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Drug Detox

Oceanside Detox

Drug detox & withdrawal is very common in substance abusers. Symptoms can present themselves in several ways including but not limited to stress sensitivity, sleep disturbances, memory problems, impaired concentration, emotional overreaction or numbness and cravings. Substance abusers in early recovery often struggle with situations which bring about stress. It is important to remember that …

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Alcoholics Anonymous

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Participation in Alcoholics Anonymous often brings a sense of connectivity, safety and support. Membership in this community can provide an opportunity for an addict to acquire a substitute self-object, filling an unmet need from infancy and childhood. AA may serve as an omnipotent transitional object, an integral ingredient in helping make the transition from ingesting …

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Addiction Rehabilitation

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There are mаnу dіffеrеnt аррrоасhеѕ to addiction rehabilitation, but they all іnсludе an іnіtіаl рѕусhоѕосіаl evaluation, detoxification, classes to lеаrn about аddісtіоn, alcoholism аnd аѕѕосіаtеd issues. Rеhаb can take many different fоrmѕ, vаrу іn lеngth оf tіmе and take рlасе in а vаrіеtу оf rehabilitation ѕеttіngѕ. Mеdісаl dеtоx іѕ a short tеrm рrоgrаm lasting from …

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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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Marijuana Maintenance

Marijuna Relapse

While it may be hard to deny certain medical uses and benefits of medical marijuana, it is important to keep in mind that there is little to no research about the trigger effect that marijuana may have on addicts/alcoholics in recovery. Some undesirable side effects of marijuana include increased heart rate, appetite and sensory perception …

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