co-occurring disorders

Addressing Co-Occuring Disorders

More than half of individuals struggling with their mental health simultaneously develop substance use disorders. In the past, these entailed distinct treatment protocols, meaning that patients often bounced back and forth between treatment programs, with minimal overall success. We now have a much better understanding of co-occurring disorders and the need for clients to address…

effects of alcohol addiction

Physical Effects of Alcohol Addiction

The effects of alcohol addiction can be life-changing, irreversible, and in extreme cases, fatal. This is why it is so important to get the alcohol addiction treatment you need if you are struggling with alcohol addiction. Alcohol rehab can seem like an overreaction to a socially acceptable substance. However, when alcohol use affects your relationships,…

veterans treatment program

Benefits of Treatment Specifically for Veterans

Many veterans struggle with substance use because the nature of their work can cause extreme trauma, stress, and physical fatigue. Additionally, service members face the stigma of having mental health issues that traumatic events have triggered. This can sometimes mean that you may not receive the care you need to process old trauma and deal…

non-12 step therapy

What Is Non-12-Step Therapy and Can I Benefit?

Addiction is more complicated than most 12-step programs would make it seem. When addiction is viewed as a disease, it can feel like there may be limited approaches to curing it. But when addiction is viewed through a holistic treatment approach, the treatment options open wide, leading to experiential and innovative ways to best help…