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Oct 23

Eating Disorders & Trauma

It is often indicated that a large percentage of the people who suffer from eating disorders have also experienced some form of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. Such trauma may come in the form of neglect, emotional invalidation, accidents or direct physical attacks, such as rape and sexual assault. It may be noted, however, that …

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Oct 14

Opiate Addiction Treatment

Upwards of 2 million people are currently in the grip of opiate addiction and more than 12 million Americans admit to abusing opiates. Roughly every 19 minutes, someone dies from a prescription painkiller overdose. The number of painkiller overdose deaths now exceeds the number of deaths from heroin and cocaine combined. There is just so …

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Oct 06

Acceptance & Change

Many addicts say,  ‘I am an addict.’ They admit it, but it’s only lip service. They don’t really accept it down in their soul. They don’t accept it wholeheartedly, and so somewhere down the road there will be doubt, a moment when they think ‘I can do just one hit’ or ‘I can have just …

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Sep 29

Holistic Addiction Recovery

A Holistic recovery approach to substance abuse recovery treatment centers on the entirety of a person. The focus is a balance of the spirit, mind, and body in order to achieve a healthy state of being. Oceanside Malibu offers various treatment approaches to help guide individuals or couples towards tailoring a unique treatment plan designed …

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Sep 21

Equine Therapy Malibu Addiction Treatment

Equine Therapy is unique in that it employs horses to assist in the facilitation of emotional growth and healing. It is a collaborative effort between a therapist specially trained in Equine Therapy , together with a horse professional, who work with patients to address treatment goals. The focus of Equine Therapy involves setting up activities …

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Sep 13

Relapse & Addiction Treatment

While relapse may be common amongst addicts, it may also make it seem as though the cycle of drug abuse is inevitable and unending. The cycle of addiction however, is not always unending — it just takes a long time for the brain to heal. When the levels of important chemicals are measured in the …

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