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How Can EMDR Therapy Help With Trauma and Substance Abuse

Mental health conditions and substance abuse disorders can negatively impact your physical health, cognition, and relationships. Mental health disorders and addiction are both chronic and progressive diseases that change your brain chemistry and impair your judgment. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a highly effective treatment for PTSD. But how can EMDR therapy help…

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Link Between Intelligence and Addiction

Addiction can be an extremely complex issue. Often there are a variety of contributing factors such as environment, heritability, and family roles. But what about intelligence? There have been studies highlighting the connection between addiction and intelligence. These studies produced some surprising results. One of which was that high intelligence had been more commonly linked…

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Using drugs and alcohol during adolescence greatly increases your risk of developing an addiction, as 90% of people who have a substance abuse disorder started using substances before they turn 18. National Substance Abuse Prevention Month is dedicated to supporting those impacted by addiction, sharing substance abuse prevention strategies and promoting access to treatment. Substance…

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How Choice Theory Can Aid Addiction Recovery

During substance abuse treatment, programs like individual counseling and choice theory can help you learn how to manage triggers and cravings. How does choice theory aid addiction recovery? By improving your decision-making process and helping you learn how to cope with triggers.  More than 24 million Americans used illicit drugs in the past month, while…

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First Night

The holidays are among the most common times of the year for drug use and binge drinking. Holidays can serve as triggers or encourage excessive partying, increasing your risk of overdosing. First Night is the biggest reason why January is second only to December in the number of drug and alcohol-related deaths. Substance abuse, addiction,…