Addiction Therapies: Which One Works Best?

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When it comes to recovering from addiction, therapy from a qualified psychologist, psychiatrist or psychotherapist is an essential part of the equation, along with pharmaceutical intervention, when necessary, and peer group therapy.  Patient engagement through therapy has been shown to be a major key to recovery. Therapy can help patients manage stress, recognize harmful behaviors,…

Do Medications Help with Sobriety?: Non-Addictive Meds For Cravings & Mental Illness

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If you’re a recovering addict or you are considering therapy and rehabilitation for an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you may be wondering what medications are available for you to help curb cravings and feelings of anxiety, depression and other mental problems while recovering from addiction. Advances in the understanding of sobriety and treatment for…

The Biopsychosocial Model of Addiction

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Recovery from addicction is a difficult path, but millions of people have recovered. Different tools provided by programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous have helped many people. Therapy also helps with people assisting people to get to the root causes of their addiction and learn new coping skills for managing their mental health. Not…

5 Proven Ways to Maintain Willpower When Craving

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Throughout the years, there have been many misconceptions about the disease of addiction. Before programs like Alcoholics Anonymous started, treatment facilities believed those with an addiction to alcohol or drugs were hopeless. Later, Alcoholics Anonymous presented the idea that addiction is a disease. Here we are, almost 100 years later, and science has proven that…

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