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What Is Heavy Drinking - alcohol question - valley fresno
13
Mar

What Is Heavy Drinking?

It is difficult to define heavy drinking. People have different abilities to process alcohol and can tolerate various amounts of alcohol in their system. Therefore, the amount of consumption that begins to create problems for the drinker (problems identified employers, families and other people affected by the individual’s drinking) varies widely. For example, the Substance...
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Basis of the Whole-Person Care Approach to Recovery - mind body spirit - valley recovery center
13
Mar

Basis of the Whole-Person Care Approach to Recovery

A Personal Story Being in recovery from alcoholism is not about alcohol at all. The basis of the whole-person care approach to recovery is about the underlying factors that drove me to use alcohol as a method to cope with life in general. When I began a 12-step program of recovery almost three years ago,...
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benefits of meditation in addiction recovery - women meditating - valley fresno
03
Mar

Benefits of Meditation in Addiction Recovery

The endless chatter of the mind is one of the most difficult roadblocks in recovery. Most addicted people rely on substance use to quiet that chatter, but sobriety brings massive challenges in coping without self-medication. Meditation is a practice that has been around for many centuries and serves a wide variety of purposes. The most...
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Importance of Self-Care in Addiction Recovery - take care of yourself - valley recovery center
02
Mar

Importance of Self-Care in Addiction Recovery

Learning about the importance of self-care in addiction recovery has been an unexpected surprise in life. Self-care can be as simple as meeting our basic needs in life–eating, bathing, brushing our teeth, working to meet our financial needs. In my addiction, some of these basic needs were often neglected.
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How to live a sober lifestyle - friends at sunset - valley recovery center
20
Feb

How to Live a Sober Lifestyle

I am coming up on three years of sobriety from working a 12-step program. When I first got sober, I knew nothing about how to live a sober lifestyle. I had been in a 12-step program about ten years ago and relapsed, so I apparently never learned how to live a sober way of life....
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Humor-Based Therapy - young woman laughing - valley fresno
20
Feb

What is Humor-Based Therapy?

You’ve heard the phrase “laughter is the best medicine.” Well, humor-based therapy relies on that concept to help heal internal mental and emotional wounds. “Laughter activates the body’s natural relaxation response. It’s like internal jogging, providing a good massage to all internal organs while also toning abdominal muscles,” says Dr. Gulshan Sethi, head of cardiothoracic...
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heroin overdose effects on family - man with heroin needle - valley recovery center
14
Feb

Heroin Overdose Effects on Family

Any type of addiction hurts families. When someone is addicted to a substance, they may: Not do what they promise they will do Be fired from their job or be unable to work and provide stability for the family Not come home at night Do things they would not do if they were not using...
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Family Roles in Addiction - family members - valley fresno
14
Feb

Family Roles in Addiction

For many years, family therapists have used the concept of family roles in working with dysfunctional families. Those roles include the role of Scapegoat, Hero, Lost Child, Mascot, and Enabler. Families are asked to identify one role they played. By learning more about their roles, family members can better communicate with and understand each other....
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What is Dual Diagnosis - mental health word cloud - valley fresno
04
Feb

What is Dual Diagnosis?

If you or someone you love have sought treatment for addiction, it’s possible that you have heard the term “dual diagnosis” used. What is dual diagnosis? First used in the 1980s, the term was created to describe people suffering from both severe mental illness and substance abuse disorders. In more recent times, the condition is...
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binge drinking and addiction - woman on floor after party - valley recovery center
03
Feb

Binge Drinking and Addiction

Teens are drinking. College students are drinking. “Binge drinking” has been a significant trend for some time now, forcing us to look at the correlation between binge drinking and addiction. Binge drinking is defined as consuming four drinks or more for women and five drinks or more for men at least once during the past...
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