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Blending Psychodrama and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Treat Addiction

A new twist on cognitive behavioral therapy is gaining traction in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. It uses techniques from psychodrama, an experiential role play therapy, layered over the research-based favorite, cognitive behavioral therapy. Although this combination is not officially recognized as a distinct form of therapy, it’s being used by some leading-edge …

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‘Chasing The Dragon’ Shows Ugly Reality of Opiate Addiction

Just how addictive are opiates such as prescription painkillers and heroin? Consider Melissa’s story. After regaining consciousness in the hospital after a heroin overdose, the young mother unhooked her IV from its pole, walked out and went straight to her dealer, still in her hospital gown. “And he sold me heroin, the same heroin that …

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Healing Addiction From Your Gut: Why Choosing a Nutrition-Focused Rehab Is Important

Most people are in a state of malnutrition and physical deterioration when they enter addiction rehab. Proper nutrition helps these issues and supports mental health. Common medical conditions in addicts vary by what substance they’ve abused and include hypertension, cardiovascular disease, malnourishment, gastrointestinal issues, mental health disorders, kidney and liver damage, and obesity or emaciation. …

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4 Types of Love Addiction

Love addiction is a complicated psychological condition that comes in many forms. If you think you may be a love addict, understanding love addiction and all its types is an important way to move forward. Knowledge is power, and when you realize that you are making choices that are leading you away from a healthy …

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Why Does Schizophrenia in Women Differ From Schizophrenia in Men?

Recent evidence from a Canadian research group indicates that a combination of underlying factors may help explain why schizophrenia in women differs substantially from schizophrenia in men. Women affected by the severe mental illness schizophrenia often develop initial symptoms at a later age than their male counterparts. In addition, they often develop symptoms that differ …

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