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Adding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Substance Abuse Treatment Helps with Depression

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one of the footholds in substance abuse treatment. Many addiction treatment specialists use this method to help their patients identify adverse behavioral patterns, and create new ones. It is also effective in treating depression. In fact, according to new research, they may be linked. To learn more about the connection between CBT…

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Physical Dependence Is Not The Same As Addiction

Sometimes you will hear someone use the words “dependence” and “addiction” interchangeably. Is it possible to be physically dependent on drugs or alcohol and not be addicted? Yes, it is. Some drugs, particularly opioids, develop physical dependency in a short period of time requiring a professional opioid addiction treatment to recover successfully. According to the National…

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The Role of Opiate Detox Centers in Addiction Recovery

The Role of Opiate Detox Centers in Addiction Recovery Because there are complex factors that contribute to opiate addiction, it is difficult to recover from addiction without professional help. That is why opiate detox centers play such an important role in addiction recovery. Opiate detox centers do not only address the challenges associated with drug…