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The Connection Between Anxiety and Addiction

With an estimated 40 million Americans suffering from an anxiety disorder and over 20 million diagnosed with substance use disorder, both anxiety and addiction are widespread. The conditions are also inextricably linked. ADDA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America) data shows that 20% of Americans with an anxiety disorder or mood disorder also have a…

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What are the Benefits of Men’s Alcohol Rehab?

What are the Benefits of Men’s Alcohol Rehab? Gender-specific issues surrounding substance abuse mean that gender-specific treatment programs are suitable for many people grappling with addiction.  Men and women abuse different drugs, and they also use substances for different reasons. Resultantly, the sexes often enter treatment programs at different stages of addiction. In general, women…

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What Are The Benefits of Gender-Specific Treatment?

What Are The Benefits of Gender-Specific Treatment? For years, addiction research was focused exclusively on the way drugs and alcohol affect men. Studies only involved male participants. In many ways, this led to women facing certain issues in addiction recovery that were not amply provided for. Treatment programs were not originally prepared to suit or…

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What Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Involve?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy or talk therapy. By engaging with CBT, you can learn to identify the destructive thought patterns that can result in poor behaviors like substance abuse and alcohol abuse. You’ll then challenge these thoughts, and you’ll replace them with more realistic, objective thoughts. Ideally, this will lead to…

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How Is Opiate Addiction Treated?

Opioids and opiates have ravaged the United States for decades. Today, we’ll be highlighting the most effective, evidence-based approach to opiate addiction treatment. In 2017, the year when the opioid epidemic was declared a national emergency, 1.7 million people in the US reported a substance use disorder related to prescription opioid painkillers. Over 650,000 reported…

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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.…

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