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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

There Is Hope: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) During Pregnancy


In the United States, one of the most stigmatized and abused populations includes people with substance use disorder (SUD). The judgment and bias against this population only seem to increase if individuals become pregnant. Being demonized for a chronic and progressive illness and being charged with a felony for a positive drug screen while being pregnant are morally wrong. People become fearful for their safety and the safety of their children, including their unborn child. When people are fearful and unwelcome by the medical community, they avoid the services that they desperately need. This is unnecessarily detrimental to the health of [...]

There Is Hope: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) During Pregnancy2022-09-13T20:08:26+00:00

First Responders in Recovery: Emergency Medical Services


First responders perform a crucial role. Everyone depends on them to help others when they are vulnerable. Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers have a unique set of skills and often need to employ those skills in fast-paced, high-intensity situations. First responders are expected to make split-second decisions while maintaining a high degree of professionalism. There is a critical need for EMS workers, but the job can be traumatic. Due to the uniquely difficult nature of their job, EMS professionals may benefit from recovery programs focused on helping them address their specialized work environment. What Do First Responders Experience? First responders are [...]

First Responders in Recovery: Emergency Medical Services2022-07-08T14:22:40+00:00

“Brush It Off”: Art Therapy


The creative process can be a helpful way to express emotions that may be too difficult to put into words. Using creativity and making art can also be a way to work through trauma or painful experiences.When combined with other treatment services (such as detox, individual counseling, and group therapy), art therapy can play a crucial role in the psychological component of the treatment of substance use and mental health disorders.At Vanity Wellness Center, our mission is to provide exceptional, comprehensive, and accessible, holistic care for those struggling with addiction and mental health. We use holistic treatments such as art therapy [...]

“Brush It Off”: Art Therapy2022-06-18T07:00:00+00:00

Which Holistic Treatment Is Right for You?


Holistic therapy can encourage positive changes during treatment and recovery from mental health and substance use disorders. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), "A person's recovery is built on his or her strengths, talents, coping abilities, resources, and inherent values." Vanity Wellness Center's holistic approach uses awareness of a client's personal goals and specific circumstances to determine which treatment option will provide the best outcome. What Is Holistic Therapy? Holistic therapy looks beyond the disorder to the underlying issues and risk factors. This type of therapy takes into account any personal preferences that might be useful in creating a [...]

Which Holistic Treatment Is Right for You?2022-06-15T15:32:38+00:00

Perceptions of Substance Abuse in Men


Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) affect all genders. Although, there are some key ways in which SUDs manifest differently in men. For example, men tend to start using substances earlier than women and more frequently. Additionally, men are more likely to suffer from concurrent mental health disorders, which can exacerbate the effects of substance abuse. Because of these and other risk factors, it is important to consider prevention and treatment strategies that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of men. Substance Use Disorder Stats According to Gender According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), men battle [...]

Perceptions of Substance Abuse in Men2022-06-14T23:38:41+00:00

First Responders in Recovery: Police Officers


The high-stress nature of the jobs that first responders do can be a risk factor for substance abuse, mental health disorders, and substance use disorder (SUDs). During their time of service, many first responders, like police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and EMS workers, develop behavioral and mental health issues. This includes PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), depression, and anxiety. First Responders and Substance Use DisordersAround half of the first responders with mental health disorders also develop substance use disorders. One out of every four police officers on duty has drug or alcohol abuse issues. They are also twice as likely to suffer from depression [...]

First Responders in Recovery: Police Officers2022-06-05T07:00:00+00:00

We Treat the Whole Person. What Does That Mean?


There are thousands of substance use rehabilitation centers across the United States. When looking for a treatment center for you or your loved one, it is important to consider what factors set standard treatment apart from exceptional treatment. While nearly all treatment centers are rooted in traditional therapeutic methods, holistic approaches enhance the effectiveness of treatment by tuning into all of a person's unique physical and psychological needs. Evolution of Treatment When treatment for mental health and substance use issues first developed, it focused primarily on treating a specific and narrow problem. There are many treatment centers that still utilize this [...]

We Treat the Whole Person. What Does That Mean?2022-05-19T10:00:13+00:00

How Can Recovery Be Fun?


During recovery, it can be hard to let go of the people and places where you used to use substances. Further, you may not want to cut ties with these people and places because they are the only constant you have had in your life. Therefore, you may doubt your ability to abstain from using substances. Remember, there are only upsides to a life of recovery. Emotionally Rewarding In the past, when your emotions got out of control, you may have self-medicated with substances to ease any stress, anxiety, or depression. Experiencing these emotions during recovery can still present a challenge. [...]

How Can Recovery Be Fun?2022-05-19T09:39:20+00:00
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