Substance abuse treatment programs that rely on the classic 12 step approach are the de facto standard at most drug and alcohol treatment centers. While some individuals do respond positively to these programs, the majority of people do not benefit from a “one-size-fits-all” approach to treatment.
In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s principles for effective addiction treatment clearly state “no single treatment is appropriate […]
When going to the eye doctor for a vision check, you wouldn’t be content with a cursory check-up followed by a prescription for contacts that “work for a lot of people.” Instead, you’d expect the doctor to shine a light in your eyes, check your vision, and make personalized recommendations for the eyeglasses or contacts that would work best for you. The same principle holds when choosing a rehab facility.
Some rehab centers take […]
REBT treatment, which stands for rational emotional cognitive behavioral therapy, is an action-oriented approach to treating a variety of cognitive, emotional and behavioral concerns. According to REBT it is an individual’s thinking about events that leads to emotional and behavioral problems. By focusing on the present, REBT treatment seeks to help individuals examine and change these unhealthy patterns of behavior, including self-defeating and self-sabotaging behaviors.
Developed by the American psychologist Albert Ellis, REBT helps […]
The biology of men and women varies significantly between the genders. Women and men have different genetics, physiology, and even socio-economic expectations. These differences can affect many aspects of a person’s life, including the probability of developing an addiction to drugs or alcohol.
In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has shown that gender plays an important role in the likelihood of a person to use […]