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Substance Abuse And Addiction

Group Therapy and Addiction

Group therapy is complementary to, but distinct from participation in Twelve Step groups. Through the group process, growth is facilitated, isolation is reduced, and the concept of sobriety as an interpersonal experience is fostered. Indeed, group therapy is frequently considered the treatment of choice for addiction, allowing for positive peer interactions, …

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Defining Substance Abuse

When attempting a diagnosis of Substance-Related Disorder, entails a viable knowledge and distinction of substance use, substance abuse, and substance dependency. The term substance can refer to a drug of abuse, a medication, or a toxin (The American Psychiatric Association- DSM-IV-TR, 2000). There is an acceptable listing of classes of …

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