healthy coping skills

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,…

Tips to Recover from an Anxiety Attack

Tips to Recover from an Anxiety Attack

Anxiety can become so intense that you suffer from an anxiety attack. When this occurs, your mental health can decline if you don’t get the anxiety treatment you need. Some people turn to drugs or alcohol to try and control anxiety attacks. This might help at the moment, but it leads to addiction rapidly. At Oceanfront…

stress during the holidays

Managing Stress During The Holidays

If you are in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, managing stress during the holidays is crucial to avoiding a relapse. Although the holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, a packed schedule, family conflict, financial problems, or seasonal depression can lead to anxiety and stress. This, in turn, can…

a young person talking to their doctor about substance abuse and ptsd

Substance Abuse and PTSD

Substance abuse and PTSD often go hand-in-hand. Also, it’s common for individuals to attempt to deal with the PTSD symptoms by turning to substances, such as drugs and alcohol. This form of self-medicating may help to briefly mask symptoms but inevitably worsens PTSD while increasing the risk of addiction. When a mental health issue coincides…

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Social Media and Drug Abuse

In today’s world, social media is inescapable. It has completely altered our communication, allowing us to connect with people all over the world. When put to good use, social media does have several significant benefits. However, with the vital role it plays in our lives, is there a connection between social media and drug abuse?…

a man concerned about the connections between schizophrenia and drug addiction

Schizophrenia and Drug Addiction

Schizophrenia is a mental condition that affects your ability to feel, behave, and think clearly, ultimately affecting every aspect of your life. Today, the disease affects millions of people worldwide. When schizophrenia co-occurs with drug addiction, it can be more detrimental to your health. Oceanfront Recovery can help you understand schizophrenia, its symptoms, and look…

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Tips for Increasing Your Emotional Awareness

Emotions are a powerful thing. Whether the emotion is happiness or sadness, it has a drastic impact on one’s day. When struggling with mental health, it is very easy for emotions to control one’s thoughts or confuse one’s feelings. Imagine going to an airport, about ready to go on a dream vacation. Suddenly, there’s this…

a doctor explaining to a patient how cognitive-behavioral therapy can help

Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

As a component of your recovery, you may begin receiving individual counseling from a therapist using a technique called cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, for short. In cognitive-behavioral therapy, you will learn personal skills to cope with life’s problems and challenges, without the use of drugs or alcohol.Unlike psychoanalysis, in which therapists look for unconscious meanings…