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Seeking Out Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers in Northern California

There is a strong link between mental health and substance use disorders. While it cannot be said that one directly causes the other, the fact is that they frequently occur together and feed off of one another. Co-occurring disorder treatment refers to the practice of simultaneously treating the two. It is common for individuals with…

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5 Benefits of a Long-Term Residential Rehab Program for Addiction

Substance use disorders (SUD) are common and occur on a spectrum from mild to severe. Left untreated, SUD typically worsens over time, wreaking havoc in the lives of addicted persons and their families. When you have decided to seek the help you need and deserve, it is critical to research your treatment options to ensure…

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How Necessary Is Residential Rehab for Recovery?

Drug and alcohol use disorders wreak havoc on the lives of millions of Americans. Many never receive the treatment they need and deserve. For those who do seek help, navigating and understanding treatment options can be a daunting task. Outpatient and short-term residential rehab programs are excellent options for individuals who have never tried addiction…

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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…

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3 Benefits of Outpatient Treatment in Northern California

Addiction recovery can—and should—look very different for each person. Though accessing professional treatment is of the utmost importance, an intensive inpatient program may not always be the best choice. Some individuals have commitments that can’t be put on hold, and others may struggle with being away from their family and friends. When inpatient treatment isn’t…

Benefits of long term residential treatment

4 Benefits of Long-Term Residential Treatment in Northern California

For some people struggling with addiction, short-term rehab options or outpatient treatment are sufficient to address their needs. For many others though, a more intensive approach is necessary. For people whose addiction has proven resistant to treatment or who are continually struggling with relapse, a long-term residential treatment program could be the ideal choice to…

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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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…