Are there benefits to having your pet with you in recovery?

Are there benefits to having your pet with you in recovery?

  People love their pets.  A 2015 Harris poll showed that 95% of pet owners think of their animals as part of the family.  Pet owners have been shown to have lower blood pressure, a lower heart rate, and a lowered risk of heart disease than those who lack the companionship of a fur buddy.  As studies continue showing the …Read More

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Is Pet Therapy An Evidence-Based Practice?

  “Evidence-based practices” is a term you hear a lot in the recovery and treatment world. When you are looking at a treatment center, deciding if you want to pursue treatment there, you’ll see statements about using “evidence-based practices”, which are supposed to woo you. Here’s a couple of things evidence-based practices are not. Evidence-based practices are not guarantees that …Read More

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Animal Therapy Helps With Grieving

                    Funeral homes are now employing therapy professionals to help comfort their customers. These professionals are not your ordinary therapists. They don’t speak and they’re often covered in fur. Animal therapy is becoming part of a package for people who are planning funeral services to help with the grieving process. Dogs …Read More