two women talk about the benefits of group therapy

The Benefits of Group Therapy to Recovery

Contemplating joining a group therapy session can be terrifying, especially for people dealing with an anxiety disorder. Talking about your deepest issues and biggest mistakes is a daunting prospect. What could you possibly have to gain by putting yourself through that experience? There are many benefits of group therapy that prove helpful to those looking to build…

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8 Reasons Why Medical Detox Is the Only Safe Way to Get Clean

Pharmacologic therapies are utilized in drug detox to prevent life-threatening withdrawal complications such as seizures, delirium tremens, heart attacks, and suicidal ideation. Medical detox also increases compliance with psychosocial forms of addiction treatment in rehab. Medication management of withdrawal symptoms and recovery is based on the type, duration, timing and dosage of abused drugs as…

A therapist talks to a man about the medical must haves for addiction treatment

Three Medical ‘Must-Haves’ for Finding Addiction Treatment That Works

This is the third in a five-part series on “Finding Addiction Treatment That Works.” Read “Part One” and “Part Two.“ Finding addiction treatment that works — “evidence-based treatment” — requires knowing what medical interventions you cannot do without. Addiction, after all, is a “primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry,” according…