What is Aftercare?

Seeking treatment for a substance use disorder dramatically improves your chances of long-term successful recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Treatment is a time of radical self-discovery as you delve into the issues that underlie your addiction and learn to evaluate your thought and behavior patterns. But once treatment is complete, does that mean you’re […]

Benefits of Long-Term Addiction Treatment

Rehabilitation for people suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol includes two primary components. The first stage is detoxification, during which the person is supported while they begin abstinence and work through withdrawal symptoms. After detoxification, the real work of recovery begins. The benefits of long-term addiction treatment focus on helping people to develop the […]

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series I wrote about acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and how this evidence-based treatment for relapse prevention, anxiety, depression and pain is being integrated into Crossroads Centre treatment protocols. As a psychologist who has worked with thousands of people with substance use disorders, I have seen the power […]

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