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What’s Adventure Therapy and How Can It Help With Recovery?

The Purpose of Adventure Therapy The District Recovery Community (TDRC) integrates many forms of adventure therapy into our clients’ lives, including adventure therapy. Adventure, camaraderie, and character-building is instrumental in early recovery. By employing an adventure-based experience, The District allows residents the opportunity to find hobbies and identify what they are passionate about. This is…

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What’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

If you are looking into addiction treatment options for you or your loved one you may have come across various types of therapy and may be asking yourself “What is cognitive behavioral therapy?” Let’s take a closer look at this form of addiction and mental health treatment that is considered one of the most common…

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Why is Heroin So Addictive?

If you’ve been wondering why is heroin so addictive, we’ll break down the reasons today. Heroin is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from morphine found in the seed pods of opium poppies. This substance is then processed into partially refined morphine at the source. The resultant heroin is then trafficked worldwide. Street-level heroin comes in powdered…

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How Does a Sober Living Home Work?

Sober Living Meaning Sober living homes (SLHs) were created to provide a safe, supportive, and affordable housing option to those in recovery. Typically, people choose a sober living community as the next step after rehab or detox. They serve as a stable residential environment while residents continue their treatment for addiction. A men’s sober living…

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CBT vs DBT

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) are very similar forms of talk therapy or psychotherapy. Both CBT and DBT help you to communicate more effectively, while at the same learning more about yourself and the condition you’re addressing with psychotherapy. Each of these therapies is evidence-based. This means there is hard data…