How to Recognize That You Are Not Defined by Your Diagnosis

How to Recognize That You Are Not Defined by Your Diagnosis

To define yourself by substance abuse or mental health conditions is not accurate You are not defined by your mental health diagnosis or substance abuse. While each of these conditions presents unique challenges, there is much more to you than a label such as being called an alcoholic or having bipolar disorder. In many cases, substance abuse can be closely related to an undiagnosed mental...

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Seeking Therapy for Codependency

Seeking Therapy for Codependency

Many men and women are in codependent relationships and my require help with a therapist or counselor When you live with or have a relationship with an addict, it is very easy to form a codependent relationship. Statistics from the National Institutes of Health show that over 40 million women are codependent, and many men are as well, but it is rarely discussed. But what does that look like? The...

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A Guide to Different Types of Therapy

A Guide to Different Types of Therapy

Yoga can help an individual cope with stress and experience positive changes By utilizing multiple forms of therapy, drug addiction treatment can help people change their lives and leave compulsive substance abuse behind for good. Three therapy methods that are common in the treatment of addiction include psychotherapy, drug therapy and alternative therapy. According to the National Institute on...

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What Type of Disorders Can DBT Treat?

What Type of Disorders Can DBT Treat?

Dialectical behavioral therapy can address many mental health issues, particularly borderline personality disorder Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) was developed by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan in the 1980s to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD). Today, DBT is recognized as the benchmark treatment of BPD, and it is also used to treat a wide range of mental health problems. How DBT...

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What Is Aftercare?

What Is Aftercare?

Aftercare is available in a variety of formats and avenues, including group meetings Aftercare is the care you continue to receive after rehab. While you or your loved one may have made incredible strides in life change during rehab, aftercare helps a recovering addict transition from rehab into everyday life. It often involves continuing in counseling, education and skills development after...

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CBT: the Very Basics

CBT: the Very Basics

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an effective, approachable therapy that can treat addiction, depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective, approachable therapy method; as its name indicates, it combines cognitive and behavioral therapies. While CBT is most often recommended for addiction depression and anxiety, it can benefit people with...

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