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Mar 13

Self-Esteem

Malibu Addiction Treatment Self-Esteem

It is not unusual for people in treatment for addiction to describe feeling like they never belonged, how they never fit in or how they always felt ‘less than’ other people around them. For anyone who felt that way growing up, using substances may have been the first time they were able to quiet those …

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Mar 04

Resentment

Resentment_Malibu Addiction Treatment

Once a person enters treatment and even on into recovery, its not uncommon to be full of raw nerves and emotions that one is only just learning to manage without self-medication. Whether we’re mad at ourselves for winding up in this situation, or mad at the people we think help put us there, it’s hard …

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Feb 28

Causes Of Addiction

It has been suggested that addiction is a medical condition like diabetes.  However, many find the medical view in opposition to a psychological and spiritual view of addiction.  Certain beliefs about matters of choice and self-determination appear to be challenged. Although the brain cannot simply be reduced to neural activity, it is worth taking a …

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Feb 21

Internet Addiction

Internet Addiction Treatment Malibu

  Excessive time spent on the internet or the computer can be as bad for you as any other type of addiction.  Symptoms of web addiction can include depression, weight loss or gain, diminishing interest in work or school, carpal tunnel syndrome, decreased fitness level (which has its own dangers), and dry eyes, to name …

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Feb 13

The Trauma-Addiction Bond

Trauma_Malibu Addiction Treatment

Our experiences as children may consciously and subconsciously affect how we go through life.  Those of whom are in the addiction spectrum are different to others because we feel a greater amount of sensitivity, especially to trauma, when compared with the norm.  Addicts are sensitive people for the most part.  We may just be born …

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Feb 04

MDMA

MDMA_Malibu Addiction Treatment

You may have heard of the drug MDMA before in reference but never understood who or what Molly was supposed to be (?) The term ‘Molly’ is slang for molecule and it’s considered to be the pure form of 3, 4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine or MDMA. MDMA is a synthetic drug which some psychiatrists began to prescribe for …

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