a girl hugs a dog while gaining animal therapy benefits

The Benefits of Animal Therapy

Interacting with animals comes with several benefits for humans. Studies have demonstrated that animals reduce the body’s stress response, leading to reduced blood pressure and anxiety. Conventional therapy combined with an animal assisted therapy program, is very effective in substance abuse treatment. The animal therapy benefits include improving mindfulness, greater self-confidence and a stronger bond between…

a counselor talks to women in a fentanyl addiction treatment program

Fentanyl Addiction Treatment Program

Fentanyl is one of the most powerful opioid painkillers, often used in recovery from surgery. On the street, fentanyl is sometimes mixed with other drugs such as heroin, to make heroin more profitable, resulting in hundreds of deaths by overdose every year. This leads others to find a women’s heroin addiction treatment program. Fentanyl addiction…

woman wonders about National PTSD Awareness Day 2019

National PTSD Awareness Day

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a prevalent mental disorder. Through National PTSD Awareness Day, advocates work to raise awareness about this issue. While many people think that primarily veterans experience PTSD, there are actually countless victims of trauma, violence, and crime who also suffer from the disorder. What Is National PTSD Awareness Day? National PTSD…

women meeting after their motivational interviewing therapy for women

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is something that counselors use to help clients find internal motivation. Then, this motivation helps people to catalyze behavior changes. This kind of technique is a practical, fast way to help people make significant life changes. How Does Motivational Interviewing Work for Addictions? Originally, this technique was first discussed in 1983 by Professional…