What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger (Really)

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There are very few things in this world that one cannot find a silver lining in, if they only look hard enough. When you’re suffering from addiction though, it can seem like your world is caving in, and that there really is nothing good that can come from the illness. Look harder. Suffering through addiction […]

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The Effect Proximity Has on Recovery

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There are many sayings that correspond with the notion that actions are influenced by location. When it comes to addiction recovery, there is one that almost instantly springs to mind: “Birds of a feather flock together.” The people and things you surround yourself with during recovery plays a huge part in just how successful your […]

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment What is Dual Diagnosis Dual diagnosis, aka co-occurring disorders, is a term used for individuals who struggle with both a mental disorder and alcohol or drug abuse. With dual diagnosis, either disorder can begin to appear first. People who struggle with a mental health condition will sometimes turn to drugs and/or alcohol […]

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Mindfulness and Yoga in Recovery

The importance of mindfulness and yoga in recovery I may be biased, but I believe two of the most important tools in the process of recovery are mindfulness and yoga. What better way to slow down the insanity of our more fast-paced-racing-thoughts kind of minds than by listening to the sound of our breath, flexing […]

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HOW To Fix Your Problem

As a psychotherapist here in Los Angeles I often have clients who come to me seeking help for a wide variety of life problems and personal difficulties. Anxiety, depression, financial insecurity, drug addiction and marital problems are just a few of the issues that I see people struggling with. Often, by simply revealing and discussing […]

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Why I teach mindfulness for addiction recovery

Hello, my name is Charley Allen and I am a licensed psychotherapist working here at Thrive Treatment. I would like to share with you some of my experience with mindfulness and explain why I teach mindfulness to our clients here at Thrive. To give a little backstory, when I was a child growing up in rural Louisiana I […]

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A New Definition

As I thought about what to write for my first official Thrive Blog post I pondered what is the core of what we do and why? Every time a client arrives I ask them the question “Why are you here, and what do you want”?  Asking myself the same question, I answer, I am here […]

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July 21, 2015 by Gary A. Enos, Editor Role of advocate in new outpatient center will emphasize life skills A new partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program that will open next month in Santa Monica, Calif., will rely heavily on building a one-on-one relationship between a patient and what the organization is calling a “recovery […]

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