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Depression In Recovery: Withdrawal Symptom Or Underlying Mental Health Disorder?

Depression In Recovery: Withdrawal Symptom Or Underlying Mental Health Disorder?

By Jeanene Swanson — Many addicts are well aware of what it takes to get off drugs. Acute withdrawal can include every uncomfortable symptom imaginable, including anxiety, sweating, shaking, insomnia, irritability, vomiting and diarrhea. This acute withdrawal phase can last up to two weeks. But it ends. What happens next, in the weeks and months […]

Demystifying Psychodrama As An Alterntive Tool For Addiction Recovery

Demystifying Psychodrama As An Alterntive Tool For Addiction Recovery

When therapist and trained psychodrama practitioner Izzy Wilkinson recommends psychodrama sessions to clients in early addiction recovery, she gets some puzzled looks. Addicts aren’t “psycho” and they certainly don’t need any more “drama” in their lives. But psychodrama doesn’t mean either of those things – and once clients experience a session for themselves, any uncertainty […]