Is Individualized Treatment More Effective?

Treatment is often necessary if one is to be successful in recovery. Addiction is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit, and treatment offers the opportunity for an individual to address the various aspects of their disease. It is important that treatment be tailored to each individual’s need if a client is to successfully…

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The Danger of Leaving Treatment Too Soon

Many people begin to feel better after detox—so much better, that they may feel they don’t need to stay for the full duration of treatment. Leaving treatment against medical advice (AMA) can ruin a client’s chances of recovery. There are many other factors related to one’s addiction that require a longer period of time to…

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How Can I Avoid Relapse?

Although many people believe that relapse is part of the process of recovery, it does not have to be. Relapse is preventable by adhering to a recovery program and maintaining awareness of potential risks. Effective treatment encourages the development of coping strategies and recovery-based daily habits that can keep relapse from occurring. Relapse is a…

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Surf Your Way to Better Health

Exercise doesn’t have to be a grueling task. You can gain all the benefits of powerful cardiovascular exercise through surfing. Not only do you work out your body by surfing, but you can also improve your mood, mental health, and reap all the health benefits of being out in the ocean. According to The Surfing…

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Is Professional Treatment Necessary?

Addiction is a complex disease that requires many different physical and psychological treatment methods to overcome. Many people hold the erroneous view that addiction is simply physical dependence, and an individual is cured of addiction once their physical dependence to a substance is broken. The simple fact is that addiction cannot be cured. It can,…

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Still Feeling Bad? Consider a Multivitamin.

Early recovery can be a tough time in regards to our physical health. We may have entered into treatment in a state of malnourishment, deficient in the vitamins and minerals that we need to feel happy and healthy. Exercise and a balanced diet are of crucial importance, but we may find it beneficial to begin…

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Is Addiction a Choice?

There is much debate on the topic of whether addiction is a disease or a choice. From experience, men and women who have successfully recovered from addiction and alcoholism can emphatically say that they had lost the power of choice. Willpower simply was not enough, and recovery meant more than just making the choice not…

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Improve Your Health with Green Tea

Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages you can drink. It is packed with nutrients and antioxidants that have proven benefits to the body and mind. It even has properties that can be preventative in the formation of certain diseases like cancer. In early sobriety, our health is beginning to be restored, and by…

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What are the Benefits of Group Therapy?

Many of us were unfamiliar with therapy and wary about discussing our personal problems with someone else. Group therapy, specifically, seemed like an intimidating prospect—not only are we disclosing personal information about our problems with one person, but we are discussing them with a room full of strangers. However, engaging with a group can be…

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