Letting Go Of Tension Means Body First, Mind Second

Letting Go Of Tension Means Body First, Mind Second

Relieving tension is a first step in relieving stress and creating a state of relaxation. Tension in the body encourages stress and vice versa. Mistakenly, many people think stress has to be first confronted in the mind, then the body

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Spring Cleaning For Total Wellbeing

Spring Cleaning For Total Wellbeing

Life comes in seasons, sometimes according to the seasons of the earth and sometimes the specific seasons of an individual life. Spring cleaning is a ritual which honors both the natural transitions of the earth as well as serves to

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Understanding The Thinking Processes Of Alcoholism

Understanding The Thinking Processes Of Alcoholism

They live at the extremes of all or nothing. There is no moderation, no middle ground, no compromise, and no gray area in their worldview. To varying degrees, alcoholics live in denial of their destructiveness (self and others) and this

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Rebuilding Sustainable Relationships in Recovery

Four Coping Methods For Difficult Moments In Recovery

Apprehending all of life’s difficulties isn’t always successful. Despite best efforts, life can continue to act on its own accord without notice of difficult times ahead. Using recovery tools for healthy coping ensures sobriety while encouraging the development of confidence

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Why Is Detox Separate From Residential Treatment?

Why Is Detox Separate From Residential Treatment?

Withdrawal is not often a pleasant experience. Drug and alcohol addiction does not always lead to a need for medical detox. Depending on the drug of choice and severity of use, a client might need experience much detox at all.

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Have We Lost Sight Of Meth Addiction?

Have We Lost Sight Of Meth Addiction?

The nation is largely focused on the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic. By startling numbers, the amount of addiction and fatal overdose due to the abuse of opioid drugs has increased. Heroin, prescription painkillers, and synthetic opiates have taken

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Cocaine Addiction Could Be Due To Activated Brain Molecule

Cocaine Addiction Could Be Due To Activated Brain Molecule

Neurotransmitters are chemicals in the brain which act as a messenger system between areas of the brain. Dopamine and serotonin are commonly named neurotransmitters, especially when discussing the neuroscience model of addiction. Pleasure is considered a key component in the

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Why Doesn’t Alcohol Work As A Coping Mechanism For Anxiety?

Why Doesn’t Alcohol Work As A Coping Mechanism For Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders and alcohol use disorders are commonly co-occurring. Recovery from dual diagnosis issues of anxiety and alcohol can be challenging. Bustle writes that “Alcohol abuse is particularly strong in people with social anxiety disorder, who find social interactions excruciating

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Writing Therapy Brings Eating Disorder Issues To Light

Writing Therapy Brings Eating Disorder Issues To Light

Stories frequently trend online when men and women come forward about their experiences with eating disorders. It takes bravery, honesty, and courage to confront one’s issues with an eating disorder on paper. Writing therapy is an alternative treatment modality which

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