Early addiction recovery is a fragile thing. One of the most frequent contributing factors in relapse is something we call "cross-addiction". Essentially what cross-addiction means, is that if you are alcoholic or addicted to other mood altering drugs, you a potentially addicted to all mood altering drugs.
One of the more intricate and multi-faceted disorders in the world of substance abuse is dual diagnosis. Dealing with multiple psychological disorders intertwined with addiction can be extremely daunting, but at the same time can yield results that are not only highly successful, but also provide those working in the
Randy Withers, MA, NCC, LPCA
Today I am highlighting treatment resources for substance abuse and addictions. While the general public may be aware of Twelve Step groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), there are other alternatives. SMART Recovery® is one such organization that is gaining popularity.
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