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…

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,…

How and Why Family Therapy Works so Well

Why Rehab so Often Includes Family Therapy Despite the fact that so many drug addicts and alcoholics put the blame of their addictions on the pressure put on them by their families, the connections to their families is often a huge deterrent from relapse. Understanding that, many rehab centers like First Step Behavioral Health offer…

Psychotherapy to Treat a Drug Addiction – Does it Work?

What is Psychotherapy? According the to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, psychotherapy is defined as “treatment of mental or emotional disorder or of related bodily ills by psychological means.” In other words, psychotherapy is usually done in an individual therapy session (when it’s just the patient and the therapist) that helps the patient understand and treat an emotional…