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5 Benefits of an Intensive Outpatient Program

Adolescence is a key window of vulnerability for using drugs and developing substance use disorders. Numerous studies show that the still-developing teenage brain is likely to take risks, be impulsive, and be greatly influenced by peers. By the time teens have finished high school, half will have used marijuana or abused prescription drugs, exposing them…

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Can Group Therapy Help My Drug Addiction?

If you’re struggling with addiction, you may have researched various treatment options. At Zelus Recovery, we want our patients to heal on their own terms. This may mean gender-specific therapy or telehealth visits rather than in-person in some circumstances. For many, group therapy can be an extremely effective drug addiction treatment plan. Our Zelus Recovery…

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How to Stop Psychological Dependence

One of the ways which addiction manifests is through psychological dependence. The term psychological dependence is often used to describe the mental and psychological responses to substance abuse. Often, these responses can leave an individual feeling helpless without substances rather than feeling physically ill. Psychological dependence can often lead to the development of co-occurring disorders,…

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3 Family Therapy Activities

Just as entire families can be negatively affected by an individual’s substance abuse problem, a person in recovery may find tremendous strength in the positive influences of their spouse, parents, siblings, intimate friends, partners, close relatives, and children. Family therapy offers an opportunity for each member of this community to explore their relationships with one…