effects of trauma in a relationship

Effects of Trauma in a Relationship

An old adage about emotional baggage says: wherever you go, there you are. It refers to negative past experiences impacting relationships and general day-to-day living despite best attempts to move forward. And while the term “baggage” might…
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How to Reset Dopamine Levels

Many of our feelings, decisions, and actions are influenced by neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, and psychopharmaceuticals that control the central nervous system. Our daily experiences can affect the balance of chemicals in our brain, including…
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Common Mental Health Disorders

Society is taking strides in understanding how to incorporate mental health care when addressing wellbeing. Mental health is arguably the most vital component to self-care and wellness, as it can impact daily living, relationships, and even…
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What Part of the Brain Controls Addiction

Willpower alone will not help a person to overcome an addiction. This all-too-common myth is dangerous when broaching the topic of substance abuse disorder (SUD) in context with treatment efficacy. Frequently, there are physical and psychological…
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Trauma Processing Techniques

Trauma is a widespread health concern resulting from violence, neglect, loss, disaster, war, and other emotionally harmful experiences. It can impact anyone of any age, gender, socioeconomic background, physical status, race, gender, or sexual…
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What Are the Stages of Addiction?

​Addiction is a complex disorder afflicting millions of Americans every day. Although research around addiction continues to offer insight into its complexities, the development or onset of the disease is still largely unclear. In part, …
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How Long for Dopamine Receptors to Heal?

Dopamine has long been considered a “pleasure chemical” closely linked to the disease of addiction. When referring to a dopamine rush, many associates it with the brain’s natural reward system that activates key neurochemicals during activities…
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How to Deal with Trauma

When bad things happen, it’s up to us to decide what happens next. Experiencing a traumatic event can drastically affect how a person interacts and views the world around them. What’s more, new studies assert that horrific events can have…
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Why Do Addicts Lie?

Addiction is a disease that affects people in multiple ways. Suppose you’ve never faced substance abuse or dependency. In that case, it can be difficult to understand the motivations behind, and effects of alcohol and drugs can have on an…
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Dangers of Self Medication

While hardships and stress are a normal part of life, it’s still tough to live through. We’re not born knowing how to deal with emotional issues, mental health conditions, trauma, or stress. It’s through our individual experiences that…