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Trauma unwound: EMDR therapy uses eye movement to process pain

EMDR therapy

Recovering from trauma is never a walk in the park, but one of the most powerful tools to help patients do so, EMDR therapy, sure started out that way. EMDR — Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing — is the brainchild of psychologist Francine Shapiro, who began her career as an English teacher before being diagnosed…

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Fitness therapy and addiction recovery: A proven combination of success

fitness therapy and addiction recovery

On the surface, a gym on the campus of a drug and alcohol treatment facility might seem an odd addition. With a little prodding, however, most people reach that a-ha moment fairly quickly: Of course fitness therapy for addiction recovery is an ideal tool for struggling patients. After all, addiction and exercise affect the same…

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A Christmas miracle? How to get addicts and alcoholics help for the holidays

get addicts and alcoholics help for the holidays

Your holiday plans are under way, but there’s an X factor involved that threatens to throw everything into chaos: A loved one with a drug or alcohol problem. This deep into November, those plans are coming into focus. Perhaps you’ve dragged the storage bins of Christmas decorations out of the attic. You’ve planned your Thanksgiving…

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‘Tis the season: Five reasons to get clean and sober before the holidays

getting clean and sober before the holidays

While New Year’s Day is often considered the opportunity to make fresh starts and big changes, there are plenty of reasons to get clean and sober before the holidays arrive. The clock is ticking, obviously: November is already here, but retail stores around the country have had Christmas decorations on display since the summer. Some…

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Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT): An evidenced-based approach to healing trauma

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): It is a moment frozen in time, something so cataclysmic and life-altering that the human brain is unable to process in a healthy way, necessitating the application of treatments like Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Rather than fading as memories tend to do, their precise details dulled around the edges by time,…

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Suicide prevention awareness campaign #speakupsavelives19 set for Friday

#speakupsavelives19

It sounds innocuous enough — “deaths due to intentional self-harm” — but the statistics compiled by the website America’s Health Rankings, sponsored by the United Health Foundation, paint a grim picture: More and more Tennesseans are killing themselves each year. In 2018, according to the website [1], the numbers rose again over the previous year,…

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Can drug and alcohol use in college lead to addiction?

can drug and alcohol use in college lead to addiction?

Can drug and alcohol use in college lead to addiction? It’s a question that deserves some consideration. Summer is on the downswing, the semester starts soon and you’re preparing to embark on the next chapter of your life: college. Mom and dad are excited but nervous, and one of the last things they’ll tell you…

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How to talk to your college student about drugs and alcohol

We’re in the second half of summer, and across the country, college campuses are preparing to open their doors for an influx of new students. And as they ready themselves to send their teens off to get a higher education, many parents may be wondering how to talk to their college students about drugs and…

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Living in recovery: Eight suggestions to strengthen your post-rehab journey

You’ve got 30 days of addiction treatment under your belt, you’re riding that “pink cloud” and you’re prepared, you believe, for anything that comes your way while you’re living in recovery. Hold up. Not to burst your bubble, but treatment isn’t “recovery.” Treatment is discovery — an introduction to the recovery process. Recovery 101. Sobriety…

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