Discussing mental health effects of substance abuse and how to restore it during and after recovery.

shatter weed

Shatter Weed : Dangers and Side Effects

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Most recreational weed users have probably never heard of marijuana extracts or shatter weed. But for marijuana enthusiasts, extracts, especially shatter, are some of the most popular and fastest-growing forms of cannabis on the market. Put simply, a marijuana extract is a hyper-concentrated form of the drug. Extracts are formed by separating the marijuana plant’s essential oils from the plant using heat, pressure and/or chemical solvents. 
xanax bar addiction

Xanax Bars Addiction and Dependency

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XANAX is the brand name for the drug Alprazolam, a drug belonging to the class of medications called benzodiazepines or “benzos”. Xanax itself has a host of nicknames of its own, such as, “zanie-bars”, “z-bars”, “Bars”, “planks” and “bricks” to name a few. Typically prescribed as an anti-anxiety medication, Xanax is the most widely prescribed of all benzodiazepines as a method to alleviate anxiety and treat panic disorders.
cbt for alcoholism

How is CBT Used to Treat Alcoholism

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The effective treatment of alcohol use disorder depends on a multi-pronged approach. Of all the various treatment elements, the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the very cornerstone of addiction treatment. CBT is an evidence-based…
trauma and addiction

Why Treating Trauma and Addiction Simultaneously is Important

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There is a known connection between trauma and addiction. A vast body of research shows a clear link between experiencing (or witnessing) a traumatic event and substance use disorders. Recent data provided by the National Survey on Drug Use…
guilt and shame in addiction

How to Deal with the Guilt in Addiction Recovery

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Guilt, shame, and remorse are common experiences for people new to recovery. Life in active addiction can be fraught with poor choices, neglected responsibilities, and decisions that you would never make with a clear mind. These past decisions…
anxiety in addiction recovery

Dealing with Anxiety in Addiction Recovery

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Anxiety and addiction are two of the most common mental health concerns in the United States today. Current estimates suggest that 7.8% of the adult population struggles with a substance use disorder each year, and 19.1% experience an anxiety…
self care in addiction recovery

Self-Care Tips While in Addiction Recovery

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Addiction and substance misuse can quickly take over your life, but you are not alone in this struggle. Millions of people across the United States struggle with this issue, and it has a way of taking away everything you once knew about yourself…
meditation for addiction recovery

Can I Use Meditation for Addiction Recovery?

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Have you ever wondered if meditation could help addiction recovery? If so, you’re not alone. Countless people have turned to meditation as a way to overcome addiction and achieve lasting sobriety. At Annandale Behavioral Health, we believe…
5150 hold California

What Is A 5150 Hold

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There are many times a person may struggle with mental health due to challenges in daily life. In some situations, those intense moments lead to very difficult outcomes. A person may be at risk to themselves or others. That is when someone needs to be able to take action to help them. A 5150 hold California law makes that possible.
how to treat anxiety

How To Treat Anxiety

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Anxiety is a normal emotion and a healthy reaction to stress. While fleeting anxiety is unavoidable for the vast majority of humans, an individual that experiences symptoms of anxiety that interfere with his or her ability to function in his…