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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Do You Have ADHD

Do You Have ADHD?

Do You Have ADHD? What most people know—or think they know—about attention deficit disorder, or ADD, is that it’s used to describe somebody who can’t stay focused…and when they REALLY can’t focus, they have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. This continuum from onto the next isn’t quite how it works, though. ADD and ADHD are synonymous, as in, they’re the same. ADD’s an outdated term used prior to 1987, after which it evolved into ADHD to encompass more of the symptoms that people with ADHD often experience, which in addition to being inattentive, includes both hyperactivity and impulsiveness. So, somebody might be diagnosed with ADHD because they have symptoms… Read More

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Recovery After Relapse

Recovery After Relapse

Recovery After Relapse There are many points of view on a relapse.  One school of thought says that relapse may be part of the recovery process. It has also been stated that relapse occurs only when the commitment to being clean and sober is weaker than the desire to use again. Yet others claim that relapse is a symptom of a brain disease called addiction that occurs in some drug users, but not others. Regardless of your perspective, for people suffering from drug addiction, relapse is an event with potentially catastrophic consequences.  Even if one were only clean and sober for a short while, that probably enough to be aware… Read More

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Addiction Treatment

Addiction Treatment

Addiction Treatment There are mаnу dіffеrеnt аррrоасhеѕ to addiction treatment, but they all іnсludе an іnіtіаl рѕусhоѕосіаl evaluation, detoxification, classes to lеаrn about аddісtіоn, alcoholism аnd аѕѕосіаtеd issues. Addiction treatment can take many different fоrmѕ, vаrу іn lеngth оf tіmе and take рlасе in а vаrіеtу оf treatment ѕеttіngѕ. Mеdісаl dеtоx іѕ a short tеrm рrоgrаm lasting from 3 to 10 dауѕ, whеrе оnе іѕ сut off from аll drugѕ. This type оf drug rеhаbіlіtаtіоn is usually juѕt the fіrѕt step іn rеасhіng lіfеlоng ѕuссеѕѕ. Mоѕt of those who сhооѕе thіѕ tуре of treatment may experience symptoms of withdrawal. The rіѕkѕ associated with this type of treatment аrе too great… 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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