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The Role Physical Health Has In Your Mental Health

February 2, 2019

For anyone who has ever struggled with any sort of mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, or addiction, they know that when your mental health is lacking, often, your physical health is as well. It can feel impossible to put any effort into your physical health, when you are struggling so much with your mental…

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Recognizing The Miracles Of The Everyday

February 1, 2019

You aren’t alone in feeling like days drag by, your life full of mundane moment after mundane moment. Life during recovery can feel like this, sometimes. Dragging by, mundane, uninteresting. That isn’t how life was meant to be, and it isn’t how life has to be. It takes a little bit of work, but after…

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COMMON MYTHS ABOUT DEPRESSION (PART 2)

January 24, 2019

Addiction Is a Self-Control Issue While this is partly true, it is not accurate to say. Yes, someone who struggles with a substance abuse addiction likely made a conscious decision to begin abusing drugs, alcohol, or other substances, but they likely did not choose the addiction that followed. The chemicals in abused substances can alter…

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COMMON MYTHS ABOUT ADDICTION (PART 1)

January 4, 2019

Substance abuse addiction is a commonly misunderstood disease. Some of the misconceptions are minor, while others can be quite harmful. Just like any issue, substance abuse addiction cannot be properly handled until it is properly understood and because it is such a widespread problem, it is imperative that we do what we can to educate…

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Unusual Types of Addiction Therapy

December 8, 2018

Addiction is best addressed using a comprehensive approach that offers well-rounded physical, psychological, and spiritual healing. This is why many addiction recovery programs involve a variety of techniques in treatment, including one-on-one therapy, group therapy, recreational therapy, and experiential therapy. And addiction recovery need not end at these types of therapy, either. Beyond popular types…

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THE 12 STEPS OF ADDICTION RECOVERY

November 18, 2018

Addiction recovery is often a long and challenging road. The effects that substance abuse can have on an addict and those closest to them can be painful and lasting. However, there is hope for everybody who has been affected by a substance abuse addiction, whether they be an addict or a close friend or family…

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GROUP THERAPY: EXPECTATION VS. REALITY

November 3, 2018

When addicts who have never been to a group therapy session hear the phrase “group therapy,” they tend to instantly become defensive. Their first instinct is to reject the idea, as they often think it is intimidating or embarrassing. They usually have a few misconceptions about group therapy, including the idea that they will be…

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT CARE PROGRAMS

February 20, 2018

When someone has become deeply entangled with alcohol or drugs, it’s a real challenge to break that addiction for good. Since it’s so easy for an individual to relapse into the old life that led to the addiction, it’s a good idea to find intensive outpatient care in Orange Countyi during the transition from rehab to normal…

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HOW DOES LONG-TERM ADDICTION TREATMENT WORK?

February 19, 2018

Addiction is a disease that affects more people than you may realize. In fact, it’s estimated that nearly 10 percent of the population over the age of 12 suffers from an illicit drug addiction at any given time. Whether it’s opioids, hallucinogens, or prescription drugs, the effects of drug addiction are devastating for both the…

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THE IMPACT OF DRUG ABUSE ON FAMILIES

February 2, 2018

It’s estimated that over 20 million Americans suffer with an addiction. Because substance abuse can be classified as a dependence on an addictive substance, these addictions could be to illicit drugs, alcohol, or prescription drugs. No matter the substance, the end result is the same:devastation for both the sufferer and their family. While Orange County…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY IN DRUG REHABILITATION

December 30, 2017

There are a lot of components in residential addiction care that all work together to help the person struggling with addiction to make the change in their life. One of those elements is psychotherapy. There are numerous reasons as to why this is such an essential aspect of drug rehabilitation. Understanding Triggers There are often…

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IMPORTANT COMPONENTS OF A RESIDENTIAL ADDICTION TREATMENT PROGRAM

November 25, 2017

Drug and alcohol addiction has serious and even deadly consequences forthose who directly suffer as well as their friends and family members. Fortunately, those who seek residential addiction treatment in Orange County have an opportunity to transcend their problems and live happy, full lives, free from addiction. There are a few key components that successful…

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