The Tara Treatment Center Blog

Replacing Negative Habits: Art Therapy Addiction Treatment

Treating substance abuse disorders with more positive HaBits Mental health and substance abuse issues often go hand-in-hand with creativity and intelligence. Is it possible to treat underlying problems while encouraging productive habits? Art therapy addiction treatment and other experiential therapies attempt to do just this.    All the paintings in this article were created by…

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An Ancient Practice, Repurposed for Recovery

Yoga of 12 step Recovery (Y12SR) It has been said that addiction is a ‘spiritual malady’.  If that’s the case, can spiritual practices like yoga complement recovery? Addiction is an ancient problem.  Seeds of cultivated grapevines for wine have been carbon dated to be at least 7,000 years old.  Interestingly, spiritual practices like yoga are just…

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Equine Assisted Therapy: How Does It Work?

Ask a Horse Specialist: How Does Equine Assisted Therapy Work? “Nothing does as much for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.”    Ted Roosevelt wasn’t the first to speak about the spiritual benefits of animal therapy.  Today, the field is rich with talk about treatments like equine assisted therapy for addiction…

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CEU’s For Counselors

CEU’s For Counselors Perhaps it’s to increase job opportunities, certificate or license renewal, or career development.  Whatever the reason, continuing education is a very real need faced by therapists and those in the mental health field.  The reasons to complete continuing education are clear, but sometimes it can be difficult to find CEU’s for counselors. Approved…

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Odysseus on Commitment Devices

Getting Committed Hernando Cortez infamously burned his ships when he arrived in the Americas.  He knew that survival would be difficult in the short term but rewarding in the long term.  He eliminated the option of making a short-sighted decision (like sailing back home) based on the temporary discomfort of his men.  What better demonstration…

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