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Grief and Addiction

Grief is the emotional reaction to a traumatic event, specifically to trauma, loss, or death. People experience grief in different ways and at different paces. Grief can be expressed spiritually, socially, physically, emotionally, creatively, or even through avoidance techniques, which may lead to negative coping skills and developments of addictions. According to the National Institute…

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Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens are a group of drugs that affect one’s consciousness of their surroundings, as well as change their thoughts and feelings. They cause hallucinations or images and sensations that seem very real when they are not. There are two categories of hallucinogens, classic and dissociative. Classic hallucinogens include LSD, Psilocybin, and Peyote, which cause the…

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What is DBT?

Dialectical behavioral therapy, or DBT, is a form of therapy that was originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder but has since been found to be effective in treating a number of conditions including substance use disorders, eating disorders, depression, and suicidal behavior. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2963469/] DBT is essentially a package that uses selected cognitive and behavioral…

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How to Experience More Gratitude in Addiction Recovery

Research has found that gratitude has many wide-ranging benefits. These include better mood, better physical health, better self-esteem, better sleep, and more resilience in the face of adversity. [https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/giving-thanks-can-make-you-happier] Studies show that many of these positive outcomes are mediated by yet another benefit: better relationships. Strong relationships are the foundation of a strong recovery. Self-esteem,…

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