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Signs and Symptoms of Opioid Addiction

September 23rd, 2016 - Leave a Comment

More and more opioid addiction in today’s society is growing by leaps and bounds, due to the vast availability of prescription pain pills on the market. Doctors and patients have made opioids a huge epidemic. Once prescribed these medications, people are fast becoming physically and psychologically dependent on the pills. Once the dependency kicks in, it’s not …

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Digital Addiction – The Next Big Health Crisis

September 13th, 2016 - Leave a Comment

Addiction is a term thrown around loosely these days, a lot of us would fall into the category of digital addiction if we didn’t know the criteria for defining a real problem. So what are the parameters that make you eligible for a full blown digital addiction versus just innocently looking at your phone more …

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National Recovery Month

September 2nd, 2016 - Leave a Comment

September is officially National Recovery Month – An entire month dedicated to celebrating those who have beaten addiction and also encourages addiction sufferers to seek treatment. All month long, the accomplishments and stories of those who have overcome their struggles are shared and observed, and those who need guidance through their recovery journey can find helpful …

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The Power of Mindfulness and Addiction Recovery

September 1st, 2016 - Leave a Comment

Take a step back from your mind for a moment. Notice that your mind is always active. You have thoughts, ideas, memories, dreams, insights, and intuitions that appear in your mind every day. Some of these experiences in your mind that you act on. For instance, if you were on your way to a 12-step meeting …

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What Withdrawing from Alcohol Looks and Feels Like

August 29th, 2016 - Leave a Comment

Withdrawing from a substance that you’ve relied upon for a long period of time can be difficult. In fact, it’s important to know what those symptoms are so that you don’t confuse it with another medical condition, confuse it with a psychological condition, and so that you know what to expect. For instance, when a …

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Create Feelings of Empowerment to Overcome Addiction

August 24th, 2016 - Leave a Comment

Want to overcome addiction, but feel helpless? If you struggle with addiction, there’s a good chance you feel like a victim every now and then … a victim incapable of overcoming addiction. This is one of the most common feelings people with addiction experience, so take comfort in knowing you’re not alone here. As an addict, …

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Mental Health Weekly

August 12th, 2016 - Leave a Comment

Are you ready for the weekend? It’s been another busy week here at Vantage Point Recovery, so we thought we’d share a few of the most recent articles from the blog in case you missed them. Take a look and let us know what you think over on Facebook. Social Anxiety and An Unhealthy Relationship …

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Dr. Drew on Addiction Treatment and Mental Health

August 9th, 2016 - Leave a Comment

A practicing physician and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck USC School of Medicine, Dr. Drew knows a thing or two about addiction and other mental health issues. Take a look at this interview he did over with the Fix when you get a chance. We need to remind ourselves that each case …

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Here’s How to Overcome Addiction with Hope

August 1st, 2016 - Leave a Comment

Focusing on fear and consequence isn’t always the best motivation. Consider focusing on hope instead, and you may just find you’re able to work through your experience with addiction. According to writer and recovering addict Maia Szalavitz, author of Unbroken Brain, hope is the light in an addict’s life that most promotes change. Szalavitz states …

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The Four Dimensions of a Meaningful Recovery

July 28th, 2016 - Leave a Comment

For most people, recovery from addiction and/or mental illness means healing. It might mean getting to a place where you no longer have to face symptoms, or at least knowing how to manage those symptoms. However, most experts today agree that recovery is much more than that. It’s not just healing and growing beyond having …

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