What Types of Therapy are Used to Treat Addiction?

Alex Kerrigan

In addition to medication, psychotherapy is one of the most important therapeutic tools used by professionals to treat addiction. However, not all psychotherapeutic methods are the same; therapists use a variety of techniques in order to help an individual change for the better. Specifically, many of these methods…

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Treatment for Alcoholism

Alex Kerrigan

Information from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) indicates that less than 9% of Americans with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) get professional treatment for their disorder. That’s estimated to only be about 1.5 million of the approximately 17 million Americans who are thought to…

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What are the Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal?

Alex Kerrigan

Information from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) indicates that approximately 17 million American adults are currently dealing with an alcohol use disorder (AUD). Many AUDs, including mid-to-late stage alcoholism and some types of binge drinking disorders, can result in a patient becoming physically addicted…

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Alcohol Awareness Month: 10 Things You Need to Know

Alex Kerrigan

Alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction are some of the most crucial public health problems in the United States today. Each year, millions of families are affected by the physical, mental, and emotional problems that alcohol abuse can cause. That’s why, since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and…

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Alcoholism and Depression Treatment

Alex Kerrigan

Alcoholism and depression go hand in hand. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), more than 15 million Americans suffer from depression, and according to National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), 17.6 million Americans suffer from alcoholism. Millions more suffer from binge drinking…

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Treatment for Heroin Addiction

Alex Kerrigan

According SAMHSA data from 2012, more than 150,000 Americans are using heroin for the first time each year. In comparison, in 2006, only 90,000 Americans tried the drug for the first time, a nearly 70% increase. Overall, nearly 700,000 Americans reported using heroin each year, and while use…

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What is Carfentanil? Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Alex Kerrigan

The world’s most dangerous opioid isn’t heroin, and it isn’t even fentanyl, the synthetic opioid 100 times stronger than morphine. Instead, it’s Carfentanil, another synthetic narcotic, which is up to 10,000 times stronger than morphine and up to 5,000 times stronger than heroin.   What is Carfentanil Used…

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Is SMART Recovery a Smart Alternative to AA?

Alex Kerrigan

While Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is currently the most popular alcohol addiction recovery organization in America, holding tens of thousands of meetings every day, not everyone is satisfied with the way the organization works. Some individuals feel that AA has too much of a religious undertone and don’t like…

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Zac Efron Says Exercise Helps Him Stay Sober

Alex Kerrigan

Zac Efron says that his grueling exercise routine before and during the production of the upcoming film Baywatch helped him to stay calm, focused, and sober. The 29-year old actor experienced highly-publicized problems with drugs and alcohol several years ago, eventually getting sober after…

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