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What to do when your spouse needs addiction treatment

Spouse Addiction

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

When someone needs treatment, their spouse usually knows it. They’ve done the research, observed the behavior, given the ultimatums. They’ve noticed the person they fell in love with no longer acts the way he or she used to, no longer does the things he or she once enjoyed. They’re missing work and family commitments, stealing … Continued


Eagala and Addiction

Addiction

Monday, February 26, 2018

by Kelsey Kirkwood (MA, LADC) and Lynn Moore (MA, LADC), Acres for Life Therapy and Wellness Center (Minnesota) One of the first things counselors are taught in school is the value of individualized treatment planning. Taking into consideration evidenced-based practices and approaches, as well as customizing a plan specific to the individual being treated, is … Continued


What Happens to Your Smartphone During Treatment?

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A common misconception about entering addiction treatment is that your smartphone will be taken away immediately. This makes sense on its surface, since smartphones are many people’s first and most immediate connection to “the outside world,” that place where the addiction started. Smartphones also happen to be pretty “addictive” in and of themselves, pulling the … Continued


Horse Power

Equine therapy

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The world can be divided into two kinds of people: horse people and non-horse people. The funny thing is, all horses are people horses. Also referred to as horse therapy or equine-assisted psychotherapy, equine therapy consists of direct interactions between people and horses. It is an evidence-based therapy that has shown efficacy in patients with depression, … Continued


Jungian Dream Work at JourneyPure At The River

Substance Abuse Addiction Treatment Nashville TN

Thursday, November 30, 2017

JourneyPure At The River is well-known for its comfortable amenities and cutting-edge therapies, including adventure therapy and neurofeedback. But one of the most effective therapies offered as part of its professional women’s treatment program is Jungian dream work, which dates back nearly 100 years and has roots in pre-history. “All indigenous cultures used dreams for … Continued


Meditation Therapy and Co-occurring Treatment

Monday, November 14, 2016

Over the past three decades, meditation therapy has spread rapidly through the fields of medicine, mental health, and education as a way to reduce toxic stress and impulsivity and increase emotion regulation, executive function, empathy, and overall physical, emotional and cognitive well–being. In treating addiction, empirical evidence is beginning to show overwhelming evidence in support … Continued


Treating Depression With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Life is a series of ups and downs, and like many people, you may feel down from time to time. Feeling down, or that life is against you, is an all too common feeling in today’s society. As many as 14.8 million adults in the U.S. are affected by Major Depressive Disorder, according to figures published … Continued


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