July 2018 archive

Unhealthy Eating Habits & Addiction

Food Addiction_Oceanside Malibu

  Any of us can be affected by unhealthy eating habits.  Making things worse, we must eat to live. While food addiction makes us feel that we live to eat, there are ways to break free from food addiction. The first step is to acknowledge that a problem exists. We also need to understand that …

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Alcoholic, Dysfunctional & Abusive Families

Malibu Adult Children

People raised in alcoholic, dysfunctional or abusive families usually feel that they are different from other people. Terminal uniqueness is the disease were one feels that “certainly no one is going to understand my behavior or problems. Adults from dysfunctional families are also super responsible or super irresponsible and sometimes both. They become hyper vigilant …

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Navigating Relationships In Recovery

Addicts look outside of themselves to soothe themselves internally. When the substances are removed, the recovering person may look to other things outside of themselves to regulate their feelings and increase self-esteem. Relationships can be used in this way in early recovery. For this reason, relationships in early recovery can become consuming, can pose as …

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Physiological Recovery After Addiction

Addiction Recovery

Over time substance abuse negatively impacts brain functioning. Once a substance abuser is no longer in active addiction the brain begins to repair by creating more neurons. Neurons are nerve cells and similar to other cells except for one difference. The difference being neurons transmit information throughout our bodies. Neurons transmit information in two different …

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