Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is triggered by the experience or witnessing of a tragic event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, insomnia and anxiety. The disorder can appear following any type of trauma, such as involvement in a motor vehicle accident or witnessing a violent crime.
Lived through the horrific trauma of an earthquake, hurricane, massive floods or other natural disaster? Returning home after serving our country as a member of the armed forces in Afghanistan, Iraq or other fields of intense and unrelenting combat? Survived a devastating motor vehicle accident, fire, or an attempted burglary, assault, attempted homicide? Trying to…Details
There are many different options for drug rehab treatment, including chemical detoxification, residential treatment programs, and behavioral therapy. Many individuals find equine therapy to be a very beneficial part of drug treatment when it comes to gaining control over their addiction.
“Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.” – Irving Berlin, American composer and lyricist, of Jewish heritage, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history (1888-1989) We should learn one thing early on in recovery – and in life in general. That is that life…Details
One of the greatest challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of addiction is when an addiction illness exists at the same time as another mental illness. These disorders can disguise each other’s existence and make treatment for either condition less effective than it would otherwise be. Nevertheless, the high rate at which mental illness and…Details
Dawn Zurlinden found her voice – and her calling – teaching voice lessons. When she realized that singing was an emotionally therapeutic process, Dawn felt inspired to become a therapist. She earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee and, for the past 15 years, has specialized in experiential therapy, trauma,…Details
How much alcohol is too much alcohol? That is tough to answer except to say that it is probably a lot less than you think. Just the habit of a few nightcaps, over time, could be enough to cause alcohol induced hepatitis which itself is the primary cause of cirrhosis of the liver. Cirrhosis is…Details
There is no singular definition of eating disorder. Simply put, ‘eating disorder’ is a term used to describe eating patterns and perspectives around food and body that would be classified as abnormal and usually detrimental. Nearly all cases have imbedded within them a certain mental obsession with food and eating, and a physical compulsion to…Details
What many non-addicts often struggle to understand is that addiction is never about the drug of choice itself. On the surface it would appear that alcoholism or sex addiction stemmed from an intense love of alcohol or sex. This is hardly the case. Addiction represents a deep and unattainable craving-a mental, physical, and spiritual longing.…Details
When you are in the process of recovering from an addiction, talking about your illness can be an important part of the healing process. However, it can be difficult to know how to talk about your experiences, and with whom. It can be embarrassing and uncomfortable to talk about an addiction, even if you know…Details