November 27, 2018

Why connecting with therapists and staff can make all the difference

While you’re going through treatment, it is vital you take advantage of connecting with your therapists and staff in your residential treatment center. This means not only listening to them and sitting for sessions, but actively connecting and reaching out to them throughout the process. Being an active participant with them can help keep you […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, PTSD, Relationships, Sober Living and Aftercare, Substance Abuse
September 5, 2018

Why Involving Family is Key to Success

Substance abuse is a family disease A little known fact that families of addiction tend to overlook is that addiction is a family disease, in which each member is affected. If a family member is going through addiction, it is important for everyone to rally together in support. It may not always be possible to […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Drinking, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Parenting, Relationships, Sober Living and Aftercare, Substance Abuse
August 17, 2018

Cliffside Malibu Approach vs AA Approach

What is the Cliffside Malibu approach? Cliffside Malibu has a evidence-based, well thought out three-fold approach to addiction treatment that creates the foundation for lasting recovery that is different from AA. When all three are used together, the outcomes are more effective than any individual part on its own. Those three approaches are: Intensive one-on-one […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Complementary Therapies, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Relationships, Sober Living and Aftercare, Spirituality, Substance Abuse
August 8, 2018

Behavioral Therapy: DBT and CBT and How They Help Fight Addiction

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBD) is a short-term behavioral psychotherapy used as a hands-on approach to re-teach patients problem-solving as well as changing the patterns of behavior and thinking that lead to a patient’s difficulties. It can be used to treat a wide variety of issues from problems sleeping, to […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Relationships
October 3, 2014

In the Violence Among NFL Players Related to Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD?

In the Violence Among NFL Players Related to Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD? The NFL has been working with the Armed Forces to share information about concussion issues. Up to a fifth of those in the U.S. military who served in Iraq or Afghanistan have come home with a blast-related concussion, post-traumatic stress disorder or […]

Behavioral Addictions, Comprehensive behavioral treatment, Current Events, Medical, Mental Health, PTSD, Relationships, Veterans
September 17, 2014

Overcoming Addiction through Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Overcoming Addiction through Mindfulness and Psychotherapy It’s not just the drugs you take, but what you experience too that can rewire your brain, causing your brain to crave an experience in the same way it can be taught to crave a drug. These ‘non-substance’ addictions are called process disorders and they can be very difficult […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, ADHD, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Current Events, Depression, Drug Treatment, Exercise, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Marijuana, Medical, Meditation, Painkiller, Parenting, Relationships
May 21, 2014

New Studies Indicate Marijuana Is Not a Gateway Drug

New Studies Indicate Marijuana Is Not a Gateway Drug New studies show that marijuana legalization has not enticed more teens to smoke pot or led to harder drug experimentation. One argument against legalization of marijuana has been concern over whether it would cause many teenagers and young adults to become pot smokers and be a […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Marijuana, Medical, Mental Health, Parenting, Relationships, Smoking, Substance Abuse, Teenagers, Weed
May 19, 2014

Binge Drinking Prevents Wound Healing

Binge Drinking Prevents Wound Healing Findings from recently published studies strongly suggest that binge drinking will contribute to delayed wound closure and enhanced infection by significantly affecting the immune system. This could be very important information to help physicians better treat many patients and understand delayed or difficult healing difficulties in some patients. Katherine A. […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Medical, Mental Health, Relationships, Substance Abuse, Teenagers
May 16, 2014

Methadone Abuse in Children

Methadone Abuse in Children Research results suggest that the risks of children being given or accidentally ingesting dangerous narcotic drugs may be more common than many people know. The U.K. charity Adfam claims that in the last five years there were 17 cases where a child died from abuse or neglect that involved opioid drug […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Current Events, Methadone, Parenting, Relationships, Substance Abuse
May 12, 2014

Substance Abuse Is High In LGBTQ Communities

Substance Abuse Is High In LGBTQ Communities  The mental health issues that impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals do not get the attention they deserve. Hot topics in recent years have been about marriage and work-place discrimination. While media focus is important in creating positive changes in equality and in the struggles […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, LGBT, LGBTQ, Medical, Relationships, Substance Abuse, Teenagers, Uncategorized
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