Attachment Theory: Childhood Blueprint For Adult Behavior

2022-09-15T14:55:21-07:00

Attachment Theory: A Childhood Blueprint The Attachment Theory argues that a strong emotional and physical bond to one primary caregiver in our first years of life, is critical to our development. If our bonding is strong and we are securely attached, then we feel safe to explore the world. We know there is always [...]

Attachment Theory: Childhood Blueprint For Adult Behavior2022-09-15T14:55:21-07:00

What Does The Term ‘Bipolar’ REALLY Mean?

2022-09-15T14:55:21-07:00

What Does The Term 'Bipolar' REALLY Mean? Maybe you’ve heard the term 'bipolar' used to describe someone who’s moody, or who has mood swings, but this colloquial use of the term is different from bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder, which used to be called manic depression, is a serious mental illness that causes a person [...]

What Does The Term ‘Bipolar’ REALLY Mean?2022-09-15T14:55:21-07:00

Benzo Abuse: No Joke

2022-09-15T14:55:21-07:00

Benzo Abuse: No Joke Benzodiazepines (benzos) work on the brain by releasing something called GABA. GABA acts as a sedative and will create a sense of calm, also when somebody ingests a benzo there's going to be a release of Dopamine which creates pleasure or euphoria. Now usually benzos are going to be prescribed [...]

Benzo Abuse: No Joke2022-09-15T14:55:21-07:00

Do You Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

2022-09-15T14:55:21-07:00

Treatment For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Double-checking things is a pretty common human behavior, like—did I shut the garage-door? Better double-check. How about locking the front door? Double-check. Gas-stove and oven off? Double-check. We all do it. But what if you feel compelled to triple-check it, or even quadruple check it, or quintuple check it [...]

Do You Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?2022-09-15T14:55:21-07:00

Why Alcohol Abuse Is More Complicated & Dangerous Than You May Think

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Why Alcohol Abuse Is More Complicated (And Dangerous) Than You May Think... Alcohol is one of the most widely used (and abused) psychoactive substances in the world, and has been a part of different cultures for hundreds of years. Drinking alcohol can have serious harmful consequences, it’s been linked to various cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, [...]

Why Alcohol Abuse Is More Complicated & Dangerous Than You May Think2022-09-15T14:55:21-07:00

Addiction: Are YOU At Risk?

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Addiction: Are YOU At Risk? Although the use of alcohol and drugs among young people is widespread, only a relatively small percentage of people who try drugs develops addiction.  In many cases it can be difficult to identify particular markers that may lead to increased substance abuse risk and consequent addiction in adult life.  [...]

Addiction: Are YOU At Risk?2022-09-15T14:55:21-07:00

Why Low Information People Always Think They’re Right

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Why Low Information People Always Think They're Right A man robbed two Pittsburgh banks in broad daylight. He didn’t wear a mask or any sort of disguise. And he smiled at surveillance cameras before walking out of each bank. Of course, the police found the robber and later than night arrested him. When the [...]

Why Low Information People Always Think They’re Right2022-09-15T14:55:21-07:00

Resentment

2022-09-15T14:55:21-07:00

Resentment Once a person enters treatment and even on into recovery, it’s not uncommon to be full of raw nerves and emotions that one is only just learning to manage without self-medication. Whether we’re mad at ourselves for winding up in this situation, or mad at the people we think help put us there, [...]

Resentment2022-09-15T14:55:21-07:00

Spirituality

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Spirituality Some of people use the term spirituality to describe a sense of inner or moral strength. Others use it to describe their belief in God.  While others again use it to describe the relationship between oneself and the things beyond them. For those who are new to recovery and for many who’ve been [...]

Spirituality2022-09-15T14:55:21-07:00

Welcome To The Family…Disease

2022-09-15T14:55:21-07:00

Welcome To The Family...Disease There is a direct link between family relationships and the potential for the development of adolescent substance abuse.  It has been shown that teens who were more likely to become addicts generally demonstrated a less close relationship with their parents than other young people.  One explanation may be that parents [...]

Welcome To The Family…Disease2022-09-15T14:55:21-07:00
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