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 7, 2020
media influence of drugs

Media Influence of Drugs and Alcohol on Teens and Adolescents

There is no shortage of programs designed to help teens or adolescents understand the effects, and potential life-long dangers, that come with the usage of drugs or alcohol. However, these programs aren’t the only source of information available, and there are a number of other different means of exposure that teens and adolescents have while their brains are still in developmental phases. Drugs in the media, as well as alcohol in media, are common portrayals that a teen or adolescent may experience, and there are a number of dangers that come with having this secondary source. While educational programs like D.A.R.E. and parental guidance against drugs are helpful in describing […]
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 […]