6 Benefits of EMDR Therapy for Addiction Treatment

EMDR Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, also known as EMDR therapy, is a powerful method for treating trauma. It involves activating sensory inputs on the right and left side of the body while the patient recalls a traumatic memory. The sensory activity might include buzzing a paddle that the patient holds in each hand or […]

How To Stage An Intervention

How to stage an intervention?

When you’re concerned about a friend or loved one who’s struggling with an addiction to alcohol or drugs, it can be hard to know what to do. Understanding how to help someone with substance use disorder can be challenging. Perhaps you’ve tried having one or more heart-to-heart conversations with them and strongly encouraged them to […]

Alcohol & Drug Addiction | Mental Health Services

Alcohol & Drug Addiction | Mental Health Services

Mental health and drug and alcohol addiction are sometimes so intertwined it is difficult to determine which one is the leading cause of problems.  Other times, our clients don’t have mental health problems, instead, they have undiagnosed alcoholism. Uncovering what issues our clients really face can be a long process.  That’s why our program at […]

A Look into the Brains of Opioid Users While They Attempt to Quit

A Look into the Brains of Opioid Users While They Attempt to Quit

There are scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) beginning to look into the brains of opioid users, attempting to find answers regarding medicines that treat substance use disorders (SUDs). Specifically, these researchers look at medicines for opioid use disorder (OUD), such as methadone, and recognize the fact that they ease cravings and […]

Stress Can Harm Addiction Recovery

Stress Can Harm Addiction Recovery

We’ve all experienced stress in some way or another: an intense amount of pressure can build up within us, causing us to experience backaches, stomachaches, headaches, frustration issues and more. In fact, previous studies have explored the issue of stress and have found that the political climate, along with work expectations and financial issues, are […]

Why It’s Possible to Find Joy in Recovery from a Neurological Point of View

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Joy is something many people find elusive every day. They suffer from behaviors that keep them from being able to find true happiness. Expectation can get in the way of reality when it comes to finding purpose and peace. The brain and neurology can play a role in how people perceive their circumstances or respond […]

Finding Purpose May Be the Key to Happiness

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We all dedicate a large majority of our lives striving towards happiness.  We may try to find it through money and material wealth, service to others, love and companionship, or professional success and power.  We sometimes turn to artificial means to generate something close to the experience of happiness by using drugs and alcohol, risking […]

5 Tips for Balancing Work and Addiction Recovery

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Getting back to “normal” after completing a long-term inpatient addiction recovery program can be a challenge.  Normal might mean something entirely different now that you have committed yourself to a sober lifestyle. You may have to find new friends, new hobbies, and even a new job.  Whether you had the luxury of taking time off […]

When Addicts Charm Their Way Through Treatment

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Although addiction can happen to anyone, and there is no single personality type that accompanies addiction, there are certain traits and attributes that commonly occur alongside addiction.  One personality profile that seems to show up often in treatment centers is the charming intellect. These are the people that charm the wits out of everyone they […]