substance abuse support groups are great for recovery

Reasons to Join a Substance Abuse Support Group

When you’re recovering from drug or alcohol problems, you need all the help you can get to maintain your sobriety. Rehab programs provide the core of that help through formal substance abuse treatment. However, your recovery efforts should not stop there. Addiction experts recommend that you also enroll in a substance abuse support group. There…

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3 Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Addiction

Psychotherapy plays a crucial role in effective drug and alcohol recovery. A variety of different therapies options are usually available. One frontline option is an evidence-based technique called cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT. A cognitive-behavioral therapy program helps you make progress in three crucial ways. To gain the benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy for addiction, you must…

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What Is an Outpatient Program?

Since substance abuse and addiction are highly individual problems, there will always be a need for a wide variety of treatment options and settings. For example, both inpatient and outpatient rehab settings offer profound immediate and future benefits. What is an outpatient program? What are the benefits associated with this treatment option? At Memphis Recovery…

a person experiences the effects of heroin

Physical and Psychological Effects of Heroin

The effects of heroin are one of the main reasons that so many people struggle to get sober. The physical and psychological effects are challenging to deal with once you become dependent. One of the reasons there’s such a stigma surrounding addiction is that people don’t understand these effects. However, understanding the devastating physical and…

music and art therapy can promote recovery

How Music and Art Can Promote Long-Term Recovery

When you’re recovering from drug or alcohol addiction, it helps to have a wide range of resources available. The main treatments used in recovery programs include both medication and psychotherapy. Today, there is also an increasing use of additional options, known as complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM. Paired with primary treatments, these options offer…

a woman experiences the long-term effects of prescription drug abuse

Long-Term Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is a widespread problem across the country. Misuse of medication may lead to serious short-term effects. It may also produce damaging long-term effects. One major possible outcome of prolonged medication abuse is addiction. There is also the ever-present danger of experiencing an overdose. In addition, long-term abuse may expose you to an…