Posts from April 2016

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Drug Addiction: What are you putting in your body?

by Dustin Johnson, LPC

I am increasingly running across people who believe that substances such as caffeine and cannabis are not drugs.  Perhaps people hold these ideas because they believe these substances are harmless.  Perhaps the idea serves to keep shame or guilt at bay.  Some people are able to use some drugs recreationally.  The problem is that every drug […]

Addiction and the Social Connection

by Dustin Johnson, LPC

Addiction is a pervasive problem in the world, and has been for centuries.  Countless treatments for it have been developed over the years.  Most treatments have involved punishments (jail, ostracism) or religion (Alcoholics Anonymous).  Newer treatments have focused on triggers and coping mechanisms (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy CBT).  The concepts of triggers and coping came to popularity […]