How CBT Methods Are Aiding Patients in Recovering from Heroin Addiction

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a widely used psychological treatment approach first developed by Dr. Aaron T. Beck in the 1960’s. CBT was initially developed in order to treat depression, but clinicians have found it useful in the treatment of various anxiety and substance use disorders as well. Since both individual and group sessions of CBT have…

What’s the Difference Between An Opioid And An Opiate?

Recently, I realized that an opioid and an opiate aren’t the same thing. When people reference the drug epidemic sweeping the nation sometimes they say “opioid epidemic” and sometimes they say “opiate epidemic”. It’s not always clear that these are two different types of drugs all together. I went digging a bit so I could…