The Influence Of Friends On What You Think & Do (Small)

The Influence Of Friends On What You Think & Do

  The Influence Of Friends On What You Think & Do Imagine a scenario where all your friends are jumping off a cliff. If everyone jumps, do you jump as well? We know that the correct answer is supposed to be: “No, never! I am an independent thinker, and other people have no influence over me.” However, the truthful answer is, yeah, maybe you do jump. Everyone thinks they’re the exception here. We cannot suppress our human desire to fit in. Humans are social creatures, and our brain seems to be built to follow what other people are doing. When everyone else is participating in something, we tend to think… Read More

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Why You Need To Make Sure To Get Enough Sleep

Why You Need To Make Sure To Get Enough Sleep

  Why You Need To Make Sure To Get Enough Sleep In today’s world, a good night’s sleep has become somewhat of a luxury. It has fallen on our list of priorities behind work, chores, social time, and entertainment. Functioning on less sleep has even become badge of honor. We brag to our friends, how little sleep we got last night, like it’s something to be proud of. But sleep should become our top priority. It’s a vital part of life as important to your physical and mental health as food and water. One of the biggest problems with lack of sleep is that people don’t even know they are… Read More

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy A therapeutic technique known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be an important component of treating drug addiction. In-раtіеnt trеаtmеntѕ rеԛuіrе rеѕіdеntѕ іn a hоѕріtаl оr оthеr treatment fасіlіtу. Out-patient treatments mean thаt the раtіеnt саn lіvе аt hоmе or whеrеvеr аnd thеn juѕt соmе in for therapy оr mееtіngѕ. Mоѕt behavioral therapy treatments can hарреn іn еіthеr оf thоѕе ѕеttіngѕ, ѕо it juѕt dереndѕ on what’s bеѕt fоr thе раtіеnt. Cоgnіtіvе Behavioral Thеrару, оr CBT, іѕ a tуре of рѕусhоlоgісаl trеаtmеnt fоr drug аddісtіоn аnd hаѕ bееn uѕеd successfully wіth patients addicted tо аlсоhоl, mаrіjuаnа, сосаіnе, mеthаmрhеtаmіnеѕ, аnd nicotine. Aѕ the name suggests, CBT addresses both thе… Read More

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Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment The medications traditionally used in harm reduction or medication-assisted treatment programs for opiod addiction are Suboxone, Subutex & Sublocade. Suboxone is really made up of two medications with the main med being Buprenorphine. It is a long-lasting opiate. Now why would you take someone off of opiates and put them on more opiates?  Well, Buprenorphine attaches to those opioid receptor sites in such a way that makes it very difficult to overdose. Consequently, it increases safety for anyone addicted to opioids or heroin. Another thing is, since suboxone has a tiny bit of naloxone, which is an opioid blocker, it adds a bit more of a safety net.… Read More

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EMDR in Addiction Treatment

EMDR in Addiction Treatment

EMDR in Addiction Treatment We know for sure that trauma occurs in well over 90% of people who seek mental health or addiction treatment. When a trauma occurs, it is outside of the normal range of human experience. When the experience happens and it enters into the brain, the brain doesn’t know how to process it, metabolize it for lack of a better word. Consequently, it gets frozen and isn’t processed like every other experience. If it’s frozen in time, the person consciously or unconsciously is still hanging on to the remnants of that experience and that can last for many, many years. We certainly don’t want blame any person… Read More

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What It's Like To Be A Highly Sensitive Person

What It’s Like To Be A Highly Sensitive Person

What It’s Like To Be A Highly Sensitive Person Many people use the phrase, “you’re being too sensitive”, as if sensitivity is a choice and it’s a bad one, that’s not what it means to be a highly sensitive person. Being a highly sensitive person has got to do with the nervous system that you’re born with, which comes from the genes you inherit from your parents. We all have a nervous system. It’s the thing that notices all the stuff happening both inside and outside of your body and it sends that information to your brain. It’s also what helps you sense and feel. So, when you feel, ‘brrr,… Read More

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