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Using Equine Therapy for Addiction Recovery

Using Equine Therapy for Addiction Recovery   Popular treatments like behavioral therapy, chemical detoxification, and residential treatment programs do a great job when it comes to…

The Sober Life: Making it to Midnight

The Sober Life: Making it to Midnight Recovering addicts often have a tough time with the concept of becoming sober during rehab. If that isn't…

What to Share in AA Meetings

What to Share in AA Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are incredibly helpful to recovering addicts for many reasons. People who attend share anything from past…

5 Super Foods that can Super Charge your recovery

5 Super Foods that Can Super Charge Your Recovery Some people believe those early in recovery should go ahead and splurge on whatever food they'd…

The Unique Challenges of Supporting Teen Recovery

The Unique Challenges of Supporting Teen Recovery Raising teenagers can be difficult, but when they've suffered from addiction it becomes especially challenging. Parents often struggle…

Available Medications for Managing Meth Withdrawal

Available Medications for Managing Meth Withdrawal The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) established clinical trials to study medications for their effectiveness in treatment withdrawal…

The History of Addiction Research and Treatment

The History of Addiction Research and Treatment The evolution and history of addiction research and treatment goes further back than many may suspect. Research priorities…

How CBT is Helping Addicts Recover

How CBT is Helping Addicts Recover The concept of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to treat addiction is gaining popularity. This short-term psychotherapy technique employed by…

Specialized Treatment for First Responders

Specialized Treatment for First Responders When an emergency comes up or someone is in crisis, first responders are there to help. They are on the…

Staying Sober on the Road

Staying Sober on the Road Some of the most challenging times in recovery can be when you are away from home and routine. There are…

The Benefits of a Recovery Coach

The Benefits of a Recovery Coach No one who has any experience with fighting and overcoming addiction will tell you that it’s easy.  It’s a…

Going to Meetings to Maintain Sobriety

Going to Meetings to Maintain Sobriety Do I have to go to meetings? I think I’m fine... This is a common lament for those who have gone…

Life After Rehab: Adjusting to the New You

Life After Rehab: Adjusting to the New You There’s nothing more refreshing and uplifting for a recovering addict than the first day you step out…

What to Expect in Rehab

What to Expect in Rehab For someone struggling with an intense substance addiction that makes life nearly unbearable without the drug, the idea of going…

What if I Can’t I Afford Rehab?

What if I Can’t I Afford Rehab? The absolutely dismal state of healthcare and financial reform in this country is an embarrassing disgrace that results…

Which Type of Rehab is Right for You?

Which Type of Rehab is Right for You? When you finally make the decision to get some help for your drug addiction or alcoholism, it…

A Story of Addiction Acceptance

Written by: Ambrosia Staff By the time I came into treatment this last time, I had accepted that I was a drug addict. I was…

Treatment Adherence

Written by: Dr. Sal Raichbach Director of Clinical Development Treatment must be acceptable before an individual will make the considerable commitments of time, energy, money, and…

Transformation through Trauma Treatment

Written by: Trish Byars, MSW, CTT Trauma Specialist Trauma is a fact of life. It does not however, have to be a life sentence. Not only…

The Importance of Therapy Following Detox

Written by: Ryan Potter, MSW, CAP, ICADC Clinical Supervisor Many individuals suffering from addiction sometimes feel that all that is needed to return to a happy…

Spirituality in the 12 Step Program

Written by: James English, MS, CAC Primary Therapist In dealing with people who are suffering with addictions,  they come to a place where they begin to hit…

Process Addiction

Written by: Ambrosia Staff Obsession, preoccupation, acting out, shame, guilt, are all behaviors, and feelings very familiar to all those who suffer from chemical addiction.…

Relapse Prevention Therapy

Written by: Dr. Sal Raichbach Director of Clinical Development In the world of today's drug and alcohol interventions and strategies, more and more is sided with…

Emotions in Recovery

Written by: Ryan Potter, MSW, CAP, ICADC Clinical Supervisor Emotions play a powerful role in addiction and recovery. Beginning from the first use of any psychoactive…

Aftercare

Written by: Melissa Angelo, BS, CAP, ICADC Clinical Supervisor Why should a person in early sobriety attend an Intensive Out Patient Program (IOP) after completing Residential…
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