What Are the Techniques of Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

It often seems like each approach to therapy is pretty much the same. Sitting down with a counselor is relatively similar, right? In fact, there are a number of different methods used in therapy which address different mental illnesses and yield different results.  We’re going to discuss the dialectical therapy in this article. The dialectical Read More

What Are the Elements of Successful Aftercare for an Addict?

The worst part of addiction rehab is adapting to the world once you get back out. You’re faced with integrating back into your home, returning to work, and making amends with family. Sometimes the stress is enough to turn people back to the addiction that they just fought away. The key factor of avoiding this Read More

Addicted to Sedatives: 11 Signs and Symptoms of Depressants Abuse

An estimated 5 million Americans over the age of 12 use sedatives non-medically every year. The use of antidepressants as a recreational drug has increased by over 400 percent over the past four years. Part of the reason why this trend is growing is literature and Hollywood culture which praises the misuse of sedatives. Movies, Read More

Know the Facts: Is Addiction a Disease? Is it Genetic?

Addiction reportedly costs the United States more than $740 billion each year. This is accounting for crime, health care costs, and loss of productivity.  Anyone who suffers from addiction should first know they’re not alone. Beyond that, having an addiction doesn’t make you an inherently bad person.  There are a lot of factors which might Read More