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Woman feeling stigmatized while in substance abuse treatment

How Stigma Interferes With Substance Abuse Treatment

We all know about the supposed power of first impressions. Allow us to illustrate how this applies to substance abuse treatment.   Cut someone off in traffic only to sit across from them at a dinner party minutes later? That’s bound to be awkward. Show up to your first day on the job early, sharply …

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Woman holding prescription pain medicine

When Does Prescription Pain Medicine Become a Problem?

Just this morning, my husband said, “My knee hurts. Must have slept on it funny.”    I chimed in, “Yeah? I did something to my shoulder. It’s been giving me trouble for days.”    And here we are, folks.    Our bodies—these glorious things that once rolled around on the ground with friends, powered through …

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Understanding Addiction with Family Therapy

Understanding Addiction Treatment with Family Therapy

If your loved one is living with addiction, it can be hard to wrap your head around their behavior. You may see the way it affects your life and realize you’re struggling to cope, too. If it’s time for addiction treatment, why is family therapy important?   Family therapy can help your loved one get …

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The Importance of DBT in Substance Abuse Treatment

The Importance of DBT in Substance Abuse Treatment

DBT. Ah, the elusive acronym. Ever find yourself in the middle of a conversation nodding your head along to phrases like “Send a QFE to the BCD, ASAP, will ya?”    Okay, so maybe that’s an exaggeration, but the feeling remains. Before we agree to do something, we’d like to get our heads around that …

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CBT Plays Large Role in Substance Abuse Treatment

When you finally take that brave, bold step toward substance abuse treatment and recovery, you want to know you’re walking in the right direction. Who wouldn’t?   When you enter treatment for addiction, you’re giving your time and effort as an investment. And we’re right there with you in saying we hope it’s an investment …

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What is Illness Management and Recovery

What is Illness Management and Recovery?

Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) is a program that teaches coping and self-management skills. This program helps people with serious mental health conditions. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone. It’s new to behavioral health, and most of the public isn’t aware yet either.    IMR is backed by research and is part …

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What Are My Options For Substance Abuse Treatment

What Are My Options For Substance Abuse Treatment?

Expectations matter – especially when considering a substance abuse treatment center.   When we know what’s to come, we can set our mind to the task at hand. We can prepare to work hard, practice patience or all sorts of things in between.    Expectations also offer hope. The reward becomes easier to imagine and …

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overcoming addiction

Overcoming Addiction: Age is just a number

We’ll get straight to the point: do not let your age stop you from getting addiction treatment! We’ve all heard the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Maybe you’ve even said it yourself a time or two. Thankfully, like plenty of other crabby-clichés, just because we’ve all heard it before doesn’t make it …

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Drug Addiction Treatment: Healing Methods

Before you or your loved one enter a drug addiction treatment center, it is helpful to familiarize yourself with the different approaches used to find healing from substance use disorders. There are many models to choose from whether it be evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), group therapy …

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What to Look For in A Drug Addiction Treatment Center

What to Look For in A Drug Addiction Treatment Center

Choosing a drug addiction treatment center in Houston can feel so overwhelming. In 2018, the U.S. had nearly 15,000 rehab facilities in operation, all of them offering hope in one form or another. It’s no wonder it can be a challenge to determine the best place for you or your loved one to get the …

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