How Does Group Therapy Benefit Former Users During the Recovery Process

When you enter a drug rehab program, the first step is to detox. The detoxification takes away the mental focus on drugs and opens up for sober education on how to defeat addiction. Nevertheless, it can be difficult for each individual who is trying to recover from their addictions to find the wisdom they need…

This Is What You *Should* Say to Your Loved One Struggling with Drug Addictions pt 1

  Knowing what to say to a friend who has been struggling with addiction is hard. It can feel like there is nothing good to do or say. But the most important thing to remember is that the worst thing you can say, is nothing at all. Silence feeds your friend’s shame. Speak up. Here…

Is Your Pride Standing in the Way of Your Recovery?

Here are four ways that your pride may be getting in the way of your recovery. To get better, you need to be aware of these issues and check them.   Recognizing that you have a problem Denial is the step most people stay at. They refuse to recognize that they have a problem, even…

What Happens to People in Rehab?

Modern evidence-based rehab comes in many forms. Many different programs are available, designed to support differing personal needs. Depending on the severity of an addiction a recovering person hospitalization with 24×7 care may be required. Other people may find less intensive outpatient options to be best. One thing the programs have in common is a…

Benefits of CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The basis of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is fairly simple: end unwanted behaviors and replace them with solutions that are beneficial to the addict. Put effort into changing the way you think and reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. This can be incredibly beneficial to the addict, who is often stuck in a cycle of…

How Psychotherapy Works in Addiction Treatment

Understanding yourself is a process that can end up taking an entire lifetime to complete. However, for those whose lives are endangered due to chemical dependence, it becomes a priority to get to an understanding with the causes and complications behind the addict. Psychotherapy has long been used to get a better understanding of people,…