Rehab Aftercare for Family and Friends

Is rehab aftercare important? Yes, it’s very important. Rehab aftercare helps the family members of an individual with addiction learn how to help the individual stay on the path to recovery. This could mean participating in group counseling sessions or one on one sessions. These sessions help the family as a whole learn interfamilial and Read More…

How Can Dual Diagnosis Help Me in Therapy?

The concept of a dual diagnosis refers to treatment both substance use disorder and a mental or behavioral health condition. Sometimes one may worse the other. Sometimes a person with mental illness may use drugs or alcohol to cope and in other instances it may uncover a mental illness or exacerbate underlying symptoms. Learn more Read More…

Living a Life as a Sober Musician

For some individuals, music is everything. It satisfies their soul and their spirit. Playing music, whether for themselves or performing for a crowd is what they live for. However, this kind of passion comes with some amount of risk. That risk can be physical, emotional or spiritual. It is a fact that the life of Read More…

How Does Art Therapy Work in Recovery?

When an individual seeks help for addiction, the person has many options for what kind of treatment he or she needs. Individual, group, skills-focused and relapse prevention are part of many treatment programs and art therapy is just one alternative to supporting multiple forms of expression and healing. Types of Therapy In the realm of Read More…

How Does Expressive Writing Therapy Work?

Writing about traumatic, stressful or highly emotional events may not provide improvement in psychological health. When asked to do so in an expressive capacity, the ability to look at past traumatic events and experiences for short periods of time can support people in the long term. This may result in a higher level of emotional Read More…

The Prison Drug Economy is Going Strong

Despite attempts by correctional officials, the supply of drugs in prisons keeps growing to meet the demand. It is no secret that America’s prisons are teeming with illegal drugs, fueling addiction and abuse. The situation has gotten so out of control that the acting head of the New York state prison system asked prisoners to Read More…

What is Emotionally Focused Therapy?

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a process that was developed by two psychologists back in the 1980s. The basis of EFT draws from older therapies and theories which reflect that, if healing is to occur, emotions must be the primary focus. Challenges such as addiction, rooted in an emotional base, cannot be intellectualized or changed. Read More…