Treatment Information

Articles about the different types of treatment for alcohol abuse.

Will I Succeed in Rehab if I’m Anti-Social?

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Will I Succeed in Rehab if I’m Anti-Social?

The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual on Mental Disorders defines anti-social personality disorder as a pattern of behavior that demonstrates disregard for others. Someone with this disorder has no inhibitions about violating others’ rights, and she may easily fall into criminal activity, because lying, hurting others and disobeying the rules carries little weight with her1. On the other hand, many people are naturally introverted and prefer small crowds and familiar faces. Shyness often accompanies introverts, but it can also be an anxiety condition....

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Addiction and Changing Your Ways

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Addiction and Changing Your Ways

Most experts agree that life improves once addicts treat their conditions. According to the World Health Organization, good health is about much more than just the absence of a disease1. “Quality of life” is a term that describes how someone feels about her wellbeing: someone with a good quality of life will often have a positive perception of herself, the feeling that she fits in with her culture and community. She may also think that her life meets her hopes and dreams. In fact, people with a good quality of life often feel relatively healthy, mentally well and independent even though...

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An Overview of Addiction Treatment Credentials and What They Mean

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An Overview of Addiction Treatment Credentials and What They Mean

Addiction is a treatable disease, but successful treatment is not often simple. For this reason, anyone suffering from this disease is encouraged to seek professional medical attention rather than attempt to go through it alone. For the same reason, medical professionals are required to be certified with training and credentials that will help them to perform standardized analysis, form reasonable and result-focused treatment plans, and monitor and follow up on any patients who need their extended services. Certification of professionals is intended to standardize and monitor their practice,...

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Reviewing CBT

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Reviewing CBT

It’s been said that “we are what we think.” The 2015 edition of the Webster’s Dictionary defines “cognitive” as “of, relating to, or involving conscious mental activities.” Indeed, the cognitive patterns in our mind, whether we want them to exist there or not, have a strong influence on our emotions, behaviors and really our lives in their entirety. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (which we will refer to as CBT) is a form of mental therapy that employs the power within to reshape behavioral patterns. Clinical trials and scientific research prove time and again the...

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A Snapshot of Rehab

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A Snapshot of Rehab

Finding a good description of addiction rehabilitation services is a valuable resource for someone who is thinking about addiction treatment. Misinformation or a general lack of knowledge about what happens in rehab is one of the most common obstacles to someone accepting addiction help. However, the reality is that finding such reliable information is not as easy as it seems with so many stigmas still present regarding rehab and addiction treatment. To be able to recover from addiction, you might need the help of an inpatient clinic and all its treatment services. The following information...

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Seeking Rehab: Researching and Speaking to a Counselor

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Seeking Rehab: Researching and Speaking to a Counselor

It takes a great deal of courage and determination to stop using drugs or alcohol. Many people never choose a path of wellness, but those who do have the chance to live a much better life. Addiction is a disease of the body that ultimately impacts the spirit. It may be helpful to talk with a counselor during your recovery journey. One of the very first steps to take — whether your desire is to find addiction rehab or some other type of program — is to do some research. Most likely, your goal is to achieve lifelong recovery. But to do so, you may need to answer some questions regarding the...

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