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Why Are Synthetic Drugs So Dangerous? 5 Reasons

May 26, 2017

              Synthetic drugs are not as popular as other “mainstream” drugs but can be equally if not more dangerous. There’s no way of knowing exactly what they are. One of the main causes for overdose on synthetic drugs is due to hidden substances within the drugs. What’s advertised as […]

Going To AA Meetings In Treatment When You’re Not An Alcoholic

                12 Step meetings are available in many varieties, offering the spiritual program of recovery to anyone in need of a psychic change in their lives. Some treatment centers are able to schedule a wide range of meetings for clients to attend to, based on their personal need. […]

Is Mindfulness More Effective In Women Than In Men?

May 25, 2017

              The benefits of mindfulness cannot be ignored. Endless amounts of research has been focused on studying the effects of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation in addition to regular meditation practices. Stress, symptoms of depression, effects of anxiety, cravings for drugs and alcohol- almost any affliction of the mind has […]

6 Ways Your Life Is Affected When A Loved One Goes To Treatment

              Addiction and alcoholism are called “family” diseases because they affect everyone. Recovery is also a family affair, as everyone’s life has the chance to change.   You’re Challenge With Your Own “Demons”: Facing addiction and alcoholism is about more than facing a problem with drug use and alcohol […]

What If My Partner Doesn’t Like My Recovery?

May 24, 2017

              Mental illness affects everyone. When you decide to go to treatment, everyone is going to affected by your recovery. Most often, the people who love and care about you the most will be over the moon by your decision to change your life. However, your partner might feel […]

Will I Ever Be Able To Just Love My Body (And Myself)?

May 23, 2017

              If there is one thing most people going to treatment for an addiction or mental health disorder have in common it’s a shared trait of low self-esteem. Guilt, shame, and long standing personal beliefs have created core perceptions about the self which are less than pretty. Thinking ugly […]

For A New Form Of Meditation, Find A Labyrinth

                Avalon By The Sea houses it’s two gorgeous treatment facilities on a shared estate in Malibu. On the cliffside of California’s iconic coastline, our property boasts inspiring views and the ambient sounds of the Pacific Ocean. Canopied by towering trees, filled with lush vegetation, and beautiful flowers, […]

Which Mental Illness Has The Highest Death Rate?

May 22, 2017

              You might be surprised as to which mental illness has has the highest mortality rate. Depression is often linked to suicide, but isn’t always the cause of it. Substance use disorders like various drug addictions have soared in fatal overdose deaths, outnumbering car accidents and gun violence. Alcoholism […]

Recovery Should Be Awe-Inspiring

              What is awe? Awe has become a popular point of conversation in fields of scientific research, especially neuroscience. The brain loves awe. The brain benefits from awe. Awe is what makes life, and recovery, so awesome. By definition,  awe is “a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear […]

What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Meth Detox?

May 19, 2017

              Methamphetamine, most popularly known as “crystal meth” or “ice” is a powerful synthetic stimulant drug. Addiction to meth can have a serious effect on the mind and body, making detox a fragile time period during someone’s recovery from drugs and alcohol. Most of the symptoms of meth detox […]