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Benefits of Attending Talk Therapy

Regardless of the strides made in talk therapy and the millions of people that therapists have helped over the last century, some people are still apprehensive that talk therapy or psychotherapy works. Furthermore, there is still a perception that the need for therapy is a sign of weakness or inability to properly deal with their…

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Addressing Childhood Trauma Later in Life

Regardless of how long ago a childhood trauma occurred, it can affect your present physical and mental health. Traumas are events that can threaten your life, dignity, or mental well-being. These events can trigger a physical or emotional reaction and lead to a variety of mental health issues. Many people who receive professional help at…

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What Are Behavioral Addictions?

Often, when people talk about addiction in the United States, they refer to the abuse of drugs or alcohol. And rightly so — substance abuse continues to claim thousands of lives each year. However, healthcare experts are beginning to understand more about another form of addiction: behavioral addiction. Behavioral addictions, like substance abuse issues, prompt…

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Types of Trauma and Addiction

What are the types of trauma associated with addiction? Trauma is a contributing factor in the development of many forms of addiction. Often, people abuse alcohol and other drugs because of an underlying mental issue. Drugs and alcohol are how many people deal with shame, anxiety, guilt, anger, irritability, fear, insomnia, depression, among other negative…