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20
Feb

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – A Tool for Overcoming Past Trauma

Recovering from trauma and substance abuse disorders often requires a person to see his or her life through a different lens—one that allows them to move forward without remaining in the grip of past experiences and behaviors. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing One type of therapy takes a literal approach to this notion of seeing...
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illustration - two heads with cages - one open and the other locked - somatic experiencing
06
Feb

What Is Somatic Experiencing?

The roots of trauma run deep. On the surface, you may think you’re handling everything just fine, but if there’s unresolved or unaddressed trauma, it’s crucial to recognize how it affects your entire being—mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. In addition, researchers acknowledge that substance abuse is often both a symptom of prior trauma and a...
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28
Jan

Helping Men With Addiction Treatment

Collective Differences No matter how hard we try to make all aspects of life equal, there are clear differences between those who identify as male and those who identify as female–not just individual differences but collective ones, based on some biological factors but mostly on societal perceptions. These differences are notable in many areas, including...
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junk food on table - burger, fries, donuts, candy, etc. - food addiction
07
Jan

What Is Food Addiction?

Food addiction is a genuine concern for many people, and like many process addictions, this compulsive condition is representative of more serious issues that need to be addressed. Highs and Cravings Individuals who struggle with food addiction often eat to excess and crave foods high in artificial sweeteners, fat, salt, sugar, or a combination of...
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08
Aug

How Insurance Pays for Addiction Treatment

You shouldn’t have to worry about how to pay for addiction treatment. Fortunately, many insurance companies recognize substance use disorder as a legitimate healthcare issue and provide some form of coverage for its treatment. You or a loved one should review your policy carefully and arrange for a consultation with your insurance carrier so you...
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sad woman looking out window - addiction treatment
09
Jul

The Relationship Between Trauma and Women Seeking Addiction Treatment

Trauma is a strong catalyst in women’s addiction issues. Traumatic events such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, divorce, and grief are common factors in substance use disorders (SUD) for women. While this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone trying to understand a person’s progression into drug or alcohol use, it shockingly is. The National Institute...
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woman rolling up yoga mat - yoga teacher
26
Jun

Talking to Your Yoga Teacher About Trauma

Highlight: Recreation Therapist Emily Mattimoe discusses how leisure and recreational activities can be used as coping mechanisms Yoga is often a hands-on experience between a teacher and a practitioner. This interaction is a primary advantage to working with an instructor privately or in a class, rather than following a DVD or online session. For someone...
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image of life saver ring hanging on wooden wall
30
May

What Is LifeRing Secular Recovery?

“Recovery support groups are helpful, but what if I’m not religious?” This is a common question for many people considering post-treatment options for community and continued wellness. While it’s true many people find reinforcement of sobriety and healthful living through 12-Step programs such as Alcoholic Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and similar groups, others prefer something different....
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troubled man looking out window of car
16
May

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Statistics don’t help when you’re in pain. However, discovering how many other people face and overcome challenges with mental health disorders removes the stigma. Learning you’re not the only one might bolster your courage to seek proper treatment and move to a healthier point in life. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Established nearly 80...
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two women going over paperwork
07
May

Returning to Work After Treatment

You’ve taken much needed time to get help for substance abuse, a mental health issue, or a process addiction. Now you’re trying to create a routine that helps you move forward. Aspects of this might include where you live, whom you associate with, and how you make a living. After treatment, some people want a...
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