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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a cognitive form of treatment originally designed for parasuicidal patients DBT is one form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that is commonly used to treat borderline personality disorder, a mental disorder that causes extreme mood instability. The development of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) started with psychologist Marsha Linehan’s desire to treat women...

How Important Is a Healthy Eating Plan in Treatment?

Healthy eating supplements addiction treatment while also keeping physical and emotional wellness a primary concern Most people see addiction rehab as a time when patients focus all their efforts on stopping drug abuse. They know that rehab means people stay in an inpatient treatment center and have no access to substances such as alcohol or prescription medications; however, many of these people fail to realize...

What Kind of Treatment Will I Get for an Opiate Addiction?

Individual and group therapy in rehab should be seen as opportunities to improve An important obstacle for getting addiction help is when addicts do not know what kind of treatment they will receive. The fact is that rehab has been poorly portrayed in the media so heavily that misconceptions and stigmas about both addicts and treatment abound. Ergo, it is wise to ask what kind of treatment you will get for...

3 Determining Factors for Choosing Gender-Specific Treatment

Gender-specific addiction treatment is great for people with special needs or that require unique treatment Choosing the right form of addiction treatment is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Since lasting recovery and sobriety are the main goals for rehab, different approaches according to the different circumstances of each patient can highly improve the chances for healing. One of the decisions that...

Therapy, Reprocessing and Healing from Trauma

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is one of the most common forms of treatment for trauma patients Healing from a traumatic experience can be quite a challenge. After being exposed to a life-threatening situation, unexpected change, violent incident or other similar, traumatizing event, the person can be left with persistent, negative symptoms. In recent years, research has been focused on finding specific and...

3 Essential Elements of an Intensive Outpatient Program

Support groups with different models fit recovery not just during treatment, but even after it ends Outpatient recovery from addiction is usually a step down from inpatient recovery, but it has also been a common alternative to inpatient treatment programs due to their nature and flexibility. This treatment option allows patients to keep their normal routines while receiving addiction help at the same time, which...

3 Tips for Controlling Your ADHD During Rehab

A structured routine during rehab can help the patient to handle simple tasks in an organized and timely manner It is not hard to understand why addiction treatment can be a rough experience for anyone. However, when the patient in recovery also suffers from other conditions such as a mental health issue, patients and their health care providers must work to effectively address each issue and to keep the treatment...

Veterans and Addiction Treatment

Veterans face unique challenges such as PTSD that must be addressed during addiction treatment if they hope to recover Addiction affects everyone in similar ways, but certain groups of people face unique challenges that they must address during rehab if they are to get and stay clean. Veterans who suffer from addiction need the same level of care that other addicts do, but their treatment may also need to focus on...

Why You Can’t Treat Just One Half of a Dual Diagnosis

Statistics make it clear that addiction and mental health are related Addiction and mental health disorders are inextricably linked. One issue typical contributes to, results from or complicates the other. The National Alliance on Mental Illness highlights this relationship by sharing, “nearly one-third of people with all mental illnesses and approximately one-half of people with severe mental illnesses…also...

CBT: The Very Basics

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a treatment method that can help individuals identify negative behaviors Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps individuals understand their thoughts and feelings and how those help influence their behaviors. This form of treatment is commonly used to help treat a wide range of disorders including phobias, addictions, depression and...
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