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3 Benefits of Art Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Now more than ever before, individuals struggling with drug or alcohol addiction have more treatment options. Programs have expanded, diversified, and been designed to meet specific needs and challenges. Treatment professionals now know they are working to help individuals heal and recover from a disease that has both physical and psychological aspects. Addiction can be…

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General Outline of 12 Step Meetings

One of the most common ways to combat addiction is through the use of the 12 step philosophy. The 12 steps have helped those struggling with addiction for more than 70 years. They have helped millions of people find lasting sobriety. Many addiction treatment facilities offer a 12 step program. Here at Beaches Recovery, we…

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How a 12 Step Program Helped My Recovery

I suffer from what many people in recovery often refer to as “terminal uniqueness” and it was a difficult concept. In my addiction, I felt as though I was all alone and nobody could understand what I was going through. When I finally found a 12 step program, it felt like I was finally at…

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When and How To Do An Intervention

As a disease, addiction doesn’t discriminate. It can affect anyone at any time, no matter their age, race, or class. Yet like any disease, addiction can be treated with professional help. Individuals must educate themselves on what to look out for to get their friends and loved ones the treatment they need. Because many individuals…

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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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Things That Make Rehab Facilities Effective

There are so many rehab facilities in the United States that it may be difficult for you to choose one. With all of the information out there, it isn’t easy to know which one will best support your recovery. You will understand what attributes of an addiction facility to look for when getting sober with…

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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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Are THC Pills Dangerous?

Throughout the country, states are struggling with the pros and cons related to the legalization of marijuana. While the medicinal benefits of pot seem harmless enough, it still contains THC. For people who don’t want to smoke medical marijuana, doctors prescribe THC in pill form. Therefore, it’s natural to ask, “Are THC pills dangerous?” To…

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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…