Depression and Substance Use Disorder
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Depression and Substance Use Disorder

Depression and substance use disorders are each a serious mental health condition on their own. When combined as comorbid disorders, or a dual diagnosis, depression and addiction can become downright dangerous. It is often difficult to pinpoint…
How Do You Recover From a Relapse
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How Do You Recover From a Relapse?

Addiction is a complicated disease. Whether you have 30 days sober under your belt or 30 years, relapse is an ever-present threat to sobriety. Triggers that might send one person lurching towards relapse may not affect another in the slightest.…
Phoenix Rising Review
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Phoenix Rising Review and Alumni Interview: Meet Oscar!

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Holistic Medicine for Heroin Addiction
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Holistic Medicine for Heroin Addiction

The trend toward functional medicine practices in healthcare continues unabated. Where traditional medicine diagnoses and treats outward symptoms, functional medicine is directed toward treating patients with a “systems” approach, meaning…
Step One in A 12 Step Program Continuation
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Step One in A 12 Step Program Continuation

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Stages of Meth Come Down
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The 3 Stages Of Meth Come Down

Methamphetamine is a potent and dangerous stimulant that can cause profound changes in the brain. Even after a single use, the brain’s reward pathways can be affected, leading the individual to seek the drug again. After using meth repeatedly,…
types of therapy for alcohol addiction
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Types of Therapy for Alcohol Addiction

Why can’t an alcoholic just quit drinking? This seems like a reasonable question, and one that is asked countless times a day by loved ones of an alcoholic. They stand by witnessing the alcoholic’s life imploding in wonder; why, they ask,…
Step One in a 12 Step Program
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The Importance Of Step One in a 12 Step Program

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orange county intensive outpatient programs
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Orange County Intensive Outpatient Programs

Finding a collection of individuals who can truly understand exactly how it feels to have a substance use disorder can make all the difference when beginning the recovery journey. In most cases, the people closest to you in your life have absolutely…
Long Term Care for Alcoholics
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Long Term Care For Alcoholics

One of the most important things to understand and accept before embarking on the recovery journey is that overcoming alcoholism requires time, patience, and a whole lot of effort. Too many make the grave error of believing that if they complete…