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Spirituality Improves Outcomes for Teens in Rehab

Emerging research finds that spirituality helps teens in treatment for substance abuse. Researchers from The University of Akron, Case Western Reserve University and Baylor University determined increased spiritual experiences were associated with greater likelihood of abstinence (as measured by toxicology screens), increased positive social behaviors and reduced narcissism. The study combined two ongoing studies of […]

Addiction is a Mental Illness. Treat it That Way.

by Scott Kellogg and Andrew Tatarsky   Many addicts have mental health problems, and all have complex reasons for using substances. In order to effectively address both the addiction and what drives it, providers require training and skills in psychotherapy. The recent suicide of country singer Mindy McCready brings the death toll of patients who were treated on […]