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A New Study Reports Positive Results Following a Study on Opioid Use and Abstinence

Friday, May 29th, 2020

As we conduct more research into addictions, results reveal varying possibilities of battling the opioid crisis. In addition to therapeutic measures to fight the psychological aspects of opioid use disorder (OUD), researchers look into the pharmacological… Read More


Trust and Communication: The Most Significant Elements of Effective Communication in a Relationship

Monday, May 25th, 2020

The two most important elements of a successful relationship include communication and trust. Communication involves effectively transmitting or sharing one’s ideas and feelings. Trust is being able to completely believe or rely on someone. These two… Read More


The Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Healthy relationships are not easy to maintain since it takes work to nurture and sustain a solid foundation of trust and respect. Some elements of healthy relationships include: Respect for each other, particularly when it comes… Read More


Negative Vs. Positive Self-Talk

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Self-talk is our inner monologue, our inner voice, and how we talk to ourselves, much like a constant running dialogue inside of our heads. You may not even be aware that you are talking to yourself… Read More


The Effects of Substance Use Disorders on Romantic Relationships

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

         Successful relationships occur due to equality in partnership. Romantic relationships already carry complexity and difficulty, especially as time goes on, and new issues arise. When a substance use disorder (SUD) emerges as an issue in… Read More


How to Cultivate and Maintain Intimacy in Relationships: Navigating Barriers and Establishing an Intimate Foundation for a Successful Relationship

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Intimacy is closeness. We attain intimacy when we become close to another person and feel love and acceptance. As adults, we find intimacy in relationships with friends, family, and romantic partners. What Is an Intimacy Disorder?… Read More


Traumatic Experiences and Their Effect on Our Physical and Emotional States

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Trauma is anything that disrupts or creates distress within a person’s life. There is a multitude of experiences that may cause someone trauma. Soldiers in combat, car accident survivors and domestic abuse survivors all encompass those… Read More


Death Rates Due to Drug Use

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the rate of overdose deaths increased by three times between the years 1999 and 2016. In the United States, drug overdose deaths involving opioids continue to increase. Death… Read More


5 Ways to Develop More Self-awareness

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Much of the recovery from a substance use disorder is about increasing your emotional intelligence. While cognitive intelligence is reflected in your ability to do well on tests and in school, emotional intelligence is reflected in… Read More


Research Shows Stress Doesn’t Always Predict Depression

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Some people are depression resistant, even when exposed to chronic stressors. Changes in neurotransmission, or communication between neurons, may explain a built-in ability for an individual’s immunity to depression.  What is Serotonin? Serotonin is a vital… Read More


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