Achieving Lasting, Self-Determined Recovery
The Secrets to a Lasting Recovery West Coast Recovery Centers’ policy of self-determined recovery has had a lasting and profound effect upon the lives of its clients. It reflects several innovative changes in the mindset of traditional substance use treatment, changes that continue to gain momentum
What is Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP)?
What is Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention? Substance use disorder is a pervasive and insidious disease. Through psychological and chemical means, it informs the very same mental and physiological factors which perpetuate its existence. This is where cravings come from, and it’s why recovering
What is Mindfulness?
What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a word which has been used a great deal in recent years, as more scientific studies maintain the benefits of applying it to a range of social issues and behavioral health concerns. Despite its growing prevalence, many people who might benefit from a mindfulness-based
Facts About Medication-Assisted Treatment
The Facts About MAT: Medication-Assisted Treatment With the United States facing an epidemic of deaths due to opioid and other drug overdoses, the use of medication in treating substance use and addiction disorders is a growing reality. Unfortunately, many people maintain profound concerns about introducing
North County Schools Turn to Trauma-Informed Teaching Methods
Development of Positive Relationships Reduces Risk of Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction in North County School District Traumatic experiences are always damaging, but they can be particularly devastating for children, most of whom have yet to develop the coping skills that will help them to overcome and
Westchester Conference Focuses on Co-Occurring Disorders, Treatment
Westchester Tech Conference Focuses on Co-Occurring Diagnosis Solutions in Lower Hudson Valley The Lower Hudson Valley is a collection of communities with many pleasant factors in common. They feature sprawling natural vistas, a diverse culture, and friendly people—people who, as a rule, are proud
Heroin, Other Opioid Overdoses Reach Epidemic Proportions Within the United States Our country’s opioid epidemic is taking a rising toll—so much so, in fact, that it is having a measurable effect on the average life expectancy of American citizens. This fact further demonstrates the need for effective
Co-Occurring Treatment Modalities
Co-Occurring Disorders May be Overcome by Familiar Treatment Modalities What was formerly known as dual diagnosis is now generally referred to as co-occurring disorder. A co-occurring disorder is not a specific illness unto itself. Instead, it refers to the simultaneous existence of a substance abuse
Meditation in Motion for a Busy Modern World
Mindful on the Go: Meditation Techniques for Today’s Modern Lifestyles It’s no secret that the pace of modern life is speeding up. Recent anthropological studies have concluded that, in many pre-agrarian societies, people worked as little as four hours per day, and slept 4-6 hours twice per day.
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