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How Can Spouses Better Help a Loved One with Addiction?

Helping a loved one deal with addiction is difficult. Spouses, especially, are one of the closest people to the person with addiction, aside from children or another family. They often carry the burden of life with that person, for better or for worse. Intimate relationships can provide a safe space to deal with life’s challenges but may also become safe… Read More

What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in Veterans and Treatment Options?

Veterans struggle with their physical and emotional health when they return home. If they have been deployed multiple times, their risk factors increase exponentially. For some, they may suffer from what is called ‘chronic fatigue syndrome,’ or CFS. this disorder brings on a state of chronic fatigue in the body that seems to have no end. It lasts six months… Read More

How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Helps Chronic Relapsers Find Success

  When people go to rehab, they often experience a similar process. First is an assessment of their personal history, medicines, substance use history, and medical workup. After that, they begin to find their way through detox to recovery where they can begin the journey of putting their life back together. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help people therapeutically look… Read More

How Does Trauma-Informed Care Help Heal Old Wounds of Shame?

Childhood can be a mixture of fond memories and difficult times with family. For some, there is exposure to a lot of painful memories of trauma. Trauma-informed care can help reshape old wounds of shame and patterns of behavior that keep people stuck in unhealthy patterns, including addiction. Learn what it means to receive care that is trauma-informed and why… Read More

The 12-Step Process Provides a Solid Foundation for Healing from Addiction

The 12-step philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is used by many treatment centers for addiction. The reason the program works is it provides a structure and community for abstinence from substances. Healing only comes from relying on a higher power, taught by AA, which forces many people with addiction to take accountability for their actions. With a 12-step process, they… Read More

Accountability and Responsibility Are Two Vital Components of a Healthy Recovery

Sobriety is not easy for people at any point in the journey. Whether it is early on or much later, personal responsibility and accountability matter to the success of that person’s experiences. To maintain an ongoing recovery requires focusing on themselves and their choices. Every decision they make matters in recovery because it can lead them further away from recovery… Read More

How Can Outpatient Rehab Support Police Officers with Substance Use Disorder?

Police officers deal with challenging scenarios at work on an almost daily basis. Depending on where they work, they may deal with fatal car accidents, shootings, domestic violence calls, distress calls, and death. Sometimes they deal with all these in a single shift, or within a week’s period of time, they may experience several deaths of those they encounter on… Read More