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Couples Addiction Therapy

Alcohol and drug addictions can severely damage the foundations of relationships. Spouses with substance use disorder usually hurt their partners the most. However, couples addiction therapy can help both parties overcome this family disease and mend their relationship. Therapists can even use different techniques depending on each couple’s needs. How Addiction Affects Relationships Addiction has…

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Dealing With Divorce and Addiction

Some people don’t realize that the bride or groom has a substance use disorder. In other cases, addiction can develop after marriage. No matter how it happens, it can quickly lead to divorce. However, how do people cope through divorce and addiction? How Addiction Affects Marriages Many experts refer to substance use disorder as a…

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How to Deal With Anxiety Without Addictive Drugs

Everyone faces anxiety at some point in life. Work, school, relationships, and finances are all causes of concern. It often triggers feelings of worry, hesitation, and fear. However, knowing how to deal with anxiety could mean the difference between developing an addiction or not. Tips for How to Deal With Anxiety Anxiety doesn’t have to…

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Grief and Depression After Losing a Parent

Losing a parent is devastating, even when you know it’s coming such as with a terminal illness. This loss causes heartbreak, trauma and significant life changes that feel overwhelming. Everyone experiences this uniquely, with some people suffering from major depression. Others turn to substance abuse and fall into addiction. From the loss of your parent, you…

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Trauma Informed Practices During Addiction Treatment

It’s not uncommon for people with a history of drug and alcohol abuse to also have a history of past trauma. When addiction specialists incorporate trauma informed practices for these clients, treatment is often much more effective. The right approach can help clients finally begin the process of moving past the trauma into a healthier,…

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Is There a Difference Between DBT vs CBT?

Addiction treatment involves various therapies. Specialists in this field understand the importance of taking the right therapeutic approach to each client. Regarding behavioral therapy, many people might consider the differences in DBT vs CBT. These two therapies share some similarities, but the ways they differ make them most appropriate for specific situations. Negative Thoughts Can…

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How Does Behavioral Therapy Aid Addiction Treatment?

Behavioral therapies help many people improve their lives, particularly during addiction rehab. Do you know the key types of behavioral therapies? DBT, EMDR, and other important rehab therapy terms sound like an alphabet soup. But the changes they bring to your life make a significant impact on your future. About Behavioral Therapy DBT and EMDR…

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Understanding the Psychology of Addiction

A question that people often ask is what causes addiction. If there was one particular cause, perhaps, addiction would be easier to treat. We could find the cause, address it, and beat the addiction. While there are many factors involved in the development of an addiction, there is no one cause. However, to treat addiction…

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SFBT: Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Some types of talk therapy help people find solutions to their problems. However, it takes time to analyze the issues and achieve objectives. With SFBT, or solution-focused brief therapy, solving problems quickly is the primary focus. Those who like the idea of finding resolutions fast should understand this therapy method before using it. What Is…