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What is Psychotherapy Counseling?

It is human nature to want to let what’s inside of us out. Some let out aggression through violence, and some let being disappointed come out as an abrasive personality. While others reserve the need to express feelings by quashing them with drugs and alcohol. In any case, one of the healthiest expressions of these…

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What are Co-Occurring Disorders?

You struggle with a substance abuse disorder. Sometimes, you feel like there’s more going on. But you can’t put your finger on it. Could you be dealing with co-occurring disorders? Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders  At a good-quality dual diagnosis treatment center, therapists routinely work with good people who’re trying to quit drugs or alcohol. Frequently, they…

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National PTSD Awareness Day 2019

June 27th each year marks National PTSD Awareness Day, a day dedicated to improving education and understanding of trauma related disorders. Experience with or exposure to trauma can cause PTSD, which stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Trauma can include witnessing a violent crime or experiencing a tragic event. PTSD is also one of the…

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What Are Synthetic Drugs?

If you or a loved one is struggling with a substance abuse problem, you may be wondering what are synthetic drugs? Synthetic drugs, also known as designer drugs, are chemically-created drugs that are meant to give similar effects as drugs like opiates, stimulants, or hallucinogenics. Unlike drugs like heroin or cocaine, synthetic drugs are, in…

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What is a Substance Induced Mood Disorder?

When you seek help for your drug or alcohol addiction, you possibly suffer other conditions along with that substance use disorder. In fact, mental health problems like mood disorders prove very common in addiction. Either these mood problems lead to substance abuse and addiction, or you develop a substance induced mood disorder. Which condition came…

Common Signs of Childhood Trauma in Adults

Signs of Childhood Trauma in Adults

Trauma during the childhood years happens more frequently than people imagine. It rarely receives the type of treatment it would require to prevent far-reaching adverse results. Case in point is substance abuse, which is a common outcropping. What are the signs of childhood trauma in adults? Examples of Trauma That Children Experience If an event…

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Alcohol and Depression Connection

Evidence proves that alcohol and depression go together. However, which came first? It’s interesting to note that this isn’t always so easy to answer. That said, alcohol abuse easily leads to depression. Understanding the Connection between Alcohol and Depression Alcohol’s a nervous system depressant. It makes you sleepy. However, before it does that, it makes…

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5 Telling Symptoms of Codependency in An Addicted Relationship

Codependency has long been associated with substance addiction. In fact, as Scientific American points out, “the term ‘codependent’ was first used to describe how family members of individuals with substance abuse issues might actually interfere with recovery by overhelping.” 5 Telling Symptoms of Codependency in An Addicted Relationship Since its founding then, codependency has had…