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Pointers on How to Beat Addiction

One unfortunate aspect in dealing with addiction is that for many struggling with it, they wait until they hit rock bottom before they seek help. For many, substance use disorder, an addiction to drugs or alcohol, is an extreme condition. Those struggling with it often try to ignore the condition, refusing to admit they have…

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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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My Family Problems with Addiction

Having a loved one who has an addiction to drugs or alcohol is extremely difficult for everyone involved. Whether it’s your child, spouse, or parent, you can see how drug or alcohol abuse causes family problems with addiction. Addiction can cause strain between family members in several ways. Sometimes, family members can contribute to the…

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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…

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7 Myths About Addiction

Overcoming substance abuse is a fierce struggle. It’s possible, of course, to get treatment and heal from the disease of addiction through professional support. But society has a way of discouraging people who’re trying to reach out for help. The social stigma around the disease of addiction often keeps individuals away from looking for help.…

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How to Define Psychotherapy During Drug Rehab

It is commonly understood that attending a professional treatment center is necessary for any serious substance abuse problem. But, what goes on at a professional drug and alcohol addiction treatment center? We know that psychotherapy is an integral part of most programs, but how exactly do we define psychotherapy for addiction treatment? Below, we will…

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Motivational Interviewing Techniques

Many counseling approaches can help you address mental disorders such as addiction. However, treatment won’t go far unless you have the motivation to change. Motivational interviewing techniques help you find motivation within yourself. 5 Common Motivational Interviewing Techniques During motivational interviewing therapy, a counselor can use a range of techniques to guide you toward change.…