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How to talk to a loved one about addiction

How to talk to a loved one about addiction

There is no question: addiction is a difficult topic to discuss and navigating conversations with someone in your life who is living with an addiction can be challenging. When a loved one is dealing with substance abuse, it is easy to believe that by communicating...

What Is Recovery Coaching?

What Is Recovery Coaching?

When a person suffering from drug and/or alcohol addiction needs help, the main types of treatment they typically receive are a detox/residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, partial hospitalization program, or sober living. All these approaches are...

Can I Get Addicted To Cannabis?

Can I Get Addicted To Cannabis?

In the eyes of addiction, marijuana is no different in its ability to recruit prospective users. Marijuana has remained a popular drug of choice for young adults and since the 60’s and 70’s, there has been a drastic increase in people 13 and over reportedly using...

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

When individuals heavily consume alcohol for weeks on end, their body goes through mental and physical changes. High consumption of alcohol will result in slower rates of neuronal communication in the brain, which drastically affects one's central nervous system....

Inhale: OVR Technology

Over the past few months, a new revolution of meditation practice has been implemented at River Rock Treatment. Through a local partnership with OVR Technology, River Rock Treatment has been able to incorporate OVR’s Inhale (virtual reality) program as a means to...

Changing Addicting Thinking

Changing Addicting Thinking

As the definition of addiction evolves with science and the understanding of what contributes to addiction expands, it is becoming more evident that our addictive thinking patterns keep us tied to substance use and are often signs of pending relapse. Changing our...

Trauma-Based Therapy

Trauma-Based Therapy

Trauma therapy is not one-size-fits-all. It must be adapted to address different symptoms and types of traumatic experiences. Mental health professionals who are specially trained in treating trauma can assess the survivor’s unique needs and plan treatment...

The Link Between Meditation and Recovery

The Link Between Meditation and Recovery

We have heard that meditation can have its benefits for many areas in life. Not sleeping well? Meditate. Dealing with depression or anxiety? Meditate. Feeling a cold coming on? Meditate. Although many of us shrug off the practice because it “takes too long” or...

Anxiety: What is it and How to Cope

Anxiety: What is it and How to Cope

Anxiety is often overlooked by people who experience it due to being unaware of what is going on in the body. Anxiety is the body’s way of dealing with stress and is triggered by a variety of different things. Stressful triggers can include work-related stress,...

Having a Happy Holiday

Having a Happy Holiday

Tis the season to be merry and bright! Although we all wish for the holidays to be full of joy and jolly, it is also a time for craziness, chaos, and cravings. Although upcoming festivities are meant to be cheerful occasions that bring family and friends together,...

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