Can Meditation Help in Recovery?

Meditation and mindfulness have become popular topics, promoted for their stress-reducing benefits. For people in recovery from a substance use disorder, meditation acts as a tool for managing complex thoughts and feelings. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has found that mindfulness training improves outcomes for people treated for substance use disorders. The terms “meditation”…

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What Is a Dual Diagnosis and How Is It Treated?

A person with a dual diagnosis has a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. Dual diagnosis, also called co-occurring disorders or comorbidity, affects many people. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM) reports that at least half of all people seeking substance use disorder treatment also have a mental health diagnosis. Research from the…

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Family Dynamics in Early Recovery

Family dynamics play a substantial role in a person’s substance use history and recovery. A family history of substance misuse can cause trauma and issues with family dynamics and boundaries. However, family therapy offers an effective way to bring the entire family into the recovery process, heal issues from the past, and develop a plan…

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Substance Abuse in California

  California is known for its glamour, party scenes, and seemingly magical feel. People often flock to the state in an attempt to make it big and chase their dreams. However, many individuals do not realize the cost it can take to make it to the top. Others have trouble dealing with the high price…

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11 Ways to Avoid Addiction Triggers

Addiction triggers are defined as something that reminds you of the times when you were suffering from addiction. When you see a person, a place, or something that was a big part of your addiction, your brain is cued to produce cravings. Cravings are urges to use drugs or alcohol again, to relapse. Sometimes the…

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