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The Perils of Dating a Drug Addict

There is never a perfect relationship. Likewise, every relationship is different. What works for one couple may not work for the other. Some people can handle the struggles of mental health with their partners easier than others. Others may need help, especially when dating a drug addict. Drug addiction in a spouse or partner can…

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What Is Psychotherapy

As many patients enter treatment, they may wonder what is psychotherapy and how can it help an addiction? Depending on the patient’s unique mental health history and addiction, psychotherapy can help in a variety of ways. Many of the top rehab centers offer psychotherapy and counseling options because these tools help support long-term recovery. Addiction…

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CBT Techniques that Help with Addiction

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a key component of many addiction treatment plans. CBT techniques are used to help identify self-defeating thoughts and change them. Many individuals with substance abuse disorders suffer from negative thoughts and destructive emotions. CBT is used to change harmful thought patterns so that the client can maintain their sobriety. At Beaches…

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Anger and Addiction Recovery

Everyone feels angry at times, although some people are angry much more often than others. Anger itself isn’t the problem since it’s a natural emotion. Problems can arise from how a person chooses to express anger. When someone doesn’t have healthy outlets for negative emotions, they may turn to unhealthy habits, such as drug and…

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Family Therapy Techniques

Those addicted to substances are seldom the only victim of their addiction. In many cases, family and friends also experience and feel the effects. This is particularly true in adolescents and young adults who are still dependent on their parents. Noting the importance of family to these addicted individuals, it’s easy to understand the equal…

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Drinking and Drugs Were My Anger Management Techniques

You’ve heard of the stereotypical angry drunk. Overdoing alcohol or drugs helps some people release the anger and frustration they build up inside. For others, unresolved anger problems lead to substance abuse because it helps them numb their feelings of sadness and frustration. As a result, effective rehab must provide anger management techniques for those…

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I Need Some Stress Management Techniques Without Drugs

Without drugs or alcohol, life can become very difficult. This is completely normal in the early stages of recovery. You have to realize that you were most likely drinking or using drugs as unhealthy stress management techniques. When you get sober, stress doesn’t magically go away, so it’s important to learn new techniques to help…

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Evidence-Based Addiction Counseling Techniques

Drug rehab helps individuals discover their reasons for falling victim to a substance abuse problem. In some situations, the causes may lie in childhood, unresolved traumas, or peer group interactions. To assist program participants in looking behind thoughts, actions, and behaviors, therapists frequently rely on evidence-based addiction counseling techniques. What are they, and how can…

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What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and How It’s Used in Addiction Treatment

Treating addiction requires the use of multiple types of therapy. Because no two individuals have the same addiction experience, no two individuals will have the same needs in recovery. Therefore, it’s necessary for addiction treatment programs to offer a wide range of therapies to meet the needs of patients. At Beaches Recovery, we understand the…