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Signs I Could Benefit from Behavorial Therapy

Mental health therapy is a crucial part of the treatment of substance abuse and addiction. There are five broad types of psychotherapy: psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapies; integrative or holistic therapy; humanistic therapy; cognitive therapy; and behavioral therapy. Each of these approaches has its own goals, utilizes its different techniques, and has its benefits. Behavioral therapy…

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How CBT Can Aid Addiction Recovery

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based talk therapy often used to treat substance abuse, addiction, and co-occurring mental health disorders. Evidence-based means that CBT is clinically proven to be effective. Many traditional therapies rely on the therapist-patient relationship to uncover past events that might impact current behavior. However, CBT focuses on how changing current patterns…

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3 Benefits of Individual Therapy for Addiction

Contrary to the beliefs of many, addiction recovery involves much more than detoxing from drugs or alcohol. The simple fact is that detox is the first step in the recovery process. Substance use and mental health disorders are diseases whose roots are commonly intertwined. Under particular circumstances, a mental health disorder can come to light…

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Long-Term Effects of Anxiety Disorders

We hear a lot about anxiety. That’s probably because anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder in the United States, affecting nearly 40 million adults annually. Unfortunately, though anxiety disorders are highly treatable, estimates show that less than 40 percent of affected individuals seek help from an anxiety treatment program. That said, compared…

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Signs You Need Mental Health Treatment

Mental health encompasses our psychological, social, and emotional well-being. It affects our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and factors into how we relate to others, handle stressful situations, and make decisions. When our mental health suffers, it can negatively impact all areas of our lives. Mental health disorders are common, affecting millions of people every day.…

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What to Expect in Bipolar Disorder Treatment

If you believe that you or a loved one might be struggling with bipolar disorder, it is important to seek professional help as soon as possible. Bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition but can be successfully treated to minimize symptoms, allowing people to live a quality life. Early diagnosis is important because when left untreated,…

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) originally developed in the late 1980s to treat borderline personality disorder better. Since then, it has been adapted to help treat several other mental health disorders and is commonly used to treat substance use disorders. DBT therapy places emphasis on the connection between social…