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An Overview of Behavioral Therapies

An Overview of Behavioral Therapies

There are many types of therapeutic interventions available to help treat mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs). Most treatment centers offer a range of psychotherapies that work to positively change one’s thoughts, emotions, and associated behaviors.  One category of therapy is referred to as behavioral therapy. Behavioral treatments and therapies are designed to help …

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Coping With Your Loved One's Mental Health

Coping With Your Loved One’s Mental Health

Despite mental health disorders being increasingly common and normalized, it does not make watching your loved one struggle with their mental health any easier. Especially if you have not experienced a mental health disorder yourself or have not experienced their direct diagnosis, you may feel helpless in your lack of understanding of your loved one …

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Who Is at Risk for Developing an Addiction?

Who Is at Risk for Developing an Addiction?

Addiction is a chronic condition characterized by compulsive drug seeking and using behavior. Addiction is a brain disorder that causes long-term changes in brain functioning, even long after an individual stops using alcohol or other substances.   Addiction impacts the lives of people everywhere; it knows no age, gender, race, occupation, or culture. Addiction also …

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The Benefits of Transitional Residential Care

The Benefits of Transitional Residential Care

Mental health and addiction recovery treatment may seem like an overwhelming experience for those that have not received professional support or guidance for their physical or psychological well-being. Some people may be uncomfortable at the thought of stepping into the unknowns of the treatment experience, especially at first. After a few weeks of treatment, individuals …

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The Causes of PTSD

The Causes of PTSD

Dealing with trauma is not uncommon. It is subjective and affects every person differently. While the impact of trauma may be subtle for some, it is debilitating for others. How a particular event impacts an individual depends on many factors, including personal characteristics, specific factors of the event, developmental process, meaning of trauma, and other …

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What Is the Humanistic Therapy Treatment Approach?

What Is the Humanistic Therapy Treatment Approach?

Mental health treatment is becoming increasingly individualized for clients. This is significant because it means treatment centers acknowledge that not one person experiences the same distressing symptoms, even when two people are diagnosed with the same condition. Therefore, effective treatment must be tailored to fit the needs and goals of each client. Humanistic treatment refers …

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