November 27, 2018

Why connecting with therapists and staff can make all the difference

While you’re going through treatment, it is vital you take advantage of connecting with your therapists and staff in your residential treatment center. This means not only listening to them and sitting for sessions, but actively connecting and reaching out to them throughout the process. Being an active participant with them can help keep you […]

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November 13, 2018

Triggers to Avoid During the Holidays

Know your triggers A major part of a successful recovery process is knowing what your triggers are. During the holidays, it can be a time that they present themselves more often than not. It can also be time when new triggers can arise that you didn’t realize you had before. It’s important to sit down […]

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October 23, 2018

PTSD and Trauma Leading to Addiction

If you feel as if your PTSD and addiction are linked, and your trauma is leading to addiction, chances are you are probably right. The good news is that you are not alone. Time reports that about 50-66 percent of those who suffer from PTSD also battle simultaneous addiction. In addition, around 50% of individuals […]

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September 11, 2018

Anxiety and Addiction

Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders Anxiety is a complex condition that affects millions of people all over the world. It is a broad term in itself and can look different on everybody. It is literally defined as: “a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks.” […]

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April 18, 2015

Helping Veterans with PTSD Using Yoga

Helping Veterans with PTSD Using Yoga We have come a long way in our efforts to treat PTSD and other psychological disorders. Some of the best information has come from veterans themselves. For example, after suffering from the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, Army veteran John Thurman used his experience with yoga to help others, […]

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March 2, 2015

Better Understanding PTSD

Better Understanding PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is usually associated with veterans returning from tours in Iraq, Afghanistan or other highly volatile areas. However, more people suffer from PTSD than just military veterans. It can affect anyone at any age regardless of sex or racial background. Unfortunately, this is a largely unrecognized condition in a large […]

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January 21, 2015

The Connection between PTSD, Food and Women

The Connection between PTSD, Food and Women According to researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health at the Columbia and Harvard Schools of Public Health, women with post-traumatic stress disorder are nearly twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared with women who do not have PTSD. The longitudinal cohort study provides the […]

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October 17, 2014

Treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) In recent years, the mental health profession has refined its diagnosis and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can develop as a reaction to traumatic events, including: experience in military combat, imprisonment, natural disasters, human-caused accidents, domestic violence and child abuse. Unfortunately, many […]

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April 11, 2013

Auricular Acupuncture Protocol Eases Withdrawal Symptoms

The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) auricular protocol has been proven to ease withdrawal symptoms during alcohol and drug detox. At five specific points on the outer ear, acupuncturists trained in the NADA protocol insert fine, one-time use, sterilized stainless steel needles just under the skin.  Remaining in the ear for up to an hour, […]

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February 13, 2013

Horses Continue to Captivate: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Benefits of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy As Winston Churchill once said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”  That undefinable “something” that Churchill refers to is no less powerful in the 21st century.  Since the domestication of horses some six thousand ago, human beings have […]

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