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12
Jan

Eating Disorder Treatment at Cottonwood

Eating disorders are complex and frightening for many people. It’s imperative for a person with an eating disorder to receive comprehensive, individualized treatment to regain whole health. Here’s what to expect. What Are Eating Disorders? The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides this definition for eating disorders: “serious medical illnesses marked by severe disturbances...
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woman at therapist with her eyes closed, leaning back on couch - EMDR and PTSD
29
Dec

EMDR: Treating Addiction Complicated by PTSD

Numerous therapeutic approaches are used to treat co-occurring substance abuse and mental health diagnoses. At Cottonwood Tucson, in Arizona, we aim to educate our guests about the various options available to support their recovery. One such option is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR was developed to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and...
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closeup of handsome Black man's face/eyes - BIPOC and mental health
09
Sep

Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illnesses for People of Color

It’s challenging to have a mood or mental health disorder, such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, or depression. But certain individuals also have further difficulties opening up about their illnesses to families or within their social circles because of stigmas. This is what many members of the BIPOC community—Black, indigenous, and people of...
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hands holding rainbow heart on dark wood background - LGBTQ(IA+)
04
Aug

Addiction Help for the LGBTQ(IA+) Community

When some healthcare professionals talk about people with substance or alcohol use disorder, process addictions, mood and co-occurring disorders, trauma and PTSD, or eating disorders, they often put someone in a group based simply on symptoms. But whole person, holistic care, like what Cottonwood Tucson provides, takes into consideration an individual’s complete self and full...
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young man in dark room playing video games - gaming addiction
22
Jun

Understanding Gaming Addiction: Interview With Kathleen Parrish

While many people play video and online games for fun and camaraderie, others use these activities to deal with various issues they’re troubled with and don’t know how to handle. If they don’t receive proper treatment for these issues, they can develop a gaming addiction, which is a type of process addiction. Kathleen Parrish Explains...
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couple facing away from each other in argument - quarantine - addiction problem
16
Jun

Does Your Quarantine Buddy Have an Addiction Problem?

Few people who live together are around each other all the time. Most individuals have separate work, friends, errands, hobbies, and other activities from each other. These busy routines mean that all too often, we don’t fully know the behaviors of the people we live with unless we come face-to-face with them. Stress, Substance Misuse,...
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sad man looking at phone - treatment during COVID-19
24
Apr

Should I Seek Treatment During COVID-19?

The best time to get treatment for substance use or mental health issues is right now. Yes, there’s a lot of uncertainty in the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but life is even more challenging if you fear drugs or alcohol negatively impact your health, behaviors, and the people you love. Your Recovery Is...
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women lying on couch in therapy session with male therapist - EMDR
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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handsome man in early thirties looking directly at camera - men
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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