woman is told the difference between CBT and DBT addiction therapies

The Differences Between CBT and DBT for Treatment

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) are classified as psychotherapy, a form of talk therapy that treatment specialists use to help clients with behavioral problems and mental health issues. Addiction treatment centers utilize both forms of therapy as a part of a more comprehensive treatment program. Although there are some similarities between CBT…

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What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a structured addiction treatment plan that offers therapy, support groups, and other programs throughout the day. Still, it allows the patients to return home at night. Addiction treatment centers may provide transportation, meals, and other services. However, the focus is on providing a full program that keeps you focused…

woman learns about the benefits of individual therapy

3 Benefits of Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which a licensed treatment specialist works with you one-on-one to address personal problems such as addiction or a mental health issue. One of the benefits of individual therapy is that it helps you manage your condition symptoms and respond in a more positive way to different situations…

woman learns about the benefits of a partial hospitalization programs

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

You’ve summoned the courage to admit you need help for your substance abuse. The obvious next step is to enter a treatment program such as the ones provided by Fresh Start Recovery. Depending on the severity of your abuse, you may be a candidate for an outpatient treatment known as a partial hospitalization program. Partial…

doctor talks to a patient about Dialectical Behavior Therapy

3 Benefits of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a challenge that requires both physical and psychological treatment. The abuse of substances leads to changes in brain chemistry that trigger unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. Unraveling those changes is the goal of addiction therapy, and one form of treatment that works well is dialectical behavior therapy or DBT. What…

woman discusses the how important group therapy is

4 Reasons to Participate in Group Therapy

Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a disruptive element in anybody’s life. It alters your perceptions such that acquiring and using drugs and alcohol becomes the focus of everything. That shift is the main reason why therapy, including group therapy, is at the center of addiction treatment plans. In a group therapy program, individuals struggling…

patient dealing with childhood trauma and addiction

Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Childhood trauma and addiction are closely connected, leading to many adults with substance abuse disorders. These substance abuse disorders are harmful to people’s lives, their families, and to their physical well-being. When children face trauma, they often bury it at the moment but then deal with the trauma of it later. They struggle to cope…