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Exploring Refuge Recovery Support Meetings

Exploring Refuge Recovery Support Meetings

Many people experiencing substance use disorder (SUD) benefit from attending support group meetings. Multiple types of self-help meetings exist for addiction recovery, each with its own principles and philosophy. Refuge Recovery is a popular support group, offering...
What Are the Benefits of DBT in Addiction Recovery?

What Are the Benefits of DBT in Addiction Recovery?

Addiction treatment utilizes a number of therapy and clinical-based modalities to help clients change negative thinking patterns. These therapies also help clients get to the root cause(s) of their addiction, which often is a collective of biological factors, trauma,...
Overcoming Addiction With Creative Therapies

Overcoming Addiction With Creative Therapies

Everyone heals from substance use disorder (SUD) in their own way. Some people prefer psychotherapy or behavior modification, while others may benefit more from creative therapies. According to the Journal of Addictions Nursing, creative therapies “can be used...
The Role of Mental Health in Overcoming Addiction

The Role of Mental Health in Overcoming Addiction

Addictive behaviors often stem from unaddressed mental health issues. Individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) have a higher risk of being diagnosed with mental health disorders. According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), “13.5 percent...
How Do I Navigate Relapse With Self-Compassion?

How Do I Navigate Relapse With Self-Compassion?

For many individuals with substance use disorder (SUD), relapse is part of the recovery journey. When relapse occurs, it can be challenging for people to handle the setback. Though many may begin feeling shame or guilt, the best way to navigate relapse is through...