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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…

Fentanyl- A Deadly Opioid Addiction

Fentanyl- A Deadly Opioid Addiction

Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate pain reliever that is prescribed with those who suffer severe pain or injury after they have surgery. Like all drugs, fentanyl can be abused too in that many experience a state of euphoria and feel relaxed after. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, more than 1,000 died in the U.S. from fentanyl from 2005-2007. Those under the influence of fentanyl need to seek treatment to prevent the chances of contributing to this statistic. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetics Journal, nurses and anesthesiologists have a higher probability of being under the influence of this opiate…

Bibliotherapy to Help You Learn About Yourself and Others

Bibliotherapy to Help You Learn About Yourself and Others

Bibliotherapy is when children, teens, and adults read a variety of books, both fiction and nonfiction, in order to educate and help treat any mental disorders. This supplemental use of therapy goes back to Ancient Egyptians as they acknowledged the power of words and felt like a library was a house for healing the soul. The library of Ancient Greeks were considered sacred. In World War I and II, books were used to help soldiers returning from war to deal with the physical and emotional effects they went through. Abraham Lincoln even felt that books helped present empathy and shared…

Dedicated Worker or Workaholic?

Dedicated Worker or Workaholic?

It is hard to know when someone is a workaholic or just someone who wants to log in as many hours to please their boss. Work addiction is considered the most socially acceptable form of addiction. ProjectKnow says that 5%-10% suffer from work addiction where a person really enjoys work or feels compelled to where that is all they do. While it is important to work hard, we need to remember that we should not work too hard or we can suffer physical and mental effects as well as forgetting about the people who matter in our lives. Workaholics tend…

Common Misconceptions of Drug Addiction

Common Misconceptions of Drug Addiction

People think that having an addiction is a choice as well as a character flaw. It is important to set the record straight about the truth of drug addiction so that more can be done in regards to treatment and how it is viewed. One misconception is that drug addicts live in dark alleyways, are criminals, have bad hygiene, unemployed or cannot hold a job, sad people, ambitionless, homeless, under forty years-old, and cannot maintain a relationship. All of these stereotypes are far from the truth as addiction can happen to anyone in the world. The truth is that a…

FAQ on Drug Addiction

FAQ on Drug Addiction

Q. What is drug abuse and how is it developed? Drug abuse is a complex, serious brain disease where you find yourself craving drugs as well as seeking and using them despite the negative consequences they can bring to your life. It can develop when the continued use of drugs causes health problems, lacking responsibility in school, work, and relationships. Addiction changes the parts of the brain responsible for self-control and decision making. Q. How quickly can someone be addicted? Depends on the person’s age, gender, biology, environment, and the interactions they have. A person can do drugs once and…

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…

Foods That Are Good for the Liver

Foods That Are Good for the Liver

The liver is an underappreciated organ that helps your body rid toxins. You do not want to wait until it stops functioning to start appreciating it. A healthy liver is very important to your body in which it cleans your blood, produces the important digestive liquid bile and stores energy in the form of the sugar glycogen. When you take a pain reliever for a headache, the liver breaks down the active ingredient to help with your headache. There are many healthy foods and drinks to eat in order to keep your liver functioning. For unexplainable reasons, drinking three cups…

Extreme Behaviors in Love Addiction

Extreme Behaviors in Love Addiction

Sex addiction is when the person is addicted to engaging in sexual behaviors and cannot stop having sexual thoughts. Then there is love addiction where sex is not the main pursuit. Someone can be in love with the idea of love as they go from one relationship to the other. Someone can also go to the point of obsession where that person occupies their thoughts on an everyday basis. That person is put above everything and everyone else such as family, friends, and work. A love addict’s obsession in their primary target can be deadly if not treated. People with…

Binge-watching Can Affect Mental Health

Binge-watching Can Affect Mental Health

A new hobby that people tend to partake in is binge-watching shows through services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, Starz, Showtime, and more. Instead of waiting each week for a new episode of your favorite show to surface, streaming networks show a full season which can be as long as thirteen episodes. According to a study by Deliotte, 70% binge-watch shows more than watching traditional television. While it may seem like watching televisions are completely harmless, they can actually do harm to your physical and mental state. According to the Journal of the American Heart Association, adults…