a woman and her therapist going through trauma therapy

How We Implement Trauma Therapy to Addiction Recovery

The effects of trauma can be lifelong without proper treatment. Sufferers may contend with fearfulness, angry outbursts, chronic anxiety and depression, and insomnia. This greatly increases the risk of developing addiction since self-medication is a popular response to dealing with trauma. You can heal from a painful past and substance use disorder concurrently with trauma…

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Foods That Will Hurt Addiction Recovery

The connection between food and mood has gained more attention lately and with good reason. What you eat can have a tremendous impact on how you feel. This is why many treatment centers are now incorporating nutrition therapy for addiction into their recovery programs. At Painted Desert Recovery, we take food and addiction seriously. With…

woman recovers from drugs different than a man

Do Men and Women Recover from Drugs Differently?

Drug and alcohol addiction treatment is not one size fits all. This is especially true when comparing treatment programs for men and women. While many addiction treatment centers treat men and women together, you may want to consider the benefits of receiving gender-specific addiction therapy. Getting help at a women’s addiction recovery center can make…