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OCD and Drug Abuse

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is within the anxiety spectrum of disorders. Individuals with OCD experience recurring and irrational obsessive thoughts that produce feelings of distress and anxiety. To alleviate the anxiety caused by the obsessive thoughts, the individual engages in repetitive, compulsive behaviors. This cycle repeats throughout the day, keeping the individual captive in the disordered […]

EMDR Substance Abuse

Utilizing EMDR For Substance Abuse and PTSD Treatment While there is widespread agreement that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease, the factors that underpin the addiction are so varied that it is difficult to understand why the disease of addiction developed in the first place.  Why does one individual enjoy the ability to abuse a […]

And why you can’t use them anymore Maybe you’ve taken the first step in combating addictive illness — recognizing there’s a problem. There’s nothing to be ashamed of when you realize you struggle with the disease of alcoholism, or are unable to control your cravings for dangerous drugs. But if you’re putting off addressing it, […]