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…

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What is the Disciplinary Monitoring Unit?

Professional Health Monitoring Programs, or PHMP, are a way for people who struggle with substance abuse disorders to stay on track. With the right support and treatment, they can maintain their licensed, professional careers and begin medical treatment. However, what is the Disciplinary Monitoring Unit, and how does it play a role in recovery? Explore…

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What Are Professional Health Monitoring Programs?

No one is immune from the risks of addiction. Whether you’re a business executive, a pilot or a medical professional, you can still struggle with substance abuse. However, what are professional health monitoring programs? In short, they are a solution that can help get professionals back on track and maintain their sobriety. What are Professional…

Addiction Treatment For Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare Professionals (HCPs), such as physicians, make a significant commitment to their training and subsequently to their profession in caring for others. There is tremendous self-sacrifice in the service of building knowledge and experience to handle serious medical dilemmas for their patients. As such, it is probably not surprising that a physician can have difficulty…

Man being a designated driver during holidays

Being Designated Driver During Holidays

Expressing an interest in being a designated driver “DD” is a noble and responsible task. The term originated in Syracuse, NY by Sally Kerwin. Some restaurants and bars may offer discounted non-alcholic beverages to DDs. Taking on the role of designated driver has some built in advantages and challenges. The advantages are clearly providing a…

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Drug Alcohol Treatment Center Relapse Prevention in Philadelphia

Relapse occurs as a process, not an event. If we agree that relapse can occur at any time, but usually is preceded by a series of changed behaviors and thought shifts (many times weeks, or months prior to engaging in the substance), then we have a greater period of time and a broader array of…