April 16, 2013

Common Barriers to Recovery

For every person who has overcome addiction, there is a different story of the unique challenges that tested that person’s commitment to sobriety. As a part of the process of recovery, a good addiction treatment facility will provide their clients with the tools that will make overcoming these challenges an easier prospect. Individualized psychotherapy will […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Drug Treatment
March 11, 2013

Caregivers Can Benefit From Therapy

Last week, The New York Times ran an interesting article about caregivers of the elderly who experience post-traumatic stress-like symptoms and could benefit from therapy.  As I read the article, it occurred to me that caregivers of addicts are not so dissimilar. Whenever we are asked to help families arrange an intervention or when we […]

Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Relationships
February 13, 2013

Horses Continue to Captivate: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Benefits of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy As Winston Churchill once said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”  That undefinable “something” that Churchill refers to is no less powerful in the 21st century.  Since the domestication of horses some six thousand ago, human beings have […]

Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Depression Treatment
January 28, 2013

Overcoming Anxiety

Anxiety is the feeling of fear or apprehension over a perceived or possible danger or challenge. In other words, anxiety is the fear of something that is not real or not currently happening. It is a future oriented mood state. Addicts often experience anxiety – before going into treatment and as part of the withdrawal […]