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Understanding Chemical Dependency

Chemical dependency is not synonymous with addiction, despite some commonalities, according to the National Institute on Drug Use and Health (NIDA).  What does drug dependency mean, then? What is Chemical Dependency? Chemical dependency is also referred to as physical dependency. The term expresses physical reliance on an addictive substance.  These are the two most prominent…

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Person-Centered Therapy

Person-centered therapy is a non-directive form of psychotherapy also known as Rogerian therapy or client-centered therapy.  In this psychotherapeutic approach, you become an equal partner in the therapy process. Rather than offering suggestions and solutions or passing judgment, the therapist instead remains non-directive.  If you don’t like the idea of consulting a mental health professional,…

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Drug Addict Personality Traits

The popular myth of an addictive personality leads many people grappling with addiction to question whether there are specific drug addict personality traits.  This is a nuanced issue as there are so many risk factors for addiction.  Broadly, some people can be considered genetically predisposed to substance abuse. According to NIDA (the National Institute on…