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Gratitude is Good For Your Health and Well-Being

So many of us are looking for the miracle remedy. It seems to be the American Way. We want to be happy, less stressed, healthy. We want to sleep well and feel confident in life. Is there a magic remedy for all the things that bother us in life? There is no magic potion or …

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EMDR: Heal Trauma, Heal Drug Addiction

When most people think of psychotherapy, they have visions of weekly sessions sitting in a chair and talking to someone. They imagine rehashing their daily dilemmas and childhood traumas over and over until, one day, many years later, they are healed….if they are lucky. This, fortunately, is just an image given us by media and …

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How Drugs and Alcohol Affect the Brain

The Brain Reacts to Drugs and Alcohol With long-term alcohol or drug abuse, the brain physically changes. The brain actually shrinks and its ability to process information is damaged. When this happens, the parts of the brain that regulate impulse control, stress management, and information processing can all be harmed. The limbic system is an …

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Addiction Help for Parents: How to Start the Healing

If you suspect that your child is addicted to drugs or alcohol, chances are you have been through a roller coaster of emotions already. Guilt, shame and outright denial are normal reactions for most parents. How do you know for sure that your child is addicted to drugs? What can you do to help them? …

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Dual Diagnosis Rehab

What is Dual Diagnosis?Dual diagnosis is a term used a person with a mental illness also has a substance abuse disorder at the same time. More than half of persons who have a serious mental illness also have a substance use or abuse disorder. This is often also called "co-occurring disorders." Many rehabilitation programs are …

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