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Benefits of Pet Therapy During Recovery

Teens and young adults face many challenges as they work to find their unique place in the world, especially while they struggle with substance misuse or a dual diagnosis like depression or anxiety. The Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine says pet therapy programs can…

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Addiction & Disordered Eating: Links & Treatments

Statistically significant relationships have been found between substance abuse and disordered eating since food addictions work through the same neurological pleasure centers as alcohol and drugs. Clients struggling with conditions like anorexia may turn to narcotics to self-medicate co-morbid psychological symptoms like anxiety or depression. In these dual-diagnosis cases, recovery professionals stress the need for…

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The Therapeutic Benefits of Decluttering Your Space for Spring

“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are full of yesterday’s junk.” – Louise Smith, Author Spring cleaning is more than a housecleaning ritual. For young adults recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, decluttering is a beneficial part of any sobriety program. During spring cleaning, you have a chance to purge toxic patterns…

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Red Oak Recovery Enlists Prominent Truama Expert for Intensive Staff Training and Certification

Trauma issues are often part of clients’ histories at Red Oak Recovery, an innovative addiction treatment program for young adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. For this reason, the entire clinical team and other key staff at Red Oak Recovery recently underwent intensive trauma training with established trauma expert Judy Crane, LMHC,…

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The Advantages Of Sober Living After Treatment

For many recovering addicts, and particularly for young people, the transition back home from a treatment facility can be a very challenging time. Experts note that most relapses occur within the first 90 days of the recovery period, with the home environment being especially difficult for a variety of reasons. For some young adults, the…

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Addiction In Males: Risks, Treatment, and Recovery

While addiction is an issue that affects just about every imaginable demographic group, research has shown that there are stark differences in the respective addiction experiences of men and women. Addiction experts have pointed out that from a societal standpoint, boys and men have historically been rewarded for behaviors like risk-taking, competitiveness, and impulsiveness. In…

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What Effects Do Designer Drugs Have On The Brain?

Capable mental health therapists assisting substance-addicted young adults get back to full physical and spiritual health will know of the importance of keeping up to date with the latest knowledge about drugs and their effects. The situation is no different with what are known as “designer drugs”, which are manufactured to chemically resemble illicit drugs,…

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Long-Time Drug Addicted Young Adults May Be Assisted By Mindfulness

Substance abuse therapists across the United States will be interested to learn of recent research pointing to the usefulness of mindfulness training in reducing the deficits in natural reward processing that may arise for those with more chronic pain and drug addiction issues. This should be reassuring news for those drug-dependent people who do not…