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How Do Dual-Diagnosis Programs Work?


People addicted to drugs and alcohol may suffer from underlying mental health conditions leading to them becoming addicted and exacerbating their substance use. Studies have shown that 60% of young adults in treatment programs for substance use disorder (SUD) also meet the criteria for another mental health condition. Receiving a dual diagnosis can be overwhelming. However, treating your mental health and SUD at the same time is not only doable but necessary to ensure you make a full recovery. If both conditions are not simultaneously treated, they can both continue to exacerbate each other. Here at Vanity Wellness, we are committed to [...]

How Do Dual-Diagnosis Programs Work?2022-07-30T07:00:00+00:00

Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) Treatment- Success at Your Job


Unfortunately, it can be very common to neglect seeking treatment while holding down a job. Even when you know you need help, you may resist doing so for various reasons. You may find that you are avoiding treatment because you are worried about stigma and job loss as well as future discrimination against you. Coming back to work after detox, rehab, and recovery can be daunting. When you return to work, you are protected by guidelines and policies in place thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA). These protections are based on [...]

Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) Treatment- Success at Your Job2022-08-08T22:21:48+00:00

What Does ‘Treating the Whole Person’ Mean?


Recovering from addiction is a time for you to rediscover yourself. While you are taking the time to get to know yourself better, we believe your treatment team should adapt their plans to who it is that you want to become. Here at Vanity Wellness Center, we believe detox and recovery are about more than hospital beds and meeting with counselors and doctors. Our focus is on treating the client as a whole, which means getting to know them and adapting our treatments to fit their lifestyle. By understanding what you need and who you want to be, helping you rediscover [...]

What Does ‘Treating the Whole Person’ Mean?2022-10-04T16:26:43+00:00

Benefits of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can help you to recover from trauma, stress, and negative events in your life. ACT is a form of mindfulness therapy that encourages you to confront your strong or negative feelings in order to achieve greater overall well-being. With the guidance of a therapist, ACT can help you identify your coping style and help reduce behaviors of avoidance. ACT can also reinforce your commitment to changing your habits and developing new positive habits that help you achieve your goals. When there is a situation that you cannot control, it can feel very uncomfortable. ACT helps you [...]

Benefits of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy2022-08-08T20:00:34+00:00

How Do You Establish Trust in Yourself and Your Loved Ones?


When you develop an addiction, you often make decisions that break the trust of loved ones and your trust in yourself. After years of use, you may have put relationships aside and hurt the people around you to maintain your addiction. This can result and legal and financial trouble, as well as changes in behavior that your friends and family have to bear the brunt of. These decisions also hurt you. You may feel that you are incapable of taking care of yourself, or you are weighed down by shame and blame preventing you from moving forward in your life. Here [...]

How Do You Establish Trust in Yourself and Your Loved Ones?2022-08-08T15:30:26+00:00

Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) Is a Family Matter


When a parent or caretaker suffers from substance use disorder (SUD), the impact on the household can be chaotic and traumatic. This can cause an unpredictable and unsafe environment for children. Living in an environment impacted by SUD can have negative effects on children and their future. In families that have a genetic predisposition to mental health disorders and SUD, children have a higher risk of developing a mental health disorder and/or SUD. Therefore, it is imperative that families in these situations are supported through family and group therapy in order to help the entire family and promote better long-term outcomes for [...]

Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) Is a Family Matter2022-07-22T07:00:00+00:00

What Are the Benefits of Addiction Treatment in California?


The Golden State boasts beautiful beaches, stunning national parks, and a community of go-getters ready to follow their dreams. Recovering from addiction is a time in your life when you need to feel good about yourself. To do that, it can really help to be in an environment that allows you to enjoy being outside and to be able to easily access a community of people who support your life in recovery. California is home to multiple options when it comes to treatment. With diverse landscapes that accommodate both conventional and holistic forms of treatment, The Golden State offers excellent treatment [...]

What Are the Benefits of Addiction Treatment in California?2022-08-02T15:25:23+00:00

Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) Returns Joy to Life


Dance movement therapy (DMT) is a holistic therapy that improves health and wellness. It promotes emotional, cognitive, and physical movement to support the well-being of the individual. It is a holistic way to heal, and it is based on the concept that the mind, body, and spirit are interconnected. DMT is centered on the concept that anything that happens to one happens to all. When people use both verbal and non-verbal communication, it allows everything to be communicated. The Premise of DMT Movement is the first language of humans Non-verbal and verbal communication are equally important Spirit, mind, and body are [...]

Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) Returns Joy to Life2022-07-27T15:42:04+00:00

How Does Somatic Healing Help Chronic Pain?


One of the most significant contributors to addiction in the United States is the opioid epidemic. Millions of Americans have become addicted to prescription painkillers over the past 20 years. In fact, from 2002 to 2018, it is estimated that nearly 86% of people who were using heroin had previously used prescription opiates.Outside the meddling of prescription drug companies, addiction to opiates and other painkillers is nearly a direct result of suffering injury or chronic pain. The CDC estimates that almost 50 million adult Americans suffer from chronic pain, and the prescription medications used to treat such conditions are often highly [...]

How Does Somatic Healing Help Chronic Pain?2022-07-16T07:00:00+00:00

Substance Abuse Disorder and Homelessness Are Interconnected


Substance use disorder (SUD), and mental illness frequently go hand in hand. Both of these conditions can also occur in people who are experiencing homelessness. These three situations can exacerbate each other. Often, attempts to treat just one of these factors should include dealing with the other two factors simultaneously. Usually, it is difficult to treat just one of these issues if the other two are present. Generally speaking, all three conditions need to be addressed simultaneously. Stigma and negative stereotyping can cause misinformation about all three conditions. Programs attempting to treat any of these three conditions must include a multipronged [...]

Substance Abuse Disorder and Homelessness Are Interconnected2022-07-26T17:14:43+00:00
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