A patient going through the stages of substance abuse treatment

Stages of Substance Abuse Treatment

For centuries, medical teams have questioned what therapies are best suited for substance use disorders (SUDs). Then in 2006, the National Quality Forum published a document specifying the seven practices that organization found most effective in substance abuse treatment. Marcie Bough, Pharm.D., senior manager of practice development and research for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA)…

A woman feeling the effects of alcohol on the body

Effects of Alcohol on the Body

Alcoholism is an addiction, but it does not have to rule your life. Because drinking is legal and socially acceptable, if not encouraged, it can quietly take control of your life. The move from alcohol use to abuse to dependency can be insidious. San Antonio Recovery Center has professional, compassionate staff with experience in treating…

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Drug Addiction Counseling Techniques

Therapists in rehab facilities face a predicament. They treat clients from all occupations and backgrounds who enroll in treatment to recover from addiction to drugs or alcohol. Therefore, it’s impossible for therapists to rely on only one set of counseling techniques. That’s why high-quality facilities will offer a variety of addiction treatment therapies and programs.…

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Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention

Addiction, substance abuse disorders, and alcoholism are all mental health conditions that are chronic in nature. They are also progressive conditions, meaning that the longer you avoid treatment and mindfulness based relapse prevention, the more pervasive and damaging the symptoms become. Substance abuse problems can diminish your standard of living, cause mounting financial debt and…

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The Connection Between Nutrition and Mental Health

Our physical and mental health don’t exist independently of one another. All areas of our health are connected. Many drug and alcohol addiction rehabs provide well-balanced eating plans and nutritional counseling as part of their programs. Addiction specialists understand the link between good nutrition and mental health. When clients feed their bodies a nutrient-rich diet,…