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Managing Stress and Depression During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Most people have heard of the traditional approach to addiction recovery promoted by AA and NA. However, holistic rehab programs have become much more popular in recent years as people turn to non-religious or secular alternatives. Among the components of a holistic rehab program are creative activities such as Art or Music Therapy. Both have been proven to be extremely beneficial as part of an addiction treatment program.

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How Creativity Can Help During Recovery

Most people have heard of the traditional approach to addiction recovery promoted by AA and NA. However, holistic rehab programs have become much more popular in recent years as people turn to non-religious or secular alternatives. Among the components of a holistic rehab program are creative activities such as Art or Music Therapy. Both have been proven to be extremely beneficial as part of an addiction treatment program.

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New Year Goals to Help in Recovery

Anyone who is struggling with drugs or alcohol knows that overcoming addiction is not just a case of making a resolution and sticking to it. The New Year is traditionally the time when we all tend to make some kind of lifestyle change in recognition of turning over a new page for the next 12 months. The majority of people make token resolutions such as giving up candy or joining a gym. However, it is not possible to be flippant about making the decision to quit something you’re addicted to.

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Overcome Negative Thoughts to Aid in Your Recovery

Addiction is a mental illness that is characterized by negative thoughts and behaviors. This mental state is not “deliberate” and very often, substance abuse is not a “chosen” behavior at all. If you are working to overcome addiction, you will learn mechanisms for avoiding negative thoughts during recovery. Here we take a closer look at why that is so effective in promoting long-term sobriety.

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How to Prep for a New Year

Many people take the New Year as an opportunity to take a personal inventory and assess their lives to find how they can improve themselves going forward. For people in recovery, they have achieved a great deal and so taking a recovery inventory and acknowledging those successes is important.

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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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Why Painkillers are Getting Abused More Frequently

Prescription painkiller abuse has become a significant problem in America in recent years due to the rising use of opioid-based medications for chronic health conditions. Many people working in the addiction field believe that the fact opiate medications are initially prescribed by physicians has made the problem somehow “acceptable”.

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Why Drug Addiction Is Starting In the Teen Years

Many adults struggling with substance use disorder have been dealing with the illness since a young age. This is an increasing problem in America that is leading more and more people into rehab than ever before. But why are teens becoming more susceptible to using drugs these days?

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The Importance of Healthy Eating

People who have been using alcohol or drugs for a while usually develop bad eating habits. Although this doesn’t sound too bad, if a person doesn’t get good nutrition for prolonged periods of time it can be seriously damaging to their health. Here we take a closer look at the benefits of good nutrition and where you can get those nutrients from in your daily diet, and how a stay at Capo Canyon Recovery can help jump start your healthy eating.

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Apps to Aid in Addiction Recovery

Dependency can be reliance on a substance, activity or person where an individual treats something or someone as more important than themselves.