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The Importance of Alcohol Rehab for Veterans

Veterans often face a host of challenges when adjusting to civilian life. Many veterans struggle due to a lack of mental health support, physical disabilities, or as a result of the trauma they may have experienced during service. These struggles can put veterans at significant risk of developing a substance use disorder. When combined with…

Post-Traumatic Growth

As many of you may already know, post-traumatic growth (PTG) is a theory that explores the growth and transformation that can happen following trauma. Developed in the mid 1990’s by Richard Tedeschi, PhD, and Lawrence Calhoun, PhD, the theory purports that people who endure psychological struggle following adversity and trauma can often see positive growth afterward. According…

Addressing the Needs of Women in Treatment.

  Despite the fact that the specific issues and the physiological effects of substance use disorders impact women differently than men, behavioral health services, have rarely taken sex and gender differences into account. In order to address this and improve treatment services for women, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) developed a treatment…

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Why Telehealth Services Are Important During Quarantine in California

The COVID-19 pandemic has created insurmountable challenges around the world. For those seeking addiction treatment, the burden can be even greater due to quarantine restrictions. In the United States, more than 20 million adults suffer from substance use disorder, with those figures rising as quarantine continues. With rehab facilities, treatment centers, outpatient services, support meetings,…

Reasons to Attend Drug Rehab in the San Francisco Bay Area

The reality of drug rehab is often clouded with misconceptions. This is especially true when individuals who are addicted to drugs or alcohol fail to acknowledge that they need the help of a professional addiction treatment center. As a result, of the twenty-one million Americans battling addiction, few will get the help they need. By…

The Eight Dimensions of Wellness.

  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has identified, what they call, eight dimensions of wellness.  The thought is that, if individuals focus on these eight dimensions, they can optimize their health. Every aspect of wellness can affect a person’s life so it is important to focus on all eight of them.…