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3 Different CBT Techniques

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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Light Therapy for Depression Is Easy in Florida

Addiction is a complicated disease. It has physical and mental aspects that have to be addressed together or an individual struggling with addiction will likely have an extremely difficult time making a lasting recovery. When it comes to addiction’s mental or emotional aspects, many individuals have a difficult time maintaining positive mental health during the…

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Beat Addiction With Psychotherapy

There are many different treatment options available for addiction recovery. While detox is the first step, counseling and psychotherapy are important components in any treatment plan. With the right treatment, patients can go on to live healthy, happy lives. Why Psychotherapy Can Help the Recovery Process When someone develops an addiction, they have more than…

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Can You Get Mental Disorders from Drug Use?

When it comes to substance abuse, it not uncommon for addiction to coincide with mental disorders. In fact, mental disorders and addiction have much in common with the “chicken or the egg dilemma.” In other words, what’s the order of connection? Does drug or alcohol abuse come from the mental health issue or does the…

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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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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…

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5 Ways to Stop Being Lonely in Recovery

Addiction treatment in Florida gives you tools to move beyond substance use disorder. However, the recovery process occurs in a clinical environment where clients have little access to friends and family members. As you work through substance abuse treatments in Florida, you may find yourself a little lonely. Therefore, having a way to relieve that…

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The Link Between Mental Health and Substance Abuse is Strong

Treating substance abuse is a difficult task because mental health issues typically accompany it. Mental health and substance abuse affect each other in several ways. In the field of addiction, experts call this dual diagnosis. At Beaches Recovery, we understand the unique connection between mental health and substance abuse. Often, individuals begin abusing drugs or…

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What is Behavioral Health?

Behavioral health is a term often used interchangeably with the term mental health. However, it describes the connection of well-being between behaviors and the body and mind. Behavioral health takes a look at aspects that cover mental health issues as well. It is synonymous with treating, preventing, and alleviating complaints such as depression, anxiety, and…