a doctor talking to patients about the many benefits of group therapy

The Benefits of Group Therapy

Therapy has proven beneficial for ages. Having someone to talk and listen to your issues is helpful. Further, having someone help you reflect on things from a different standpoint or bring new strategies to light is useful. But what about group therapy? Are there any benefits of group therapy that are worth acknowledging? What is Group…

parents arguing in front of their child and a doctor before learning how addiction affects families

How Addiction Affects Families

When you think about how addiction affects families, you may realize that substances like opioids and alcohol have a severe impact on the way we relate. Although we think of addiction and substance abuse disorder as a largely personal experience, these substances have a devastating impact on the people who surround the addicted individual. Addiction…

psychological dependence, woman rubbing temples in pain

Relief from Psychological Dependence on Drugs

The majority of individuals who struggle with addiction will experience either a physical addiction, psychological dependence, or both. Individuals who become physically addicted to controlled substances build a dependence on that substance. Their body needs that substance, or it will go into withdrawal. Suffering from mental addiction is different but can be no less troublesome.…