Tag: Rehab

Are You A Potential Addict?

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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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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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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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Addictive Thinking

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Impaired impulse control, combined with a relative inability to process consequences, can accurately sum up what is often referred to as addictive thinking. These types of thought patterns can lead to a lack of trust in one’s self and others, then to increased isolation. Reward and negative reinforcement factor importantly in behavioral and addictive motivation. …

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