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5 Benefits of Group Therapy

The benefits of group therapy are comprehensive and life-changing. A review of 43 studies found that those suffering from depression who attend group therapy show measurable and lasting improvement. Group therapy demonstrates clinical effectiveness for treating addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, and more. But to understand why group therapy is so effective, we need to take a closer look. What…

child hugging worried father as mother sits on couch distraught about how addiction affects families

How Addiction Affects Families: A Wakeup Call

Addiction isn’t just an individual problem. How addiction affects families is far-reaching and profound. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) found that 60% of all violence against spouse/partner involved substance abuse. But addiction doesn’t just include things like drugs and alcohol. Excessive gambling, porn, video games, food restriction — these are all forms of addiction that…

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5 Signs of Codependency & How to Overcome Them

Codependency is an unhealthy behavioral condition. While the actual signs of codependency may vary, both individuals typically depend on each other to meet different needs. Over time, each becomes dependent on the arrangement to keep getting what they need. It’s unhealthy for everyone involved. Some codependent relationships are easier to spot than others. But codependency…