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Are 12-Step Recovery Programs Overrated?

In 2012, 2.5 million people in the United States received substance abuse treatment at a specialty facility. 12-step recovery programs have strengthened sobriety for people working to overcome drug and alcohol addiction. These 12-step programs have proven effective for millions of people and are an integral part of nearly all addiction treatment programs. Basic Benefits…

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Evidence-Based Treatment Methods

Have you ever been confused by all the treatment jargon? Dual diagnosis, 12-Steps, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, Equine Therapy, etc.? What are all these methods and, far more important, which ones work?   That’s what research tries to solve. The answers found through this research are referred to as evidence-based treatment. Some people may…

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3 Things People Must Do to Overcome Addiction Problems

Addiction recovery is more than just quitting a particular substance. It involves creating a new life where not using becomes easier. Without seeking help, all the factors that drove individuals to addiction eventually catch up with them again. Thus, addiction problems will continue to plague them. This doesn’t mean that everything has to change. However,…