6 Reasons Why an Individualized Treatment Plan is Necessary for Addiction Recovery
6 Reasons Why an Individualized Treatment Plan is Necessary for Addiction Recovery

A quality addiction treatment program has several characteristics. It employs qualified and experienced medical and counselling staff, it uses evidence-based treatment methods, it has clean, safe, and comfortable facilities, and it incorporates aftercare for when you leave. Another important factor, perhaps the most important, is that a great program will create an individualized treatment plan…

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Autism May Increase Your Risk of Depression
Autism May Increase Your Risk of Depression

According to a recent study, people with autism spectrum disorders are more than three times as likely as the general population to struggle with depression. Nearly 20 percent of people with autism also had depression. What’s more, higher functioning people without intellectual disabilities were even more severely affected. Not only were they depressed at a…

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6 Myths About Addiction Recovery
6 Myths About Addiction Recovery

Recovering from addiction isn’t easy, and it’s even harder if you have unrealistic ideas about recovery. You might feel like you’re not progressing as fast as you should or that you’re having problems no one else has. In reality, although everyone’s story is unique, there are very few unique problems in addiction recovery. However, having…

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4 Things You Need to Stage a Successful Intervention
4 Things You Need to Stage a Successful Intervention

An intervention is essentially a last-ditch effort to convince a loved one to enter treatment for addiction. By this point, you’ve already discussed your concerns with your loved one and given her a chance to change. Despite your support and encouragement, you haven’t seen any improvement and so you feel like you have to try…

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Do You Know the Signs of an Anxiety Disorder?
Do You Know the Signs of an Anxiety Disorder?

Occasional anxiety is a useful emotion. It alerts you to danger, it encourages you to prepare for important events, and it gives you energy and focus to perform at your best. However, if you always feel anxious, or you get too anxious, anxiety can be debilitating. Too much anxiety can interfere with your life and…

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5 Benefits of Group Therapy
5 Benefits of Group Therapy

Group therapy is a common element of treatment for addiction and other mental health issues. A group typically comprises five to 15 participants and is led by one or two therapists. Sessions usually last an hour and a half or two hours. Group therapy can be used as a stand-alone therapy or in combination with…

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Why Should You Consider Medical Detox?
Why Should You Consider Medical Detox?

Different parts of recovery are difficult in different ways. Detox is difficult because it can be extremely unpleasant and sometimes dangerous. However, it’s also necessary to go through withdrawal to begin treatment and recovery. If you are serious about getting sober and staying sober, here are some reasons you should consider medical detox. You’re more…

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OCD May Not Be What You Think It Is
OCD May Not Be What You Think It Is

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD is a condition characterized by uncontrollable, recurring thoughts and behaviors. The popular conception of someone with OCD is that she keeps a meticulously clean house, arranges everything by color, size, or place in the alphabet, and simply must straighten an unlevel picture. In reality, OCD can take many different forms. The…

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How Do You Get Your Family to Forgive You in Recovery?
How Do You Get Your Family to Forgive You in Recovery?

Addiction often makes people do things they would never otherwise do. One of the biggest regrets of people in recovery is that they did things to hurt the people they care about. Addiction often leaves many broken relationships in its wake. People early in recovery sometimes feel anxious and frustrated that their loved ones still…

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Why Life Skills Training Matters in Addiction Recovery
Why Life Skills Training Matters in Addiction Recovery

Life skills training is an important part of addiction recovery. Life skills training comprises skills like finding jobs, finding a place to live, paying bills on time, and building relationships. These don’t seem directly related to addiction recovery, but they are fundamental, and lacking these skills might endanger your recovery. Here’s why. Life skills build…

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