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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

One of the most interesting and illuminating aspects of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is its history. This therapy, which is considered to be a version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, was developed specifically for people with borderline personality disorder (usually including suicidal thoughts and prior attempts as main symptoms). Dr. Marsha Linehan, the therapist who developed […]

Motivational Interviewing

It should come as no surprise that Motivational Interviewing (MI) is considered an effective therapy approach in the field of addiction treatment because that’s the very place where it was developed. At present, there are more than 1,200 publications that relate to Motivational Interviewing, and the approach is used internationally. This technique focuses on how […]

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, […]

Paying for Sober Living

Sober living homes offer supportive, stable housing for people who are overcoming a substance use disorder or addiction. These homes are best suited for those who have already gone through a rehabilitation program, especially an inpatient program. Once the program ends, the sober living home offers the individual a transitional living situation as they create […]

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 […]