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The Link Between Traumatic Childhood Experiences and Substance Use Disorder

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2018 / by Russ Kallina posted in Addiction, Co-Occurring Disorders, Compulsive Behavior

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Ever feel like your childhood experiences are still influencing the decisions you make today? Whether you’re a social drinker looking to cut down, or involved in more heavy consumption of alcohol and searching for the answers to recovery, the experiences you went through as a child might be holding you back from sobriety. Let’s look at the link between childhood experiences and substance use disorder, and how you can start to address these today.

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Summer Binge Video Gaming

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2016 / by Russ Kallina posted in Addiction, Video Games, Compulsive Behavior

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As summer is upon us so are hours of unscheduled time for our kids.

It is rare these days to see a child without access to some form of technology. Whether it be cell phones, watches, tablets, laptops or various other screen related devices. Our youth are inundated with access to online web based information and the world of video games.

If managed correctly this technology can be beneficial, providing unlimited access to educational and knowledge gathering opportunities. However, it can and often is a double-edged sword. The problem arises when the focus shifts to the world of video gaming compulsively and rises to a level of an addiction.

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