rebuilding trust after addiction

The Importance of Rebuilding Trust After Addiction

When you struggle with addiction, it can be hard to recognize the many ways that substance abuse affects your life. Because substance abuse may change behavior, this can lead you to take risks you may not otherwise take when unimpaired. The repercussions of risk-taking behavior can lead to serious problems like legal troubles, financial issues,…

medication-assisted treatment for alcohol

Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol

Millions of Americans develop alcohol dependence at some point in their lives. When you become physically dependent on a substance like alcohol, you may need a mix of medical treatment and behavioral therapy to recover. Alcoholism is an illness that can be difficult to diagnose and treat because alcohol is so prevalent in daily life.…

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Practicing Alcohol Moderation: A Harm Reduction Alternative to the Abstinence-Only Model

Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC, and Craig James, LCSW, LSATP, MAC will be presenting “Practicing Alcohol Moderation: A Harm Reduction Alternative to the Abstinence-Only Model” at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addiction Disorders. Attendees will be able to view the seminar live from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm on Saturday, September 11, 2021, or for…

repairing relationships

Repairing Relationships After Sex Addiction

If you or someone you love has been struggling with any addiction, you know that repairing relationships is typically a necessary part of ongoing treatment. However, when you struggle with sex addiction, you may find that personal relationships can be especially difficult to repair. Cheating in romantic relationships or imposition of unwanted feelings, or crossing…

co-occurring disorders

Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

It can be extremely difficult for any individual to acquire the needed coping mechanisms for their mental health conditions. Because of this, many individuals turn to substance abuse to regulate their emotions and body responses. In addiction treatment, this is known as comorbidity or having co-occurring disorders. Finding the right treatment for co-occurring disorders is…

Binge Drinking and Young Adults

Binge Drinking and Young Adults

Many people think of binge drinking as a problem that is overwhelmingly experienced by college students hoping to unwind on a Saturday night. While this specific type of alcohol abuse is often observed in young adults, they may not be the only ones affected by their drinking habits. Substance abuse can carry serious financial, emotional,…

a young person trying to figure out depression and addiction

Depression and Addiction

It’s natural to wonder if depression and addiction are connected. Frequently, when one condition is present, the other follows. However, it’s not very useful to expend energy attempting to figure out which came first or which condition caused the other. The key when dealing with depression and addiction to treat both conditions simultaneously, so the…