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How Meditation Can Help Recovery

If you want a comprehensive addiction treatment plan for yourself or someone you care about, it should include a holistic therapy program. Holistic therapy combines elements of traditional forms of therapeutic care with alternative techniques, such as meditation. The primary difference between traditional therapy and holistic therapy is that the latter focuses on a wide…

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What Is a Behavioral Addiction?

Many people are familiar with physical addictions, such as alcohol or drug addictions, but aren’t well-versed in other types of addiction. It’s crucial to find out more about other addictions and ways of managing them, such as through process addiction treatment programs. Behavioral addiction, also called process addiction, is an addiction characterized by an intense…

woman struggling with functional alcoholism

Functional Alcoholism: What Is It and Getting Treatment

Most people think of an alcoholic as someone who drinks way too much and has a life that’s falling apart because of their addiction. Experts now know that some people may be high-functioning alcoholics, meaning their alcohol use doesn’t affect how they function in life. If you’re worried about yourself or someone you care about,…

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What Is Medication Assisted Treatment?

If you or someone you care about is struggling with a substance use disorder, you may have already heard about medication-assisted treatment programs. But what’s involved in medication-assisted treatment (MAT), exactly? You may be wondering which prescription drugs are used in MAT or why this method of care is recommended for the treatment of certain…

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How Does Addiction Impact Pregnancy?

Some women struggle with substance abuse when they’re pregnant. In fact, between 2006 and 2010, one out of every 13 American women who were pregnant reported that they drank alcohol. One out of every 17 reported that they engaged in binge drinking. Apart from increasing the chances of their children having fetal alcohol spectrum disorders…

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What Are Process Addictions?

Most people think of substances like alcohol or drugs when considering addiction. However, process addictions can develop without the involvement of any substances. Such addictions are habitual actions that give a person the emotional high they crave, so they keep on engaging in the addictive behavior. Process addictions, which involve addictive and compulsive behaviors that…