Deana Burton is a social worker with over 20 years of experience. She has worked with a variety of clients in many different settings, which has led her to specialize in helping people address their substance abuse issues and overcome their battle with addiction. This blog has been medically reviewed by Kiera Cordiano MS, LMHC.

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment and Aggression: What You Must Know

Aggression is a problem that can cause many issues in a person’s life. For example, those with heavy aggression may suffer from drug addiction and worsen their angry tendencies. Thankfully, dual diagnosis treatment and aggression recovery can help. By going through this type of care during drug rehab, you can increase your chance of beating drug…

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A Guide Through Common RELAPSE Triggers and Addiction Recovery

The nature of triggers and addiction recovery is something that all people with a substance abuse disorder must fully understand. Doing so can help them walk through a substance abuse program more efficiently and give them the help that they need to recover fully. What are Addiction Triggers? Addiction triggers can consist of anything that causes you to…

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Why Depression and Alcoholism are So Commonly Associated

The dangers of depression and alcoholism are very potent because these two issues feed off of each other in a way that can seem impossible to escape. It becomes a cyclical process where someone drinks because they’re depressed, struggle in life as a result of their drinking, and are ultimately depressed because they drink. As…

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How to Fight Addiction Stigmas

Addiction stigmas are still a common problem throughout the recovery community. Sadly, these misconceptions can make a person’s addiction treatment process much harder. Thankfully, more people are fighting these stigmas every day. Addiction Stigmas are Still a Major Problem Although advances in medical science have expanded the understanding of addiction and how it begins and sustains, many people…

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Benefits of Group Therapy

Psychotherapy, or therapy for short, is a core part of recovery at a substance abuse treatment center in Florida or elsewhere. Therapy can take different forms, including cognitive-including behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (CBT). It can also be done as individual therapy or group therapy. In some cases, the benefits of group therapy…

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How Addiction Effects Families

Many people, including addicted individuals, are not really aware of how addiction affects families. The truth is, it can leave families devastated and broken. Think of the millions of people in the US struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD), or addiction. Now try to imagine the millions of other lives directly or indirectly impacted…