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Mental Health and Dual Diagnosis in Northern California

Mental health and substance use disorders commonly go hand-in-hand, weaving a complex web of symptoms and behaviors. While researchers have not found a clear delineation as to which begins first, they have determined that mental health and substance use disorders influence and feed off of one another, thus requiring specialized services to achieve recovery. With…


Guide to Drug Detox in Northern California

Drug detoxification, commonly referred to as “detox,” is typically the first step toward recovery from drug addiction and is usually followed by a comprehensive addiction treatment program. The main goal of detox, the process by which the body rids itself of substances, is to address the physical aspects of addiction in a safe way. Once…

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What Are the Different Types of Residential Addiction Treatment?

Inpatient addiction treatment is a core component of an addiction treatment program. It paves the way to a successful recovery by providing those who suffer from addiction with a daily schedule of individual and group counseling, education, health and wellness activities, as well as time to focus on oneself and one’s problems. The structure and…

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The Growth of Telemedicine in Northern California

Over the past few years, with the ever-increasing advancements in technology, telehealth and telemedicine services began taking their place in the world. As the COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult for individuals to receive services, facilities with the ability to offer telehealth services have come out at the forefront of treatment options. At New Bridge Foundation™,…

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How Mental Health Affects Addiction

Mental health disorders and addiction are common issues in the United States. Both require treatment and supportive care so that people can live healthy, productive lives. However, a co-occurring disorder can be difficult to diagnose and it can be challenging to ascertain when someone requires dual diagnosis treatment. The symptoms of mental illness can mimic…

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Treating Co-Occurring Disorders in the Oakland Area

It is not uncommon for a person suffering from a substance use disorder to also have mental health issues. In fact, researchers have identified a strong link between substance use disorders and mental health disorders conditions referred to as “co-occurring disorders.” The symptoms of each may overlap, making it difficult for individuals to know exactly…

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Three Benefits of Short-Term Addiction Treatment in Northern California

When you or your loved one decide it’s time to seek help for addiction, the number of different treatment options can be overwhelming. New Bridge Foundation™ offers a wide variety of programs for substance use disorder and addiction, including detoxification, short-term and long-term residential treatment, as well as short-term outpatient services. At New Bridge Foundation™, our…