Category: Addiction

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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 ›

Learned Agoraphobia and Its Effects on Addiction

Learned Agoraphobia and Its Effects on Addiction

The continued Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone’s approach to social life in various ways. Whether dealing with frigid temperatures or few hours of daylight in Winter, your thoughts of going outside are polluted with a checklist of preparations and dangers Read More ›

The Effects of Cocaine Addiction on the Body

The Effects of Cocaine Addiction on the Body

Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that drastically affects the mind, and its ramifications on the body are detrimental. Cocaine addiction is difficult to overcome. While recovery is possible, it is necessary to address the physical, mental, and emotional effects Read More ›

Allowing Yourself to Feel Good

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If you have been thinking about beginning the process of recovery from trauma, mental illness, and/or substance use disorder (SUD), feeling good may feel like a foreign concept. If you are struggling with SUD and mental illness, you may get Read More ›

Addiction and Stress in Academia

Addiction and Stress in Academia

Your educational journey can be an endless source of enjoyment that also comes with a great deal of stress. This is true whether you are dealing with the responsibilities of collegiate courses or navigating the pressure of high school expectations. Read More ›

Taking a Day Off – How to Do It Right

Taking a Day Off - How to Do It Right

Stress is a common occurrence throughout everyday life. While the sources of stress can change, the universal experience of stress is a constant struggle that can whittle your mental health and emotional resiliency. Due to these stresses, you may find Read More ›

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