Many Pathways to Recovery

Historically, people with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) seeking the help of a treatment center were frequently criticized when exploring their uniqueness. 12-step groups were once the only acceptable support program, and often centers would require a client to attend 12-step meetings, even if the client voiced a desire to chose an alternative fellowship. I once…

What is Trauma?

Exposure to trauma and substance abuse often accompany each other. Traumatic experiences can lead an individual to self-medicate in order to forget the experience or calm their nerves, guilt, and agitation. Let’s explore the question, what is trauma, and examine what you can do for yourself if you’ve had a traumatic experience and are now…

How the Psychotherapy Definition is Connected to Addiction Treatment

The standard psychotherapy definition is talk therapy. It refers to the practice of treating mental health conditions via behavioral modifications based on discussions. Not surprisingly, it’s a perfect modality for use in a drug rehab facility. But did you know that it also works well for treating process addictions? What Happens During Talk Therapy? There…