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…

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Opioids and the Effects on Those Around You

It’s a common misconception that people who are addicted to substances are easy to spot. You see the stereotypes of dirty, disheveled people shivering in a alley corner, but in reality anyone could be addicted to a chemical substance. However, just because not everyone who takes drugs is of a single type, there are certain…

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Setting Boundaries When You and Your Child Live with an Addict

When we become parents we all decide that the number one goal will be to protect our children. When you and your child find yourself living with an addict this entails a whole new set of boundaries to ensure your child’s safety. Teaching skills such as looking both ways before crossing the street may come…

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