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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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Schema therapy: Helping misplaced mental ‘index cards’ find a new home

Schema therapy

It’s not a word that’s used in casual parlance, nor does it roll easy off the tongue, but Schema therapy has a valuable place alongside other modalities of psychological treatment for a number of behavioral disorders. Pronounced “SKEE-muh,” it’s a form of psychotherapy pioneered by Dr. Jeffrey Young in the 1980s, but its roots date…

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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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Ten tips to avoid sabotaging your drug and alcohol treatment

Ten tips to avoid sabotaging your drug and alcohol treatment

You’ve recognized your problem. You’ve made a commitment to get help. You’re ready, then, for these ten tips to avoid sabotaging your drug and alcohol treatment while you’re in rehab. It’s important to remember that addiction treatment is about more than just showing up. While “addiction is defined as a disease by most medical associations,…

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10 Tips to Get the Most Out of a 30-Day Drug Rehab Program

10 tips to get the most out of a 30-day drug rehab program

If you’re looking for 10 tips to get the most out of a 30-day drug rehab program, we’ve got them. Because let’s face it: We live in a world that demands instant gratification. We want what we want, and we want it now. Hungry? Step aside, fast food; delivery services will now bring a Big…

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Do you have a problem with cocaine? Here’s a big warning sign

a sign you have a problem with cocaine

Well … YOU’RE DOING COCAINE. If you do any cocaine, you might have a problem. Don’t take our word for it: Representatives of the medical and substance abuse treatment communities are in agreement as well. Dr. Malcolm Thaler, in a 2016 article in the online publication Uproxx [1], addressed the physical threats of cocaine use,…

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10 Reasons To Go To Drug Rehab

10 reasons to go to drug rehab

Let’s be frank: No one wakes up and thinks it’s a good day to go to drug rehab. The reluctance of going to rehab was even memorialized in a song: “Rehab,” by the late R&B singer Amy Winehouse, who crooned, “They tried to make me go to rehab, I said ‘no, no, no …” Just…

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What should you know before going to rehab or treatment?

The first step was the hardest, but now the panic has set in: What in the world, you may be wondering, have you gotten yourself into? Yes, addiction or alcoholism has virtually destroyed your life. Yes, you found the willingness to pick up the phone and call an addiction treatment center to ask for help.…

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