a doctor teaching her patient about talk therapy

How Talk Therapy Impacts Recovery

Human beings have misused drugs for thousands of years. Past civilizations have had cures and interventions for alcoholism and drug abuse, although some weren’t effective. In the 1990s, addiction therapy shifted towards evidence-based treatments. People who are suffering from drug or substance addictions need more than just detoxification and medical interventions. Therapy, specifically talk therapy,…

a young man looking out the window thinking about his friends addictive behaviors

Addictive Behaviors That Should Concern You

Addiction can affect anyone, regardless of their background. Many people display signs of addiction when they begin to struggle with dependency. If you are noticing addictive behaviors in yourself or others, help is available. Sometimes it is hard to look at a situation objectively. If you notice that you or a loved one is dealing…

a woman concerned about her friend showing signs of drug use

How to Notice the Signs of Drug Use

Drug use does not discriminate. It can affect any person from any background. It is never easy coming to terms with a loved one’s addiction. There’s something different about your loved one’s life. Being able to identify an addiction might be difficult. Something’s changing, and it’s not changing for the better. It is important to…

a doctor taking notes with a patient during addiction counseling

What is Addiction Counseling?

Addiction is a complex disease that affects millions of people every year. Physical dependence on a chemical substance plays a large role in addiction. However, psychological dependence also contributes to the struggle. Many people find they have to make major adjustments to their lifestyle to achieve lasting recovery. Addiction counseling can help with all of…