On This Page: What Is Oppression? Why Does Depression Lead to Substance Use? Successfully Treating Depression and Addiction 24 Hour Depression Helpline Depression is a serious psychological disorder that often has significant physiological underpinnings. Contrary to popular misconceptions, a depressed person is not necessarily simply sad. Depression involves an imbalance of critical brain chemicals that manage mood,…

On This Page: What Is Trauma? What Is PTSD? Rebuilding Trust Counseling for Trauma and Trust Get Help Dealing with Trauma One of the most complex human emotions is trust. Trust is the strong belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or something. Trauma can disrupt the emotion of trust, and this…

Oxycodone is a narcotic painkiller that has tolerance-building and addictive potential. The drug has many threatening physical health effects, but oxycodone use can also cause major emotional health problems. Long-term use of oxycodone will rewire the brain, and the user will require the drug to produce chemicals like dopamine and serotonin that allow the body…

Sexual harassment is a serious situation that is currently regulated by law. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), it is against the law to harass a person because of that person’s sex. Harassment is further defined as including any or all of the following: Unwelcome sexual advances Requests for sexual favors Verbal…

A stereotypical intervention involves forcing a person in trouble to make a choice. The person can either change course now, with the help of a treatment program the family has selected or the family will change in ways that the person might not like. Often, these conversations can be deeply persuasive, and they can help…

In the United States, studies show that one out of five people suffer from anger management issues, or the inability to control their anger, and one in three teenagers struggle with the problem. This can manifest in a number of different ways depending upon the person and the situation. Violent compulsive behavior often defines anger…

By Cindy Coloma Tina jumped as her alarm went off. Everything seemed to startle her lately. She had already been awake for hours, suffering from flashbacks that haunted her night after night. She sat up. Her neck and shoulders ached from the tension she had been carrying since she was released from jail. On good…

By Martha McLaughlin Originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a psychotherapy approach that’s used for a variety of conditions now. It involves both individual therapy and skills training, generally conducted in a group setting. DBT focuses on balancing acceptance and change and teaching life-enhancement skills, with mindfulness as a…