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How Do You Choose a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program?

How Do You Choose a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program?

When a person has a dual diagnosis, it means they suffer from both substance use disorder and a mental health disorder at the same time. Treating these co-occurring disorders requires specialized expertise, and not every addiction treatment facility is equipped for such cases. If you or a loved one have a dual diagnosis, choosing the … Read more

CEO/Entrepreneur Katherine ‘Kat’ Sorensen Launches Second Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facility in Orange County

CEO/Entrepreneur Katherine “Kat” Sorensen Launches Second Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facility in Orange County

Laguna Shores Recovery founder Katherine “Kat” Sorensen has a constant presence at her facility because, as an entrepreneur who is always seeking to learn from others, she appreciates interacting with clients. This year, Sorensen and her team launched a new project, signing a lease for a $7 million house in Dana Point, CA, to host … Read more

How Can a Trauma-Informed Approach Help Your Recovery?

How Can a Trauma-Informed Approach Help Your Recovery?

Is your substance addiction related to past traumatic experiences? Did you know that trauma-informed care can grant you higher chances of full recovery? In the field of addiction recovery, the trauma-informed approach has been proven highly effective to all age groups. Many treatment centers are using the principles of trauma-informed care to support recovering individuals. … Read more

The Benefits of a Holistic Approach to Recovery

The Benefits of a Holistic Approach to Recovery

Have you heard of the term “holistic treatment” in addiction recovery? Holistic healing is an approach that considers the needs of the whole person—mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Holistic treatment tends to utilize traditional methods in conjunction with more unconventional ways of treating people with addiction. These supplementary tools can help prevent relapse and related … Read more

What Are Gender-Specific Treatment Programs?

What Are Gender-Specific Treatment Programs?

For adolescents and young adults seeking treatment for substance addiction, gender-specific programs might provide a higher level of care than traditional treatment approaches. What exactly does gender-specific treatment entail? How can it impact a young person’s recovery? Who Needs Gender-Specific Treatment for Addiction? For a long time, medical research about substance addiction has focused on … Read more

Sustainable Recovery Is Founded on a Positive Outlook on Life

Sustainable Recovery Is Founded on a Positive Outlook on Life

Do you believe in the power of positivity? For people who are going through addiction recovery, a positive outlook on life can go a long way. What makes recovery sustainable is one’s motivation, and positive thinking can become the fuel to renew motivation. Positivity goes beyond this to include gratitude, hope, humility, and resilience when … Read more

How Do You Help a Loved One with Mental Health Needs?

How Do You Help a Loved One With Mental Health Needs?

People with substance addiction tend to develop co-occurring mental health problems because both conditions share many root causes and affect similar areas of the brain. The interconnectivity between these two conditions has been seen more acutely during the pandemic. In any case, full recovery requires that both addiction and mental health issues be treated simultaneously. … Read more

Improving Sleep Patterns During Recovery

Improving Sleep Patterns During Recovery

When was the last time you had good, restful sleep at night? Substance addiction can disrupt your natural sleep patterns. Entering detox treatment may add more emotional and physical exhaustion induced by withdrawal symptoms that further impact your sleep. Although this seems like a difficult transition, you will learn how to adjust sleep patterns. Regular … Read more

The Benefits of Mindfulness Practices

The Benefits of Mindfulness Practices

Many addiction recovery treatment centers offer mindfulness classes for recovering individuals. Mindfulness is a holistic practice backed by scientific evidence that shows it is an effective method for treatment. Mindfulness trains people to focus on their sensations in the present moment with an attitude of acceptance and nonjudgment. The many benefits of mindfulness exercises include … Read more