Trauma-Informed Therapy

When someone suffers from trauma, they experience intense stress that overwhelms and hinders their ability to cope and move forward. Trauma can affect an individual in many ways, including emotionally, mentally, physically, cognitively, socially, and spiritually. The experience overwhelms the nervous system, which perceives it as a life-threatening situation.  Feelings of sadness or anxiety might…

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7 Signs of Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism is a serious disease that millions of Americans battle each day. It may be difficult at first to discern between normal, casual drinking and problem drinking. If you’re asking yourself if you or someone you know has a drinking problem, read through the symptoms below.   In addition, consider getting professional help from your…

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Getting Sober & Staying Sober

Becoming sober and healthy is hardly a simple path. You must dedicate the rest of your life to sobriety for it to work, but such a commitment is well worth it. The path to sober living, like any journey, starts with one step at a time.   Addiction Rehabilitation Steps Rehabilitation steps are determined based…

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I Have An Addiction – What Can I Do?

Addiction is a terrible affliction that spans a pretty broad spectrum. You can get addicted to food, money, love, sex… anything, really. Today we’ll be dealing with illegal substance abuse – addiction to drugs. What Is Drug Addiction? The DSM-IV says that drug addiction (defined as a substance abuse disorder) is the repeated use of…

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The Blackout Period

Many rehabs have a rule in place during the beginning of treatment that limits the patient’s communication with the outside world. The prospect of this can cause some anxiety in patients, though many end up finding peace during this period or relative solitude. Find Peace in the Silence Navigating one’s way through addiction and recovery…

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