Coping with Emotions in Recovery

Coping with Emotions in Recovery

When you are in recovery for addiction, you no longer have the option of turning to drugs or alcohol to cope with emotions. People who have a drug or alcohol addiction often start using drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with emotions and feelings such as stress,...
What is a Psychoeducational Group?

What is a Psychoeducational Group?

Psychoeducational group therapy is used in treatment for addiction and is designed to combine interpersonal interaction with educational information. A trained counselor who presents information on a particular issue conducts this type of group therapy. Interpersonal...
Alcohol and Its Effect on Depression

Alcohol and Its Effect on Depression

Depression is a debilitating mental health condition that affects all aspects of a person’s life. An individual who suffers from depression will often decline invitations to social events, family gatherings, and special occasions with friends. When you have...
EMDR: Healing from Past Trauma

EMDR: Healing from Past Trauma

Many people have a hard time healing from past trauma and turn to drugs or alcohol to cope. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), is a psychotherapy approach that is proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is used as a mental health...
Is Addiction Linked to Mental Disorders?

Is Addiction Linked to Mental Disorders?

Many people use drugs and alcohol as an escape from reality; however, drug and alcohol abuse can worsen the symptoms of underlying mental health disorders. When someone experiences a mental illness and substance use disorder simultaneously, it is referred to as a dual...
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