Trauma

Trauma and the Treatment of Substance Use and Eating Disorders

Recognizing and Processing Trauma In the treatment of substance use and eating disorders, much of our work involves processing trauma. In fact, an estimated two thirds of all individuals suffering from substance use disorder have experienced some type of trauma. Furthermore, a 2012 study by Mitchell et al found that the “vast majority of women…

Details
Yoga

The Principles of Yoga and Eating Disorder Recovery

Putting Principles Into Practice Despite being around for about 5000 years, yoga is as popular as ever. According to the International Yoga Federation, or IYF, there are approximately 300 million people practicing yoga worldwide. When many of these folks talk about yoga, particularly here in the United States, they’re speaking of asanas or hatha yoga,…

Details
National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month 2020: Celebrating Connections

The Cure to a Disease of Isolation Since 1989, September has been National Recovery Month. There are an estimated 23 million Americans in recovery from substance use disorder. National Recovery Month is an opportunity to celebrate these folks. It’s also a chance to increase awareness and understanding of the disease that they’re dealing with. The…

Details
Substance Use Disorder

Talking to Your Loved One About Their Substance Use Disorder

Addressing the Problem According to a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration survey, almost 20 million adult Americans are struggling with a substance use disorder. And as we pointed out last week, the coronavirus pandemic is only making it worse. Substance use disorder wreaks havoc not only on the lives of those afflicted but…

Details
Best Rehabilitation Facilities

Ocean Recovery Named One of the Area’s Best Rehabilitation Facilities

Make an Informed Decision About Your Health Ocean Recovery could not be prouder or more thrilled to announce that we have been named one of the best rehabilitation facilities in the Long Beach area by Help.org. According to their mission statement, Help.org is “devoted to empowering people to take control of their lives by providing…

Details