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…

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…

young teen struggling with alcohol abuse

Teen Alcohol Abuse

Here are some alarming statistics about teens and alcohol to consider. Every year, underage drinking contributes to the death of 5,000 people under the age of 21. About 35% of high school students report drinking alcohol within the past month. Of those students, 70% say they binge drink—that’s defined as consuming five or more drinks…

Woman at long-term drug rehab center in Portland

Long-Term Drug Rehab Centers in Portland

When a person completes an inpatient addiction treatment program, their next step will determine whether the skills they learned in treatment are enough to help them stay sober. Recovering from addiction takes changes—big changes. Moving to a new location can be helpful. However, getting treatment is the most important change that needs to be made.…