Nutrition and Recovery

How Addiction Takes a Toll on Your Nutrition Drug and alcohol abuse can take a major toll on your body. The recovery process is gradual, and nutrition is one of the major issues that often get overlooked, yet need attention. Our brain functions are influenced by food, and when your brain isn’t producing the chemicals […]

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Holistic therapy and how they help fight addiction

What is holistic therapy? Holistic therapy is defined as non-medicinal recovery methods. At Cliffside, we use holistic therapy to complement traditional treatment practices. Holistic therapy aims to bring the mind, body and spirit into alignment. It focuses on the patient’s overall well-being while also treating physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal. They can be very […]

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September is Recovery Month

September is Recovery Month Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, substance abuse prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. The national September observance of Recovery Month has evolved since its original conception in 1989. The purpose is to highlight individuals who have reclaimed […]

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Improve Addiction Recovery with Mindfulness

Improve Addiction Recovery with Mindfulness Addiction has generally been characterized as a chronic relapsing condition, causing physical or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, such as alcohol, or compulsive involvement in an activity, such as gambling. Current research data suggests that the lack of mindfulness may reinforce addictive behavior and furthermore, teaching mindfulness skills or […]

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Meditation Increases Brain Activity

Meditation Increases Brain Activity Meditation has been practiced for ages, but until now, little research has focused on the benefits of different kinds of techniques. Recently, a new study was published discussing how different forms of meditation affect the brain. All forms of meditation can be divided into two groups, concentrative meditation and non-directive meditation. […]

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Sugar Addiction in America

Sugar Addiction in America After years of doubt, a Harvard Study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, puts the question of sugar addiction to rest. Sugar is addictive. Yes, sugar addiction does exist. However, anything that will elevate blood sugar, such as high glycemic index foods, create the same response. These foods include: […]

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Three Foods that Worsen Depression

Recent studies have indicated that eating certain American “favorite” foods can increase the odds of developing or worsening depression.  People should not regularly eat three specific types of food to help prevent this from happening. These foods are: Refined Grains: Pasta, white rice and bagels are all foods that have been identified as inflammatory and […]

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Men and Boys with Eating Disorders Increasingly Common

It is estimated that about 8 million people in the United States struggle with eating disorders and 10 percent of them are male. This may be an under-count of men, since so many men are too ashamed to seek help for their eating disorders, which is perceived as a woman’s illness. Dr. Walter Smitson, President […]

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