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What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

What is cognitive-behavioral therapy? A cognitive-behavioral therapy program treats substance use disorders, mental health disorders, or any combination of the two. The primary goal of cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, is to identify negative thoughts when they happen and to help redirect them in a more positive way. Surprisingly, many people seeking CBT don’t even realize what’s…

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Is Addiction A Disease?

Is addiction a disease? Though scientists are learning new things every day regarding substance use disorder, most do still consider it a chronic disease. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association refers to addiction as a brain disease that’s marked by the repetitive use of chemical substances despite clear negative consequences. Consequently, if you’ve been touched by…