Contingency Management, The Carrot of Behavioral Therapies

Behavioral Therapies You’ve may have heard of behavioral therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy and slightly lesser known dialectical behavior therapy. Behavior therapies are gaining a name for themselves in the substance abuse disorder recovery scene and for good reason. Behavioral therapy teaches the skills necessary for a recovering drug or alcohol addict to cast aside…

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Tranquilizers, Not as Old School As You Think

Tranquilizers can seem like kind of a vintage drug addiction. The 1950’s were a time of heavy tranquilizer, or barbiturate, addiction for instance. According to PBS (https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/marilyn-monroe-and-the-prescription-drugs-that-killed-her)Marilyn Monroe died of an overdose on barbiturate known as Nembutal, We don’t hear as much about tranquilizers these days. Our time is spent watching the awful headlines scroll…

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The Dangerous Dual Diagnosis

A dual diagnosis is nothing to ignore. Depression, Bipolar Disorder, etc can all be dangerous catalysts for a chemical dependency and substance abuse can also drive mental health disorders.   Mental Health Disorders Commonly Co-Occurring with Substance Abuse Bipolar Disorder Depression Eating Disorders Generalized Anxiety Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Panic Disorder Personality Disorder Post Traumatic…

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Finding The Therapy That Helps You Thrive Through Substance Abuse Recovery

Chemical dependency on any addictive substance is usually, though not always, tied to some kind of co-occurring disorder like bipolar disorder or chronic depression and anxiety. The two disorders gode each other along, making it impossible to get clean or mentally fit without treating both afflictions. At our residential detox facility our medically qualified staff…

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