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Animal-Assisted Therapy

Animal-assisted therapy, or AAT, is becoming increasingly popular in all kinds of treatment settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, individual and group therapy, and hospice care. Therapy animals, such as dogs and horses, have been shown to reduce stress, which helps to ease symptoms of mental illness, pain from chronic illness, and fear related to long-term […]

Antisocial Personality Disorder and Addiction

According to the book Essentials of Personality Disorders, a personality disorder represents a type of psychological disorder where the person has repeatedly displayed a very rigid and mostly dysfunctional manner of behaving, functioning, and thinking about others and themselves. Someone who is diagnosed with a personality disorder will typically experience significant difficulties in their personal […]

How Long Should You Stay in a Sober Living Home?

The National Alliance of Recovery Residences (NARR) is a nonprofit organization that was found in 2011 and set national standards for halfway houses, three-quarter houses, sober living homes, etc. In addition, NARR now refers to all of these different facilities under the term recovery residences. Recovery residences, such as sober living homes, are not themselves […]

Tips for Finding an Interventionist

When making the decision to seek out professional help for a loved one’s addiction or abuse, you might not know where to begin. As much as you try to talk and plead with your loved one to end their addiction, your efforts might not be producing the results you desire. At some point, you may […]

What Type of Addiction Treatment Is Right for You and Your Family?

It is almost always in the midst of crisis that families seek out drug addiction treatment programs. After months of attempts to stay clean and sober, continuous relationship problems at home, and ongoing financial difficulties, as well as difficulties with the law in many cases, many families get to the point where “enough is enough” […]