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Drug Use Disorder Statistics

A recent study found that the number of people with drug use disorder who receive treatment is shockingly low. The study, funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism(NIAAA), discovered that only 14 percent of Americans who has...
by Recovery Advocates on Nov 20, 2015

10 Things Adoptees Want You to Know

I was adopted as an infant, during a time when adoption was still shrouded in secrecy. My birth mother kept her pregnancy hidden from her family. She birthed me in a hospital room with no familiar faces. I was taken from her immediately. Back then, t...
by Adoption Journey Talk on Nov 14, 2015

Does “Adoption” Really Equal “Trauma”?

Yes. To some people, therapists, in the residential treatment and wilderness treatment industry, this is old news. “The Primal Wound” came out in 1993. To some, it’s a startlingly new concept. I’d argue, though, that “adoption as trauma”...
by Adoption Journey Talk on Nov 13, 2015

Veterans Day: Thank Our Veterans By Helping Our Veterans! [del.icio.us]

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by The Political Commentator on Nov 11, 2015

Veterans Day: Thank Our Veterans By Helping Our Veterans, Every Day!

'Thank you for your sacrifice' is a phrase commonly invoked when speaking to a veteran but, the reality is that we can do so much more.Read about Heroes To Heroes Foundation at LI here. Advertisement ...
by The Political Commentator on Nov 11, 2015

The Same but Different – Emotion Dysregulation across psychopathology

  Emotion-regulation strategies across psychopathology: A meta-analytic review. Following on from our recent blogs we cite and paraphrase an article (1) from a five years ago which suggests that there are similar issues of emotion dysregulation...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Nov 10, 2015

Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Neurobiological Effects of Chronic Stress

PART 2 PTSD and Substance use Disorders One of the overarching issues is the question of why substance use and other mental disorders so often co-occur. Are there genetic mediators and/or neurobiological connections between these disorders that drive...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Nov 8, 2015

Defending Yourself (How Not to Apologize)

Backpedaling would almost be acceptable. I wish I could say that the Autism Daily Newscast backpedaled when editor Roberta Hill went on to [non]apologize for the pro-bullying article by Karen Kabaki Sisto last week. Instead, Ms. Hill issued a stateme...

Heroes To Heroes Foundation Sends Its Seventh Group Of Veterans To Israel!

Heroes To Heroes Foundation (HTH), Serving Our Military Veterans Suffering With PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) And/Or Moral Injury, Sends Its Seventh Group To Israel!Working with military veterans of all faiths who are suffering with injuries tha...
by The Political Commentator on Oct 19, 2015

Trash Talk: Bullying Edition

When you search for data in a garbage can you're bound to get, well garbage. This idea is, not surprisingly, common knowledge among pretty much anyone who deals with any type of information processing. Programmers have for years used the adage “gar...

The Final Destination Arrives At You

  One month ago I was hoping to start EMDR therapy for my PTSD. Unfortunately it has not happened as yet. I spent the whole summer preparing myself to start therapy but it is yet to start. Why? My wife also suffers from PTSD and anxiety disorder...

Knowing It Is Different To Showing It

    I am not a very good sponsor! There you have it! I have come clean – I have nearly ten years recovery but still struggle to be a good sponsor. So many  things get in the way of me being a good sponsor. I am also an Al Anon, someo...

warriors fighting monsters PTSD

Those who fight monsters inevitably change. Because of all that they see and do, they lose their innocence, and a piece of their humanity with it. If they want to survive, they begin to adopt some of the same characteristics as the monsters they figh...
by Ed Parton Blog on Sep 8, 2015

Many Recovering Addicts Suffer from Unrecognized PTSD

Research shows that when men and women return home after fighting in combat, a large percentage of them turn to drugs and alcohol. One primary reason for this is veterans are looking for a way to manage their symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorde...
by Recovery Advocates on Aug 11, 2015

Being Honest: A Traumatic Birth

My eldest son Oliver is now 5, he will be 6 in January, my beautiful bambi eyed firstborn son, a boy that, if I'm honest, I only got to properly enjoy when he turned 10 months.  Read more...
by Honest Mum on Aug 4, 2015

Have You Read My Book? Here Is A Little Preview of “Addicted To Dimes, Confessions Of A Liar And A Cheat”

“Sometimes we have to see on paper everything gambling addiction has taken from us.” “The Early Years” Just Another Ordinary Day I awoke to another cold and rainy morning in Southern Oregon to find my husband had already left for work...

Appointment

Had an appointment with a cpn today. Don't quite know how I feel about it except it seemed a bit surreal.I have been struggling all week and am exhausted. For some reason I'm struggling with staying at home at night and have been going off in my car...
by Fighting the fog on Jul 21, 2015

EMDR in the addiction continuing care process – Part 2

Following on from Part 1 of this blog EMDR in the addiction continuing care process …”Post-EMDR Assessment Toward the end of her EMDR experience, Nancy was able to leave a job where she felt devalued, and she sought more meaningful employ...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jul 21, 2015

EMDR in the Addiction Continuing Care Process

Case Study of a Cross-Addicted Female’s Treatment and Recovery Part 1   There have been suggestions in the literature since 1994 that eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) may serve as an effective adjunct to the addiction treat...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jul 20, 2015

Getting Past Anxieties After Causing a Bad Accident

Auto accidents happen all the time…that’s the reality, but it doesn’t help to comfort the fears and anxieties you might be feeling after having caused a horrible accident. Whether the other party was injured or not, realizing that you put yours...
by The Anxious Athlete on Jul 17, 2015


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