Importance of Group Therapy

Importance of Group Therapy

Of the many different components of an addiction treatment program, group therapy is often the one many participants find to be the most helpful step to recovery. While they sometimes also find it to be the most challenging part of treatment, they look back at their experiences in group therapy and the connections they made […]

Pursuing Aftercare at Athens Area Commencement Center

Pursuing Aftercare at Athens Area Commencement Center

For those of us in recovery who have recently finished a treatment program and are pursuing aftercare, or for those of us planning ahead, there are post-treatment options that can significantly increase our chances for a successful long-term recovery. Many treatment facilities offer alumnae programs and ongoing treatment programs for people who have already graduated. […]

What Is Ambulatory Detox?

What Is Ambulatory Detox?

Ambulatory detox is another lesser-known term used for outpatient drug and alcohol treatment programs. With ambulatory detox treatment, clients can work toward recovery while still maintaining their work, home, and family lives. Both inpatient and outpatient treatment can offer medication-assisted detoxification, which can help to make the withdrawal process less difficult.  Outpatient treatment can be […]

The Value of an Abstinence-Based Program

The Value of an Abstinence-Based Program

There is great value to be found in abstinence-based programs, treatment programs that use abstinence from all controlled substances as the means to recovery. This method of treatment is not to be confused with medication-assisted detoxification and treatment, which can be a part of abstinence-based programs.  Other programs, such as those that follow harm-reduction models […]