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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 […]

Rehabs that Accept Couples

3 Reasons Why Rehabs that Accept Couples Benefit Recovery Sometimes there really can be too much of a good thing.  What may have started out as innocent partying during the early heady days of a budding romance has, over time, evolved into a substance use disorder…for both members of the couple.  In fact, it is […]

chronic pain and opiate addiction

Treating Chronic Pain and Opiate Addiction Back in the late 1990s OxyContin (oxycodone) burst on the pharma scene as a wonder pain reliever for treating chronic pain.  Over the next few years, dosages incrementally went from 10 mg pills to the 160 mg dose pill introduced in 2000.  An aggressive marketing campaign commenced that same […]

PTSD and Addiction

The Link Between PTSD and Addiction The deep-seated emotional effects of having experienced a life-altering trauma will often result in the use of coping techniques to help soothe the pain.  Those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a particularly difficult journey, as the pain and suffering connected to the traumatic event or events […]