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CBT vs. DBT vs. ACT for Addiction Treatment

CBT vs. DBT vs. ACT for Addiction Treatment

Scientific studies attest to the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). While similar, each has a slightly different focus.

How Can You Force Someone to Go to Rehab?

How Can You Force Someone to Go to Rehab?

State lawmakers, families, and communities recognize that getting individuals the treatment they need and deserve is the key to saving lives. To this end, many states have enacted involuntary commitment laws applicable to those over age 18.

How Long is Drug Rehab?

How Long is Drug Rehab?

Each person entering drug rehab has unique needs, so the duration of rehab varies in order to meet those needs.

Why is Alcoholism Considered a Chronic Disease?

Why is Alcoholism Considered a Chronic Disease?

According to the National Health Council, the most prevalent chronic conditions in the U.S. include cancer, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, pulmonary conditions, and mental illness (which includes alcohol and substance use disorders).

Does Drug Rehab Work?

Does Drug Rehab Work?

There is no uniform standard used by rehab centers to measure success. Some rehabs consider success to be the completion of the program, while others consider follow-up statistics. Clients may receive follow up for a few months after treatment, while others may be followed for years.

Counseling for Parents of Drug Addicts

Counseling for Parents of Drug Addicts

When education and family counseling are combined with support group participation, family members stay healthier, and are better equipped to guide their addicted loved one to treatment and through recovery.

Pregnancy and Addiction

Pregnancy and Addiction

Use of cigarettes, drugs, or alcohol during pregnancy can cause great harm to both you and your baby. Combined use of these substances is even more dangerous.

How to Help Someone Quit Marijuana

How to Help Someone Quit Marijuana

If you want to help someone stop using marijuana, it is important to first understand how marijuana affects the brain, and how these effects can make it difficult for users to stop on their own.

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