EMDR Therapy

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…

nutrition

Nutrition and Recovery: Maintaining Peak Performance

Proper Nutrition in Uncertain Times With everything that’s going on in the world right now, maintaining healthy eating habits can be difficult. When those habits start to slip, fatigue, anxiety, and depression can follow. This problem is compounded when the folks involved are suffering from substance abuse or eating disorders. With the body under stress,…

Eating Disorder Myths

Dispelling Some Common Eating Disorder Myths

With celebrities like Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga, and Eminem coming out of the closet to discuss their struggles with eating disorders, it’s becoming easier to have honest conversations about issues like anorexia and bulimia. Unfortunately, however, those conversations often include some eating disorder myths that refuse to die out. We would like to take this…