Posts tagged Alcohol Detox
How to Relate to Someone with an Addiction

Watching a loved one destroy their lives through drug or alcohol abuse can be extremely painful. However, understanding how addiction illness affects a person’s behavior can go some way to making it easier to find the right treatment. Addiction is characterized by an uncontrollable compulsion to abuse substances. The sufferer will be unable to quit using drugs or alcohol despite the extensive damage it may be doing to their lives.

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Apps to Aid in Addiction Recovery

We live in a day and age that is dominated by smartphones, with apps available covering most aspects of daily life from organizing an Uber or ordering from Deliveroo. The world of addiction is no different and there are now some extremely useful – and often free - apps that can be significantly beneficial to someone in recovery after leaving rehab.

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The Importance of Journaling in Recovery

When someone is recovering after treatment for addiction, keeping a journal can be an effective tool to keep them healthy. In fact, many people working in the addiction field believe journaling to be the cheapest form of therapy and a catalyst for positive change.

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Cultivating Healthy Habits in Sobriety

Fighting addiction takes a lot of physical and mental strength and so it can significantly improve chances of a sustained recovery to cultivate healthy habits. Many people aren’t sure of how to take the first step towards improving their health and so it’s always worth devising a plan or strategy which outlines goals for you to achieve

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Why Addressing Anxiety is Pivotal for Recovery

Depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses are often associated with drug addiction and alcoholism. Either someone has turned to substances to ease the distressing symptoms of the mental health condition or they have developed the symptoms as a result. In both cases, these patients are known as “dual diagnosis”. 

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The Stages of Behavioral Change in Recovery

The motivation to change is the most important aspect in the prospect of successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction but change of any kind can be uncomfortable and stressful. This is where psychologists have worked hard to develop models of change which are used in the field of addiction treatment and by understanding this process a structured approach to behavioral change can be put into practice and the right help given at each stage.

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New Year, New You: Making the Change at New Year

It’s a New Year and an ideal time to make positive changes. During the holiday season, many people overindulge in lots of ways and once the New Year starts the need to take action becomes a common goal. Some people may want to give up smoking and take up jogging while others may set a goal of giving up snack foods and replacing them with healthier alternatives.

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Resolutions to Make in Preparation for the New Year

Shifting from the old year into the new gives us all the opportunity to take a retrospective look at our lives and make adjustments for a more positive future. This is especially important for recovering addicts who can benefit greatly from focusing more on what is to come, rather than dwelling on what has been. Making New Year resolutions is a great way to incorporate new, healthy behaviors into your life while eliminating the habits or attitudes that hold you back from a full life in sobriety.

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The Connection Between Addiction and Mental Disorders

Addiction and mental illness often go hand-in-hand. However, it is not always clear which condition preceded the other and each individual patient is different in this respect. Nevertheless, the fact remains that the majority of people with drug or alcohol addiction disease are also suffering with another mental disorder such as depression or anxiety. These cases are known as ‘dual-diagnosis’ and it is absolutely crucial to identify both conditions and treat them separately in order to heal them.

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How Creativity Aids Detox and Recovery

Because addiction is a mental illness, it is often difficult for sufferers to express the feelings or thought processes driving their compulsion to abuse alcohol or drugs. Creative therapies such as art therapy in recovery provide patients with the tools to express themselves through methods other than medical treatment or psychotherapy.

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Why You Shouldn't Attempt Alcohol Detox on your Own: A Cautionary Tale

For a large proportion of people with alcohol or drug addiction issues who are looking to quit, professional detox treatment is not an option. Sometimes it is the cost of professional detox that deters them, but in many cases it is lack of education of what is involved in detox that leads to many thinking DIY alcohol detox is the best way forward. However, there are many reasons why DIY alcohol detox does not work and in some cases, can be extremely detrimental to someone’s health.

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How to Curb Cravings in Detox and Beyond

Resisting the cravings for a substance or alcohol when you’re on a detox and rehab program can be one of the most difficult obstacles on the road to recovery. Here we take a look at some simple changes you can make to your daily life to help you deal with inevitable cravings, without risking relapse.

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Myths about Addiction: Debunked

Addiction is something that affects millions of individuals and their loved ones throughout the world. In the US, addiction is a declared disease according to all well-respected medical communities, and yet there remains a perception in society that addiction to drugs or alcohol is a sign of moral weakness. We here at Capo Canyon Recovery want to help end the stigma.

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How to Live with an Addict without Enabling Them

When someone is struggling with addiction issues, they are not the only ones to suffer the consequences. Family members are also plunged into feelings of pain, fear, loss and weariness and everyone close to the addict is affected. Learning how to live with an addict can be difficult because it requires knowing the difference between helping their suffering and enabling their addiction.

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De-Stress this Summer at the Beach

If you’re looking for a great way to rid yourself of stress this summer near Lake Forest, CA, you can’t beat enjoying some de-stressing activities at some of the beautiful beaches that are within a short drive of our residential detox facility, Capo Canyon Recovery, in Laguna Niguel, CA. Here we give you some suggestions on where to go and some of the great stuff you can do to take the weight of the world (or detox) off your shoulders.

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Holistic Practices that Positively Impact Detox

Whether you are in the middle of or have completed a detox program, you are more than likely looking for positive ways to improve your lifestyle as a person in recovery from addiction. This is where holistic services play a big part in your overall health and wellness in this transitional period into recovery. We here at Capo Canyon Recovery firmly believe in the power of holistic services and offer many.

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How to Choose the Right Detox Facility

If you or a loved one needs detox from drug or alcohol addiction, finding the right facility can be a very daunting task. Can you afford it? What should you look for? Is it a residential facility or not? Has the staff got the right credentials for the job? There are so many questions you want answers to that it can seem like an impossible task. We here at Capo Canyon want to arm you with the tools you need to pick the right facility:

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Three Healthy Habits to Adopt After Detox

You’re much more likely to be successful on your recovery journey if you change the routine of your life to reflect a new, healthier you. It’s not just about taking up a hobby and hoping it sticks, we’re talking about altering your lifestyle significantly to include habits that are better for your mental health. We here at Capo Canyon Recovery can help you determine and explore new hobby and habit options, but for now, here are three ideas for you to consider:

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