Category: Family and Relationships

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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How to Talk to Friends About Recovery

December 19, 2018

Talking to friends of loved ones about your past struggles with addiction or recovery process can be difficult. While the weight of this secret is lifted from your shoulders, you're still left wondering about how you will be judged.. Will this revelation affect the relationship? Will they lose respect for you? It's nice to think that while they may be shocked at first, but they'll offer words of encouragement. This is usually the case, but it's wise...

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7 Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

December 12, 2018

Staying sober for the holidays Here are some tips for protecting your sobriety, preventing relapse and how to handle delicate situations. There's a tendency to approach the holidays with unrealistic expectations and the normal holiday festivities can be more complicated for everyone if you don't set some boundaries and expectations. Just traveling over a holiday weekend can be a trigger for relapse due to delays, scheduling or...

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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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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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Is Marijuana Addiction Real?

August 28, 2018

Is marijuana addiction a possibility? Studies point to some interesting findings. Back in early 2018, National Institute on Drug Abuse released findings that suggest 30 percent of those who use marijuana may have some degree of “marijuana use disorder.” The study also suggested that who use marijuana before age 18 are four to seven times more likely to develop a disorder than adults. Overall, researchers estimate that somewhere around 4...

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The Connection Between Anxiety and Drug Addiction

August 23, 2018

Anxiety and Drug Addiction Estimates are that more than 40 million American adults are suffering from some degree of an anxiety disorder. For those that fit into this category, you have a double or even triple likelihood of also having a substance use disorder. Showing a clear link between anxiety and drug addiction, this coincidence had to be studied further. “There’s a huge overlap between the two,” says Petros Levounis, MD, chair of...

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