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Recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day

Friday, September 10th, is World Suicide Prevention Day. This annual event puts a spotlight on the ongoing crisis of suicide across the globe. It also serves as a reminder that suicide is a preventable cause of death. Depression, America’s most common mental illness, often plays a part in suicidal behavior. If you’re affected by this…

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…

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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…

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What to Expect in Intensive OCD Treatment

Addiction and substance abuse disorders often go hand-in-hand with other co-occurring mental health issues, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Alternatively, children and teens with untreated OCD symptoms may later develop an addiction to alcohol or drugs as a harmful coping mechanism. For such patients, their addiction therapy program must include intensive OCD treatment for better…