Questions to Ask when Choosing a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center

Dual diagnosis is a medical term that describes an individual that is actively battling both a substance abuse disorder as well as a co-occurring mental or behavioral health disorder. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), between 7 and 9 million people struggle with both mental disorders and substance abuse during…

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Three Important Skills you could Develop from Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a staple treatment method that is offered at most mental health and substance abuse treatment centers in the United States. This method of treatment is a modified form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and was originally created to treat individuals suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. However, DBT has also been…

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What is Cognitive Remediation Therapy?

Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT), sometimes referred to as cognitive enhancement therapy, is a treatment method with the goal of helping an individual improve their memory, attention, organizational skills, and information processing. This type of therapy was developed to help individuals struggling with psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, eating disorders, ADHD and traumatic brain injury. Cognitive remediation…

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Peter Hamilton launches an online community for Addicts in Miami Beach, Florida

If you tried to paint a picture of an addict in your mind, you may automatically picture them as an irresponsible person that made poor life choices, as homeless or a criminal that’s deceitful and deviant. Those ideas couldn’t be further from the truth. Addiction doesn’t know a person’s age, gender, race, values or income.…

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