What is motivational enhancement therapy?

What is Motivational Enhancement Therapy?

What is motivational enhancement therapy (MET)? It’s a therapeutic program that increases a person’s motivation to make positive life changes. Specifically for men and women who have an addiction to alcohol, marijuana, and other mental health disorders. It’s a form of behavioral therapy that has proven to be effective in treating addiction to multiple substances.…

Contingency management techniques

What Will I Learn in Contingency Management Therapy?

Addiction is a dangerous mental health disorder that affects more than 40 million men and women each year. There is no cure for addiction, However, there are several behavioral therapies that are proven to be effective in treating addiction and helping men and women live sober lives. Contingency management techniques use a rewards-based system to…

A woman who wants to know, "What is CBT?"

What is CBT?

Treating addiction is a challenge. Consequently, a wide variety of methods and approaches are required. One of the most effective forms of therapy for addiction treatment is CBT. It’s time to explore the value of this therapy, what it is and how it fits into the addiction recovery equation. For more information on cognitive-behavioral therapy,…

Man experiencing benzo withdrawal

What to Know About Benzo Withdrawal

Commonly known as tranquilizers, benzodiazepines affect the central nervous system in order to reduce anxiety and create feelings of intense relaxation. Doctors prescribe benzodiazepines in extremely large numbers, and they rank among the most commonly used drugs in the U.S. The most recognizable benzodiazepine brand names include Ativan, Halcion, Librium, Valium, and Xanax.Benzodiazepines can be…

Couple experiencing the dangers of codependency

The Dangers of Codependency

A codependent relationship involves two people who rely on each other in unhealthy ways that limit the potential for growth in each individual. Codependency is often mistaken for love, acceptance, selflessness, and loyalty. However, it is born out of guilt, loneliness, fear, pain, and weakness. Getting a hotel room for an addicted individual because you…

People at an opiate detox center

What to Look for in an Opiate Detox Center

Opiates are a form of synthetic or natural opioids derived from the poppy plant, Papaver somniferum. They are very beneficial in treating pain, suppressing coughs, and treating diarrhea. Opiates are safe to take when you follow your prescription and work with your doctor to manage your symptoms. Men and women with an opiate addiction will…