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What Does AA Mean By “Spiritual Malady”?

The disease of alcohol and drug addiction is not just mental and physical but also spiritual. In the first step of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), we “admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.” We certainly have proof of the unmanageability of our lives from our past, our actions, and the mental and…

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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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Defining Substance Abuse

Can You Define Substance Abuse? Getting Past the Confusion

The terms “substance abuse: and “addiction” are often used interchangeably, but they are not exactly the same. Substance abuse is the act of abusing a drug (prescription, over-the-counter, or illegal) or substances like alcohol for the wrong reasons, in incorrect amounts, and without proper medical approval. When substance abuse becomes a clinical health concern, it…

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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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