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Common Defense Mechanisms And How They Relate To Substance Abuse

Common Defense Mechanisms and How They Relate To Substance Abuse
We use defensive mechanisms in our day to day life in order to cope with trauma and uncomfortable feelings, however, they are a substance abuser’s arsenal to avoid the reality of their addiction and its consequences. Some of the more common mechanisms are denial, blaming, regression, and projection. We all use defense mechanisms in our everyday lives. Most are used short-term to distance ourselves from uncomfortable or unpleasant thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They help us keep sane and stay functional in the face of the trauma and stress that we experience. We develop them as a natural part of growing up. ...

Elevate Explores the Healing Power of Laughter
Laughter Is Good for the Soul Most of us have experienced how a simple smile from a stranger or the sound of a baby giggling can quickly lift your mood, but how does laughter actually effect the human body? Gelotology, referred to by some as the science of laughter, is the study of laughing and its psychological and physiological effects on the body. Studies in this field show that smiling and laughing not only improves physical health, but also has noticeably positive effects on mental well-being. Professors of psychology and physicians across the country have partaken in studies on laughter and found that laughing suppresses pain, helps boost the ...

California’s Interstate 5 A Major Drug Trafficking Corridor
Interstate 5 is a major stretch of highway that runs from the border of Mexico, through California, Oregon and Washington State, and into Canada. The road is heavily used by the American trucking industry, whose drivers haul everything from produce to electronics. As a result, the I-5 is an integral part of the commerce and logistics of the West Coast. Unfortunately, the highway also plays a major role in the black market transportation and distribution on illicit drugs. Drug Trafficking on Interstate 5 The manufacturing of drugs such as cocaine, heroin and ecstasy often takes place outside of the United States. However, ...

The Types of Staff Members Who Will Help You at Rehab
Going to rehab can seem like an overwhelming event to some. After all, when you choose an inpatient rehab, you are making a commitment to change your life for the better. It is a monumental decision. This is compounded by the fact that there can be a lot of unknowns – different facilities subscribe to different philosophies and therefore employ different models of care. When you’re looking for help either for yourself, or a loved one, it can feel like you are in crisis mode because there is a lot of pressure to find the right one. However, if you understand the types ...