Yoga—Therapies For Addiction

Yoga The common theme throughout all of the treatment therapies mentioned here as well as countless others that were not mentioned, in treating addiction, is the idea that self-awareness, self-esteem, spirituality (not religion), and positive self-affirmation are key components to recovery from addiction.  Yoga has been practiced for thousands of…

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Adventure Therapy—Therapies For Addiction

Adventure Therapy Adventure therapy is has been used for many other issues besides addiction.  Chronic psychiatric patients, abused men women and children, incest victims, troubled adolescents and even family counseling are all areas that have benefited from adventure therapy.  “The personal and group resources needed to succeed in stress-related activities…

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Meditation—Therapies For Addiction

Meditation Meditation has been used throughout time for many different reasons.  Studies have shown that meditation reduces stress, normalizes blood pressure and provides more self-awareness. “We operate philosophically from a counseling perspective that addiction represents (a) a client’s attempt to avoid dealing with life stressors by pursuing a feelings-on-demand lifestyle,…

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Equine Therapy—Therapies For Addiction

Equine Therapy Equine therapy (use of horses in therapy) was originally intended to assist with those that were physically handicapped or mentally challenged.  The intended purpose was to facilitate positive self-esteem in the afflicted as well as reducing shame while providing positive self-affirmation.  However, over the past few decades, studies…

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Hypnosis—Therapies for Addictions

Hypnosis In the nineteenth century, medical professionals began using hypnosis to help cure addiction with great success.  The success rate at the time was approximately 80%, (Potter, p. 21).   In the early 1900’s though, hypnosis started to become a form of entertainment and ethical professionals started to steer away from…

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Twelve Step Recovery

Therapies for Addictions Continued: Alcoholics Anonymous:  Twelve Step Recovery Alcoholics Anonymous is a twelve step program that demands total and complete abstinence from all mind altering substances (alcohol and narcotics), in order to achieve success.  The program is broken down into several components that help foster positive outcomes.  First, admittance…

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Therapies for Addictions —Introduction

The worldwide epidemic of addiction continues to grow each year and the addicts continue to get higher and higher. Alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, crystal meth, pills and psychedelics infiltrate young adults at its earliest convenience and strip the lives of numerous “would be good people”. “Substance use/abuse is a tremendous…

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Don’t Quit Before The Miracle

Keep everything in perspective Here’s the thing: if you’ve made even the slightest bit of progress in your recovery, the truth is you’ve come a long way. If you’ve admitted you have a problem, you’ve come a long way. If you’ve enrolled in a treatment program, you’ve come a long…

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It Only Takes 12 Steps To Get Out Of The Woods

Treatment is a good use of your time Don’t tell me you’re one of those people who has been avoiding seeking treatment for your addiction because “it will take too much of your time.” Think about that for a minute. If you’re actively battling an addiction right now, do you…

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