virtual reality meditation and addiction treatment

How Can Virtual Reality Meditation Therapy Help with Addiction?

It is common for people who suffer from substance use disorder (SUD) to also suffer from mental health disorders. Research indicates that those with SUD are twice as likely to have anxiety and mood disorders. Further, nearly half of those with mental health disorders have SUD and vice versa, which is referred to as co-occurring…

a woman thinks about wilderness therapy for addiction as she takes part in wilderness therapy programs

Wilderness Therapy for Addiction

Wilderness therapy, also called adventure therapy, combines nature and survival experiences with rehabilitation therapy to treat mental health disorders and substance use disorders. The activities in wilderness therapy are designed to foster the recovery process by creating positive learning experiences in nature. Experiential therapies are those that use expressive tools and activities to help clients…

a young man asks his father what is a family history of addiction

Healthy Ways to Address a Family History of Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction is one of the most significant problems facing the healthcare system. Much of the efforts to reduce addiction rates focus on prevention because it is better to stop addiction than to treat it after it has occurred. Prevention involves having an understanding of the risk factors for addiction. Research indicates that…

woman begins tms therapy for depression

TMS Therapy for Depression

Major depression is a serious mental health disorder characterized by a persistently depressed mood, diminished interest in activities, and impaired daily functioning. Treating depression usually involves a combination of medications and psychotherapy. For most, this course of treatment is an effective way of managing the symptoms of depression. Sometimes, however, symptoms either do not improve…

a person explores the different types of therapy

What Type of Therapy Is Best for Me?

“Therapy” is a broad term to describe a treatment system that has multiple components. Therapy is most commonly associated with psychotherapy or “talk” therapy, but this is only one of many therapeutic approaches. The main goal of therapy is to relieve emotional distress and other symptoms associated with mental health conditions, including substance use disorders.…

two people participate in a music therapy program

Coping Skills You Learn During Music Therapy

Music has been used as a tool for healing throughout history. Music therapy uses the natural mood-enhancing properties of music to help improve mental health and overall well-being. The psychological impacts of music are powerful and far-reaching, and a music therapy program has become renowned as a highly effective treatment for numerous mental health disorders…