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Mindfulness and Addiction Recovery: What Is Mindfulness?

What is Mindfulness? West Coast RC offers a mixture of traditional and holistic therapies for the treatment of substance abuse disorders. One of the common points between every form of treatment, however, is a strong basis in certain ancient Eastern philosophies. Specifically, West Coast Recovery focuses on those which center on mindfulness, meditation and intentional living,[…]

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Sober Living in Transition

Sober Living Sober living is more than a recovery program, or a form of therapy. It’s a state of mind, which uses intentional living as a means of making deliberate decisions to fight cravings. Through sober living, a person is provided with the necessary treatment and support to choose to let go of their addiction.[…]

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Why Transitional Living Works

Transitional Living: Why it Works Transitional living is a concept which has long been well-established in fostering readjustment to society; as such, it has become quite common among groups of people facing a diverse range of challenges. Transitional living has seen use among individuals with a wide range of mental health concerns, as well as[…]

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Counseling As a Sounding Board

Effective Counseling Provides a Sounding Board for Personal Progress It’s no secret that many people are uncomfortable with the idea of sharing their deeper thoughts with another. It taps into a variety of fundamental human anxieties: the fear of being wrong, on a deep and abiding level. The fear of being judged. It creates a[…]

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Meeting Individual Needs with Gender Responsive Therapy

Gender Responsive Therapy Meets Individual Recovery Needs Gender, as a concept, incorporates a great deal more than a person’s biology (although biology does play a role in affecting the process of addiction recovery, due to substances affecting men’s and women’s bodies in different ways). The word “gender,” in its modern connotation, reflects the reality of[…]

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Personal Empowerment through Mindful Living

“From a small seed, a mighty tree may grow.” —Aeschylus People build things. It’s what we do; it’s one of our most primal expressions of personal identity. Throughout the history of human civilization, we have grown by building higher and expanding our borders. Those who pursue power over large populations, whether for their own gratification[…]

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