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What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is an umbrella term for evidence-based therapy that treatment specialists use to help clients with mental disorders. Psychotherapy is a form of talk therapy where a counselor listens to the client and responds with solutions to the client’s challenges.Therapists often help clients learn how to recognize the underlying issues within the problems and develop …

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Stages of Addiction Recovery

Going through the stages of addiction recovery takes patience and determination. No one suddenly gets better. However, if you are determined to make recovery a priority you can overcome your addiction and manage your condition. Let’s take a closer look at the stages of addiction recovery and what you expect once you enter rehab.Alcohol and …

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Types of Addiction

Substance abuse is among the most common types of addiction. Substance use disorder can affect anyone from any background regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, or socio-economic background. As such, it is important to identify and address addiction when it occurs. Below we look at some of the most common types of addiction that affect people …

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Inpatient vs Outpatient Treatment

Once you complete your detox from drug or alcohol addiction, a treatment specialist will help you determine the next step in your recovery. Treatment centers in Texas offer two primary programs to choose from: inpatient vs outpatient treatment. Although both programs offer the same types of therapy, they provide different levels of supervision, facilities, and …

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Risk Factors for Addiction

Addiction occurs when you no longer have the ability to stop consuming a substance or participating in behaviors that lead to substance abuse. The medical field now widely accepts addiction as a disease and a disorder. Furthermore, therapists and counselors identify risk factors for addiction.While many of the risk factors for addiction center around genetics …

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Benefits of a Family Program

Addiction doesn’t just impact the person struggling with a substance abuse disorder. Addiction is also a family disease because it negatively impacts those you love most. The negative impact on your loved ones is especially profound if you’re married or have children. Since addiction requires treatment, family therapy plays an important role in your recovery, …

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Having a Sober New Year’s

When you are actively recovering, it may seem impossible to find a way to celebrate a sober New Year’s. Holidays can be especially dangerous and difficult if you are in recovery. Fatal overdoses and alcohol-related fatalities extremely common during New Year’s. Thus, New Year’s poses a threat to your sobriety. Holidays can also create a …

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Fun Sober Activities

Since addiction causes a lifetime of symptoms, recovery requires finding ways to manage your life without relying on drugs and alcohol. During addiction, life revolves around substances. Most of your socializing centers around alcohol and drug use. That can mean that finding fun sober activities during recovery can be challenging.Addiction is such a powerful disease …

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Opioid Epidemic Statistics

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 90 people die from an opioid overdose each day. In addition, nearly two million people abuse opioids annually. Opioid epidemic statistics make up a significant percentage of overall drug and alcohol abuse in the United States.Opioids make up a combination of illicit drugs and prescription medication …

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Strategies for Enjoying a Sober Holidays

Holidays present a lot of challenges for someone going through recovery from addiction. This time of the year is filled with parties and other events. The temptation to drink is everywhere. However, you are determined to stay clean. This may involve help from a Houston, TX outpatient treatment program and relying on the skills you …

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