Marijuana: A Gateway Drug?

Many people argue that marijuana is safe because the withdrawals are not as intense as they are with other substances. There is also a misconception that marijuana is not addictive. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (2018), “marijuana use disorder becomes addiction when the person cannot stop using the drug, even though it […]

What Is The State Of The Opioid Crisis?

Prescription drugs and opioids are used for pain management and are prescribed by a medical professional. Despite the intended use, many people misuse the medication and take more than directed. Prescription drugs and opioids can be very addictive, and for that reason, doctors and pharmacists emphasize the importance of taking the medication as prescribed. According […]

What Factors Contribute to Addiction?

Addiction can happen to anyone from any background, social status, race, and gender. Many people are at higher risk of developing an addiction than others are. There are certain factors that increase the risk of a person developing an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Genetics, family history, mental health, and environment are some of the […]

Is Shopping An Addiction?

Addiction is any habit that you continue to do despite harmful consequences. The brain changes chemically and physiologically when a person has an addiction. When a person is suffering with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, his or her brain loses the ability to control the normal functions of their body. The brain becomes physically […]

Addicted Online

Every day, people use the Internet for work, to play games, interact on social media, and shop online. Similar to a drug or alcohol addiction, when a person is addicted to the Internet, he or she continues the before despite negative consequences. The brain changes chemically and physiologically when a person has an addiction, making […]

The 8 Phases of EMDR Therapy

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy for trauma resolution that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experience. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes. EMDR therapy is an […]

The Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on the Brain

Drug and alcohol abuse has been linked to a variety of mental and emotional health disorders. This is because drugs and alcohol can cause temporary or permanent damage to the areas of the brain that are responsible for our emotional and psychological well-being. Short-Term Effects of Alcohol & Drug Abuse The short-term effects of alcohol […]

Parents With Teens In Drug And Alcohol Treatment

As a trauma-informed addiction treatment center in Utah, approaching anxious parents with empathy and compassion is essential to the work we do at Corner Canyon Recovery. Heather R. Hayes, M.Ed., LPC, CAI, CIP, has provided this style of support in the intervention and clinical care she’s provided to addicted adolescents and young adults and their families […]