The Family’s Guide to Supporting a Loved One in Recovery

In 2017, Kevin Simmers, a former narcotics officer, did everything he could to combat the opioid epidemic. He arrested many people who’d been struggling with addiction because that was his goal; but he was in for a major lesson. According to WAMU 88.5, at 18 years old, Kevin’s daughter began battling addiction, too – and…

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The Difference Between CBT and DBT

Psychotherapy, also known as “talk therapy,” is when a person works one-on-one with a therapist to cover deep-rooted issues that may not have been addressed before. Many people in addiction recovery have struggled with trauma, abuse, neglect, pain and more, but haven’t been given the opportunity to heal and move forward from these tragic incidents.…

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Your Ultimate Guide to Anxiety and Addiction Recovery

It’s completely normal to experience bouts of anxiety from time to time – job interviews, meeting new people and being thrown into social situations can easily make a person jittery. There are times, however, when anxiety begins to fester out of control – and that’s when trouble can start. According to the Anxiety and Depression…

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Improving Quality of Care via On-Site Utilization Review

By: Philip Hensarling, Director of Utilization Review Renewal Lodge by Burning Tree Renewal Lodge by Burning Tree is a 30-60 day substance abuse treatment center located in Elgin, Texas. Treatment at Renewal Lodge includes a 12-step approach, dual diagnosis, medication management, psychotherapy, and comprehensive discharge planning. Our facility accepts private insurance to supplement the cost…

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4 Common Fears and Misconceptions About Addiction Treatment Programs

If you or someone you know needs professional addiction treatment but is delaying help due to fears or preconceived notions about the process, it’s time to lay anxiety to rest. People who have been through alcohol and drug addiction treatment programs have only positive things to say about their experiences. Many even credit treatment programs…

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Why Aftercare Is Important to Success in Recovery

Recovery doesn’t have an end date. It is a lifelong process that sober individuals learn to take one day at a time. Some days will test a recovering person’s resolve to stay sober more than others. An accredited inpatient treatment program is a wonderful first step, but true lifelong sobriety depends on what the individual…

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