A lot of families or parents ask us what to expect when a person makes the decision to sign up with us. Here’s our goal: To equip you with everything you need to be able to handle whatever life throws at you. We will guarantee that by the end of our program, you will have… Continue reading Making the Decision to get Help? What to Expect in our Addiction Treatment (an honest perspective)
One of the strongest external factors that can influence addiction is the environment around us. This is also a factor that’s actually controllable. Once we see the positive effect the environment can have on our lives, we will want to keep elevating the game more and more. As Dr. Sean Stephensen, the 3 foot giant,… Continue reading The 2d’s of the Role of Environment in Addiction Recovery
Thanksgiving is only a couple of days away, which means that now is an excellent time to start planning. It’s vital to have a schedule for navigating the holiday so that you can keep your recovery intact. It’s no secret that the holiday season is challenging for people in recovery, but that does not mean… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2020 In Recovery
Do something every day for your addiction recovery. It goes without saying that early recovery is a challenging period. One’s mind, body, and spirit undergoes enormous changes from detox onward. Each day can vary from the next emotionally, but establishing a healthy routine helps people cope with their feelings and prevent one from acting adversely.… Continue reading Addiction Recovery Daily Actions
Mental Illness Awareness Week and World Mental Health Day are behind us now. Hopefully, you had the opportunity to help shine a light on the topic and will continue to do so moving forward. A couple of weeks ago, we shared that COVID-19 is affecting people’s mental well-being; we must keep spreading the message that… Continue reading Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder
Last month, millions of Americans acknowledged significant public health observances—National Recovery and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Both September events shine a light on mental illness and behavioral health disorders. When people do not receive the help they need or don’t feel safe asking for assistance, the risks are high. As we pointed out in previous… Continue reading Mental Illness Awareness Week
At Pacific Shores, we hope you have found time to help raise awareness about suicide prevention. You may remember some of the suggestions we provided earlier in the month, such as posting infographics on social media. Spreading the message about suicide prevention is essential in the effort to reduce premature deaths and encourage people to… Continue reading Recovery Month 2020: Celebrating Connections
The last six months or more have been tough for tens of millions of Americans. Each of us has felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fear of contracting the deadly virus, loss of employment or financial safety nets, and mental distress are far too common. Sadly, the public health crisis has wreaked havoc on… Continue reading Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Day
Addiction affects the entire family. When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the individual’s life is seriously impacted in many ways, as are the lives of everyone with whom they have a relationship, including close friends and family members. Family therapy and a family intervention are effective approaches to help the individuals involved.… Continue reading What is Family Systems Therapy?
When you are addicted to drugs or alcohol and are seeking help, you want to know what lies ahead for you. The first step is usually detox, so that you can cleanse your system of the harmful substances you’ve been taking and start on the path to your recovery. Then you may wonder, what happens… Continue reading Recovery Guide: What Happens After Detox?