Category Archives: Addiction

Seeking Safety– You Are Not Alone

  Seeking Safety is a manual driven treatment for PTSD and addiction, developed by Dr. Lisa Najavits. It was originally designed for use with all female groups, but has since been used with a wide variety of different populations. Over … Continue reading

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Agency and Behavioral Health

Pretty dry sounding title, right? Well, sometimes things are just like that. But let me just make a short explanation. In this case, agency refers to the idea that a person is, or can be, an agent in life. An … Continue reading

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Cannabis News

Caught an article from NY Times on recent developments in cannabis research. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/02/education/edlife/this-is-your-brain-on-drugs-marijuana-adults-teens.html?hp=&action=click&pgtype=homepage&module=second-column-region%C2%AEion%3Dtop-news&wt_nav=top-news&_r=0 It may surprise some people that smoking pot can be bad for you. But this article cites specific brain research on what parts of the brain are … Continue reading

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Fighting the stigma of addiction

Just ran across this in a discussion thread I was following. I like it very much.   FIVE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO FIGHT STIGMA We may not be able to change overnight the way society feels about people with … Continue reading

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