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5 Ways to Make Group Therapy More Useful

Group therapy is a type of psychotherapy that involves a facilitator conducting a therapy session with more than one patient. It creates an environment of empathy and common struggle that may make a person more likely to share their own experience. However, every session of group therapy is different, and a therapist must remain flexible in order to cultivate the most welcoming and constructive environment for their patients to share. Read more about how group therapy can be used to its greatest potential.

Group therapy has many benefits, if you use these five tips from the Destination Hope team

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Residential Treatment Centers

Two people hold hands working together to overcome substance abuse through residential treatment programs at Destination Hope

Residential Treatment for Addiction & Mental Health

Residential treatment centers for substance abuse and mental health issues offer a chance for patients to fully immerse in their treatment and receive the most in-depth and all-encompassing care available. They provide extensive therapy, drug and alcohol-free living facilities, 24-hour supervision, and recreational activities.

Residential treatment centers provide different benefits versus outpatient programs, and for those who are suffering from serious addiction or mental health disorders, they are often the place to start treatment after detox or hospitalization.

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What Is Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)?

If you’ve been looking into different drug or alcohol rehab options, you may have learned about intensive outpatient treatment programs, or IOP. This unique form of addiction treatment allows clients to participate in therapy and work on their recovery skills while continuing to live at home and attend school or work.

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My Adult Daughter Is an Addict What Do I Do?

Yellow Pill Bottle with Pink Pills Spilling Out

As they grow up, our daughters are the lights of our lives. However, we can’t control everything. One of the hardest realizations that a parent may have to rationalize is that their little girl, that seemed to have it all together, can grow up to use and abuse drugs or alcohol. Of course, the critical part of this is to make sure we identify and address the substance abuse or addiction issue early. This offers the greatest chance for recovery with the fewest long-term or permanent effects. Regardless, however, it may take time for parents to realize that there is a substance-abuse problem, even if many of the signs are clear to a professional.

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The Importance of Honesty in Recovery

Admitting that you are struggling with an addiction or mental health issue is one of the hardest things you will ever do. Once you admit to yourself, it also means that you will need to admit to others that you have these issues and need help to overcome them. Dishonesty is all too common among addicts and those with a mental health condition – most of the time it’s about the denial that you have an issue or need help. For some, it could also extend into lies they have told friends and family, i.e. lying about how much they…

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Ways to Celebrate Graduating from Women’s Drug Rehab

Graduating from a rehabilitation facility is an exciting event and should be celebrated in grand fashion. We make a big deal of every milestone – from receiving our driver’s license, to moving into our first apartment, to our work anniversaries. Recovering from addiction is no exception – and it takes much more hard work than studying for any exam. It is normal to be hesitant about congratulating yourself as a recovering addict. However, celebrating is more important for someone recovering from addiction than anyone else. It is fulfilling to remind yourself of where you were, and how far you have…

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Going Back to School After Rehab

If you or a loved one were taken out of school to complete a program at a rehabilitation center, and have recently completed your program or are scheduled to complete it soon, congratulations! It is a huge accomplishment to have made it to this point. Beginning a life in sobriety is difficult, but it can be even more challenging when you throw going back to school into the mix. Luckily, we have compiled a list of tips on what to do prior to your return which you can complete for yourself or a loved one to set the returning student…

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How Do the Stages of Change Help Motivate Recovery?

One of the most essential—and challenging—aspects of addiction recovery is the need to change a person’s behavior to improve their health status. Behavior change interventions, which involve a combination of program elements or strategies, are especially useful in addressing lifestyle modification for those suffering from addictions.

A change in patient lifestyle is necessary for successful management of long-term recovery, and relapse can often be attributed to lapses in healthy behavior. Patients easily understand the need for lifestyle modifications, but consistent, life-long behavior changes are difficult. That’s why behavior change interventions are important.

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How Addiction Affects Health and Family Relationships

Chronic drug use comes with many risks, many of which can have lasting repercussions on a person's life. Addicted women face several losses in addition to legal and financial burdens. Addiction jeopardizes the health and well-being of women and of their children and families.    Health Doing drugs like cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine and prescription stimulants may cause neurological damage to the brain. Extreme situations of chronic drug use can result in seizures or stroke. Furthermore, chronic drug users show problems with memory, attention, decision-making, according to information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Other health consequences of drug use…

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How Does Gender Play a Role in Addiction?

Our gender influences several aspects of our lives, behavior and development. This basic fact has led many people to explore the question: does gender impact addiction? If so, what difference does it make and how does this difference impact treatment? A number of studies published by the National Institute of Drug Addiction (NIDA) have explored the impact that gender has in drug addiction. Several studies have intently focused on the differences in how men and women are first exposed to drugs, the risk of abuse and addiction and the pursuit of effective treatment. The NIDA supported and published research has…

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