November 2016 archive

Addiction & Personality Disorders

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Understanding addiction as a neurological disease that takes away the self-control one has over their  own behavior helps to differentiate between addictive behavior and native personality traits. An addict’s character may become extremely distorted when they are under the influence of drugs.  Once sobriety is established, the personality then reverts back to individual baseline behavior. …

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Art Therapy

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  Art therapy, though fairly new as a therapeutic technique, can be traced back many centuries in various cultures, and has found a home in substance abuse recovery. It seeks to tap into one’s creative side and has been found to have a host of advantages. Clients may not find it easy to share their …

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Is A Sober Coach Right For You?

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For those who have had difficulty staying sober in the past, relapse is sometimes expected after addiction treatment. This is not meant to be discouraging, but as addiction is a chronic disease, it is hard to treat and may take some time to adjust to a sober lifestyle. Despite the rate of relapse after treatment …

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