Category: QA

exercise

Why Do I Need to Exercise?

Imagine if we found a classic old car that hadn’t been driven in more than a decade. Maybe some of the parts were rusted, but it was worth repairing. We worked to restore the engine, and the time came to …

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family

How Can Our Family Support Us in Recovery?

After living with our substance use, we may not want to ask our families for anything else. However, most family members love us unconditionally, and want to help us in this process. Recovery is such a difficult road, and it …

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Jannice Alejo, BS

How Does Therapy Help in My Recovery?

Recovery is a word that we hear a lot, but many of us do not really know what is involved in the recovery process. Likely, we understand that we must go through detox in order to stop our substance use, …

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How Can I Get the Most Out of My Recovery?

Along with the stigma of substance use comes the media-glorified tradition of the intervention. When someone has a problem with substance use, family and friends conspire to talk them into or even force them into getting help. Being an unwitting …

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Can I Use My Creativity in Healing?

Art, music, and creativity, in general, have historically come from human suffering. Specifically, many of the greatest artists in history have suffered from substance abuse or mental illness or both. Tragically, however, too many of the greatest artists have had …

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How Do I Know if I am Addicted to Marijuana?

Because marijuana is now legal in California and so many other states, people do not talk as much about dependence or addiction. Even if marijuana is less addictive than many other substances, it doesn’t mean that marijuana addiction does not …

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Are There Gender Differences in Recovery?

The human experience of recovery impacts us all on every level, regardless of gender. However, there are actually differences in the way that males and females experience recovery that is more commonly attributed to gender. Being aware of the differences …

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Why is Family So Crucial?

Treatment for substance use is finite, but families are infinite. We attend treatment and learn the skills to move forward in our lives, and then we return to our families. If we do not include our families in our treatment …

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Along with the learning curve that is recovery itself, there is a lot of vocabulary surrounding different therapy methods. Chances are good that we didn’t even know that there were different types of therapy. Amongst all of the different types, …

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