therapist talks to soldier about PTSD awareness day

The Importance of PTSD Awareness Day

Nearly 8% of Americans will experience PTSD in their lifetime, with that number more than doubling to 20% among Veterans. PTSD and trauma-related disorders occur when you experience a traumatic event and experience symptoms like anxiety, flashbacks and panic attacks after the event. Symptoms can persist for months or even years. PTSD is especially common…

therapist explains to a patient the psychotherapy definition

Defining Psychotherapy

When you are struggling with a substance abuse problem, you may be left feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and hopeless. Addiction and substance abuse issues can drastically alter your mood, emotions and brain chemistry. During active addiction, drugs, and alcohol change the way in which your brain releases neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. Psychotherapy is one of…

man asks therapist what is behavioral therapy

What is Behavioral Therapy Treatment?

Behavioral therapy treatment is a method applied to treat drug and substance addictions in individual, group, or family settings. The treatment is effective in treating all substance use disorders, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It helps addicts change their self-destructive behaviors. But what is behavioral therapy? And where can I find behavioral therapy…