How CBT Can Help with Mood Disorders

How CBT Can Help with Mood Disorders

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 percent of Americans report symptoms that are in keeping with diagnosis requirements for clinical depression. Depression in individuals with substance abuse is even more prevalent, and cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a proven, effective way to treat depression—with or without chemical dependency issues. Defining…

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): An Introduction

Founded on the concept that negative thoughts generate negative feelings about the self and reality, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most popular type of psychotherapy used by therapists who treat patients with substance abuse problems. Addiction counselors specializing in CBT attempt to show patients how to recognize and stop these false beliefs about themselves…

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Yoga Helps Control Impulsive Behavior

People often associate impulsive behavior with children and adolescents. Disorders involving impulse often trigger drug or alcohol addiction, resulting a cycle of destructive behavior. Yoga can help alleviate the stress and anxiety that drives impulsive behavior and help curb addiction as part of a substance abuse treatment program. How Yoga Can Help Treat Addiction Eastern…

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Why do Some Teens Stay Sober and Others Get Addicted?

An addiction is a complicated disease that impacts the physical, emotional and mental health of a teen. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (1), regular substance abuse changes the brain and impacts an individual’s self-control. Although substance abuse contributes to an addiction, some individuals do not become addicted to drugs or alcohol. By…