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Why Dropping out of Treatment Is so Prevalent and What We Can Do About It

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 21, 2020 Updated: April 8, 2020 A recent study researching drop-out rates of substance abuse treatment programs found that almost one-third of all participants drop-out and, therefore, do not complete their treatment. Researchers discovered this trend after analyzing an extensive amount…

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Healthy Habits May Turn Into Addictions

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 14, 2020 Updated: May 12, 2021 Exercise is a vital part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Running, swimming, and biking are all examples of physical activities that promote well-being. However, these activities can create unhealthy obsessions and even become addictive.…

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The Five Rules of Recovery: How to Stay Focused on What Is Important During Recovery

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 10, 2020 Updated: May 12, 2021 According to an article published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), five specific rules can help those suffering from a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) to focus on their recovery. Understanding that recovery is…

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The Stages of Relapse

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 3, 2020 Updated: April 8, 2020 Relapse is incredibly common among those struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Educating those in recovery on relapse warning signs is a successful tool to prevent relapse. Recognizing thought and behavior patterns that…

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Displacement and The Development of a Scapegoat within a Dysfunctional Family

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 25, 2019 Updated: June 24, 2021 The American Psychological Association defines displacement as the transfer of feelings or behavior from the originating source to another person or thing. It is considered a defense mechanism where the person releases tensions associated with…

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Chronic Health Problems and Addiction

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 22, 2019 Updated: July 20, 2020 Alcohol and drug use greatly and negatively affect millions of Americans in a variety of ways. Psychological effects, societal problems, and physical issues are all related to alcohol and drug use. Furthermore, a new study…