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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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The Link Between Personality Disorders and Substance Use

Research shows a connection between personality disorders and substance use disorders. The co-occurrence of these disorders frequently happens in clinical settings. The diagnoses of personality disorders appear to increase the likelihood of developing substance use disorders. However, many clients struggling with substance use disorders have at least one co-occurring personality disorder. We may recommend formal…

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Depression And Alcohol — A Deadly Combination

What types of clients are typical for depression treatment programs? While the answer, in general, is people struggling with depression, there’s also the fact that depression and substance abuse often co-occur. Many clients who undergo depression treatment programs may also need professional help to overcome a substance use disorder, like alcohol addiction. Depression and alcohol…

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Signs of a Personality Disorder

Personality disorders are mental illnesses in which a person displays rigid and long-term patterns of problematic behaviors and thoughts. These behaviors and ideas are challenging because they don’t easily adapt to a wide range of settings. Most people who have personality disorders don’t immediately seek a diagnosis or treatment. Are you or someone you care…

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Common Signs of Depression in Women

Depression is a common mental health issue that involves feelings of emptiness, hopelessness, and sadness. Depression disorders can interfere significantly with day-to-day life. However, the signs of depression in women and men alike can be difficult to identify with any certainty. After all, everyone feels a little sad now and then. However, getting diagnosed and…

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Psychotherapy for Addiction

Many people misconstrued addiction. They often place blame and fault on friends or loved ones struggling with addiction. Those living with addiction may believe something is wrong with them. They often experience shame and hide their addiction from loved ones, which can make addiction worse. Many do not realize addiction is a complex disease. In…

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Common Types of Benzos

Prescription drugs for anxiety, insomnia, and stress are increasingly common. Benzos, also known as benzodiazepine, is a class of drugs designed for short-term relief for anxiety and trouble sleeping. Nearly 50 million prescriptions for benzos are filled each year in the United States for muscle tension and major life stressors like sudden grief and loss.…