Recovery

Diagnostic Drawing Series

Art Therapy: the Diagnostic Drawing Series DDS

Art therapy has been used in psychology, counseling and physical therapy and works among individuals in any age group. This treatment has been successful among children, adolescents/teens and adults in a number of therapeutic sessions ranging from individual to group or community settings. One part of art therapy is the Diagnostic Drawing Series, or DDS. …

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Eliminate Family Shame

Eliminate Family Shame to Help a Loved One

Treatment for a substance use disorder has many facets to it, including rebuilding family relationships during addiction recovery. Addiction is a complex illness, and it affects many different aspects of a person’s life. One area that is likely to have taken a major hit is the relationship between the person suffering from a substance use …

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The Considerable Benefits of Getting Outdoors in Recovery

Getting outdoors in recovery is one of the most effective and easy therapeutic techniques. Exploring the natural world improves your physical and mental health. There are considerable benefits to connecting with nature and doing outdoor physical activity. Recharge by Visiting the Water A University of Exeter article detailed the benefits of exercising by the water. …

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Professional Help for Benzo Withdrawal

Professional Help for Benzo Withdrawal is Essential for Success

This is the third article of the five-part series Benzodiazepines: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You. Read part two, Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms: List of Symptoms. Trying to go through benzo withdrawal on your own can quickly lead back to heavy use if only to alleviate the discomfort of the withdrawal symptoms. Additionally, since benzo withdrawal can …

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Nuances in Trauma Treatment With Deborah Sweet

Nuances in Trauma Treatment

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month in an effort to increase awareness and understanding of substance use and mental health disorders, and to honor and celebrate the people who recover. The theme for 2017 is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities”. One of the most prevalent issues individuals and …

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IOP and OP Paired With Sober Living

Why IOP and Op Are More Successful When Paired With Sober Living

Many different treatment options exist to help a person get sober, because there is no single path to sobriety that works for every person. This variety allows a person to try different therapies to find what is most effective in helping them to maintain long-term recovery. However, researchers do know there are some combinations of …

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The Benefits of Rehab for Alcoholism in Socal

An estimated 18 million adults in America have an alcohol use disorder, where drinking alcohol interferes with their daily life, according to the National Institutes of Health.1 Alcoholism is an example of how a legal substance can result in substance abuse, addiction and suffering. This is the case for those in Southern California who experience alcoholism. …

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Relapse Prevention During Klonopin Withdrawal

This is the fourth article of the five-part series Benzodiazepines: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You. Read part three, Professional Help for Benzo Withdrawal is Essential for Success. Klonopin is a long-acting benzodiazepine, which means that Klonopin withdrawal will typically start between two and seven days after the last dose and may last for eight weeks …

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The Incredible Recovery of Todd “Z-man” Zalkins, Part I

Todd Zalkins is lucky to be alive. In 2007, after a 17-year addiction to OxyContin and other prescription opioid painkillers, Zalkins checked himself in to a treatment center for help beating one of the worst cases of painkiller addiction his doctor had ever seen. Zalkins’ severe opioid addiction and subsequent recovery is the subject of …

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The Incredible Recovery of Todd “Z-man” Zalkins, Part Iii

This is the third and final part of the series The Incredible Recovery of Todd “Z-Man” Zalkins. Read part two here. Saving lives is exactly what Todd Zalkins does these days. It’s what he has dedicated his life to. When asked about the most rewarding part of his life after addiction, Zalkins once again answers without …

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