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Addiction Among Minorities and a Scholarship to Receive Treatment

Society continues to find more and more ways that the path towards equality has continued to be unequal for Americans. Black Americans are historically treated unfairly by police and the American justice system. Black Americans spend an alarmingly disproportionate time in jail or prison for equivalent offenses to White Americans. Black Americans are not given…

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The Dangers of Cocaine

Powder cocaine and crack cocaine are essentially the same drug because they have similar properties. Crack cocaine is condensed into a harder “rock” form that is smoked as opposed to powder cocaine which is most often snorted. Powder cocaine has the perception of being a more expensive drug. However, due to the short-lived nature of…

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Helping Have A Great Day

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) can be useful for many reasons. The dialectical behavior therapy definition involves the use of a range of skills to teach people how to improve their lives by changing thought patterns and behaviors. An effective DBT therapist can help you learn the areas in your life that you need to focus…

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an increasingly popular form of therapeutic technique that has a wide range of uses for those with mental health and substance use disorders. At Fresh Start Recovery Center, dialectical behavior therapy is part of many of our clients’ treatment plans. If you’re interested in learning more about dialectical behavioral therapy for…

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What Are the Purposes of EMDR Treatment Centers?

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of trauma therapy that has been determined to be effective for treating a range of mental health disorders. EMDR therapy makes use of a variety of tools and techniques to replace negative associations a person has with a traumatic event with associations that do not cause…

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The Importance of Alcohol Treatment Centers in Maryland

Anyone who has battled alcoholism, lived with a loved one who abuses alcohol, or has or knows someone who has struggled with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) can tell you about the toll alcohol takes on lives. Alcohol treatment centers are an invaluable resource for those who need help recovering from the traumatic effects of…

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5 Benefits of an Alcohol Addiction Treatment Program

Alcohol abuse and addiction are a problem for millions of Americans. Every year, alcoholism and alcohol-related accidents claim the lives of many individuals for reasons that are preventable and treatable. An alcohol rehab program can help people who are struggling with their alcohol consumption learn coping mechanisms and life skills to turn their life around…

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3 Stages of Alcoholism

There are many ways to approach questions about the stages of alcoholism or an alcohol use disorder (AUD). Looked at one way, you could describe alcoholism as becoming more problematic based on use. An example is a transition from occasional drinking, to moderate drinking, to heavy drinking. From a more broad perspective, which will be…

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Overcome Stress With EMDR Therapy

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a breakthrough therapy that mental health practitioners increasingly use to help those struggling with anxiety, stress, and trauma. EMDR therapy is becoming more and more popular as a part of an integrated treatment and wellness plan for those in recovery from substance abuse and addiction. Past trauma is…