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Do I Need Group Counseling?

Getting admitted into an alcohol or drug addiction treatment program is a major step toward recovery. However, most people may initially be too shy or scared to participate in group therapy. Why is this such a common occurrence? The thought of facing your demons and changing your life in a significant way may elicit a…

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Common Dangers of Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine abuse in the U.S. is a serious health care problem that isn’t going away. While it’s true that Americans have successfully left the crack epidemic from the late ‘80s and the ‘90s behind, the dangers of cocaine abuse are still part of life. This is why behavioral health treatment centers still offer cocaine addiction…

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Adjusting to Life After Rehab

Getting admitted into an addiction treatment program is critical for those wanting to overcome their substance use disorders, but it’s just the beginning. In reality, addiction is a chronic condition that you can manage with treatment. However, after treatment, participating in a rehab aftercare program is also essential. It doesn’t matter how much time you…

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Side Effects of Benzos

Benzodiazepines are prescription drugs that doctors primarily use to treat anxiety, seizures, or insomnia. Why, then, are benzo addiction treatment programs commonly offered by health centers? Benzos are, after all, legal and not illicit substances. Like prescription opioids, benzodiazepines are strong and effective but are also highly addictive substances. Benzos are responsible for many prescription…

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The Importance of Forgiveness in Recovery

Have you ever heard of a forgiveness therapy program? It’s a type of therapeutic care that can be a component of a professional addiction treatment program. For most people, practicing forgiveness leads to healthier and happier lives. It’s not just about saying sorry, though. It’s also about forgiving people who have done you harm and…

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Why Is Individual Therapy Important?

If you or a loved one is currently struggling with mental health disorders or substance abuse, you may have already considered seeking therapy programs. There are various therapies available, and the most well-known are probably individual therapy programs. There are several advantages to individual therapy, all of which are available to you at Bonfire Behavioral…

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How to Recognize If Your Loved One Has a Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a highly addictive drug that has dramatically impacted many communities for decades. Because of its highly addictive properties, heroin hurts not only those addicted to it but also their loved ones. By knowing the signs of heroin addiction in a loved one, you may be able to help them overcome a substance use…

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Alcohol’s Effect on Self-Awareness

Alcohol can affect people in a variety of ways. For many, it can change how they think and feel about themselves. Alcohol can have a variety of effects on a person’s self-awareness. With proper addiction treatment, self-awareness can be re-established in an individual. If you or a loved one is currently struggling with alcohol addiction,…

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Can Group Therapy Help My Mental Health?

Group therapy is one of the many treatment options available for those struggling with their mental health. A group therapy program can be beneficial for many reasons and is excellent for reminding those struggling with mental health issues that they are not alone. If you or a loved one are interested in beginning group therapy,…