Tranquilizers, Not as Old School As You Think

Tranquilizers can seem like kind of a vintage drug addiction. The 1950’s were a time of heavy tranquilizer, or barbiturate, addiction for instance. According to PBS (https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/marilyn-monroe-and-the-prescription-drugs-that-killed-her)Marilyn Monroe died of an overdose on barbiturate known as Nembutal, We don’t hear as much about tranquilizers these days. Our time is spent watching the awful headlines scroll…

The Difference between Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Have you ever known someone who you thought had a serious alcohol problem which they denied? Or, have you ever been surprised by someone unexpectedly going into rehab? The line between problematic over-drinking and severe diagnosable alcoholism is one of severity. What is Alcohol Abuse? What qualifies as excessive drinking may vary depending on many…

EMDR and Addiction

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and was developed in the 1980s. Its original use pertained to retraining thoughts after traumatic events became too much for an individual to handle and works by reprocessing the traumatic information so that it is less harmful. Once considered to be only a technique, its effectiveness has…