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Addiction vs Habit: What’s the Difference?

On This Page: What Is A Habit?How Do Habits Form?Why Are Habits Important?Can a “Good” Habit Become an Addiction?What Is An Addiction?How Do Addictions Form?Addiction Vs. Habit: Similarities And DifferencesWhat To Do For Addiction (Behavioral Or Otherwise) Addiction vs. habit. Believe it or not, they are something like cousins. A lot in common, but with […]

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Is it OK to use CBD in Recovery?

On This Page: What Is CBD?What’s The Big Deal?Is CBD Safe?Isolate V. Full-SpectrumShould A Person In Recovery Use CBD?Speak With Your DoctorWhat If I Want To Use Full-Spectrum CBD?What If I Just Keep It To Myself?What’s The Verdict? What Is CBD? CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is made directly from the hemp plant. Cannabidiol […]

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What to Look for When Seeking Addiction Treatment

On This Page: It Feels Like You’re DrowningOne Foot At A TimeAccreditationAddiction and Mental HealthDual DiagnosisBenefits of Sober LivingTreatment OptionsBe an Advocate for Yourself. Ask Questions! It Feels Like You’re Drowning You took the first step. Then another, and another. A single choice led to more. Which gave way to a pattern. Then, before you […]

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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

On This Page: What is CBT?How CBT WorksA Brief History of CBTHow to Use CBT What is CBT? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has become one of the most popular forms of mental health treatment in recent years. This is because CBT is based around empirical evidence, making it an evidence-based treatment (EBT). It works across […]

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Benefits of a Sober Living Environment

Choices And Changes As humans, we make choices. Our brains change with our choices. Personal experiences also alter how our brains work. Life teaches our brains how to function. Our senses, what we eat, how we sleep, what we learn from our parents. All of these important variables affect the brain’s processes. What comes from […]

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What is EMDR Therapy? Can it Help My Recovery?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapeutic practice for treating past trauma. It uses movement of the eyes to stimulate the brain in a way that assists in processing difficult emotions. Officially, EMDR can only treat trauma disorders such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). However, emerging studies show it to be effective at […]

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How to Help Someone Struggling with Addiction

On This Page: You Can Only Control YourselfPractice Active ListeningEstablish Trust Have you ever loved an addict? Maybe an intimate partner or spouse? A sibling? What about a parent or a child? You may remember how happy they used to be. How they could light up a room just by walking into it. How just […]

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Can Someone Suffering From Addiction Be Cured?

Can someone suffering from addiction be cured? If you or someone you love is currently struggling with a substance abuse disorder, this is probably a question you’ve wondered about for a long time. If so, you’re certainly not alone. In the following sections, we’ll have a look at this rather thorny question. Problem Use Vs […]

Why is Fentanyl So Dangerous?

On This Page: What Is Fentanyl?Without A PrescriptionWhere Is The Danger?Is Treatment Available?Recovery Is A LifestyleWhat’s Next? What Is Fentanyl? Fentanyl belongs to a class of drugs called opioids. Like other opioids, it has a legitimate medical use: easing pain. Opioids work by changing how the body responds to and deals with, pain. Fentanyl’s original […]

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What Does Evidence Based Treatment Mean?

You may have noticed some treatment centers describing their programs as ‘evidence-based treatment’. Your next thought may have been ‘what does evidence-based treatment mean exactly? Evidence-based treatment is not limited only to the drug and alcohol rehabilitation sphere, but we will focus there. To understand how drug and alcohol treatment became what it is today, […]

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