Is Addiction a Disease?

You may be asking yourself is addiction a disease? Many people don’t realize that addiction is actually a very dangerous brain disease. It is classified this way because addiction affects the body’s ability to function, just like cancer and cardiovascular disease adversely affect the body. The way addiction affects the mind and body is similar…

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Inpatient vs Outpatient: What’s the Difference?

When deciding on drug rehab therapy, deciding inpatient vs outpatient can be a difficult decision. What’s the difference? Is one better than the other? Both types of rehab exist because they suit different needs. In the same way that everyone’s struggle with substance addiction is different, everyone’s approach to choosing addiction treatment programs is, too.…

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How to Get the Most Out of Family Therapy

Addiction is a disease that impacts the entire family – and the pain and confusion doesn’t just dissipate once a loved one enters rehab. Family therapy can help heal and strengthen the entire family bond and diminish the negative impact of substance abuse for all members. In fact, patients who include family therapy as part…

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The Role of Yoga in Healing Trauma

Reluctant to step on that yoga mat? You may want to read on. A recent Georgetown Law report showed that yoga programs designed specifically for victims of trauma – as many as 80 percent of women seeking treatment for drug abuse report lifetime histories of sexual and/or physical assault – can have far-ranging benefits.  “Regulated…

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