4 Benefits of Group Therapy

4 Benefits of Group Therapy

Addiction recovery is possible when you choose to seek help. At Oceanfront Recovery in Laguna Beach, California, we offer a range of services to get you back on the right track. Whether you need detox because you are actively abusing substances or looking for a short-term rehabilitation program, we will match you with the right…

Doctor discussing Acamprosate for alcohol addiction recovery

What is the Role of Acamprosate in Alcohol Addiction Recovery? 

Acamprosate is a drug that is used to treat dependence on alcohol which also helps reduce relapse. Alcohol cravings can be decreased by supporting brain activity. People who used acamprosate in clinical trials may lose interest in alcohol. The use of the drug may not work for every person. Let’s explore how it is used…

luggage packed with clothes and phone for addiction treatment at Oceanfront Recovery

What Should I Leave at Home When I Go to Treatment?

Some people are thinking about going to rehab or treatment for addiction. While this is a good thing in and of itself, the treatment program may bring up anxieties, fears, and other worries about what to expect. There are best care practices that can help a person focus on treatment, all depending on the policies…

What is the Role of PTSD in Addiction and Treatment

What is the Role of PTSD in Addiction and Treatment?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder caused by witnessing a traumatic event or experiencing it first hand. Those who experience PTSD may end up using self-medicating techniques like drugs or alcohol to reduce anxiety and stress. Most people who have suffered through events like this eventually overcome anxiety, depression, and agitation. When…

Changes to Expect in the First 60 Days of Sobriety

The first 60 days of sobriety will be very challenging. Addiction affects all aspects of a person’s life. The brain becomes physically and psychologically dependent on drugs and alcohol. In treatment, you will learn how to make lifestyle changes to cope. The brain needs to be re-trained to function normally without drugs or alcohol. In…

7 Signs Your Spouse Has a Problem with Alcohol

When your spouse drinks too much alcohol and too often, he or she could be at risk of developing alcoholism. Some people have a genetic predisposition for becoming addicted to alcohol. Drinking alcohol can lead to serious mental and physical health problems. Alcohol affects the brain and can lead to liver failure, heart attack, overdose,…

6 Things That Can Help Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a complex disease that alters brain chemistry and puts a person a risk of severe mental and physical health issues. Getting help for a substance use disorder or addiction can seem overwhelming and scary. Treatment helps people transition to a healthy, substance-free life in recovery. In treatment, people also learn how to mend…

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Substance Abuse

Many people suffer with a mental health condition, which can increase the risk of developing a substance use disorder or addiction. Often, one or more underlying mental health illnesses co-occur with a substance use disorder or addiction. When anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and ADHD are untreated, a person might self-medicate with drugs or alcohol…