Discussing Addiction Treatment With Your Kids

Posted on: February 1st, 2019 by Pacific Ridge |

Addiction is an increasingly common problem in the U.S. It can make an addict feel powerless. However, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, addiction can be managed when you seek help and are committed to your recovery. Treatment programs can help you get clean and stay that way.

Helping a Friend Who Misuses Drugs or Alcohol

Posted on: December 10th, 2018 by Pacific Ridge |

Being a good friend often means speaking up about hard truths. If you suspect your friend suffers with drug or alcohol addiction, you may wonder what you can do to help or if your friend even wants or will accept your help. Understanding what addiction is, how to talk to your friend about alcohol and …

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The Importance of New Goals and Activities During Addiction Recovery

Posted on: November 13th, 2018 by Pacific Ridge |

One of the key aspects of long-term addiction recovery is to develop interests and goals that help you to define yourself without the use of drugs or alcohol. Making goals and cultivating new activities and hobbies can be powerful for your recovery. Here are some ideas for what you might try to healthily fill the …

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Tips for Caring for Yourself During Addiction Recovery

Posted on: October 10th, 2018 by Pacific Ridge |

When you start on the road to recovery from addiction, hopefully you will have a strong support system. Having people around you who appreciate your efforts and cheer you on can be wonderful. However, self-love is just as important, and self-care is a crucial part of your recovery. Consider these self-care tips to help you …

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Rehab Facility: Features of a Quality, Local Addiction Recovery Program

Posted on: September 25th, 2018 by Pacific Ridge |

If you or a family member suffers from a drug and alcohol addiction, a rehabilitation facility can help to treat the addiction and get you back on track. Many programs are available, and many more emerge each year as substance abuse continues to rise in most communities. Choosing the right treatment program is part of …

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Suffer From Anxiety or Depression? Exercise Is Crucial

Posted on: August 30th, 2018 by Pacific Ridge |

More Americans suffer from anxiety and depression disorders today than ever before. When you suffer from depression or anxiety, even simple tasks can feel overwhelming. If you also struggle with addiction, recovery can seem impossible. Fortunately, professional help is available to treat both addiction and mental illness.

7 Reasons to Choose Residential Treatment for Alcoholism

Posted on: July 24th, 2018 by Pacific Ridge |

Battling an addiction to alcohol takes a lot of strength and courage. Admitting that you have a problem is the first step toward making things better. The next step is choosing a treatment program that empowers you to heal and get a strong start along the path of recovery. Consider these seven reasons why a …

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Why Treatment Centers Are the Best Way to Break Opioid Addictions

Posted on: July 10th, 2018 by Pacific Ridge |

Opioid addictions are often one of the hardest types to break, yet breaking your addiction is the first step to a new life. If you are serious about wanting to stop using drugs, you should consider getting help to achieve your goal. Breaking an addiction is not impossible on your own, but seeking help is …

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Spirituality: How Does It Play a Role in Addiction Recovery?

Posted on: June 4th, 2018 by Pacific Ridge |

Recovering from addiction is a highly individualized process that focuses on healing both body and mind.
Counseling can help patients notice thought patterns that are destructive to recovery, and group sessions can help patients find support from friends and family. Another avenue that can provide immense comfort and strength during rehabilitation is focusing on personal spiritual …

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Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation – Mental Health

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018 by Pacific Ridge |

Alcohol and drug addictions cause significant problems on their own. However, sometimes addiction doesn’t explain all of the challenges an individual goes through. Many struggle to overcome an addiction because of an existing mental illness. Similarly, those with addictions may develop mental illnesses in response to their dependency.
If you or a loved one experiences mental …

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