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Treatment

Artificial Intelligence and Nutrition

Advances in nutrition and food technology have led to the development of digital therapeutics: apps and other products that use technology to help people manage their health. These products act almost like pocket nutritionists, providing feedback on diet and offering advice on what to eat. But despite their convenience, the science behind such apps is still new, and the benefits are limited. Read More

7 Dangers of Detoxing Alone

death. Every effective treatment plan includes a process called detoxification. Drug detox and alcohol detox rid the body of the toxic substances in which it has become dependent. Detox is among the first steps toward recovery. If you’ve asked yourself, Can I detox alone? The short answer is no. Drug detox and alcohol detox should be attempted only under the direct supervision of a trained medical professional. Here are seven reasons why: Read More

EMDR & Brain Health

What is EMDR? EMDR stands for “eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.” It’s an effective, low-impact form of therapy used for the treatment of conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and other mental health conditions. Read More

5 Benefits of Group Therapy

Back in the 17th century, English poet John Donne famously wrote that “no man is an island.” While the world has changed considerably since Donne’s treatise against isolationism, the importance of being surrounded by a community, rather than sojourning alone, has never been more on point. Read More

Teen Treatment’s Troubled History

Teen treatment has been in the news recently, and not for good reasons. Celebrities like Paris Hilton, Jenny Pentland, and Paris Jackson are among those who have come forward with stories from their time in treatment facilities and reform schools that were supposed to help troubled teens. They're stories not of hope and healing, but of trauma and abuse. Read More

What We Do — and When We Do It — Matters

Is it better to exercise first thing in the morning or right after work? We’ve all heard the phrase, “timing is everything.” Carb loading before a big race is smart, but eating a big meal right before bed can negatively impact how well you sleep. It’s important to exercise, eat well, and take care of yourself. But the timing of when you actually do these activities makes a big difference in the end results. Read More

The Mental Health Benefits of Equine Therapy

By Melissa Riddle Chalos Talk to anyone who grew up around horses or those who own, ride, or interact with horses in any way on a regular basis, and they all agree: There’s something therapeutic about being with horses. In fact, the therapeutic nature of… Read More

Internal Family Systems: What Is It?

By Beau Black Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a treatment strategy developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz that helps people process inner trauma by identifying and embracing various inner “parts” of themselves. These parts, which Schwartz observed in psychotherapy sessions with his patients,… Read More

Neurofeedback: Tapping Into Our Brain’s Power

By Anna McKenzie Do you get stressed out easily? Sometimes this stress is due to chronic psychological conditions: Mental health disorders like depression and anxiety have become much more prevalent in America. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five adults in the United… Read More

How Does Dialectical Behavior Therapy Work in Treatment?

By Wesley Gallagher If you’re struggling with mental health or addiction issues, the best treatment program is one that will work for you and your specific struggles. Ideally, treatment should be catered to the individual and focused on the whole person, which means it will look different from… Read More