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Principles of Sex Addicts Anonymous

Principles of Sex Addicts Anonymous

Sex Addicts Anonymous is for those who are addicted to unhealthy sexual behaviours. Members feel powerless against their own thoughts and urges. Despite the many failed attempts to get better and fix their lives, it was hard for them to do it alone. In Sex Addicts Anonymous, men and women come together to learn about healthy sexual behaviours and how to abstain from addictive sexual behaviours. The requirement of Sex Addicts Anonymous is not for the purpose of being celibate unless that is a personal route you choose to take. The point is to stop this type of compulsive acting…

Different Types of Bipolar Disorders

Different Types of Bipolar Disorders

When the media discusses bipolar disorder, they typically only mention “bipolar disorder”, not realizing that there are other forms of bipolar. Treatment for mental health needs to be individualized and specific. By understanding what type of bipolar disorder you might be living with, you can be better prepared to work with your team of specialists in creating a treatment plan for your mental health care. Bipolar I Disorder: A manic-depressive disorder of having at least one manic episode of abnormally raised mood and high energy. According to Mental Health Ireland, one in a hundred people are bipolar. Symptoms include going…

Careers You Can Have in the Treatment Field

Careers You Can Have in the Treatment Field

One of the best ways you can make use of your recovery is to be able to help others the way that others have helped you. If you take what you have learned on your road to recovery, you can be an inspiration to other patients going through addiction and teach them that they can make it through. You can work at research facilities, hospitals, detention centers, educational centers, private practices, methadone clinics, mental health centers, detoxification centers, and drug rehabs. Any career in the treatment field can be an opportunity to save lives and bring awareness to addiction issues…

Emotional Detoxing

Emotional Detoxing

Sometimes you can feel so many emotions at once that you do not how to handle it. Many people try to deny their emotions or react in violent/self-harming ways as an outlet instead of talking about your feelings and embracing them. While drug detoxes help cleanse the body of the toxins that came from drugs, emotional detoxes help cleanse your mind of your negative emotions in a healthy way. The best way to start your emotional detox is to acknowledge your pain instead of trying to ignore it or pretend that it is not there. Pain is a normal emotion…

Drama Therapy

Drama Therapy

Drama therapy is when you use theater techniques to express your feelings, solve your problems, and achieve your goals. You do not need to be an award-winning actor or to have a theater background in order to take part in drama therapy. Drama therapy is all about playing enacting scenes in order to express yourself in ways that words alone would not be effective. Sometimes simply talking about issues does not help your well being but using verbal and physical expression can help you work through these issues. The idea of drama therapy came from psychiatrist Jacob L. Moreno who…

How to Strengthen Your Immune System in Winter

How to Strengthen Your Immune System in Winter

The cold is most common during the winter. According to Irish Health, the cold infects our upper airways and most people will catch the cold two or four times a year. Here are some ideas to how to strengthen your immune system during these cold months. Because 80% of our immune system is in our digestive system, it is important to eat foods that have nutrients like Vitamins A, C, D,  and E as well as minerals like selenium, zinc, and omega 3s. You should also eat whole foods like animal protein, whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, and nuts…

How to Make an Intervention Successful

How to Make an Intervention Successful

Interventions are most often seen in this way: someone who is struggling with addiction unexpectedly sits down with a group of loved ones who encourage them to admit they have a problem and to seek help. Then, the addicted loved one will either want to get treatment as a result or get angry and continue to be in denial. It is important to make sure that an intervention is successful by being empathetic and non-judgmental towards the addict to show that you care about their wellbeing. Interventions work when each member talks about how that person’s addiction has affected them…

13 Different Types of Addiction Therapy

13 Different Types of Addiction Therapy

When looking into addiction treatment people are often surprised by the multitude of therapy options offered by each treatment center. Professionals in the space have learned that addiction treatment cannot be approached in a generalized way. Many different therapies ensures that individual patients receive individualized treatments. Having a variety of evidence-based therapy options means that each patient will find the path of treatment which will work best for them. Individualized Therapy: Sessions with a primary therapist normally once or twice a week. This is where a treatment plan is made after speaking with the patient and the staff. Family Therapy:…

Mental Health and Food

Mental Health and Food

BBC reports on the revolutionary effect food can have in improving the lives of those living with mental illnesses. “A landmark 2015 article in the prestigious Lancet journal stated that nutrition may be as important to mental health as it is to cardiology, endocrinology and gastroenterology.” Additionally, citing a study Australian study, the article emphasizes, “a mediterranean diet significantly helped many patients with severe depression within 12 weeks.” As the article points out, dietary changes are not routine practice for patients of mental health issues among their primary care physicians and psychiatrists. In residential treatment programmes, on the other hand…

Can a Stroke Cause Alcoholism?

Can a Stroke Cause Alcoholism?

The brain is a fragile organ. Slight changes, blunt impacts, chemical alterations, or malfunctions like a stroke can cause permanent damage or change to the brain. Events like strokes are unpredictable. A stroke is a disease as well as a spontaneous event. Determining a stroke is not always easy. Most often, stroke can be identified through obvious physical symptoms. There will be a droop or drop in one side of the body. The face will appear to sag on one side as the nervous system gets confused. Muscle weakness, loss of limb control, and impaired speech will also suddenly occur….