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A New Way to Treat Eating Disorders and Substance Use Concurrently

Eating and substance use disorders frequently co-occur or result in one another, but many mental health professionals don’t recognize this fact or treat them together. Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, CEDS-S, CA, recently presented a webinar on the topic, A Paradigm Shift: A New Way to Treat Eating Disorders and Substance Use Concurrently. The presentation was sponsored by Cato House, Integrative Life Center’s women’s residential eating disorder program. In the webinar, Bonnie discusses the relationship between eating and substance use disorders,

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What is Love Addiction?

Butterflies in your stomach, sleeplessness and inability to concentrate, tingles of anticipation as you count down the minutes until you see the object of your desire … falling in love

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What are the 10 Adverse Childhood Experiences

Many children experience abuse and neglect when growing up. These experiences can have a lasting impact on a person’s health and well-being. Therefore, it’s essential to consider how their upbringing

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7 Signs of Opioid Abuse 

Opioids are among the most addictive substances in existence. Opioid use disorder has become a national crisis in the U.S. More than 2 million Americans abuse opioids, with more than

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What is Ketamine Therapy?

For some people with depression, traditional treatments are not enough. Treatment-resistant depression means that standard antidepressants or therapies don’t ease depression symptoms. When this happens, it’s time to look for

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Understanding Common Mental Health Disorders

Mental health disorders are a wide range of conditions that affect your thinking, mood, and behavior. You may be living with a mental health disorder without realizing it. There are

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Symptoms of Obsessive Love Disorder

People are hardwired to love. From infancy, we show a desire, a fundamental need, to be loved and nurtured. Countless sonnets, plays, books, movies, and songs espouse the glories of

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What Are the Stages of PTSD?

Increasing conversations about mental health means you might be familiar with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Perhaps you’ve heard of it as hardship veterans face after war or as a diagnosis for

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What are the Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder?

Frequent outbursts, mood swings, and self-harming behaviors are some signs of Borderline Personality Disorder. If you or someone close to you experiences intense emotions, impulsive behaviors, and unstable relationships, it

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What is Your ACE Score?

Trauma in childhood can come from many sources: familial abuse or neglect, witnessing violence, experiencing a natural disaster, or severe illness of oneself or a loved one. While the causes

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