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What is Dual Diagnosis?

A growing segment of addiction psychiatry, co-occurring disorders, or dual-diagnosis is emerging in addiction treatment facilities as an alternative to treatment plans that have historically focused on addiction. Living with an unidentified co-occurring disorder can negatively impact career, family, and other vital relationships. The challenge of controlling impulsive or addictive behaviors while failing to explore…

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Four Stages of Detox

Almost all substance addictions will start with detox. This is the process of clearing an individual’s system of drugs or alcohol so they can focus on treatment rather than the withdrawal symptoms that arise from addiction. There are four main stages of detox, as well as a significant need for aftercare. Oceanfront Recovery can guide…

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Talk Therapy in Addiction Recovery

Talk therapy helps millions of people worldwide, and it is a fundamental part of any addiction recovery program. It can be uncomfortable attending therapy, but there are so many benefits, it’s essential to try. At Oceanfront Recovery, our experienced counselors and therapists conduct one-on-one therapy and other forms of talk therapy designed to help clients…

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Enjoying a Sober Thanksgiving

Holidays like Thanksgiving are some of the most challenging times for people living with alcohol addiction. Alcohol is everywhere, and the holidays are often painful too. Learning how to manage recovery during the Holidays is key to maintaining sobriety. Individuals can make enjoying a sober Thanksgiving easy by following some simple guidelines. How to Enjoy…

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Common Types of Designer Drugs

Many drugs are becoming increasingly accessible and even more worrying. Some illegal substances come from natural products, like plants, but designer drugs are developed in a laboratory. This article will examine some of the most common types of these chemically enhanced drugs. Seek out proper substance abuse treatment if your loved one is struggling to…

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Polysubstance Abuse in Young Adults

Young adults come across many different substances at a vulnerable age. Polysubstance abuse is not unusual, but it is heartbreaking. This article will explain what polysubstance abuse is, why it’s dangerous, and how to get help for yourself or a loved one. Contact Oceanfront Recovery if you have any questions about how we can help.…

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Recognizing Signs of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by extreme mood swings. It’s devastating to see someone you love suffering from any mental health condition, and early intervention can sometimes be essential. The following article will outline some of the signs of bipolar disorder and what to do about them. Signs of Bipolar Disorder The…

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Using Meditation in Recovery

Meditation aids recovery from all kinds of problems, from mental to physical. There are dozens of benefits to using meditation in recovery, for instance, stress reduction. The following article will explore some of the benefits of meditation and holistic therapy. Meditation in Recovery Meditation and mindfulness can help at any recovery stage, whether you or…

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Depression and Alcoholism

It’s daunting to tackle a dual diagnosis, like depression and alcoholism. Depression can influence alcoholism negatively, and vice versa. The following article will examine the link between depression and alcoholism, and how you or a loved one can get help. Dual Diagnosis A dual diagnosis means diagnosing both a mental health problem and an addiction,…

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Breathing Exercises for Stress

Dealing with everyday stress is a problem we all face, but some manage it better than others. Nevertheless, there are some excellent exercises for stress that will help you cope. Oceanfront Recovery can guide individuals through some general stress management techniques and some breathing exercises to help you deal with stress. Stress Management Managing stress…