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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Addiction: Emotional Balance

Emotions can get the best of most of us. Who hasn’t “seen red” when angry, or felt great sadness. That’s just a part of living this life. For some, though, emotions can be overwhelming and seemingly uncontrollable. Whether hard-wired from birth or affected by trauma, these people feel emotional pain more strongly than others and …

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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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