Pet Therapy During Recovery

Now more than ever, pets are becoming a valuable part of our families. Scientific research has shown that human-animal interaction and companionship provide several benefits to individuals who are in addiction recovery. Pet therapy is becoming more and more common through all stages of recovery because they provide unique benefits to humans and can increase…

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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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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…