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Coping Through Grief Anger Emotions in Recovery

Coping Through Grief Anger Emotions in Recovery

As a society, our ability to manage difficult emotions seems to be diminishing. When coupled with trauma, addiction, or substance dependency, this can be deeply toxic to our physical, emotional, and social health. Dealing with anger, coping with grief, and...
Spirituality and Addiction, Is There a Connection?

Spirituality and Addiction, Is There a Connection?

Spirituality has historically been an integral part of the addiction and recovery process. Nowhere is that more prevalent than San Diego, with its historic churches and religious communities offering sanctuary to those looking for recovery from addiction. Overall, the...
Surprising Overdose Death Statistics

Surprising Overdose Death Statistics

Overdose deaths in America are on the rise year-over-year. The numbers may seem overwhelming, but there’s an underlying logic to why addiction is so out-of-control in the US. There’s a tendency for people who have never experienced addiction to blame the victims, but...
Why Self-Medicating Will Never Cure PTSD

Why Self-Medicating Will Never Cure PTSD

People have a natural tendency to shut down and block things out under enormous pressure. Nowhere is that more dangerous than when dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. Men, and soldiers, especially are hammered with the idea that seeking help is emasculating....
Top 5 reasons you should go to a rehab

Top 5 reasons you should go to a rehab

One of the most popular reasons we avoid seeking addiction treatment is because we blame ourselves for our addiction. This self-hating behavior perpetuates our fear of addiction treatment and our feelings that stopped us from seeking addiction treatment in the first...
The Bonds We Create in Rehab

The Bonds We Create in Rehab

Addiction recovery centers are learning a lot about the bonds we build from astronauts. Addiction care is only partly drug and alcohol detox and recovery. Aftercare is preparing residents for a life without the comforts and oversight of a recovery care home. As it...