Tagged: addiction

Beating Stress: Healthy Habits, Healthy Brains

Stress, Relapse, and Healthy Coping Stressed. Photo courtesy of Sander van der Wel(CC ShareALike) This presentation reports on the trend of increasing stress levels among teens, especially college students.  It examines the stress response...

What Are Teens Thinking?!

The Straight Facts About The Social-Networking, Risk-Taking, Still-Developing Teens Brain Teens. To an extent teenage rebellion is a normal part of the development of individual personalities on the path to adulthood.  Teens undergo rapid...

Addiction: The Disease That Lies

Addiction Explained Photo courtesy of Marrinc Dr. Marvin Seppala, chief medical officer of Hazelden, wrote this article for CNN Health in the wake of Glee star Cory Monteith’s death. Dr. Seppala explains that addiction...

Spirituality, AA And Religion: A Clinical Response

Finding Spirituality In A Material World Photo courtesy of Jamal Ashiqain This article defines spirituality for clinical audiences seeking to reconcile a plurality of voices that make up current recovery discourse. A four-pillar model...

The Six R’s of Mourning Grief

Grief. Photo courtesy of eflon(CC Attribution) What Is Grief? This instructional presentation highlights the parallels between grief and addiction. Jeff Georgi provides insight and resources for practitioners and relatives in dealing with the potential...

Trauma’s Role In Addiction

Trauma. Trauma This presentation, by Bluefield founder Jeff Georgi, begins by emphasizing two major points about trauma: 1) That it is complicated by addiction, especially when it develops into post-traumatic stress disorder  AND 2)...

Trauma and Addictive Disease

Trauma Synapses.  This article focuses on how trauma, particularly when manifested as PTSD, increases the likelihood of addictive disorder. Trauma alters the brain, causing¬†biological impacts in addition to psychological ones. Accordingly, the article¬†adopts a...