higher power

Why Would Someone Need A Higher Power?

  Why Would Someone Need A Higher Power? It’s common, and often times necessary, for people on the journey of addiction recovery to desire a connection with a higher power. Sometimes, simply strengthening and refining our relationship to the house of worship from our upbringing can fulfill our need for connection with a higher power. In addition to rehabilitation treatment and support received from loved ones, this relationship provides a source of stability and support that allows an addict to heal. Through prayer and attending worship services, an addict with a sincerely held religious belief can redefine his/her life and gain a new sense of purpose. As addicts, however, we… Read More

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Treating The Person, Not Just The Addiction

Treating The Person, Not Just The Addiction

Treating The Person, Not Just The Addiction The whole person treatment approach to substance abuse recovery focuses on the balance of the spirit, mind, and body in order to achieve a healthy state of being.  Oceanside Malibu Addiction Treatment Center offers various treatment approaches to help guide individuals or couples towards tailoring a unique treatment plan designed for healthier, more balanced outcomes in their lives. Throughout the course of recovery, an addict or alcoholic may encounter challenges beyond just dependency on a particular substance. A whole person treatment approach may guide a person towards better coping skills, accelerated healing, and a healthier outlook. A whole person treatment approach may also help to… Read More

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Anhedonia

Anhedonia: Not Feeling Pleasure In Sobriety

Anhedonia: Not Feeling Pleasure In Sobriety One of the major reasons why people relapse, especially in early recovery, is due to anhedonia and therefore a subsequent lack of knowledge of this issue . The best way to describe anhedonia is a state of ‘blah’.  A current dissatisfaction with sobriety or somebody’s current reality.  Anhedonia consists of two primary factors: The first is biochemical and the second is psychological. First let’s focus on the biochemical.  When somebody ingest drugs or alcohol they release dopamine into the brain and this continues over a period of time, for years sometimes, and every time they put a drug in their body dopamine is released… Read More

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