October 16, 2020
Stress management

What Is Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)?

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is a structured program designed to help those who have recently experienced trauma, particularly in the workplace. While individuals are often employed after traumatic events like fires, shootings, suicides, or any other events that present a risk of harm or death while at work, they can also be employed for a number of other traumatic events, such as natural disasters. CISM is intended to help in the short term, and allow those affected a formal, structured event in which to voice their experiences, emotions, and work out personal stress management strategies, or to learn how to recognize indicators that someone may need to seek more […]
October 9, 2020

What do Track Marks Look Like and What Do They Mean?

There are many different health risks involved with the usage of drugs, but the use of intravenous (IV) drugs can pose even more potential health risks. Track marks are a major indicator that a loved one has been using any number of harmful drugs, and knowing the signs and how to spot track marks can help open a dialogue about what steps to take to help someone regain control over their lives. Track marks are indicative of a variety of serious issues, and the detrimental health effects they imply need to be addressed quickly before the damage to one’s body is allowed to continue. What Do Track Marks Look Like […]
October 4, 2020
Behavioral effects from addiction

When Substance Abuse Addiction Becomes Behavioral

Discussions about addiction are often centered around addictive substances like alcohol, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, opiates, or various other classes of drugs. However, addiction itself doesn’t only manifest within the confines of these substances. It is just as possible that someone can develop behavioral addictions that impact their daily lives. These behavioral addictions can even cause a number of similar effects on one’s work life or personal life as someone begins to prioritize a behavioral addiction over other aspects of their lives. They can be just as dangerous and affect the brain in similar ways to substance abuse, making it difficult to address these addictions without professional help. Addressing these behavioral […]