What is Experiential Therapy?

Experiential therapy is a therapeutic technique developed in the 1970s that uses different expressive tools and activities to help a patient reenact or re-experience certain emotional situations from their past. Experiential therapy is a category of hands-on, interactive…

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Finding Rehab During COVID-19

Finding rehab on a regular day can be overwhelming, especially if you do not know what to look for. Finding rehab during COVID-19 can be even more overwhelming, which is why it is helpful to have an idea…

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Staying Sober While Traveling

For those in early recovery, there are many recovery milestones or “firsts” to experience. The first time you travel, for business or pleasure, is one that can be exciting yet equally anxiety provoking. It can also present additional…

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LGBTQIA+ and Addiction

According to the results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), people from the LGBTQIA+ community are more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to use illicit drugs and more likely to suffer from a substance…

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San Diego Is a Global Booze Capital

If we were to ask you to choose a few “alcohol capitals” of the world, which cities would instantly pop into your head? Many of you might choose New York City or Los Angeles, some of the biggest…

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BEST CITIES TO LIVE THE SOBER LIFE

While you take part in a residential recovery program, you will begin to feel comfortable in your new “home” and may even forget about the vices that plagued you in the outside world. However, once the walls come…

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A CLOSER LOOK AT THE LOS ANGELES METH CRISIS

Often, whenever we think about crystal meth and laboratories where it is manufactured, we will typically picture a bald man dressed in a yellow hazmat suit toting chemicals around a trailer. Although Walter White might have seared the…

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TRAVELING WITH MARIJUANA

If you’ve traveled by airplane in the post-9/11 years, you know that getting through security can be a nightmare. Taking off your shoes, unzipping your laptop bag, proving your cell phone is really a cell phone, making sure…

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THE NATIONAL DRUG EARLY WARNING SYSTEM

Despite the fact that government officials and public health agencies are aware of the seriousness of the opioid epidemic in the United States, it can be difficult to come up with strategies to prevent and combat the crisis,…

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