FOUR COMMON STAGES OF A FUNCTIONING ALCOHOLIC
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WHAT IS WITHDRAWAL?

Withdrawal is generally defined as the set of symptoms experienced upon the sudden cessation, or sharp reduction, of the regular use of a drug. While the symptoms will, naturally, vary widely based on the specific substance at issue, in most cases they will involve in the symptoms, processes, feelings, or emotions View Article
Posted on May 19, 2018
CHOOSING A REHAB CENTER
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IS SUBSTANCE ADDICTION TREATMENT AFFORDABLE?

According to the National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), only about 10% of people who are in need of substance addiction treatment are actually treated for their disease. One reason for this dismally low rate is the barrier View Article
Posted on May 18, 2018
ARE DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION GENETIC?
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MULTIDIMENSIONAL FAMILY THERAPY

Multidimensional family therapy is a type of family/community-based treatment program that was developed and is particularly useful for treating substance addiction in juveniles. The multidimensional family therapy approach is interested in addressing all of the systems and structures that influence an individual’s desire and decision to use or abuse substances, View Article
Posted on May 18, 2018
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COMMUNITY REINFORCEMENT APPROACH

The community reinforcement approach (CRA) to treating substance addiction was developed in the 1970s by psychologist Nathan Azrin and was adapted into an official manual for clinical treatment in 1995 by Jane Smith and Robert Meyers. CRA is, essentially, a form of family/community-based treatment that is based on the principles View Article
Posted on May 18, 2018
TREATMENT
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MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING

Motivational interviewing is a type of person-centered therapy that was developed in the 1980s by William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick as a way to overcome the hurdle of low motivation to change. Essentially, motivational interviewing programs aim to help patients develop an internal desire to refrain from problematic behavior. View Article
Posted on May 17, 2018
6 MYTHS ABOUT DRUG ADDICTS
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FAMILY AND COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACHES TO TREATMENT

Many approaches to addiction treatment center around helping an individual make the changes necessary to refrain from problematic behavior. Unlike behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, and contingency management, however, family and community-based treatment programs place a stronger emphasis on the larger family and/or community of which the individual View Article
Posted on May 17, 2018
Person-centered therapy
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PERSON-CENTERED THERAPY

Person-centered therapy, also known as humanistic therapy, was developed in the 1940s by American psychologist Carl Rogers. Person-centered therapy is based on the belief that people have an innate goodness inside them that wants to emerge. This approach runs counter to the type of psychoanalytic thinking that supports many forms View Article
Posted on May 17, 2018
THE MATRIX MODEL
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THE MATRIX MODEL

The Matrix Model of substance addiction treatment was developed in the 1980s alongside the rise of the cocaine epidemic. Drawing from a variety of other treatment programs like behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family-based therapy, the Matrix Model is specifically designed to treat people suffering from an addiction to View Article
Posted on May 17, 2018
EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION
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EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) was developed in the late 1980s by an American psychologist, Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., as a way to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As trauma is highly correlated with substance addiction, EMDR quickly made its way into the arena of drug and alcohol treatment. EMDR View Article
Posted on May 17, 2018