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Addiction and Trauma Recovery: Is Drug Addiction a Symptom of Trauma?

The COVID-19 crisis brought tremendous stress to various areas of our lives. Apart from the threat of the actual disease, the realities of the new ‘normal’ created an onslaught of hurdles and traumatic experiences for people grappling with mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD). In the last year alone, it was reported that 12% …

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Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention: Does it Help Stop Drug Abuse?

Mindfulness is the human’s capacity and ability to be fully aware and present. From where we are, to what we are currently doing, this concept enables us to make sense of our surroundings, and the bodily sensations that we experience. In the process of being mindful, we even become aware of the nuances of our …

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EMDR Trauma Therapy: How it Helps Treat Your PTSD and Anxiety

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of psychotherapy that involves the active participation of the person receiving therapy under the instruction and guidance of the therapist.  EMDR is most often employed when the person undergoing treatment has a need or desire to overcome a past traumatic experience. Because of this, it is …

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Keep It Active: 4 Active Recovery Exercises For Chronic Pain

In a National Center for Health Statistics brief in 2020, around 20% of adults had chronic pain and 7% experienced chronic pain that limited daily living (often called high-impact chronic pain). In fact, it is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care. It is important to point out that chronic pain can …

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Quitting Suboxone: Managing Your Suboxone Withdrawal Symptoms

Quitting suboxone is a difficult and exhausting process. It requires proper treatment, guidance, and medication, which usually require professional assistance. In addition, using suboxone, enables addictive behaviors, resulting in a lower chance of recovery during detox attempts. However, this does not mean that stopping suboxone abuse is impossible. In order to understand how substance addiction …

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