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Using Hypnosis To Reduce Addiction Cravings?

Using Hypnosis To Reduce Addiction Cravings?

Addiction is a multi-pronged disease that affects the brain, the psyche and the body of those who have developed the disease. All the effects of addiction intersect when the addict experiences cravings. Cravings can be intensely psychological and, when they’re accompanied by physical symptoms of withdrawal, they are extremely challenging to resist. It is these […]

How Does Acupuncture Therapy Work As A Treatment For Addiction?

How Does Acupuncture Therapy Work As A Treatment For Addiction?

Affecting millions worldwide, drug and alcohol addiction is a difficult and complex disease that requires dedicated and varied treatments to overcome and manage. Today, drug addiction is treated with counseling, detox programs, pharmaceutical drugs and alternative therapies, including the ancient practice of acupuncture. Once brushed off by the Western medical community, acupuncture therapy is now […]

Extra Vouchers In Contingency Management Therapy Helping Cocaine Addicts Stay Clean?

Extra Vouchers In Contingency Management Therapy Helping Cocaine Addicts Stay Clean?

Voucher-based reinforcement therapy (VBRT) is a form of treatment used to aid people recovering from addictions to opioid drugs or stimulants. It belongs to a larger group of therapies known collectively as contingency management (CM). In a study published in October 2013 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, a multi-institution research team looked at […]

Wilderness Therapy vs. Traditional Rehab

Wilderness Therapy vs. Traditional Rehab

When a teens’ struggle with addiction, self-harm and other mental health issues throw them and their families into crisis, the options for treatment can seem daunting at first. Many factors should be considered, including the rehabilitation needs unique to adolescents. Would an alternative program be the best form of intervention, or would the local rehab […]

Harm Reduction Strategies

All addictions are harmful-physically and mentally-for the addict. Every aspect of the addict’s life is negatively impacted, from relationships to jobs. It is not always possible to completely quit an addiction when going into rehabilitation and recovery, so minimizing the harm impacting the addict and those around him or her is a good step to […]

Psychotherapy as a Treatment for Addiction

Psychotherapy as a Treatment for Addiction

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 […]

Equine Therapy: Reaching Those Who Can’t Find Help Elsewhere

The equine history in this country is fascinating, from mustangs roaming free throughout the plains to providing transportation and farm labor to racing and peaceful pastimes. Today, horses are used in specific therapy applications as they have been proven effective in helping people with physical issues, speech problems, emotional issues, behavioral challenges and other disabilities.

Acupuncture Shows Promise in Treating Substance Abuse

Alternative medicines, such as acupuncture, are becoming a significant piece of the medical industry, prompting revenues well into the billions and thousands of clinical visits. Though practiced for centuries, the technique of healing and detoxification through acupuncture is relatively new to U.S. patients but gaining popularity quickly. Acupuncture Therapy’s Rise In Popularity Recent medical research […]