Exploring Feelings in Therapy

Exploring Feelings in Therapy

How are you feeling?

Would you like to explore your feelings and learn how to better cope with them? Do you want to look at where your feelings are coming from?

The Easiest way to escape a problem is to find a solution to it! 

Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution. Whether you’re struggling with a particular issue, or just can’t shake the feeling that there should be more to life, reach out for guidance and support!

We empower and support!

Together, we will identify treatment goals, identify the life struggles which brought you into therapy and identify the necessary steps to achieve the outcome for your goals.

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The Effects of Drugs of Abuse on the Brain

The Effects of Drugs of Abuse on the Brain

Most drugs of abuse target the brain’s reward system, whether directly or indirectly. These substances flood the reward system with dopamine that regulates movement, emotion, motivation, and feelings of pleasure.

Dopamine is naturally activated during exercise, when a person smells good food, during sexual activities and other pleasurable events.

How Drugs and Alcohol Interact with Dopamine

When dopamine is artificially overstimulated through drug and alcohol use, it produces euphoric effects. These strongly reinforce the behavior of abuse and make the user more inclined to use again.

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