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Individual Therapy in Mindfulness-based Addiction Recovery

A Place for Everyone: Individual Therapy in Holistic Addiction Recovery Traditional environments for addiction treatment, such as 12-step programs and intensive inpatient therapy, are historically notorious for having high relapse rates. Within such settings, individual therapy has had a measurable effect in approximately two out of every three cases. As a result, more recently developed[…]

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Group Therapy in Addiction Recovery

The Role of Group Therapy in Addiction Recovery Addiction recovery is a long-term process, which rarely works in the same way for any two individuals. Everyone’s needs differ, to some degree: their motivation, the ways in which they find support, the reasons why they turned to substance abuse in the first place, and the presence[…]

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Top 5 Benefits of Transitional Living in Addiction Recovery

The Top 5 Benefits of Transitional Living: Addiction Recovery Over the course of the last few years, addiction recovery centers have implemented significant changes in the treatment of people recovering from a substance abuse disorder. Many of these changes are tied to concepts such as mindfulness and intentional living, which have ushered in a dramatic[…]

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Counseling As a Sounding Board

Effective Counseling Provides a Sounding Board for Personal Progress It’s no secret that many people are uncomfortable with the idea of sharing their deeper thoughts with another. It taps into a variety of fundamental human anxieties: the fear of being wrong, on a deep and abiding level. The fear of being judged. It creates a[…]

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Transition and Recovery Planning

Having an Addiction Recovery Plan Addiction recovery is often described as a road, or sometimes as a path. It is, unquestionably, a journey, one that leads to a lifestyle with reduced stress factors and improved overall health. This may represent a return to a previously enjoyed lifestyle, or an entirely new phase in a person’s[…]

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Meeting Individual Needs with Gender Responsive Therapy

Gender Responsive Therapy Meets Individual Recovery Needs Gender, as a concept, incorporates a great deal more than a person’s biology (although biology does play a role in affecting the process of addiction recovery, due to substances affecting men’s and women’s bodies in different ways). The word “gender,” in its modern connotation, reflects the reality of[…]

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Family Therapy for Addiction Recovery Support

All You Need is Love: Family Therapy West Coast Recovery Centers offers traditional and holistic approaches to the treatment of addiction disorder. With some of the therapies made available, these two approaches are combined in innovative ways, as with WCRC’s approach to dialectical behavioral therapy. Another deeply holistic method, AccuDidge, is presented in such a way as[…]

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Personal Empowerment through Mindful Living

“From a small seed, a mighty tree may grow.” —Aeschylus People build things. It’s what we do; it’s one of our most primal expressions of personal identity. Throughout the history of human civilization, we have grown by building higher and expanding our borders. Those who pursue power over large populations, whether for their own gratification[…]

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Approaching Addiction Recovery through EMDR

Limiting beliefs, negative self-image, and other underlying contributors to addiction and substance abuse frequently have their own contributing factors. Many mental and emotional challenges to a healthy, intentional perspective are themselves symptoms of other issues. One of the most frequent causes of such deep and life-long challenges is traumatic memory. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing[…]

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The Problem of False Belief Systems

What is a Belief System? Beginning in the mid-20th century, the previously philosophical concept of beliefs began receiving heightened amounts of scientific scrutiny. The idea of beliefs being deeply influential with regard to a person’s view of reality soon took root within the practice of psychology, particularly with the advent of cognitive behavioral therapy (or[…]

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