addiction resources during COVID-19

Government Provides Addiction Resources During COVID-19

The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted a lot of normal activities in everyone’s daily life. As a professional in addiction treatment, you may need additional support to manage your recovery. While you are working through your addiction program, you also need to remain safe from the virus itself. The government has provided addiction resources during COVID-19…

12 stages of burnout

The 12 Stages of Burnout | Identification, Prevention & Treatment

Burnout is a term coined in the 1970s to describe an extreme state of exhaustion. Professionals are particularly susceptible to burnout, which usually results from prolonged periods of severe stress. Executives, pilots, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, lawyers, and members of the clergy have extremely stressful jobs as they are under constant pressure to meet deadlines and…

spirituality in addiction treatment

The Importance of Spirituality in Addiction Treatment

Spirituality in addiction treatment is essential to finding a sustainable path to recovery. Everyone has their own unique journey. It takes time to build a routine that offers you the tools to cope with everyday difficulties and maintain a substance-free life. If you aren’t comfortable with the word “spirituality,” that’s okay. You don’t necessarily need…

Man talks to therapist about his opioid withdrawal symptoms

Dealing with Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

It’s commendable that you are considering getting help for your opioid addiction. As you may or may not be aware, a little bit of danger lurks as you make the decision to stop using your drug of choice. The medical and addiction treatment professions call this danger opioid withdrawal symptoms. However, we don’t share this…

Therapist explains common DBT techniques to his clients

Common DBT Techniques

For decades, addiction treatment consisted of standard individual and group counseling programs. It was a rather simple approach to treatment, one that consistently led to high relapse rates. In the last ten years, we have seen the addiction treatment community move towards a more sophisticated approach to treatment. Therapists are now turning more towards evidence-based…