There are many different types of therapy out there and it is important to know what exactly they all are. Many inpatient treatment centers are now offering more therapy options for people to chose from. Educating yourself about therapeutic techniques can be helpful so that you understand exactly what kind of treatment you or your […]

Long before recovery, rehabs, and relocating to California, I suffered from crippling depression. As a child, sometimes getting out of bed seemed impossible. I remember summers spent indoor, watching as the rest of the world seemed to be in a frenzy; jumping from excitement to excitement while I stayed in bed until well after noon. […]

positivity

To paraphrase the law of attraction, the thoughts, energy and actions that you put into the universe will come back to you in some way shape or form. The power of our thoughts and actions are powerful enough to attract whatever goals or objectives you have in mind. This can also be true of negativity. […]

Honesty In Recovery

In twelve step programs and other recovery programs as well, there are sets of principles which serve as a guiding force for the addict or alcoholic newly entering recovery. Behind each step, or monumental outline services a principle or a description as to what value the action or notion holds universally. In the 12 step […]

Malibu Rehab Facility

Discomfort is the price of admission into a state of spiritual growth and emotional stability in recovery. So often we look at pain or discomfort as a source of suffering and naturally are opposed to the sensation. Sensations that make us uncomfortable are often looked at as an indicator of something being wrong. This makes […]

Holistic Wellness Programs for Treating Addiction and Mental Illness

Philosophers often discuss the difference between “being” and “well-being.” In order to simply “be,” a person or thing must have certain qualities or attributes that define its core essence. These features describe the subject’s basic existence, but they do not address what is necessary to thrive or flourish. Many treatment facilities tout the core treatments […]

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Understanding the Link

When someone suffering from a mental illness is also diagnosed with a substance use disorder, the combination is known as co-occurring disorders or a dual diagnosis. Co-occurring disorders are very common, and understanding the link between substance abuse and mental health is crucial for finding the right treatment program and improving the chances of long-term […]

Good nutrition education is an important factor in addiction recovery. Prolonged drug and alcohol abuse take a major toll on physical health, and getting the body’s systems back to their optimum functioning should be a major consideration in treatment. A healthy diet impacts everything from the intensity of withdrawal symptoms to mood, level of alertness […]

Holistic Wellness Meditation

Every morning, the clients of Elevation engage in mindful meditation to start out the day with calmness and mental clarity. In recent years, practicing this mindfulness has become a mainstream practice, and for good reason. According to Mayo Clinic, physicians recommend meditation to help their patients manage the symptoms of a wide range of conditions, […]