Express Yourself! Using Art Therapy to Help Treat Addiction


Art therapy is a type of experiential therapy that incorporates painting, drawing, sculpting, coloring, and other creative mediums in a therapeutic setting to help clients move forward in their journey to recovery. Here is how our friends at the Butler Center for Research explain this type of therapy: “Experiential therapy (including art therapy) involves a […]

Busting Myths About Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)


When it comes to medication-assisted treatment (or “MAT”) as a tool used in addiction treatment, there are many questions and misunderstandings. Let’s debunk some myths about MAT with help from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Journal of Addiction Medicine (JAMA), […]

What Really Happens When You Quit Smoking Cigarettes


Along with Memorial Day, today is also National Stop Smoking Day here in the United States. Most people understand that nicotine is a drug, but did you know that nicotine is as addictive (if not more) than heroin? It’s no wonder why so many people have difficulty quitting smoking – and staying off nicotine. For […]