Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Nashville

Understanding cognitive-behavioral therapy is one way to see just how effective talk therapy can be in addressing not just substance use disorder but mental health issues. The great advantage of cognitive-behavioral therapy is how it promotes positive, realistic thinking encouraging healthy behavior. As it isolates negative thinking patterns and the habits that spring from them…

Women and Trauma

Women are twice as likely to develop PTSD as men are. This may occur because women are also more likely to have sexual trauma both as children and as adults. Sexual trauma is an extremely adverse and traumatic event whenever it occurs. Additionally, 1 in every 3 women will experience a sexual assault in their…

Benefits of Aftercare

According to a report published by the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), nearly 139.8 million Americans ages 12 and older used alcohol within one month of the 2018 survey. That report further indicates that, during 2018, nearly 20.3 Americans 12 years and older suffered from SUD (substance use disorder). In this guide,…

Overcoming Psychological Dependence

What is psychological dependence? The term psychology generally refers to the behavioral process related to the mind and emotions. Psychological dependence describes the mental and emotional processes that relate to developing or recovering from a substance abuse problem or addiction. Emotional dependence is just as severe as physical dependence, and addressing the mental aspects of…