How TMS Helps Those in Recovery from Addiction

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Finding lasting relief from the stranglehold of drug or alcohol addiction can be a formidable challenge.  Those who struggle with addiction may even successfully complete a treatment program, only to see themselves relapse soon after discharge.  To work so hard at getting clean and sober—going through detox and withdrawal, getting intensive therapy, and actively participating in a recovery community—just to see these efforts fail is both frustrating and demoralizing.

One of the common characteristics of addiction is the presence of a co-occurring mood disorder, such as depression or anxiety.  The mystery of the dual diagnosis is which disorder appeared first, the mental health disorder or the substance use disorder?  Either way, it is essential that both disorders be treated for a successful, sustainable recovery.  Addiction cannot be fully managed in recovery if the underlying issues that contribute to both the mood disorder and the addictive behaviors are not treated.

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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