long term addiction recovery treatment

What is addiction recovery treatment and what are the different types available? Addiction treatment does not come in a one-size-fits-all package. Everyone is unique, and different treatments work for different people—what works for one person may or may not work for another. Treatments differ depending on what is required for the individual. Individuals entering treatment have…

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addiction blog

Seeking help when attempting to recover from a drug addiction can be a major challenge in and of itself. When looking for drug addiction treatment, most people don’t know what to look for. Here are some key points to consider when looking for help… 1. A program tailored to your specific needs A credible treatment center…

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It’s important to find the right substance abuse treatment program that’s specific to you. There are many different types of substance abuse treatment programs, so finding the right one for you is critical. The amount of time needed for treatment and recovery varies depending on the type of addictive substance used and how long it…

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signs

A deeper look into signs of clinical depression Most people are familiar with the basic signs of clinical depression: feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness that can last for weeks or months. However, there are other signs that you may be suffering from clinical depression. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders,…

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borderline personality disorder

Are you looking for a bipolar disorder treatment center to help you or a loved one who suffers from bipolar disorder (BPD)? You’ve arrived at the right place. PCI is the leading BPD treatment center in the country. We have spent years assisting patients in overcoming BPD and living fulfilling lives. Our team of experts…

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diagnosis

When someone is looking to get quality dual diagnosis treatment for dual diagnosis, they are looking for a treatment center to treat both diagnosis. Treatment centers do not often treat both diagnosis at once—there is one diagnosis treated before the other. In the case of the dual diagnosis of substance use or abuse (essentially any…

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road

When someone is struggling with addiction, as with any struggle, there are five overarching stages of addiction recovery that everyone goes through. Each step is significant, and each has specific markers that make them effective and stand out. These stages are as follows: 1. Pre-Contemplation 2. Contemplation 3. Preparation 4. Action 5. Maintenance Pre-Contemplation –…

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inpatient vs outpatient rehab

What is the difference between inpatient vs outpatient rehab programs? Generally, inpatient rehab is for those who need around-the-clock monitoring and often require more intensive care, while outpatient rehab is used for those who can continue to live at home while receiving treatment. Inpatient and outpatient therapy have different potential benefits, so the decision to…

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holistic addiction treatment

What is holistic addiction treatment and how it works Holistic addiction treatment is a more individualized and innovative approach to addiction treatment, in comparison to traditional treatment methods. Holistic treatment takes on a “whole-person” approach to rehab and healing, which means that all aspects of a person’s health are considered, including physical, mental, emotional, and…

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Social media affects your mental health

Social media can have a positive impact on mental health by providing a support system. Studies have shown that social media usage, in moderation, can be beneficial to one’s mental health. Obviously, social media can be used as a fun, creative outlet to interact with friends and family members. By connecting people through posts and…

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blood test depression

What is the blood test for depression and mental health conditions? Typically, a blood test is ordered by your physician, usually during a physical examination. This blood/lab test is ordered to see if there are any abnormalities in your blood work that can cause various health problems. One of these problems can be depression. Along…

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Telehealth opioid treatment

What is telehealth opioid treatment and how does it work? Telehealth treatment, sometimes referred to as telemedicine, is the method in which doctors and health care professionals are able to provide treatment or counseling by means of virtual communication. Without the need for an in-person office visit, telehealth is becoming increasingly popular, especially during the…

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Help someone struggling with addiction

Do you suspect they may be struggling with addiction?  Are you worried about a loved one and think (or know) if they struggle with addiction? If so, it is crucial to take action. Addiction can be a difficult thing to face on your own, and it can be even more challenging if you are not…

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IOP program

Many search for “IOP near me” when looking for IOP program and it can be a great way to start. However, because finding an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) nearby is significant; it can feel nearly impossible to find the right one. If you have been looking to get treatment for a while and start feeling discouraged,…

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Data indicates COVID-19 Depression in Los Angeles and Ventura County has skyrocketed. Since March 2020, everyone worldwide has been struggling from the major public health crisis known as the COVID-19 pandemic (Ettman, Abdulla, & Cohen, 2020). Everyone has experienced social distancing, isolation, and, for many people, losing a job (Green, Compas, Dickey, &Pegg, 2020). These…

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Mentally healthy holiday season is different for everyone You would think staying mentally healthy during the holidays is easy. For most people the holidays are a time of fun, family, and fellowship. Rituals around meals, cultural and religious traditions, and music/lore are a welcome sign for many. The issue for some, however, is that, for…

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family mental stress

Covid 19 has changed how we live causing mental stress on the family For the last several months, we’ve had to overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Though many have been able to navigate the changes at this point, our lives are inevitably still feeling out of balance. Of course, staying home means…

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Shame and addiction often play a role with substance use disorders. Understanding substance use disorders lead to several questions. One of the questions that people struggle with when they are trying to understand addiction is why people “keep using when they know it’s so bad for you.” This is a fair question, especially if you…

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Emotions, Thoughts, and Behaviors are the 3 components of human psychology The classical model of human psychology was that feelings influence thoughts, which influence behavior, in that order. Much research for the past 50 years has questioned that order and the assumption that our feelings come before anything. What seems to be most important is:…

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Overview Most people struggle with anxiety, depression, panic, and/or trauma at some point in their life. Many people experience occasionally intense “highs” (ex. Anxiety), and, occasionally, intense “lows” (i.e., depression).  It’s often difficult for people to know when their mental struggles are significant enough to seek out help. We hope to help clear some confusion…

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