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How Equine Therapy Aids in Recovery

Equine-assisted therapy is a growing trend in the field of mental health care. Horses have been aiding people with healing for centuries. In these partnerships, horses offer opportunities for personal growth and fulfillment through physical, mental, and emotional challenges. With many adults feeling more isolated than ever before due to social media, smartphones, and theRead More

Can I Date During an Intensive Outpatient Program?

Many people want romantic relationships. They may enjoy the idea of being wooed and going out on dates. Often, the thrill of getting attention can drive a person to go out with many people. Typically, there’s nothing wrong with dating around in a healthy, honest way. However, when you’re first out of an inpatient programRead More

Setting Goals After Treatment

A goal is something you want, typically something you work to achieve. In treatment, goals are designed to help you understand the program structure and maintain focus and motivation. In recovery, it’s no different. While goals may change, you will always want to be motivated and focused on moving forward and building on the skillsRead More

Grief Therapy and Trauma Support in Recovery

Grief, trauma, and substance use frequently overlap. Therefore, grief and trauma counseling should be incorporated into addiction treatment plans because unresolved grief can lead to relapse. If substance use, grief, and traumatic stress are treated simultaneously, there is a greater chance for success. Substance use, grief, and unresolved trauma require using evidence-based practices to treat theseRead More

What to Bring to Substance Abuse Treatment

Learning what to pack and what not to pack will make the transition more comfortable when you begin your journey into substance abuse treatment. In substance abuse treatment, it is vital to be as comfortable as possible throughout the process to minimize anxious thoughts and feelings. Being prepared for residential treatment is a great wayRead More

Identifying Self-Destructive Behaviors

Many people struggle with self-destructive behaviors. Self-destructive behaviors can take many different forms. Unfortunately, engaging in such behaviors harms not only you but also has the potential to hurt those around you. How can you work towards identifying and overcoming self-destructive behaviors in recovery? What Is Self-Destructive Behavior? Self-destructive behaviors are actions that can harmRead More

Can I Choose When I Leave Rehab?

The choice of leaving treatment early, even if it’s against professional advice, is a common question. If you are in rehab, no one can force you to stay, even if treatment was mandated by the courts. The ability for you to leave at any time is a consideration many individuals struggle with, but before leavingRead More