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Understanding the role of experiential therapies in addiction treatment

Understanding the role of experiential therapies in addiction treatment

In one’s lifetime, a person undergoes many negative and positive experiences. Some people learn to cope with the negative influences and emerge victorious while others find coping mechanisms to deal with everyday stress. Alcohol and drugs seem to be some of the easiest options to relax the mind.

Substance abuse might leave an indelible mark on someone’s personality. In addition, one might also be harboring feelings of sadness and hopelessness, suffering from painful memories, or reeling under the burden of unresolved conflicts and strained relationships. Sometimes, the conventional talk therapy might not help a person to give vent to his or her pent-up emotions. Continue reading

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: A viable option to curb prescription drug abuse

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: A viable option to curb prescription drug abuse

The rise in prescription drug abuse has become a major concern in the United States with more and more students, older adults, and women resorting to it. As per the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), nearly 2.1 million people suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers in 2012 in the U.S. Continue reading