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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 other, potentially dangerous substances into the mix—concerns which are usually rooted[…]

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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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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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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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AccuDidge: A West Coast Recovery Centers Exclusive

The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association was founded in 1985. Its mission is simple: advance the evidence-based use of acupuncture for the treatment of addiction disorders. The organization was founded by Dr. Michael Smith of New York’s Lincoln Hospital, along with a cadre of other medical professionals. Its acronym, NADA, was chosen to reflect the organization’s[…]

Progression of the Disease of Addiction

Addiction is not an instant disease that suddenly strikes out of nowhere. Instead, addiction can be described as a progression of steps that begin with the first choice to drink or use. If the progression continues, it can lead to the loss of choice and an inability to stop using. Understanding the progression of addiction[…]