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3 Benefits of Outpatient Drug Counseling During COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented all kinds of new challenges for those struggling with addiction and recovery. The lockdowns, changes to daily routines, and mounting stress have contributed to spiking levels of drug and alcohol use and exacerbated the struggle of those with existing substance use disorders and mental illnesses. For those fighting addiction, accessing…

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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…

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The Process of Alcohol Addiction Recovery in Northern California

Alcohol addiction is a serious disorder that is often referred to as “alcoholism.” Fortunately, alcoholism is a treatable condition. Through a variety of interventions that may include detoxification, education and/or counseling services clients can learn to lead successful, sober lives. At New Bridge Foundation®, our therapists and addiction counselors offer a wide variety of treatment…

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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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