emotional stress

Addiction and Emotional Vulnerability

Addiction and Emotional Vulnerability

The biological and psychological impact of drugs and alcohol on an individual can result in significant emotional vulnerability. A life of addiction is stressful with dysregulated thoughts, emotions, and relationships. Heightened emotional vulnerability is the result. High emotional vulnerability involves increased sensitivity and reactivity to...

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Isolation and Addiction

Isolation and Addiction

Isolation and loneliness have an overwhelming effect on drug addiction and alcoholism causing people to feel sad hopeless and abandoned. When we are actively using drugs to cope with depression, anxiety and stressful situations, we are doing so to avoid our feelings and reality.  As the...

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