Behavioral Problems Related to Abuse or Trauma

Abuse and trauma are generally separated. While abuse stems from a human action that makes the victim suffer, trauma usually comes from an unfortunate situation the victim never saw coming or couldn’t avoid. However, their effects on the mind and life are very similar. Behavioral Changes Resulting from Abuse Abusive homes are notorious for producing … Read more

The Descent into Heroin Addiction

It’s relatively easy for most people to perceive heroin addicts as freaks, fools or victims, without realizing how easy it is to become one or how many otherwise respectable and responsible people have developed this disease. Hollywood depictions of junkies in abandoned buildings make it even easier for decent people to assume that this could … Read more

The Dangers of Abusing Multiple Depressants

Mixing or combining multiple depressants is considered dangerous because they can magnify each other’s effects causing severe and potentially fatal results. Depressant is a generic term for a wide variety of central nervous system (CNS) depressants. Some of the most common CNS depressants include the following: Alcohol Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Marijuana Morphine Heroin Hydrocodone Other opioids … Read more

How Is EMDR used for Trauma Treatment?

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of psychotherapy that helps people heal from trauma. You can get well and process your past if you seek professional treatment. What Is PTSD? A common reaction to trauma is posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an anxiety disorder that can develop when someone experiences an event that … Read more