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How To Support a Friend or Loved One in a Sober Living Home

While sober living homes in Orange County are similar to others around the country, but with a unique advantage – several of them are in superb locations. Some of amazing amenities. some are close to the beach and others offer budget-conscious options. When someone you love comes finally seeks help with their drug addiction problem…

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Emotional Support Animals and Recovery

Drug addiction recovery means total war. For treatment, professionals will use any and all available tools to combat the disease. No stone is left unturned, no treatment us left unconsidered. To treat substance abuse, science has focused on many areas, especially with respect to neuroscience. They’ve studied how neurotransmitters work in effort to find more…

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How Can Meditation and Yoga Strengthen My Recovery?

YOGA & MEDITATION FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY Through a blend of breath, flow, and meditation, yoga promotes healing and relieves stress in men and women recovering from substance abuse. Yoga is one of the more popular holistic therapies offered by The District Recovery Community. We actively integrate yoga and meditation practices throughout all phases of our…

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Addiction vs Dependence: Is There a Difference?

Opioid addiction vs. dependence on opioids. Although frequently confused, differentiating between these two conditions is important in order to understand. Defining these differences will help distinguish the values and effectiveness of certain treatment regimens including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) – which is  treatment approach that combines the use of medications such as methadone and buprenorphine with behavioral counseling.…

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The Connection Between Depression and Drug Addiction

Anxiety, Depression and Drug Addiction Estimates are that more than 40 million American adults are suffering from some degree of an anxiety disorder, including depression.  For those that fit into this category, you have a double or even triple likelihood of also having a substance use disorder. Depression and substance abuse are inexorably linked, according…

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What To Do When You Suspect a Loved One Has an Addiction

Helping a loved one with an addiction problem isn’t easy, nor is the decision to confront them. Although each situation is unique, there are some general guidelines that will help you approach this task. Whether their issue is drugs or alcohol, addiction treatment is a difficult process for both the addict and his or her…

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Five Books To Get You Or a Loved One Through Recovery

Not everyone likes to read – we understand that. However, there are some great books about recovery that should compel you to want to take it up again. After all, if you’re sitting in rehab or undergoing substance abuse treatment, you’ve probably got some free time and you could sure use some encouragement, right? For…

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Tips For Visiting a Loved One In Sober Living

When a loved one is recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, chances are pretty good that they’ll end up in a sober living facility at some point. In Southern California for example, one finding a sober living facility in Orange County is easy. What draws recovery patients to Orange County sober living facilities is the…

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What We Mean When We Talk About Sobriety

How To Truly Define Sobriety “Sobriety” is a word whose 12-step misuse now pervades our entire culture, along with ruining addiction treatment. To truly define sobriety means putting conventional definitions in their place and taking a fresh (and often controversial) approach. Sobriety actually means, first and foremost, not being intoxicated. It does NOT mean abstinence,…

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Six Alcohol Related Diseases You Need to Know About

Alcohol related disease is a very real threat for those who abuse alcohol.While the debate continues to rage over how much alcohol consumption is good vs. how much is bad, few topics have been studied more thoroughly or for a longer period of time. So what’s the difference between substance abuse and addiction? We all…

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