18 Sep 2012
If you are of a certain generation, enthusiasm for cell phones may have lost some of its initial luster. After embracing all the obvious conveniences they provide, you may still be adjusting to the constant communication lifestyles they have wrought.
If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to alcohol or drugs, chances are you’ve heard a lot of conflicting things about your "problem". Unfortunately, this is frequently an emotionally charged topic. The lines between reality and fiction get very blurred when so many well-meaning people are quick to offer their opinions – often presented as facts – based on their own personal experience, the experience of someone they know, or something they read or saw on TV.
26 Jul 2012
Group therapy leverages successful psychological techniques to help patients recognize their situation and learn appropriate methods for coping in place of abusing substances. In drug rehab, group therapy gathers together diverse people dealing with addiction albeit with varying substances. Group sessions promote openness in sharing personal stories and even suggestions from fellow group members, although a professional mental health specialist is always in charge of each session. Group therapy in drug rehab has been clinically proven to be equally as effective as one-on-one counseling, with the added bonus of being less expensive.
15 Jun 2012
What if we could find a way to help those addicted to drugs and save money at the same time? That would be a solution worth trumpeting. A recent study underwritten by the National Institute of Justice is touting drug courts as just that sort of solution.
People in residential treatment for both depression and substance abuse could benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, according to a new study from the RAND Corp.