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Medication Maintenance: Pros and Cons

In Recovery, Treatment by Tree House Recovery

In the past couple of years there has been a shift in treatment that allows for non-abstinence-based interventions when they are deemed necessary by a medical professional. Prior to the adoption of these maintenance-based interventions (MBI), the addiction recovery culture … Read More

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Trusting In Time

In Recovery, Treatment by Tree House Recovery

Addiction robs us of our ability to trust in just about anything or anyone. The drugs and alcohol we grow addicted to take on a human-like quality and intentionally funnel our trust into only one place- the place of intoxication. … Read More

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The Risk Of Isolation After Treatment

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Treatment is quite the shared experience. Everyone who comes to treatment has reached some low point of suffering and struggle in their lives and made the decision to seek help to change things around. During treatment emotions are raw, energy … Read More

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What is DBT

In mental health, Treatment by Tree House Recovery

Marsha Linehan, a psychologist from the University of Washington, originally developed dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) in the 1980’s to help treat women with borderline personality disorder (BPD); over time, however, researchers found that DBT could be applied to a wide … Read More

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What is MAT?

In Addiction, Treatment by Tree House Recovery

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is oftentimes considered by those entering addiction recovery, primarily because they are afraid of the withdrawal effects they may experience. While this may sound like an effective solution, not many people truly consider the risks that come … Read More

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What is CBT?

In Addiction, Treatment by Tree House Recovery

Addiction recovery is more than just working through a physical addiction. It affects the mind, body and spirit, with many psychological wounds often lingering over time. For many people, these psychological wounds are what sparked addictive patterns of behavior in … Read More