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Drug Treatment And The Evolution Of The Soul

You are not who you think you are. Most of us identify with our ego, the self that is attached to everything around us. The self that takes offense to others...

EMDR Is Critical In Treating Men’s Trauma And Addiction

Do men really suffer from trauma? Men’s trauma issues have historically been solely associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) attributed to combat. However, men’s trauma and PTSD issues are not...

Addiction And Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Managing Two Addictions At Once

Every “bad” behavior (e.g. an addiction) begins with a good intention. That is, the desire for something beneficial—to feel better, calmer, happier, etc. As the antidote to the disturbing effects of...

The PTSD, Trauma, Addiction Connection

The majority of adults in treatment for addiction frequently report significant trauma or abuse in their past. Current research supports an undeniable relationship between trauma / abuse and addiction disorders. This...

Horses Help Kids Recover From Adverse Childhood Experiences

Baylie is eight years old. Born to a mother addicted to cocaine and an alcoholic father, removed from her parents at six months and covered with bruises and cigarette burns, Baylie...

How Do Emergency Responders Cope With Addiction?

No one intentionally chooses a path of self-destruction; an unhealthy behavior or addiction. These damaging tendencies may develop over a period of time, and are often the result of trying to...

Does Being Gay Add To the Difficulty Of Being An Addict?

I am gay and I am an addict. I have a great interest in understanding if there is a connection between the two. I believe very much that there is. I don’t...

“Conveyor Belt Psychiatry… The Assembly Line Of Misdiagnosis And Treatment In Mental Health And...

In the United States, a country of vast resources, there is an ironic existence of a healthcare system which cares for human beings’ physical and mental health, which in itself is...

Sink or Swim: Men, Relationships and Recovery

As I have been looking at the intersection of masculinity, trauma, addiction, and recovery over the past two decades I have arrived at some interesting conclusions. In essence, something happens through...

Alcoholics Anonymous: A self-Psychological Perspective

Self-psychology, developed by Heinz Kohut, is a psychoanalytic theory that views psychopathology as being the result of unmet or disrupted developmental needs. Essential to understanding self-psychology is the concept of selfobjects....

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