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…

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EMDR Therapy at Ocean Recovery

A Word About Trauma The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders defines trauma as an event involving exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violation. The exposed individual must directly experience the event or witness it firsthand, learn that it occurred to a close family member or friend, or experience repeated…

Emotional Regulation

Emotional Regulation and Recovery

Overwhelming Emotions and Maladaptive Strategies In these blogs, you’ve heard us speak often about things like triggers and coping skills. For those of you who don’t know, “triggers” are those events, places, objects that spark a serious emotional reaction. To folks in substance abuse recovery, that could be the sight of a syringe or driving…

Coronavirus and Relapse

Coronavirus and a Rise in the Relapse Rate

Diseases of Isolation In our recent blogs, we discussed the strain that the current pandemic is putting on the population we serve. We talked about how substance use and eating disorders are diseases of isolation and added some quotes from fellow warriors on the frontlines. Katelin Penner, a college student recovering from bulimia said that,…

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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Treatment Center

The decision to enter treatment is difficult and it’s one that can change a life. If you’re considering treatment, and if you’re like I was when I began, you’re probably full of questions. In fact, I had questions about my questions and wondered if I was asking the right ones. While every patient is different…