Dual Diagnosis Treatment

dual diagnosis treatment

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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Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

bipolar disorder and substance abuse

It is very common for those who struggle with substance abuse to also struggle with an additional mental illness or disorder. One of the more common dual diagnoses with Substance Abuse is Bipolar Disorder.  More than half of those seeking treatment for Bipolar Disorder are also in treatment for substance abuse. It’s important to understand […]

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Anger Management in Recovery

anger management

Anger Management by Claire Godden “I don’t need anger management. I need everyone else to stop pissing me off” The topic of Anger Management during recovery must not be overlooked. An addict may be using substances to control or mask anger or to numb feelings in general. But numbing and, therefore, avoiding the feeling means […]

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Anxiety Disorder and Substance Abuse

anxiety disorder and substance abuse

Experiencing anxiety in life is inevitable. But it’s not all bad. Anxiety is a survival skill. In fact, anxiety played an important role in ancient humans. Thousands of years ago, when Homo Sapiens inhabited the earth, anxiety was used when taking action during immediate danger and problems. For example, a lion may appear in the […]

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ADHD in Recovery

adhd in recovery

Managing ADHD in Recovery ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is one of the numerous psychiatric disorders I have encountered. Through these encounters I have seen the impact that this disorder has on someone’s mental well being and those around them. Managing ADHD is hard enough on its own and throwing recovery into the mix can be […]

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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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