Journaling during recovery

Journaling During Recovery

Journaling is the process of writing or drawing your feelings and emotions down in a journal or diary. It can be a helpful tool for those who are recovering from addiction by advancing the healing process by working through difficult emotions. Studies have shown that journaling has been proven to reduce anxiety, depression, and grief.…

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Childhood Trauma and Mental Health

Treatment specialists have long known the correlation between childhood trauma and mental health. Adverse childhood experiences can cause a wide range of mental disorders throughout adolescence and adulthood. PTSD treatment centers in New Jersey focus on providing therapy for children and adults who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorders. Children who are abused, neglected, or experience…

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Depression and Addiction

When someone is battling depression, they may turn to medication, illicit drugs, or alcohol to cope with the symptoms. This is known as self-medication. Instead of developing skills to manage depression, an individual may turn to a mod-altering substance – something that they believe will pull them out of their depression. This is how depression…

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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…