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Substance Abuse Group Therapy Activities

There are numerous therapies designed to help people recover from substance use disorder (an addiction to drugs or alcohol). In the right substance abuse treatment program, individuals will find themselves engaged in a combination of one-on-one therapy and group sessions. Group therapy typically consists of having a professional therapist offering treatment to two or more…

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Observing Suicide Prevention Day

Mental health conditions can affect anyone, of any background, race, age or gender, and suicidal ideation is not an exception to that. Thoughts of suicide shouldn’t be handled lightly, and often, they can indicate a more pressing issue, such as a treatable mental health disorder. Often, intervention through a depression treatment program can mean the…

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Benefits of a Dual Diagnosis Rehab

Addiction is something that unfortunately often finds itself accompanied by mental illness. This is one reason why professionals are finding themselves recommending dual diagnosis treatment more and more commonly. When someone is experiencing a substance abuse disorder and a mental health disorder, addiction treatment specialists call it dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders. Research has found…

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5 Benefits of Inpatient Rehab

For many seeking addiction treatment, an inpatient or residential rehab may be the essential choice in securing sobriety. A residential treatment program provides a structured environment in which you can gain the most benefits to begin your journey in recovery. When you stop abusing drugs or alcohol, you will have to overcome physical and psychological…

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5 Benefits of 12-Step Programs

The 12-Step recovery program created by Alcoholics Anonymous is widely used, perhaps for its tried and true method of treating addiction. The 12-Step program is used in drug rehab facilities worldwide for its effectiveness in sustaining sobriety, especially for those who continue to work the program after leaving treatment. Each step showcases a level of…

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Benefits of Rehab for Professionals

When it comes to who you are in terms of family and career, substance addiction does not discriminate. Fathers and mothers are just as susceptible to abusing substances as their children. Professionals like lawyers, politicians, doctors, and celebrities may also find themselves in need of addiction treatment programs to help them manage their lives. For…

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PTSD Awareness Day

June is not just another wonderfully warm and sunny month at Oceanfront Recovery; it is also national PTSD Awareness month. Nearly 8 million people worldwide will have post-traumatic stress disorder at some point in their lifetime, but many will not seek a PTSD treatment program. What was once referred to as “shell shock” and “combat…

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How Addiction Damages Men’s Health

Drug and alcohol abuse has a devastating effect on everyone with a substance use disorder. However, certain conditions are unique to men or women. At Oceanfront Recovery in Laguna Beach, CA, our men’s rehab program addresses gender-specific issues in a safe environment. Learn the lasting impacts on men’s health and what to expect from an…