how can cognitive-behavioral therapy treat addiction

How Can Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Treat Addiction?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy or CBT is a form of psychological treatment pioneered at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. Over the last few decades, CBT for addiction has been understood to be effective in helping people suffering from a substance use disorder start on the road to recovery. If you or someone you care about is…

importance of mental illness awareness week

The Importance of Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental health is an essential component of proper overall health. It affects our well-being, longevity, and quality of life as much as any other aspect of our health. Millions of Americans live with mental health disorders, and we all know, love, or work alongside someone coping with mental health challenges. Annually since 1990, during the…

Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month. Health literacy is the degree to which people can obtain and understand information about their health. This is very important, as one needs to comprehend medical advice in order to make important decisions about their health and well-being.  According to the CDC, “Nearly nine out of 10 adults struggle to…

What Are Resources for Loved Ones of Those With Addiction?

Addiction is often referred to as a family disease, because it significantly impacts those in the person with addiction’s life. When the person enters recovery, their friends, family, partner, and other loved ones may need to recover, too. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources for the loved ones of people with substance use disorders. Al-Anon…