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How To Avoid Enabling A Friend's Addiction

How To Avoid Enabling A Friend’s Addiction
  One of the most difficult parts of establishing and maintaining a friendship can be having to look out for each other during hard times. When a friend is facing a problem with substance abuse, finding the right way to support them can be confusing. Oftentimes, friends will try to help each other with substance abuse ...
Find the New You; Redefine Yourself in a Positive Non 12 Step Environment

Find the New You; Redefine Yourself in a Positive Non 12 Step Environment
Traditional 12 step rehabilitation programs are very popular among different types of inpatient rehabilitation programs. They are the most common type of inpatient rehabilitation currently available. Despite the prevalence of 12 step recovery programs, Non 12 step recovery centers are becoming increasingly popular among the public as time goes on. There are many non 12 step recovery ...
Common Defense Mechanisms of Addicts

Common Defense Mechanisms of Addicts
We use defensive mechanisms in our day to day life in order to cope with trauma and uncomfortable feelings, however, they are a substance abuser’s arsenal to avoid the reality of their addiction and its consequences. Some of the more common mechanisms are denial, blaming, regression, and projection. We all use defense mechanisms in our everyday ...
Holistic Recovery Is Growing in Popularity; What Does It Really Mean?

Holistic Recovery Is Growing in Popularity; What Does It Really Mean?
What Is Holistic Recovery? Holistic therapy is an integral part of holistic recovery. It involves recovery methods that help bring the mind, body, and spirit into alignment. Holistic therapy is widely used at non 12 step or holistic treatment centers to help others overcome substance abuse in a more complete fashion than traditional programs. Finding the right ...
Chiropractic Care in Addiction Recovery and Substance Abuse Treatment

Chiropractic Care in Addiction Recovery and Substance Abuse Treatment
Drug abuse is a serious issue facing our country. The rampant misuse of alcohol and other substances accounts for 50% of all traffic fatalities, 60% of drownings, 83% of arrests, and 35% of suicides. In 2014 alone there were 47,055 drug overdoses. In particular, opioids have been linked to 18,800 deaths in relation to prescription pain ...
Watsonville Sees Its Share of Local Drug Problems

Watsonville Sees Its Share of Local Drug Problems
Watsonville, CA, a rural community in Santa Cruz County, is home to roughly 51,000 California residents. Despite the rustic setting – agriculture and farming drive the local economy – Watsonville residents are regularly impacted by drug abuse and drug-related criminal activity. As a matter of public safety, it’s vital for Watsonville residents to understand the ...