Time Takes Time

Here we are, already in the last quarter of 2016! We wanted to give you a recap of some of the addiction recovery resources we provided so far. February 2016 Prescott House Articles: Monitoring Stress Throughout the Treatment Process Preventing Addiction Relapse After Recovery March 2016 Prescott House Articles: Sex…

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Sober Living Houses—Therapies For Addiction

Sober Living Houses Sober living houses provide safe places for addicts to reconstruct their lives once they begin the process of recovery. These houses are usually alcohol and drug free environments that the residents of all have a common desire to recovery.  They usually fall in line with 12-step programs…

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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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Compulsive Sexual Behaviors May Reflect Disordered Attachment

Compulsive Sexual Behaviors May Reflect Disordered Attachment If you are experiencing unwanted compulsive sexual behaviors—infidelity, pornography addiction, obsessions, problem masturbation, illegal or high-risk sexual preoccupations, then it will be useful for you to in explore your attachment history. Experience teaches clinicians that our personal attachment style, which is formed in…

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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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