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Addiction, Treatment

Are You A Professional Struggling With Addiction?


If you were ill, co-workers and your boss would send you get-well cards and flowers. The love and support would pour out as you shared your recovery journey with family and friends. This is not typically the same situation when struggling with an addiction. Instead the fears overtake the one struggling to the point that

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Relapse

The Lure of Substance Abuse Relapse During Holidays


Halloween opens the door to a stream of holidays that can be potential quicksand for anyone in recovery. Routines are interrupted, family gathering overflow with the abundance of food and drink, and stress levels rise. Holidays Can Be Relapse Triggers “Alcohol and drug use are often exacerbated during the holidays, especially on Christmas and New

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Treatment

Relapse Recovery Can Be Part of the Process


Addiction recovery can be a complicated and overwhelming process. It can be slow process that can have just as many ups and it has downs. Relapsing can be a part of this process, but it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the recovery journey, it’s a point to pause and make adjustments. Risk Factors for

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Addiction

Comorbidity: Addiction & Mental Illnesses


Finding the right treatment path for an individual at the beginning of their recovery can be difficult when underlying mental health issues may be part of the substance abuse disorder. The National Institute on Drug Abuse defines this as comorbidity, or when two disorders or illnesses occur in the same person simultaneously. Another term you

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Drugs

New Study Finds Link Between E-Cigarette and Tobacco Use in Teens


A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that there is a potential link between e-cigarettes use in teens and later tobacco use. The study found that 30.7 percent of the teens that used e-cigarettes at the time they started their ninth grade year, began using combustible tobacco — like hookahs, cigarettes

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Treatment

Identifying Recovery Options with a Neuropsychological Assessment


“Change” is the process of making something different. It can be important to know “what to change” or “how to best change.” A neuropsychological assessment can be very helpful in identifying skills, weaknesses, perceptions, and projections. As part of our addiction treatment programs at Beauterre Recovery Institute, a neuropsychological assessment is provided to incoming patients.

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Treatment

Why Equine Therapy?


As part of a holistic treatment program, equine therapy proves a wide spectrum of opportunities for an individual to learn and reflect through their experiences. This is a key idea behind experiential learning and a holistic treatment program. Through the interactions between the individual and horse, metaphors can be developed to help solidify key concepts

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Addiction, Drugs

Prescription Drug Abuse in the United States


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines prescription drug abuse as the intentional use of medication without a prescription in a different way than prescribed, or for the feeling it causes. This is a growing problem in the United States. According to the 2013 Monitoring the Future Study, found that as a

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Addiction

What is Substance Abuse?


Substance abuse is typically defined as an over indulgence of a drug like alcohol, tobacco, and prescription or illicit drugs. Substance abuse has far reaching societal impacts; in fact the National Drug Intelligence Center estimates its economic impact to be more than $700 billion per year in lost productivity, health care costs and crime. For

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Treatment

What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?


Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a team-based, therapeutic approach that promotes change and growth in an individual by interacting with horses. Through the on-ground interactions—EAP is not a riding or horsemanship program—metaphors are created as a way to address current emotional, psychological and interpersonal challenges, as well as healthier ways to respond to them. It

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