therapist comforting patient about chemical dependency treatments

Chemical Dependency Treatments

Chemical dependency is defined as “the body’s physical and/or psychological addiction to a psychoactive (mind-altering) substance, such as narcotics, alcohol, or nicotine.” People become physically dependent because they give their body the substance repeatedly, and over time, they become tolerant of it. Therefore, they need to increase their dose to get the same effects from…

a doctor explaining to the patient how choice theory can aid addiction recovery

How Choice Theory Can Aid Addiction Recovery

During substance abuse treatment, programs like individual counseling and choice theory can help you learn how to manage triggers and cravings. How does choice theory aid addiction recovery? By improving your decision-making process and helping you learn how to cope with triggers.  More than 24 million Americans used illicit drugs in the past month, while…

difference between inpatient and outpatient care, doctor talking to patient

The Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Care

Addiction doesn’t discriminate. Regardless of your age, gender, race or income, you can become a victim of addiction. Addiction is a chronic disease. Although it can be managed and remain in remission, there is no permanent cure. The damage caused by addiction can impact every area of your life, from your personal relationships to your…