What are the Three Components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is a form of therapy proven effective for treating a range of conditions.  If you’re suffering with alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder, CBT is proven effective, either in isolation or alongside medication-assisted treatment. CBT can also be beneficial for treating depression, severe mental illness, eating disorders, and relationship problems.…

Costs and Benefits of Attending a PHP Program

PHPs (partial hospitalization programs) are commonly called day programs. With this form of addiction treatment, you’ll benefit from intensive treatment suitable for a variety of substance use disorders. PHPs also work well for treating alcohol use disorder.             Partial hospitalization programs give you the support and structure vital for mild…

All About SMART Recovery

We’ve all heard of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Nicotine Anonymous, but have you heard of Smart Recovery? SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training and it’s an alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous. There are many differences between smart and alcoholics anonymous and depending on your own personal struggles one can be More effective than the other.…

Everything You Need to Know About Alcoholics Anonymous

Addiction is a difficult disease to overcome. It is a physical, spiritual, and emotional disease that convinces a person that they are not addicted. Once a person has successfully detoxed from alcohol, the hard work starts then. Staying abstinent from alcohol is difficult for people struggling with an alcohol use disorder due to environmental triggers.…

Benzodiazepines and the Best Recovery Options

In 1996, 8.1 million adult Americans filled a prescription for benzodiazepines. By 2013, this number had increased by 67% with 13.5 million Americans using benzodiazepines. At the same time, the number of these pills being used also tripled.   According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there were almost 9000 deaths from benzo overdose…