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Ways Day Treatment Can Improve Your Mental Health

People delay enrolling in a mental health treatment program for a number of reasons, including not wanting to make the time commitment or worrying about the cost. When people don’t receive mental health treatment, the consequences can be catastrophic. However, with proper treatment and support from a team of professionals, it is possible for people…

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The Connection Between Addiction and Nutrition

Drug and alcohol addiction affects your mental and physical health in a variety of ways. One area that is commonly affected is your consumption of nutritious food. Poor nutritional habits can increase the impact of addiction on your brain and body. For this reason, nutritional therapy for addiction is a widespread need. Women, in particular,…

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How Experiential Therapy Can Help You Process the Past

Past events often have a significant impact on your current thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. The effects of these events may be positive. However, they can also contribute to serious problems like addiction. Therapy plays an essential role in the effective treatment of all kinds of substance problems. This treatment often comes in the form of…

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Women’s Trauma Can Negatively Fuel Addiction

If you experience or witness certain intense events, you may develop a lingering, damaging trauma reaction. For many reasons, this happens to women considerably more than it happens to men. Far too often, women exposed to serious trauma develop problems with substance abuse and addiction. To recover from these issues, women often need help from…

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What Are the Most Effective Addiction Therapies?

Substance abuse and addiction are widespread concerns in our society. Every year, millions of people need professional help for drug or alcohol problems. However, for several reasons, not everyone needs the same kinds of help. Instead, each person has unique treatment needs. To meet these needs, effective treatment programs rely on a range of addiction…

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Finding an Addiction Treatment Center in Utah

Professional treatment is the best possible way to recover from the effects of addiction. If you’re searching for addiction treatment in Utah, you need to know how to find an effective rehab center. You deserve customized care that supports recovery from any substance, including drugs and alcohol. If you’re a woman in need of addiction…

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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…