Glass of alcohol and pills, a common combination for cross addiction patients.

The Challenge of Treating Cross Addictions

What is cross addiction? Cross addiction, also known as addiction transfer or addiction interaction disorder, is a term for when a person with one addiction develops another addiction to something else. These addictions can occur at the same time (polydrug addiction) or they may happen months, years or even decades apart. In addition, these addictions …

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‘Tis the Season to Be Healthy: Helpful Tips to Survive the Holidays

The holiday season is a special time of year full of celebrations with family members and loved ones. Whether it’s traveling to see extended family, having kids home from college, or reconnecting with out-of-town friends, the holidays are often an exciting way to end the year. While this time is often associated with joy, it …

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

by Alexandra Frascino, MS, LMFT, Therapist, Enterhealth Outpatient Center of Excellence For decades, researchers in the field of psychology have worked to develop science-based interventions for people who want to overcome substance abuse. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) was developed as an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral …

Motivational Enhancement Therapy for Addiction Treatment

By Megan Aul, MA, LPC, therapist at Enterhealth Outpatient Center of Excellence According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2013, there were more than 24.6 million Americans in need of treatment for addiction disorders. One of the major hurdles that people face when trying to …