a woman discusses dbt vs cbt with her therapist

CBT vs. DBT

There are many types of therapy treatment for mental illnesses, but a technique that may work for anxiety or depression might exacerbate personality or eating disorders. Before you decide the most suitable option between DBT vs. CBT, you must understand what each method entails. What Is the Difference Between CBT and DBT? Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)…

man talking with sponsor after learning how to find a sponsor for a 12-step program

How to Find a Sponsor: 12-Step Program

If you’ve ever attended a 12-Step group such as Alcoholics Anonymous® (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), or Crystal Meth Anonymous® (CMA), you’ve probably heard of sponsors. A sponsor is someone who’s been addicted to alcohol or drugs and worked through the 12 Steps. They’ve maintained sobriety successfully, usually for at least a year, and they’re a…

A woman hangs ornaments on a tree as she enjoys sober holidays

Enjoying Sober Holidays

If you are struggling with alcohol addiction, and you have decided you wish to stop drinking altogether, the thought of getting through the holidays is likely to be a concern. The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s tends to be a time when alcohol consumption increases for many people. With celebrations in place, alcohol seems to be…