Category: Addiction

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The Healing Power of Community

The Healing Power of Community

Healing is not possible alone. It can be scary to let others in on your healing process. This is especially true when opening up to others, expressing yourself, and allowing yourself to be seen hasn’t felt safe in previous relationships. Read More ›

What Happens When You Start Believing in Yourself

What Happens When You Start Believing in Yourself

Mental health challenges like anxiety and depression can make it difficult to believe in yourself. You may struggle to experience greater depths of confidence, worthiness, and safety to be who you are. Disorders such as these can mask your ability Read More ›

The Iceberg of Anger

The Iceberg of Anger

Individuals often experience and express anger as a secondary emotion. This means that when people feel anger, they are often feeling it in response to another emotion that drives anger as a defense mechanism. Beginning to see anger as the Read More ›

7 Ways to Boost Your Self-Respect

7 Ways to Boost Your Self-Respect

Those who have an addiction to drugs or alcohol may also struggle with a lack of self-respect. Addiction can cause individuals to behave in strange and often surprising ways. Developing self-respect will allow individuals to find the strength to pursue Read More ›

Leaning in When You Want to Lean Out

Leaning in When You Want to Lean Out

Recovering from mental illness can be challenging at times. Healing is not linear, and challenging moments can make it tempting to give up. Although, choosing to lean in when you want to lean out of recovery is what leads to Read More ›

Enjoying Your Accomplishments in Recovery

Enjoying Your Accomplishments in Recovery

Recovery from substance use and mental illness is not linear. While recovery takes time, it may feel as if you are never doing enough or that you should be further along in your recovery. This mindset can keep you from Read More ›

What Does Recovery Mean to You?

What Does Recovery Mean to You?

Recovery means something different to everyone. Just as healing is not one-size-fits-all, what recovery means to each person is going to be different. The Comparison Game Recovery and healing can stop feeling aligned in your journey when you begin comparing Read More ›

3 Reasons to Start Journaling Today

3 Reasons to Start Journaling Today

Journaling is an activity that you can practice to help make sense of challenging thoughts and emotions. Plus, there is something cathartic about sitting down and expressing your feelings on paper. Your journal is a private space for you and Read More ›

Why Is Crystal Meth So Harmful?

Why Is Crystal Meth So Harmful?

Crystal meth is short for methamphetamine, an artificial stimulant chemically similar to amphetamine. Some would argue that meth is one of the most addictive and toxic drugs out there. Recreational use can quickly devolve into addiction, which is accompanied by Read More ›

How Movement Can Help in Addiction Recovery

How Movement Can Help in Addiction Recovery

Beginning to integrate movement into your life to focus on your physical health, along with mental health, can be valuable as you begin treatment for substance use and mental illness. At Avalon Malibu, we take a holistic approach to healing Read More ›

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