New research reveals that there are common underlying characteristics of many different manifestations of addiction. True recovery is the continued acceptance of addiction and the continuous monitoring of the addictive personality in whatever form it may take.
Gender differences are present for all of the facets of drug abuse, which includes initiation, then the escalation of use and the progression to addiction. Gender differences in addiction and recovery can present many obstacles for those seeking help. Fortunately, gender-specific help is available.
The Primary Differences Between Substance Abuse and Substance Dependence. At the extremes, the differences between abuse and dependence are clear-cut. Substance abuse is a complex condition that gradually takes over an addict’s life. This article helps define substance abuse, dependence, and addiction.
We focus on heterosexual men who abuse their domestic partners and on women who are abused by men. This population often seeking substance abuse treatment. Domestic partner violence is a serious medical and social issues. Domestic violence leads to a variety of conditions including substance abuse.
Cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT is a leading therapeutic approach today. It helps millions of people with a variety of different problems, from everyday struggles to serious mental illness. What exactly is cognitive behavioral therapy and how did it come to be the influential method it is today?
Last Updated on 2019-10-21I’ve met mentors here who have “walked my walk” and understood what it took to live a clean and sober life. For the first time in my life, I felt there was hope for me. I’m slowly gaining trust back from family and friends that I have hurt in the past. Thanks […]
Animal assisted therapy is an emerging therapy option that helps promote calm and healing in treatment. For centuries, animals have helped people heal physically and psychologically.
There are several opportunities on this site to hear a resident expert discuss the details and therapeutic benefits of AAT.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy developed in the late 1980s by California psychologist Francine Shapiro. It is used primarily in the treatment of patients who suffered a single traumatic event, such as rape, or are currently suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).