Young boy learning about CBT techniques

CBT Techniques for Addiction

Psychotherapists first began using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques more than 50 years ago. Initially, these techniques were effective in the treatment of diverse mental health conditions such as anxiety, phobias, personality disorders, and schizophrenia. It was only within the last ten years that CBT techniques became a popular treatment tool for the addiction treatment…

Doctor explains to her patient the differences between iop vs php

Differences Between IOP vs PHP

Not every facet of addiction treatment needs to focus on inpatient care. There are plenty of circumstances where the client qualifies for some level of outpatient care. However, the question is, “what level of outpatient care is appropriate.” That’s really a decision for an addiction treatment facility’s clinicians to make. Among the choices would be…

Women enjoying exercise and addiction recovery

Exercise and Addiction Recovery

Drug and alcohol addiction take over a person’s entire life. Gradually, they withdraw from everything and everyone not connected with using. Their health suffers on every level. During rehab, as they recover, they may rediscover activities they used to love, including exercise. How do exercise and addiction recovery fit together? The Importance of Overall Health…

A girl thinks about her issues during cognitive behavioral therapy for bipolar disorder

Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Bipolar Disorder Effective?

Effective treatment for bipolar disorder is as varied as the individuals who suffer from the condition. People with this type of mental illness usually benefit from lifelong treatment. Clinicians often use a combination of psychotherapy and medication to help people manage their symptoms. Cognitive behavioral therapy for bipolar disorder is one example of a type…

People experiencing the positive effects of exercise on your mental health by playing volleyball

The Positive Effects of Exercise on Your Mental Health

By George Livengood – Program Director, Canon House Do you remember moping around the house as a kid and mom saying, “Go outside and play!”? Mom was onto something.  There are numerous studies that indicate exercise is helpful in reducing depression.  There is no one identifiable reason as to why it works. So let’s look…