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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…

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Fixing Your Life After Rehab

If you approach addiction treatment understanding that recovery is a process not a single event, life after rehab will be easier to manage. While addiction treatment programs like Orange County rehabs can help you get sober, aftercare programs and sober living homes can help further your development. Living After Addiction Whether you’ve been addicted to…

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Guide to Opiates: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Opiates are one of the most addictive substances available, and oftentimes, people fall into this form of addiction due to a legal prescription. That said, there are treatment options for people dealing with addiction, such as addiction rehab options as well as sober living homes. Before we jump into the effects and treatment options of…

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What is Sobriety?

What is sobriety? Well, for those looking to overcome their substance abuse and addiction problems, gaining a better understanding of how sobriety works and how addiction treatment programs work can streamline your position when you or your loved one decides it’s time to break the chains of addiction. Sobriety Definition The dictionary definition of sobriety…

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Faith-Based Recovery Programs

Recovering from alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder is a challenging journey for anyone, and today we’ll be examining the important role faith-based recovery programs can play for some. According to data from Pew Research Center, 77% of all adults in the US identify with some religious faith. Regardless of the religion in question,…

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Side Effects of Suboxone

Suboxone is a medication containing buprenorphine combined with naloxone in a single tablet. It is used for medication-assisted treatment for addiction. Buprenorphine has been successfully used to treat heroin addiction and it works by triggering the opiate receptors in your brain to reduce the intensity of cravings and withdrawal. Crucially, the medication achieves this without…

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When to Call Your AA Sponsor

When to Call Your AA Sponsor Knowing when to call your AA sponsor is sometimes difficult and confusing. We’ve put together the top 10 times you should call your sponsor. 1. If you find yourself stressed out by friends, family, work, school or in any situation (ex. during the holidays), you should pick up the…