Are You Addicted to Social Media?

Social media users gain a sense of connection and belonging. Today it is common to communicate and connect with others on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Social media users gain a sense of connection and belonging. Today it is common to communicate and connect with others on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Is this casual social media …

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Why the allure to anger is an addiction?

America seems to be addicted to Anger. A public epidemic, promoted by media coverage of road rage, mass shootings, and war. Anger affects our personal lives in many ways, from workplace frustrations to family arguments. Some symptoms of anger addiction are- self-stimulation, compulsion, obsession, denial, withdrawal and craving syndrome, and unpredictable behavior. Like alcoholism or substance abuse, anger …

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Research Show Us — 1 In 6 Men Have Been Sexually Abused

It is hard to wrap our minds around it yet there is strong scientific evidence to support the statistic that 1 in 6 men have been sexually abused or assaulted, whether in childhood or as an adult. No doubt, this is a low estimate since the statistics don’t include noncontact experiences. Facts about men and …

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How Real is Sugar Addiction?

In neuroscience, food is something we call a “natural reward.” For human beings to survive, things, like eating, having sex, and nurturing others, must stimulate the brain in such a way that these behaviors are reinforced and repeated.  The European Journal of nutrition, reports an increasingly popular theory that sugar acts as an addictive agent, …

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Substance Use Disorder Is Rapidly Growing for Senior Citizens

Substance use disorder among the elderly population is a rapidly growing health problem in the United States. Addiction among people 65 and over is underestimated and under-diagnosed. According to the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, substance use among senior citizens are classified either as the “hardy survivor,” or the “late onset” group. The …

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Intensive Residential and Supportive Residential for Treatment Centers

Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 448, RULE §448.9023 governs Residential treatment. Residential treatment is not the same as inpatient treatment, although, many people interchange these terms. Residential treatment refers to a program treating a primary Substance Use Disorder diagnosis. Inpatient is a treatment which treats a primary mental health diagnosis. It is …

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Video Gaming a Newly Considered An Addiction By The DSM

Online video games are popular with reportedly 160 million American adults playing Internet-based games. The games are created to be and challenging, making it easy to become absorbed in the online game competition. Can video gaming be considered an addiction? Internet Gaming in DSM-5 The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), used …

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Trauma Induced Ambivalent Attachment Disorder 

The Trauma Model Therapy (TMT) Is a Treatment Developed By Colin Ross and Supported By A Series Of Evidenced-Based Outcome Studies. TMT is the psychotherapeutic component of this comprehensive trauma model for mental health and addictions. The trauma model is a wide-ranging, scientifically testable theory about the relationship between trauma, mental health disorders, self-defeating behaviors, …

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What is Trauma-Informed Care?

Trauma-Informed Care can be implemented in any type of service setting and is distinct from trauma-specific treatments that specifically address the consequences of trauma. The key concepts of a Trauma-Informed Care approach: Realizes the overall impact of trauma and how it influences the path to recovery Recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, …

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