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 doctor supporting a patient on World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated on September 10 to create awareness of suicide worldwide. The statistics on global suicide are alarming. According to many treatment experts, hundreds of thousands of people die by their hand every year. That leaves behind millions of bereaved family members, friends, and loved ones. But suicides can be prevented.…

a woman drinking wine unaware of how alcoholism starts

Insights Into How Alcoholism Starts

A descent into an alcohol use disorder doesn’t start in the same way for everyone. The complexity of how alcoholism starts is one reason many people have trouble acknowledging they have a problem. People often develop an addiction to alcohol because of a variety of factors. The potential to become an alcoholic depends on a person’s…