Tag: Addiction

How What You Think Affects What You Do

Thinking and Behavior_Oceanside Malibu

Lots of attention has been paid to the physical factors that influence addiction such as tolerance and withdrawal effects. Far less attention has been devoted to understanding the psychological influences that get people stuck. Here is a discussion of some of the most common factors that can keep people stuck in addictive behavior. Disturbing, confusing, …

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Are You A Potential Addict?

oceanside malibu potential addict

Most people are partial to the odd guilty pleasure, whether it’s a sugary treat or an occasional glass of wine.  Perhaps your secret vice is to peep at Facebook while you’re at work, or maybe you indulge in retail therapy?  Many times it’s probably harmless, but for some people life’s small indulgences can easily escalate …

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Addiction Treatment Program Accreditation

Oceanside Malibu jcaho-accredited

Addiction trеаtmеnt programs often hаvе one оf two types оf vеrіfісаtіоn tо еnѕurе thе ѕеrvісеѕ thеу рrоvіdе are lеgіtіmаtе. Cеntеrѕ саn сhооѕе tо gо the route оf gеttіng a state license, or they саn choose tо obtain ассrеdіtаtіоn through a thіrd party. Sоmе асԛuіrе bоth tо рrоvе tо their clients thеу аrе trulу dedicated tо …

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Setting Boundaries In Early Recovery

Setting Boundaries Oceanside Malibu

  The disease of addiction causes havoc in all areas of people’s lives. Nothing is left untouched.  Usually it is the addicts’ closest relationships that suffer most…and longest.  A person can protect themselves while still supporting their loved ones, if they understand the need for healthy boundaries. For anyone involved with an active addict, you …

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Benefits of Equine-Assisted Therapy

Malibu Equine Therapy

The isolation resulting from substance dependence is deeply damaging.  12 Step programs acknowledge the importance of connection in fellowship and the Steps. Yet social connection remains difficult for many recovering people. Adding a history of alcoholism in the original family and this task become more challenging.  Equine-Assisted Therapy is a uniquely helpful treatment for these …

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Unhealthy Eating Habits & Addiction

Malibu Food Addiction Treatment

  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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