Tag: Addiction

Eating Disorder Recovery

Eating Disorder Recovery

Addictions and eating disorders are often co-occurring. Sometimes food is the thing one may feel most control over during periods of anxiousness and vulnerability in recovery from alcohol and other drugs. Eating disorders and body image issues which were never present or obvious in the past can also develop while in rehab. As maladaptive behaviors …

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Symptoms of Depression

depression symptoms

Many of symptoms of depression are also common parts of normal life.  As a result, patients and their families may find it difficult to understand or recognize it as a mental disorder. However, key differences in the duration, causes and strength of symptoms can distinguish between feeling down and having depression. A person’s prevailing emotions …

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Love Addiction

Love Addiction

The concept of love addiction comes out of the addictions treatment community, thus the name addiction and there’s this understanding or it was previously thought that love addiction was rooted in what would be called an addiction process or a process addiction. Therefore, the treatment, the thinking, the approach to working with love addiction was …

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Alcohol Is A Drug

Alcohol is a drug_Oceanside Malibu rehab

Roughly one out of 12 adults suffer from alcohol dependence and just about 10 people die every hour from alcohol-related causes. There are something like 17.5 million adult alcoholics worldwide. By learning about why some people become alcoholics, what causes addiction and why people become addicted, this number can be made smaller. Firstly, an alcoholic …

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How Drug Addiction Can Develop Over Time

Oceanside Malibu Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is difficult to treat because it is a chronic and relapsing condition like diabetes. Like diabetes, addiction begins with predisposition and personal behaviors at first and develops into a disease of the brain and body later in life. It is becoming appreciated that while addiction does not often manifest until adulthood, addiction begins …

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Staying In Recovery

Long-Term Recovery_Oceanside Malibu Treatment Center

Recovery gives us the ability and skills to deal with the “normal” issues we face in life: loss of loved ones, loss of relationships, empty nesting, career changes, physical impairment, and grieving. Recovery is a process not an event. Life is a continuum of ever-deepening circles. Put those two ideas together and we begin to …

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