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Addiction Treatment Blog

October 26, 2015

Study: Intensive Outpatient Treatment as Effective as Inpatient Treatment

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Millions of Americans seek treatment for substance abuse each year, with a bulk checking into inpatient rehab facilities for around-the-clock care. For a long time, residential inpatient programs were considered the better option for long-term results. But intensive outpatient programs (IOP), are gaining traction as a viable addiction treatment alternative. According to a new study…

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October 20, 2015

Intensive Psychotherapy: Can This Treatment Help During Rehab?

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Gone are the days of a demure therapist sitting in a chair while calmly asking a client how they’re feeling. A controversial new method of psychotherapy actually encourages patients to fly into a violent rage, but could break through the subconscious shame and childhood traumas often linked to drug addiction. Using Tension as a Tool? Created…

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September 29, 2015

Crushing Cravings: Benefits of Cue Exposure Therapy

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While many self-help fellowships, such as AA, suggest avoiding “people, places and things” to avoid relapse, completely adhering to that mantra can be difficult – if not impossible. In truth, potential triggers for addictive behavior permeate everyday life. Whether it’s the barrage of beer commercials during a football game or a drug scene in popular…

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July 17, 2015

Small Town Takes Radical Approach to Addiction Treatment

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Jails and prisons across the country are literally overflowing with inmates who are serving sentences for non-violent drug crimes. Federal data from July 2013 found that nearly 47 percent of those incarcerated were behind bars for federal drug offenses. In many cases, these people were also suffering from drug addiction at the time of their…

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June 30, 2015

Public and Private Rehab Facilities: What’s the Difference?

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For most, long-term recovery begins with an inpatient rehabilitation program. Residential treatment programs provide the support, structure and programming necessary to initially acquire sobriety while allowing clients to learn and practice the skills and tools to sustain it. Rehabilitation programs vary greatly – from treatment methods, to size, to accommodations – but one of the…

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