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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…

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Rebuilding Relationships After Rehab

Drugs and alcohol damage more than your mind and body. Often, those you love become collateral damage throughout the cycle of addiction. Although it’s one of the most important tasks following addiction recovery, rebuilding relationships after rehab can seem daunting. Unfortunately, loved ones often become embroiled in codependent relationships that contribute to your addiction. At…

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The Dangers of White-Knuckle Sobriety

White-knuckle sobriety refers to the practice of desperately holding onto sobriety without working a recovery program. Many programs stress the impossibility of maintaining sobriety by sheer force of will, but there are some—few and far between—who can for some time. The problem with white-knuckling sobriety is that it does not allow one to address all…

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Observing World Health Day

World Health Day recognizes a different health issue every year. Topics include physical and mental health issues such as depression, addiction, cancer, and other global issues. Each year the World Health Organization announces a different theme that usually encompasses several issues under one canvas. In 2021, the theme is “Building a healthier, fairer world.” At…

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What is the Connection Between an Identity Crisis and Mental Health?

Having a “sense of identity” is a profoundly psychological concept that is abstract and sometimes difficult to fully understand as the discourse around it starts to unfold in all its complexities. When you hear the word identity, you might think of character traits that you associate with, making you stand out from the crowd (or…

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Is Residential Rehab Right for You?

Deciding to get treatment for addiction means considering several types of treatment programs. Residential rehab is considered a solid foundation for most people with substance abuse that’s moderate to severe. It offers the ability to learn, grow, and heal in an environment that promotes health and support. At Oceanfront Recovery, it is one of the…