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Addiction Treatment – When English Is a Second Language (ESL)

When English is not a person’s first language, it can be difficult to navigate some elements of day-to-day life in the US. This can be particularly apparent in healthcare settings....

The Out-There and Bizarre Therapies That Do More Harm than Good

Human psychology is a vast and complex landscape, and in the search for answers to questions posed by mental health challenges, many solutions have been tried. Some have changed the...

Using Biofeedback in Addiction Treatment

A noninvasive and self-guided therapy technique, biofeedback teaches a person how to control bodily functions to improve overall function. Electrical sensors are attached to the body to measure things like...

What Is Neurotherapy?

Neurotherapy (NT) is a variant on biofeedback, a process where certain physical functions can be monitored and measured to allow a person to maintain certain physiological and mental states. Biofeedback provides...

The Hands-On Approach to Massage Therapy

Though massages are often sought for their relaxation benefits, a massage isn’t just for personal pleasure. There are physical and emotional health benefits to massage therapy, and even a simple...

Is Aromatherapy a Proven Treatment?

Aromatherapy aims to improve an individual’s physical and/or psychological wellbeing with the use of aromatic plant-based oils or plant materials. Other aroma-producing compounds may be used as well. Aromatherapy is...

The Emotional Response to Music and Sound Therapy

Sound is any vibration that passes through a solid, liquid, or gas, which humans can hear. There are many obvious benefits to these vibrations, from hearing a partner speak to...

What Happens during a Group Therapy Session? 

There are a number of different treatments involved in rehab programs, ranging from detox treatments and behavioral therapies to experiential therapies and peer group support sessions. One of these elements is group...

What Is Psychotherapy? 

According to the book History of Psychotherapy: Continuity and Change, attempts to assist people using talking psychotherapy-like approaches or techniques can be traced back to ancient cultures. The formal term psychotherapy was developed from an English psychiatrist named...

How to Find the Right Addiction Recovery Support Group 

People who are in recovery for a substance use disorder or some other type of addiction, such as a compulsive gambling issue, often turn to recovery support groups for help...

How Does Interpersonal Therapy Work?  

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a specific type of psychotherapy that is used in the treatment of a number of different mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders,...

How Do One-on-One Therapy Sessions Work?  

Therapy is one of the most important parts of any rehabilitation program Working with counselors helps people who are working to overcome their addiction learn about what addiction is, how...

The Evolution of Therapy as a Treatment Option

The description in this article of the evolution of psychotherapy is admittedly very brief and attempts to only cover the main points in the history of psychotherapy. It would be...

How a Group Therapy Session Is Conducted in Rehab

Group therapy is one form of treatment among many treatment services generally offered at a drug rehab center. The goal of this article is to open a window into what...

How Is an Addiction Therapy Session Conducted? 

Over 8 percent of the adult population in the United States (ages 12 and older) suffered from a substance use disorder in 2014, the National Survey on Drug Use and...

How Effective Is the Use of Expressive Arts Therapy in Drug Rehab?

Expressive therapies are defined by the National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies as the use of art, dance/dancelike movement, music, poetry, drama, creative writing, play, and so forth in the context of...

The Role of Adventure Therapy in Addiction Rehab

Adventure therapy is a distinct form of psychotherapy that is based on principles from a number of different psychological therapy paradigms. This article will discuss the benefits of adventure therapy...

Can Animal-Assisted Therapy Help Treat Substance Abuse?

Humans and animals have an extensive history together. Domestic animals remain a source of companionship for millions of people in the United States, and they may also be useful in...

Therapy Options in Rehab

A central element of substance abuse treatment is therapy. Along with medical treatments for detox and withdrawal, education about substance abuse, and practical physical care treatments like nutrition and personal...

EMDR Treatment in Recovery

One particular challenge in substance abuse treatment is co-occurring post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. A number of people who become addicted to drugs or alcohol have had traumatic experiences that contribute...

What is Motivational Interviewing?

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) published that among adults in America (aged 12 and older) in 2013, approximately 22.7 million needed treatment for a drug or alcohol abuse...

Overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

For most people, an average day contains at least one thing that is upsetting. Cars cut us off in traffic during the morning commute, friends break lunch plans with us,...

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

To someone with a drug addiction issue, handling a difficult emotion is as easy as taking another hit. The drugs can work to numb and distract, and in no time...

What Is the Best Rehab Therapy for Substance Abuse?

Therapy used to treat an addiction to drugs or alcohol means more than getting sober in detox. Really conquering that addiction means learning how to stay sober, even when times...

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