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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…

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Can a 12-Step Program Benefit Me?

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was the first 12-step program, founded in 1935. Since then, 12-step programs have helped millions of people throughout the world manage and maintain their sobriety. AA was created to help those suffering from alcohol addiction. Because of the approach’s effectiveness, the 12-step program philosophy has been used as the model to create…

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What Happens During EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy, referred to as EMDR therapy, is an interactive therapy used to heal from the psychological distress frequently associated with trauma and other negative life experiences. Originally developed in the 1980s to treat PTSD, EMDR has since gained worldwide recognition for its effectiveness and is now used in a wide…

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Where Can You Go For Fentanyl Withdrawal?

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid pain reliever that is up to 100 times more powerful than morphine. Fentanyl was designed to treat severe pain following surgeries, cancer treatment, or when a patient with chronic pain has developed a tolerance to other opioids. Like other opioids, fentanyl activates receptors on cells throughout the body to…

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Do You Need PHP or Residential Treatment?

Deciding on the right treatment for you or a loved one can quickly become overwhelming, but finding the best treatment option is the first step towards recovery. At Harmony Hills, our admissions team helps clients become comfortable with the details of entering and participating in our rehabilitation programs. They will discuss the options that are…

men who are humanizing addiction

How We Can Start Humanizing Addiction

For decades, people have seen addiction as part of a personal problem that stemmed from a failure of the individual. However, experts today recognize that there are a variety of reasons why people struggle with addiction. At Harmony Hills, we know that by taking an approach toward humanizing addiction, society can reduce stigma, make accessing…

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Learning About the Multiple Paths to Recovery

Substance abuse recovery does not happen the same for everyone. There are multiple paths to recovery. Every person is different. Therefore, substance abuse treatment facilities like Harmony Hills rarely offer one recovery option. Some people may need a combination of different types of care to create customized paths to recovery. 12-Step Recovery Programs One of…