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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 move on from their experience. One of the early[…]

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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 disorder and one or more other, non-addiction-related mental health concerns. A co-occurring[…]

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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. They ate frequent meals, and regularly gathered[…]

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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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Individual Therapy in Mindfulness-based Addiction Recovery

A Place for Everyone: Individual Therapy in Holistic Addiction Recovery Traditional environments for addiction treatment, such as 12-step programs and intensive inpatient therapy, are historically notorious for having high relapse rates. Within such settings, individual therapy has had a measurable effect in approximately two out of every three cases. As a result, more recently developed[…]

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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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Group Therapy in Addiction Recovery

The Role of Group Therapy in Addiction Recovery Addiction recovery is a long-term process, which rarely works in the same way for any two individuals. Everyone’s needs differ, to some degree: their motivation, the ways in which they find support, the reasons why they turned to substance abuse in the first place, and the presence[…]

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In-Depth: Housing First vs. Transitional Living

Housing First vs. Transitional Living for Homeless Persons with Addiction Across the United States, there are more than 350 separate programs confronting the crisis of long-term homelessness. These programs subscribe to a handful of diverse, community-oriented mindsets, which direct how they invest their resources. One of the biggest community-based initiatives is an approach known as[…]

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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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Top 5 Benefits of Transitional Living in Addiction Recovery

The Top 5 Benefits of Transitional Living: Addiction Recovery Over the course of the last few years, addiction recovery centers have implemented significant changes in the treatment of people recovering from a substance abuse disorder. Many of these changes are tied to concepts such as mindfulness and intentional living, which have ushered in a dramatic[…]