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An Integrated Approach to Alcohol Therapy

Over the years, experts have developed numerous approaches to alcohol and drug abuse therapy in New York and Princeton. However, just like any form of medicine or therapeutic treatment, the success of one methodology doesn’t imply the failure of another. Sometimes the best way to resolve a problem is to combine different approaches. This is […]

Structuring Time during Addiction Recovery

The early stages of an addiction recovery program in New York or Princeton will encourage you to make changes in both your behavior and lifestyle. Once you remove alcohol and drugs from your daily routines it can leave a large void in how you spend your time. Time that was previously spent using alcohol or […]

Total Abstinence: Staying Drug-Free during Addiction Treatment

Though any steps made toward reducing drug use are moves in the right direction, those in addiction treatment for stimulants like cocaine should make total abstinence a priority. Attempts to control stimulant use instead of ceasing it will seldom be successful, and continuing to use even in a limited way can put you at a […]

The Role of 12-Step Programs in the Treatment of Substance Abuse

12-step addiction treatment programs are not the sole path to abstinence, and an aversion to them may have led you to seek our personalized programs for thetreatment of substance abuse in New York or Princeton in the first place. However, 12-step programs can still be a valuable component of your treatment, helping you stay supported […]

Group Participation in the Treatment of Substance Abuse

“My name is ___________, and I am an addict.”

It is amazing how this short phrase prevents so many people from wanting to become active in group recovery programs during addiction treatment in New York or Princeton. Taking ownership of an addiction is a difficult battle for many people to overcome. Relating to others with […]

Searching for Community during Addiction Treatment

In a highly individualistic society, we increasingly lack the support and security of extended family and community. Many addictions, especially those involvingalcoholism and drug abuse, provide nonthreatening contact with others and numb our feelings of insecurity.

During addiction treatment, many people seek out a sense of community and belonging to fill a void they were […]

Finding Normal in an Addictive and Dishonest Society

Addiction thrives on dishonesty, and unfortunately our society has only grown more and more dishonest as time has moved on. From cheating on one’s taxes to the way politicians buy one another off to make a deal, dishonesty abounds in every direction we turn.

This sort of chronic dishonesty can fuel an addiction—especially when the […]

Connection between Helplessness and Addiction

Helplessness is an underlying and severe feeling of powerlessness. It is marked by an overwhelming belief that one has no control over their own actions and that they are unable to help themselves through any given situation due to the environment they are living within.

Feelings like this can be frustrating and anxiety producing, and […]

The Foundation of an Addictive Personality

When immersed in an addictive belief system, it is hard to operate outside of those beliefs. The way you feel about yourself, the way you interpret the behavior of others and the expectations you hold yourself to will all influence your personality. In some situations, these life factors will make a person vulnerable toalcoholism and […]

The Addictive Belief System

It is easy to think that a personality trait on its own leads to alcoholism and abuse, but this is not so. The problem is much deeper. The inner disease that makes us so vulnerable to addiction often originates in our belief system.

Our belief system is made up of:

The beliefs we hold about […]

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