 million Americans dealing with addiction, its a dangerous problem. Thankfully, the right recovery center can help. Did you know that using yoga can help with addictive behaviors? As a method of holistic treatment, yoga helps individuals through the recovery process. Many recovery centers include yoga as a method of therapy to help people through withdrawal symptoms and...

How to Know if Medication-Assisted Detox Treatment Is Right for You

Each day in the United States, over 130 people die from overdosing on opioids. The drug crisis in America kills more people each year than gun violence, car crashes or Aids. And it's just getting worse. But you don't have to be a statistic. There is hope. The best way you can secure your long-term sobriety is to consider a medically assisted detox treatment. But what is a drug detox program and who does it benefit? Read on to...

Aftercare Preparation: A Checklist for Clean and Sober Living

The day is finally here. You have completed your addiction treatment program and are clean and sober. It was hard work and there were days you weren't sure you could do it, but you did! Now what? Some people believe once they are finished with rehab they can resume their life and pick up where they left off; just without the substance abuse. That is a very dangerous plan. Aftercare is the...

What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program? Is It Right for Me?

Addiction is a treatable disorder. Medical professionals classify addiction as a chronic disease. The good news is that the relapse rate for substance abuse is lower than that of other chronic diseases. In fact, studies show that intensive outpatient programs are just as effective as in-patient treatments. But what is an intensive outpatient program? Read on for the answers you need. What is an Intensive Outpatient Program? Intensive outpatient treatment for substance abuse is also known as an IOP....

Overcoming Your Oxycodone Withdrawal: What to Expect in Treatment and Recovery

Opiate addiction in the United States has reached an all-time high. A report released by the American Society of Addiction Medicine in 2016 found that 2 million U.S. citizens suffered from addiction to prescription opioid painkillers. Prescription opioids like oxycodone caused more than 20,000 overdose deaths the year before. If you suffer from an addiction, you may fear going through oxycodone withdrawal alone. Consider checking into a substance abuse treatment center to get the help you...

Are You Enabling Addiction? Signs You’re an Enabler (And How to Stop)

Addiction to alcohol or drugs is a family disease. Although the drinker or drug user is obviously sick, his or her loved ones also become sick. The family worries, they incessantly try to control the addict, they try to cover up for him, and they lose sight of their own needs as all energy goes to take care of the addict. The family may believe they are helping the addict by...

What Should a Person Consider When Choosing a Drug Treatment Program? A Decision-Making Guide

There are roughly 21.5 million people in the United States over the age of 12 who are currently dealing with a substance abuse disorder. Of this 21.5 million, only about 11 percent ever get help to overcome their addictions. If you've been considering getting help and attending a drug treatment program, you're already miles ahead of many others who struggle with addiction. In order to get the most out of these programs, though, you need...

7 Eye-Opening Signs of Alcoholism

In 2015, 15.1 million Americans had an alcohol problem. While moderate alcohol consumption will not affect you physically or psychologically, heavy drinking can have many lasting impacts. Liver damage, cardiovascular disease, and cancer are just some of the long-term side effects of heavy drinking. Struggling with alcohol is also a trigger for mental illness. Alcoholism can affect your blood pressure, circulatory system, and immune system. It shrinks the brain, making your memory worse over...