CAUSES OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Work is still being done to determine the direct causes of substance abuse and mental health issues. While there is still much to be discovered, it is known that a number of factors play into the development of these disorders, and many of these factors are similar across both mental … Continue reading

CHARACTERISTICS OF A CRISIS COUNSELOR

 

Before a counselor can effectively apply and assess the crisis theories and techniques to crisis situations he/she must possess the under listed qualities:

Many times, a client may stir up painful memories from your own past. Effective crisis counselors are aware of their own triggers and have spent time … Continue reading

UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION

Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. They keep … Continue reading