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October 11, 2017
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Depression and Emotions

Depression and Emotions Depression is a mental health disorder that causes overwhelming feelings of sadness, lack of energy, and inability to work productively.  There are many emotions connected to depression including anger, frustration, shame, sadness, and anxiety.  Some individuals have a difficult time addressing and expressing negative emotional states, which can make it difficult to...
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Can I Attend 12-Step Meetings if I am Atheist or Agnostic

Can I Attend 12-Step Meetings if I am Atheist or Agnostic Many times, individuals in recovery will ask if they can still attend 12-step meetings if they are atheist or agnostic.  The short answer is of course!  A higher power is associated with 12-step meetings such as AA or NA; however, there are many individuals...
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How Does Family History and Assessment Contribute To Individual Therapy?

How Does Family History and Assessment Contribute To Individual Therapy? At the beginning of most individual therapy sessions, the therapist will conduct an assessment and obtain information regarding family history.  The assessment is used to gather as much information about you as possible to help you.  The therapist wants to know some basic information about...
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Denial

Denial Denial is a defense mechanism most often seen in drug addiction and alcoholism.  It allows the addiction to be maintained and even prolonged.  Denial involves behaviors such as dishonesty, pretending a problem does not exist, or even exaggeration of a problem.  Many addicts or alcoholics in denial avoid people or situations where their substance...
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