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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A Breakdown of Intensive Outpatient Treatment

A Breakdown of Intensive Outpatient Treatment Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) offer treatment for mild alcohol use disorder or substance disorder when medical detox is not required. Now, residential rehab is often the best option. In the cases of most moderate and severe addictions, inpatient treatment is advisable. For anyone with an unstable home background, residential…

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What Does Medication-Assisted Treatment Involve?

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a term used to describe the delivery of treatment for alcohol use disorder and opioid use disorder using specific and FDA-approved medication. Medication is often used during the detox phase of recovery, but MAT is effective at all levels of care, including outpatient treatment. It’s a common misconception that medication-assisted treatment…

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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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What Is The Typical Cost for Outpatient Treatment in Orange County?

Outpatient treatment in Orange County helps thousands of people just like you reclaim their lives from active addiction. Now, you shouldn’t mistake outpatient rehab for a casual form of treatment. Just because you won’t be staying in a residential treatment center overnight, you’ll still benefit from a rigidly structured program. Outpatient treatment is not a…

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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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5 Signs of PTSD and How CBT Helps

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a form of anxiety disorder triggered by distressing, frightening, and highly stressful events and experiences. Those suffering from PTSD frequently relive the event, experiencing troublesome nightmares and disturbing flashbacks. Accompanying these symptoms are feelings of guilt, isolation, and irritability. Post-traumatic stress disorder, largely due to the nightmares associated with the…

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