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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Addcition

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Addcition

                                      What is CBT? CBT as cited by Drugabuse.gov in their article Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (Alcohol, Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Nicotine) is a type therapy originally developed as a method to prevent relapse in…

Is Addiction a Brain Disorder?

Is Addiction a Brain Disorder?

Drug addiction and substance abuse are one of the biggest issues faced by society. In recent times, several new groundbreaking initiatives have been taken in this area. Years ago, drug addiction was considered a behavioral issue. The environment someone lives in matters too but that is another topic. However, the…

Character Defect: Perfectionism

Character Defect: Perfectionism

Drug Rehab Character Defect: Perfectionism Character defects play an important role in drug rehabilitation therapies. The term is widely mentioned in Step Six of 12 step therapy. It is also used interchangeably with Shortcomings in Step Seven. It is imperative to recognize such character defects so as to design proper…

The Five Stages of Addiction Grief

The Five Stages of Addiction Grief

A person going through bereavement or any other tragedy faces several different emotions. Such responses differ from person and person. However, these emotions may be broadly classified into five distinct categories, known as stages of grief. These stages were proposed by Elisabeth Kubler Ross in her book On Death and…

Side Effects And Withdrawal Symptoms of Caffeine

Side Effects And Withdrawal Symptoms of Caffeine

Caffeine is present in many everyday products such as coffee and soft drinks. It is also found in energy drinks and Over the Counter pain medications. Caffeine is known for its stimulating effect on the central nervous system. While caffeine is not addictive the way most of the drugs and…

Addiction and Workplace Issues

Addiction and Workplace Issues

Drug addiction is a major malady faced by society today. It is believed that over 2/3rds of the drug abusers are actively employed, implying that such behavior has implications for workplace policies as well and for the general public. Many people are in harm’s way when a truck driver, crane…

How to Support Your Partner Through Drug Recovery

How to Support Your Partner Through Drug Recovery

Drug addictions are known to have a severe impact on personal relationships. The recovery process is generally equally daunting for everyone involved. However, the impact is the most severe on the drug addict’s spouse or partner. So, if you have spouse or partner who is going through the process of…

A Detailed Look at the Twelfth Step of a 12-Step Program

A Detailed Look at the Twelfth Step of a 12-Step Program

The Twelfth Step The twelfth step of a 12-Step program is about embracing your new life and spreading the message of sobriety and recovery to the alcoholics and addicts around you. The step is the culmination of all the eleven steps that you successfully completed and it prepares you for…

Importance of Developing Healthy Replacement Habits

Importance of Developing Healthy Replacement Habits

Drug addiction is a habit which is tough to break. It is one of the biggest reasons why many addicts fail to kick their drug dependence. It also leads to relapse in many cases, where the person begins to carry out their drug abuse habits again, after making the recovery.…

Through the Archway | Affordable Drug Rehab

Through the Archway | Affordable Drug Rehab

Located in Oakland Park, Through The Archway is a brand new addiction treatment program designed to help the millions of families who cannot afford to send their loved ones to traditional rehab. This alternative program has been created by a nationally recognized circuit speaker and author with nearly 30 years…