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What does Alcoholics Anonymous mean by “Physical Allergy”?

For many years, alcohol use disorder, or alcoholism, has been known as a threefold disease that affects the mind, body, and spirit. Within the disease, three parts are referred to as the spiritual malady, the physical allergy, and the mental obsession. These components, in conjunction, make up the disease of alcohol addiction, as defined by…

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Tips for Overcoming Social Anxiety

Some types of anxiety focus on specific experiences or situations. Social anxiety, for example, causes a person to feel uncomfortable and even debilitated in social situations. This is more than just being nervous but being unable to participate in social situations without intense emotional and physical outcomes. At Oceanfront Recovery, we can help you develop…

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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…

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5 Reasons to Go to Alcohol Detox

Repeated alcohol consumption can have serious consequences. When individuals regularly drink, they put themselves at risk of developing a dependency or addiction. Alcohol dependence occurs when the body and brain become reliant upon alcohol to function normally. Dependence is hard to beat on your own, but treatment, including alcohol detox, can help. It can be…

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Recognizing Signs of OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a serious mental health disorder. Though the term is used to refer to just having quirks or needing things to be orderly, in the drug disorder, a person cannot control their actions when it comes to repetitive behaviors. Those behaviors are not always related to the organization either. Knowing the signs…

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Dealing with Addiction During Pregnancy

When a person is faced with addiction and pregnancy, everything seems complicated and impossible. Dependency or addiction means an individual is unable to stop using drugs or alcohol even if they want to do so because the substances have caused changes to their brain chemistry. Without the substance, individuals have extreme difficulty functioning properly and…

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Developing Healthy Coping Skills in Recovery

Life is challenging, with numerous stressors affecting most people each day. For people with addiction, it’s difficult to manage those stressors without healthy coping skills. Anyone can benefit from developing more effective ways for managing stress, addiction cravings, and mental health disorders. For those in recovery, doing so is even more important. At Oceanfront Recovery,…

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Forming Relationships in Recovery

Addiction damages relationships in many cases. Friends, family, coworkers, and even people you do not know well can be impacted by what’s happening with your mental and physical health. The things you say and do often contribute to these problems. Relationships in recovery may seem impossible or strained, but that doesn’t have to be the…