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Alcohol Addiction

Holistic Therapies in Treatment

Holistic therapy refers to treatments that are not part of traditional care. Typically, they are non-Western methods that are used to complement mainstream medical approaches. For example, in the addiction treatment context, a holistic therapy such as acupuncture may be used to relieve physical and/or psychological symptoms in the withdrawal process, like sore muscle, migraines, […]

Sober Living Homes Guide

Sober living homes are forms of transitional housing designed to support people overcoming substance abuse issues. Residents become more independent, with encouragement and social support through the sober environment created in the sober living home. Typically, these residences are based on the 12-Step philosophy, but as sober living homes become more popular, more recovery philosophies […]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most respected forms of therapy currently in practice. It is used to help a host of mental health-related issues and disorders, including substance abuse. The history of CBT provides insight into how this form of therapy evolved and has maintained its commitment to being a pragmatic and […]

Relapse: Triggers, Methods, and Avoidance

The Role of Relapse in Addiction Recovery Because addiction has previously been considered a failure of willpower, people who relapse might believe that they are defeated or have failed. This is not true. Addiction changes brain chemistry, and sometimes brain shape, and treatment is a long-term process of changing the brain back as much as […]

Physical Impact of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse is a leading risk factor of disease burden globally.1 In 2019, about 14.5 million people 12 years or older suffered from an alcohol use disorder. That same year, it was estimated that 414,000 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 had an alcohol use disorder.2 In the United States, the average per […]