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Thriving in Recovery at West Coast Recovery Centers

Thriving in Recovery at West Coast Recovery Centers

Recovery often comes with unexpected challenges. Individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) gain meaning and motivation by learning to overcome adversity. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “Everyone goes through tough times in life. But many...

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How Can I Identify Codependent Relationships in My Life?

How Can I Identify Codependent Relationships in My Life?

Codependency is common among people seeking treatment for a mental health condition. Breaking free from codependent relationships can be challenging, but it is possible. The first step is recognizing that you're in a codependent relationship. However, this can be...

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Healing After Losing a Loved One to Substance Abuse

Healing After Losing a Loved One to Substance Abuse

Some clients participating in treatment programs for substance abuse have lost loved ones to overdose and struggle to cope with the grief. Clinicians support clients as they process and mourn the loss. According to Frontiers in Psychology, “People with substance use...

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What to Do Immediately After a Relapse

What to Do Immediately After a Relapse

Many people with substance use disorder (SUD) experience relapse. However, relapse is not an inevitable part of recovery. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “Relapse rates for drug use are similar to rates for other chronic medical illnesses.”...

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Can Independence Day Trigger My PTSD?

Can Independence Day Trigger My PTSD?

July and summer, in general, are a time for parties, barbecues, and fun, especially around Independence Day. People are excited to bring out their grills, open their pools, and gather their closest family and friends to celebrate all life has to offer. However, with...

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Are My Trauma Responses Influencing My Parenting Style?

Are My Trauma Responses Influencing My Parenting Style?

A trauma response is how a person reacts to things that remind them of a past trauma. Certain people, places, or things can cause emotional triggers and distress, leading to problems with their mental health, relationships, and ability to function day-to-day....

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4 Ways to Manage Intrusive Thoughts at Work

4 Ways to Manage Intrusive Thoughts at Work

People returning to work during outpatient treatment or continuing care may face unique challenges. The lingering effects of substance use disorder (SUD) sometimes cause concentration or productivity issues, leading to increased stress. Stress is one of the most...

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How to Get My Child Help for Drug Addiction?

How to Get My Child Help for Drug Addiction?

Early exposure to drugs at a young age has become increasingly common. The increase has caused more and more young folks to develop substance use disorder (SUD). Watching anyone go through drug addiction is hard. However, when it's your own child, it can quickly feel...

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