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Rehab for Teens

Clinically Reviewed By Brittany Astrom – LMFT Brittany has 15 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings.

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Edibles

How Long Do Edibles Stay in Your System?

Clinically Reviewed By Brittany Astrom – LMFT Brittany has 15 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings.

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quitting alcohol

How to Stop Drinking Alcohol Cold Turkey

Clinically Reviewed By Brittany Astrom – LMFT Brittany has 15 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings.

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Rewire Brain From Addiction

How Long to Rewire Brain from Addiction

Clinically Reviewed By Brittany Astrom – LMFT Brittany has 15 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings.

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Weed

How to Quit Smoking Weed | Cold Turkey vs Tapering

Clinically Reviewed By Brittany Astrom – LMFT Brittany has 15 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings.

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Cocaine

How To Quit Cocaine: A Comprehensive Guide in 2024

Clinically Reviewed By Brittany Astrom – LMFT Brittany has 15 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings.

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What Is a Wax Pen? Risks, Use, and Legal Considerations

Clinically Reviewed By Brittany Astrom – LMFT Brittany has 15 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings.

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heroin detox definition

Heroin Detox | Withdrawals, Timeline, & Recovery

Clinically Reviewed By Brittany Astrom – LMFT Brittany has 15 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings.

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Family Roles In Addiction

Understanding Family Roles In Addiction & Recovery

Clinically Reviewed By Brittany Astrom – LMFT Brittany has 15 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings.

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What Can Happen in Rehab

What Happens In Rehab? Learn About Our Program At OC Revive

Clinically Reviewed By Brittany Astrom – LMFT Brittany has 15 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings.

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mixing dayquil with alcohol

Can you Drink Alcohol With Dayquil?

Clinically Reviewed By Brittany Astrom – LMFT Brittany has 15 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings.

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help with delusion disorder

How To Help Someone With Delusional Disorder

Clinically Reviewed By Brittany Astrom – LMFT Brittany has 15 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings.

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Driving Anxiety Is Ruining My Life: How To Cope

Clinically Reviewed By Brittany Astrom – LMFT Brittany has 15 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings.

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What Happens When You Eat Cocaine?

Clinically Reviewed By Brittany Astrom – LMFT Brittany has 15 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings.

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high functioning depression

High-Functioning Depression: Is it a Valid Disorder?

Clinically Reviewed by: Brittany Astrom – LMFT Depression is a term we often hear. Yet, its many forms remain misunderstood. One such form is high functioning depression. This condition, clinically known as Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD), is a complex mental health issue. It often goes unnoticed due to its less

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healthy boundaries in relationships

Setting Healthy Boundaries in Relationships

Clinically Reviewed by: Brittany Astrom – LMFT Relationships are an essential part of life, they can bring us happiness, love, support, and so much more. However, they can also be a source of stress and conflict if boundaries are not established and respected. Boundaries are limits that define how we

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The Hidden Dangers: What Everyone Should Know About Ketamine Abuse

Clinically Reviewed by: Brittany Astrom – LMFT Ketamine, once a solely veterinary medication, has gained notoriety as a party drug in recent years. Clubgoers are often lured by its dissociative effects, described as feeling detached from one’s body while experiencing hallucinations. However, beneath the temporary escape ketamine offers lies a

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how to deal with shame and guilt

How to Deal with Shame and Guilt: Strategies for Shedding the Burden

Clinically Reviewed by: Brittany Astrom – LMFT How to Deal with Shame and Guilt: Practical Strategies for Shedding the Burden Recognize shame and guilt triggers in your life to confront them head-on. Challenge negative self-talk and beliefs with positive affirmations and self-compassion. Seek support from loved ones or a therapist

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fake oxycontin pill

Fake Oxycontin Pills: How To Tell The Difference

Clinically Reviewed by: Brittany Astrom – LMFT Fake Oxycontin Pills OxyContin, a prescription pain medication containing oxycodone, plays a vital role in managing moderate to severe pain. However, criminal drug networks have exacerbated the issue by mass-producing and falsely marketing fake oxycontin pills that mimic legitimate medications. These deceptive replicas

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pet friendly rehab center

Healing Together: Pet Friendly Rehab Center at OC Revive

Pet Friendly Rehab Facility A Pet Friendly rehab center provides a safe haven for individuals seeking healing and growth in alcohol rehab. Drug or alcohol rehab centers are increasingly recognizing the value of allowing pets, highlighting the importance of pet-friendly policies and the potential benefits of animal-assisted therapies in substance

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how long does it take to detox from fentanyl

How Long Does It Take To Detox From Fentanyl?

How Long Does It Take To Detox From Fentanyl? It can take several weeks to completely detox from fentanyl. The acute withdrawal symptoms will typically subside within 5-7 days. However, each person’s experience is unique, with some individuals experiencing fentanyl withdrawal symptoms for a shorter or longer duration. The duration

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First Responder Mental Health Matters: Find Support

First Responder Mental Health Matters First responders – our paramedics, firefighters, police officers, and emergency dispatchers – are the backbone of our communities. They rush towards danger when the rest of us run away, confronting traumatic situations and intense stress on a daily basis. While their physical safety is often

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Opioid Addiction Treatment: Your Guide To Recovery 2024

Understanding Opioid Addiction Treatment Defining Opioid Addiction  Opioid addiction is a complex chronic disease marked by an overwhelming, uncontrollable need to obtain and use opioids. The persistent drug-seeking behavior occurs even when it causes severe damage to the individual’s health, relationships, and overall well-being. Opioids attach to receptors in the

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Understanding 12 Step Treatment

What is a 12-Step Program? Twelve-step programs are support groups for people battling a variety of destructive behaviors, including substance use disorders. These meetings are readily available, easily accessible, and often free to join. They consist of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other.

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The Importance of Boundaries

The Importance of Boundaries in Substance Abuse Recovery Substance abuse recovery can be a difficult and challenging process, requiring a strong commitment and significant lifestyle changes. It’s not uncommon for those in recovery to struggle with maintaining their sobriety and avoiding triggers that can lead to relapse. One effective tool

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Overcoming Self-Doubt

Overcoming Self-Doubt and Building Self-Esteem in Addiction Recovery Substance abuse can cause significant damage to an individual’s physical and mental health. It can lead to a loss of self-confidence and self-esteem, resulting in self-doubt and low self-worth. Overcoming self-doubt and building self-esteem is an essential part of substance abuse recovery.

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