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The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction Treatment

The “cognitive revolution” in psychology began in the 1960s. But, cognitive behavioral therapy was not introduced until the 1970s. Today, many use cognitive behavioral therapy during treatment for substance abuse. It also plays a role in treatment for other common…

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Your Guide to Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention

Science is only beginning to catch up with what yogis and Buddhists have known for centuries. Mindfulness, meditation, and conscious breathing techniques are effective ways to deal with stress. They can even help us live better, longer lives. A new…

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Understanding Holistic Addiction Treatment

The World Health Organization says that anywhere between 65%-80% of the US population currently use some kind of holistic treatment as their main form of healthcare. This is a growing trend in healthcare today that’s also known as alternative medicine.…

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The Benefits of Family Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Do you have a family member suffering from substance abuse and addiction? Watching your loved one struggling with substance abuse is never easy. Even if they started the road to recovery, your loved ones will still suffer psychological and physical…

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Why Are People Alcoholics?

In recent years, the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reported shocking amounts of Americans living with some form of addiction to this drug. A 2005 survey reported 15.1 million adults (defined as over the age of 18, not…

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How Long Does Alcohol Recovery Take?

The health issues associated with alcoholism paint a bleak future for alcoholics. Chronic heavy drinking doesn’t just cause cirrhosis of the liver and seizures. It can also cause dementia, cardiovascular disease, and several forms of cancer. People considering recovery often…

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