Alcohol is a drug! Treat it like one.
Alcohol is one of the few drugs that most people find acceptable to consume. It is highly accessible, can be inexpensive, is masterfully advertised, comes in a large variety, and is frequently paired with meals to elevate our enjoyment and pleasure. Most stores, including drug stores, are eager to get licensed to sell alcohol, making … Continue reading Alcohol is a drug! Treat it like one.
Cognitive distortions are thought patters we develop over time that are inaccurate and that can contribute negatively to our mental health. The study of cognitive distortions was the foundation of Aaron Beck, who is considered to be one of the founding fathers of the cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) movement. Beck started investigating our thinking patters … Continue reading Cognitive Distortions
Natural ways to improve mental health
By now, many people have heard that our body produces various chemicals that significantly influence our mental state. While this is a very complicated subject, there are four specific chemicals that are of predominant importance. These are serotonin, oxytocin, dopamine, and endorphin. There a many products in the drug industry based on the manipulation of … Continue reading Natural ways to improve mental health
The Benefit of Groups in Outpatient Rehab
One of the most important aspects of an intensive outpatient rehab program, such as an IOP, is the power of groups. Much research has been performed both in psychology and sociology elaborating on the effects groups have on individuals. In fact, it is believed that participating in a group is a fundamental human need. Here … Continue reading The Benefit of Groups in Outpatient Rehab
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Talk Therapy Center now accepts Tricare West
Tricare is the health services and support program for active duty service members and retirees, and their families.