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Is Video Game Addiction Real?

  Now that school has started and the days appear shorter, many parents have expressed concerns about the amount of time their kids have spent playing video games during the summer. Will these longs hours spent staying out of the heat and playing online games with their friends translate to lost study time during the

Losing Weight from the Inside Out

    Now that we are in the middle of summer, we are more aware of our bodies than ever.  Or would it be more appropriate to say that we are more aware of what we want our bodies to look like more than ever?  If you are like most Americans, you struggle with managing

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How Science Impacts Mental Health

  Science is striving to remove the stigma-like label of soft science from therapy as knowledge and understanding of the brain continues to progress.  Neuroscience, the study of the brain, has caused a shift in thinking among counselors. Research now shows that a client’s brain chemistry must be altered in order for therapy to be

What does Mental Health Have to do with Weight Management?

    As it turns out, mental health has a great deal to do with a person’s ability to gain or loose weight. Did you know that? If so, did you further realize that without addressing the mental health of weight loss, exercise and diet can prove pointless? It’s true. For effective weight management, your

Free weekly public supplementary support group

The Goodman Center is proud to introduce a free weekly public supplementary support group. These of group meetings are open to the public or anyone needing extra support or information. Group format: about 30 minute psychoeducational portion followed by approximately 30 minutes of discussion. This is not an AA meeting, but can be used in

The Goodman Center PSA (Stop Addiction)

The following Public Service Announcement (PSA) from WVLT shares some startling national trends for addiction in the United States. Unfortunately, the trends are no better locally in East Tennessee. At the Goodman Center, we can assist you by providing optimal treatment for a “return to normalcy”.

Why Aren’t Physicians Approaching Alcohol Use Disorder Like a Medical Disease?

Addiction is a complex disorder and, unless one specializes in it, they typically aren’t aware of current medical breakthroughs. There are several theories about how to approach alcohol use disorder. Harm Reduction, SMART Recovery®, and Alcoholics Anonymous, for example, all are approaches that use different techniques and philosophies. These three groups encompass the majority of thought about

Recovering from Relapse

Probably the two largest focuses in addiction treatment are abstinence religious rituals such as the 12 steps, celebrate recovery, and Naracon (the Scientology version of treatment) and relapse prevention. Those who try to be more scientific try to engage in discussions about relapse prevention but even with all this, the vast majority of people who

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