Addiction counseling is a process through which people with addiction problems can learn to cope with their addiction and make positive changes in their lives.  Addiction counseling can take many different forms, but all addiction counselors share the goal of helping their clients recover from addiction and live healthy, productive lives. ...

Addiction counseling is a process through which people with addiction problems can learn to cope with their addiction and make positive changes in their lives.  Addiction counseling can take many different forms, but all addiction counselors share the goal of helping their clients recover from addiction and live healthy, productive lives.  Addiction counselors may work with individuals, families, or groups, and they may use a variety of techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, and 12-step programs.

Addiction counseling is a vital service for those struggling with addiction, and it can help people to overcome their addiction and lead fulfilling lives.

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Recognizing Addiction

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10 Ways to Stop Binge Eating + A Daily Food Journal to Help You Break Bad Eating Habits

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Coping with Anger and Alcohol

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7 Ways to Kick Your Shopping Addiction for Good

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How to Break Sugar Addiction

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How Does Alcohol Abuse Differ from Alcoholism?

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What's The Root Cause of Addiction?

In the last few years, the public has become aware of an increasing number of people addicted to drugs.  These individuals are often ostracized and seen as morally corrupt.  In response, reh...

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7 Necessary Steps to Recovery From Alcoholism

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Why Is Spirituality in Addiction Recovery Important?

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Helpful Tips for Family Members of Drug Addicts

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5 Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics

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4 of the Most Common Comorbidities with Addiction

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Understanding the Differences Between Men and Women in Addiction

In the past, research only looked at how men were affected by addiction. Unfortunately, this medical bias didn't recognize substance use in women is a different type of disorder. However, in the 1990s...

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What to Look for in an Addiction Counselor

Unfortunately, we live in a society that doesn't do a good job of empathizing with those in recovery. While many people may view you as someone who lacks willpower, this isn't the attitude you want yo...

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How to Manage the Stigma of Addiction

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