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Psychodrama in Addiction Treatment

Psychodrama is an action method used in psychotherapy to help patients recognize and overcome aspects of behavior, emotions, or reactions that might be based on memory or previous experiences. The tactic is used to attempt to help patients through negative reactions and responses, to “unblock” creative, spontaneous, and healthy reactions to events, people, and

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What is PCP?

Phencyclidine or PCP is a popular recreational drug, known for its dissociative, hallucinogenic, and euphoric effects. The drug is a schedule II drug in the United States but is still popular as a street drug. In fact, some estimates suggest that as many as 2.9% of adults over age 25 have had the drug

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What Are Process Addictions?

Process addictions, also known as behavioral addictions, are one of the most-common forms of addiction, affecting millions of people worldwide. While behavioral addictions have often been seen as less-than or a lower class of addiction than substance addictions, evidence increasingly points to the fact that these addictions are heavily linked and often harmful on

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The Best Addiction Recovery Podcasts

Recovering from addiction of any kind is a process that we live each day on an ongoing basis, seeking consistent improvement daily. Recovery is a way of life, not something you do once and forget about. Immersing yourself in your recovery, surrounding yourself with information and help and positive stories, and constantly learning to

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Losing a Loved One to Addiction – How to Cope

No matter what your relationship, losing a loved one is a terrible and traumatic event. Losing your loved one to a disorder such as addiction may make that process worse and may add to your own trauma. People who survive their addicted loved ones may feel pressured by grief, stigma, and blame and may

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The Secret of Getting into an Addict’s Mind

More than 19 million Americans struggle with addiction, with statistics suggesting that as many as 1 in 10 of us will have a substance use disorder during our lifetimes. Addictions range from illicit substances to alcohol to dependencies on prescription medication, with reasons ranging from simple prescription use to recreational abuse. No matter what the

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What Do I Do If My Child is Dealing Drugs?

If you suspect your child of dealing drugs, you may have to take immediate action to protect them. Drug dealing is illegal in the United States, most individuals who sell drugs also use them, and your loved one is likely putting their health, future, and life opportunities at risk. While you can’t make choices

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Can My Employer Fire Me if I Go to Rehab?

While most people think of addicts as unemployed and sometimes homeless, the truth is that most addicts are actually part of the working population. With an estimated 19.7 million U.S. adults suffering from a substance abuse problem, it’s only natural that most would be employed. This can result in both high-functioning and non-high-functioning performance, but

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The Difference Between Crack and Cocaine

Cocaine and crack or crack cocaine are two of the most popular street drugs in the world. While cocaine was infamously once used in toothache medication, cough medicine, and even soft drinks, today, it’s an illegal Schedule II Controlled Substance drug. Despite that, an estimated 2.1% of the United States population uses the

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