Month: June 2018

What is EMDR and How Does It Work?

What is EMDR and How Does It Work? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a unique form of psychotherapy that is designed to decrease the disturbing feelings associated with traumatic events. EMDR differs from forms of talk therapy because it focuses more on the negative emotions and symptoms instead of…

What is DBT?

What Is DBT? Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment. This type of treatment centers around problem-solving and acceptance strategies. DBT is often used to treat individuals who have had little to no success with other treatment methods. It is used…

8 Tips for Staying Sober in the Summer

8 Tips for Staying Sober in the Summer Summer is here! The sky is blue and the temperatures are high, perfect weather for planning barbeques, pool parties, concerts, and beach days. With summertime comes socialization, and often with socialization comes alcoholic beverages or other substances. For those recovering from alcohol…

Establishing a Fitness Routine in Recovery

Establishing a Fitness Routine in Recovery In addiction recovery, the body has some major healing to do. This includes the mind, body, and spirit. While there shouldn’t be any rushing to do weight lifting competitions, creating a fitness routine can help keep sobriety on-track and promote healing and wellness. Fortunately,…

Learning Life Skills in Treatment

Learning Life Skills in Treatment Addiction is a disease that affects all aspects of an individual’s life. Recent imaging studies show how addiction literally changes parts of the brain. Areas of the brain that influence decision-making, inhibition and social-emotional processing are all changed by using and abusing drugs. That’s one…

How Does CBT Work?

How Does CBT Work? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , or CBT, is designed to help clients make sense of their overwhelming thought patterns. Most of the time, those suffering from addiction as well as co-occurring disorders like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder do not realize the impact of…