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Lessons From Adulting 101

Lessons From Adulting 101

Many people with substance use disorder (SUD) struggle with basic life skills. Life skills are day-to-day abilities to care for oneself and solve problems. Full recovery includes relearning these skills so that one can live independently while maintaining sobriety. The Loss of Life Skills  SUD may take a heavy toll on a person’s ability to … Read more

How Do You Balance Conflicted Thought Patterns and Opposite Forces?

How Do You Balance Conflicted Thought Patterns and Opposite Forces?

After years of substance use, many people find themselves asking where and how it all began. They might think this is an impossible question to answer and have conflicting throughs about the matter. The qualified staff at Laguna Shores might be able to help clients understand their addiction. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is among the … Read more

How Do You Mitigate the Negative Effects of Your Addiction on Family Members?

How Do You Mitigate the Negative Effects of Your Addiction on Family Members?

Substance use disorder (SUD) doesn’t just affect the person experiencing it; it affects whole families. Those dealing with SUD need to understand the family as a social system when it comes to their disorder. While the family might have been the place where substance use originated, it is also a space for ultimate healing. What … Read more

Why Are Adverse Childhood Experiences Associated With Addiction?

Why Are Adverse Childhood Experiences Associated With Addiction?

Did you know that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have been recognized by health professionals as risk factors for mental health illnesses and substance use disorder (SUD)? Getting treatment for ACEs requires interventions with mental health professionals that help alleviate neurological damage. Without trauma-informed care, ACEs may drive children and young people toward substance addiction. Because … Read more

How to Get Insurance to Pay for Drug Rehab

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If you or a loved one is struggling with a substance use disorder, rehab can be one of the best choices you can make. A rehabilitation clinic works to give you the tools to overcome addiction, to build new healthy behaviors, and to build a new life for yourself without drugs and alcohol. The thing … Read more

Why Going Out of State for Addiction Treatment is a Good Thing

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Seeking out addiction treatment can be one of the best steps you ever take for yourself or your loved ones. With over 18.5 million people in the United States struggling with a substance use disorder, addiction causes more deaths, physical health problems, and mental health problems than nearly anything else. Getting treatment means choosing between … Read more