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Are You Searching for a Substance Abuse Counselor?

As more people than ever before continue to struggle with abuse of illicit substances or alcohol, the amount of resources available to help individuals in need continues to increase as well. Many people understand the benefit of entering into a detox or full-service rehab program. However, the benefits of engaging in sessions with a substance…

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How to Talk to a Loved One About Their Addiction

Addiction isn’t an easy topic to discuss. Often, someone may already be incredibly concerned about a loved one, but they can’t do anything because they don’t know how to talk to them about addiction. However, this is a necessary step, especially if their loved ones are in denial about their substance use disorder. In order…

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Is IOP Rehab Right for Me?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) states that people struggling with addiction should look for treatment programs that are accessible and customized for them. At the same time, they should see evidence-based medical interventions and social support. An intensive outpatient program (IOP) often won’t have a waiting list so you or a loved one…

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Individual Therapy for Alcoholism

Individual therapy is a tried-and-true intervention for alcoholism. In fact, it’s a leading treatment method used by addiction treatment providers like San Antonio Recovery Center. Individual therapy treats alcoholism by getting at the root causes behind an addiction and helping people modify thoughts and behaviors to better support sobriety. Self-understanding and self-acceptance are often lacking…

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Preparing for Individual Therapy

Individual therapy involves a therapist working one-on-one with a patient to work through personal issues and challenges. In fact, it’s one of the primary elements of a comprehensive treatment plan for addressing addiction or mental health disorders. Patients engaged in a round of individual therapy attend sessions at least weekly. Most sessions last between one…

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5 Benefits of Group Therapy During Addiction Recovery

The idea of therapy often conjures the classic milieu of a patient and a therapist alone in a dark-lit, comfortable room discussing their emotions. Certainly, individual therapy remains a cornerstone of addiction treatment even if it isn’t conducted in quite so stereotypical a way. Group therapy is another method used by many addiction treatment providers.…