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Support Group Now Available for LGBTQ Community

Members of the LGBTQ community in Oxford have a new resource for connecting with others who share their challenges and experiences. The LGBTQ Community Support Group now meets each Tuesday...

Oxford Treatment Center remembers ‘Lady’

Black lab was beloved of staff, clients alike Oxford Treatment Center has said goodbye to its unofficial mascot, an 8-year-old Labrador Retriever who had lived at the residential campus since...

What Makes a Good Extended-Care Drug Rehab Program?

Some sources make no distinction between an extended-care program and a long-term treatment program for substance use disorders. For the purposes of this article, the distinction between an extended-care program and long-term...

The Benefits of Couples Therapy: Is It For You?

Couples therapy (also referred to as marital therapy, marriage counseling, couples counseling, etc.) is a specialized type of family therapy where romantic partners are the targets of the intervention or therapy. Family therapy...

Using Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy for Drug Addiction

It is not possible to talk about Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) without referring to its founder, Albert Ellis, PhD. Ellis is also one of the founders of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). A native...

Using EMDR for Addiction Therapy: What is It?

What Is EMDR Therapy? EMDR is the acronym for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is a therapy that specifically targets trauma. The EMDR approach posits that trauma is typically at the...

What Is Contingency Management Therapy? (& Is it Effective)

As an informative piece published by Psychiatric Times discusses, Contingency Management (CM) is a therapy approach that aims to help a person decrease drug-related behaviors. CM can also be applied to areas outside...

Group Therapy Activities for Substance Abuse & Relapse Prevention

What is the Purpose of Group Therapy? Group therapy for substance abuse occurs when there is at least one professionally trained therapist who uses interventions based on psychological principles treating...

Are Experiential Therapy Techniques Helpful?

What is Experiential Therapy? The term experiential therapy refers to a number of different types of therapeutic interventions that get clients involved in experiencing some action, creative process, form of cooperation, or...

How Does Psychotherapy Work to Help with Drug Addiction?

Where Does Psychotherapy Originate From? The development of formal psychotherapy goes back many centuries. According to the book A Century of Psychology: Progress, Paradigms, and Prospects for the New Millennium, references to...

The Differences Between Individual vs. Group Therapy

What are the Differences Between Individual and Group Therapy? Group therapy was originally conceived by a physician who attempted to instruct groups of individuals regarding the care of tuberculosis. This physician,...

Types of Drug Therapy

Substance use disorders are chronic disorders in which a person continues to use a specific substance in a nonmedicinal manner, even though they continually experience negative problems associated with their...

What Is Holistic Therapy? Who Can Benefit From It?

What Is Holistic Therapy? Holistic therapy, or holistic psychotherapy, refers to a school of thought in therapy that attempts to address an individual as a whole person rather than as...

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Techniques: Using it Properly

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy? Dialectical Behavior Therapy (often abbreviated DBT) is a specific type of psychotherapy based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, originally developed to treat individuals who...

What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy that was specifically developed to better treat individuals with severe borderline personality disorder (BPD). In instances of BPD with...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Effective for Drug Addiction?

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a popular form of psychotherapy, or “talk therapy.” During CBT, clients meet with a trained therapist in a safe, confidential...

Music Therapy as a Means of Treatment

When the brain is exposed to music, it comes alive with energy. According to brain scans performed by the Center for Music Therapy, almost every portion of the brain is awake...

What Is Animal-Assisted Therapy & How Does It Work?

Most people love animals and find them to have a calming effect on their psyche. As Psychology Today discusses, human coexistence with other animals is factored into our DNA as we are...

Using Art Therapy to Treat Addiction

Substance abuse recovery involves much more than clearing drugs or alcohol from the body. Overcoming the disease of addiction requires an understanding of the origins of substance abuse, the motivating...

The Use of Wilderness Therapy in the Addiction Treatment Process

A therapist’s office can be a healing space. Here, surrounded by books, magazines, and richly colored walls, people can discuss the issues that have held them back in the past, and...

Guide to Experiential Therapy in Addiction Treatment

What is Experiential Therapy? Experiential therapy is based in the idea that sometimes people can gain a better understanding of themselves through experiencing and observing how they respond – emotionally...

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