Tag: substance abuse

What Is Emotional Sobriety?

What Is Emotional Sobriety?

Substance use has a way of making us realize that we need treatment, that sobriety becomes necessary. There are behaviors and consequences that become apparent to others, if not ourselves directly. However, have we considered that we may also need …

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How Can I Set Boundaries in My Life?

How Can I Set Boundaries in My Life?

There are those in our lives who are well-meaning, but always seem to try to take care of us, to make excuses for our behaviors, and enable our substance use. There are others who are always angry with us and …

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What Does Holistic Healing Mean?

We hear a lot about holistic healing. Usually, it is associated with non-traditional and non-Western practices such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, homeopathic remedies, massage, aromatherapy, yoga, meditation, and more. While these various treatments may also take a holistic approach to …

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Understanding the Neurobiology of Addiction

For years, addiction has been viewed as some sort of moral failing or character flaw. Over time, however, research has proven that addiction is actually a physiological process, occurring primarily in the brain. To understand what addiction is and how …

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How Does Past Trauma Affect My Current Recovery?

There is a big correlation between trauma and substance abuse. Trauma is an experience that caused physical and or psychological harm. It could be some form of abuse, an accident, a loss, or other experience that has negatively impacted us …

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Addiction Recovery and the Brain

It is no secret that substance abuse can impact the brain severely.  The brain stem, cerebral cortex and the limbic system, among other parts of the brain, are particularly affected.  A severe consequence of alcohol misuse can be Korsakoff’s Syndrome, …

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Depression and Substance Abuse

Depression and Substance Abuse

Depression affects millions of people every year keeping them from living normally.  Many individuals with depression also have a coexisting substance abuse problem. Because substance abuse alters impulse control and impairs judgment it worsens the symptoms of depression and can …

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The Dangers of Inhalants, Substance Abuse

The Dangers of Inhalants

Inhalants are mind altering (psychoactive drugs.)  They are referred to as inhalants because they are typically taken into the body by inhaling them.  Inhalants can be found in the home or workplace and include solvents, aerosols, gases and nitrates. Inhalants …

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The Trap of Invalidation and Substance Abuse

A life of addiction can take an incredible toll of a person’s thoughts and emotions. Relationships suffer as individuals live in the chaos of their addiction. Emotions become unpredictable and actions grow more impulsive and intense.  The result is a …

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September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, if you or someone you know is struggling with addiction please call us at 888 -535-1516.  

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