Category: Addiction and recovery

5 Ways Sober Living is Worth The Struggle

January 11, 2019

Five Benefits of Sobriety Sobriety can be life-changing. Through feedback we get from former client, we hear over and over that their new, sober life is the greatest life our clients have ever known. If you are currently struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, however, sober living may not seem like greener grass on the other side. It may not look like that light at the end of the tunnel. Rather, it may look boring. It may...

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Workaholics: Do Certain Jobs Create More Risk for Addiction?

January 5, 2019

Drug Abuse and Addiction Though there are a number of professions that come with high rates of drug abuse and addiction, some of the highest risk jobs or industries include: Health care professionals. With easy access to prescription painkillers, benzodiazepines, and a number of drugs used for anesthesia, it can be difficult to withstand the temptation to use these drugs if addiction is an issue. Nurses, doctors, anesthesiologists, and...

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

November 5, 2018

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 and makes the choice to enter an inpatient drug treatment program or sober living home, it’s often an incredible...

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Emotional Support Animals and Recovery

October 17, 2018

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 effective ways to treat this disease. Neurotransmitters are powerful, and artificial...

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How Can Meditation and Yoga Strengthen My Recovery?

October 13, 2018

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 co-occurring disorder or addiction treatment program. We work with some amazing...

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Addiction vs Dependence: Is There a Difference?

October 11, 2018

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. To...

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The Connection Between Depression and Drug Addiction

October 5, 2018

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 to studies. “There’s a huge overlap between the two,” says Petros Levounis, MD,...

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

September 20, 2018

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 loved ones. Helping a loved one with an addiction problem is worth it There are many reasons that helping a loved one with...

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Five Books To Get You Or a Loved One Through Recovery

September 18, 2018

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 friends or family of a recovering addict, the many great books about recovery offer you some insights into what a recovering addict...

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Tips For Visiting a Loved One In Sober Living

September 13, 2018

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 good weather, access to supportive resources and a strong base of recovery professionals. Sober living house rules cover many...

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