Psychotherapy is a very broad term that encompasses several aspects of therapy, analysis and counseling. Not all addicts seek therapy as part of treatment, but many psychologist, psychiatrists, and other professionals believe that they can help greatly with addiction. Becoming addicted to a substance or to gambling, sex, shopping, eating, or anything else often occurs […]
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Preparation is one of the most important steps for getting the best results from your addiction treatment. Going through rehab isn’t easy. The fewer surprised you have to deal with once you get there, the better. Following are some guidelines to help you:
Not all addiction treatment centers offer evidence-based treatment. In fact, not all abide by basic ethical standards. Both in the U.S. and abroad, a number of concerns have been raised and human rights violations reported, leading many to question the state of addiction treatment worldwide.
If you’ve been putting off going into rehab to take care of a drug problem, maybe the underlying reason is that you’re conflicted and confused about what actually happens during treatment. Since there’s no effective way to get past addiction without going into treatment, getting a clearer picture of what to really expect during drug […]
You have made one of the most important first steps in beating your addiction: you have admitted you have a problem and need help. With the assistance of research, you know that 12-step programs can be some of the most successful tools in helping you move down the path of recovery. But, for whatever reason, […]
Brain-based therapy is a relatively new idea in the world of medicine and it is used in a variety of ways, sometimes correctly and sometimes not. The concept is a very simple idea, but is complex in practice. It simply means treating people based on the brain and how it functions. This means using the […]
Newcomers to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other 12-Step programs may hear about the 13th Step and wonder how they missed an entire step in their recovery. After all, isn’t it called the twelve-step program?
Drug and alcohol abuse is a very real reality among teenagers today. It affects teens from all walks of life, showing no exceptions for race, demographics, or finances. Most statistics today indicate anywhere from 60 – 75% of teenagers have tried drugs or alcohol at some point; many of them end up in rehab. And […]
When Gil Kerlikowske took office as director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy in May 2009, his goal was to shift federal drug policies from ones of punishment to ones of prevention, treatment, and recovery. Addiction is a treatable illness. With treatment, offenders may be able to break a cycle of dangerous addiction […]
In its June 2012 issue, Promises Malibu was featured on Healthcare Global magazine’s list of the world’s best drug rehabs. Healthcare Global described Promises Malibu as a world leader in drug and alcohol rehabilitation services, noting that the center was the first of its kind to address not only addictions but also the underlying problems […]