What is PTSD? PTSD is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a mental health disorder caused by a traumatic experience in a person’s life. Experiences that can cause PTSD include childhood abuse, sexual abuse, car accidents, military combat, violent assault, natural disasters, or acts of terrorism. Signs and symptoms of PTSD may be one or more of the […]
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Independence Day is a holiday well known for big parties, outrageous behavior, and the use of alcohol to “celebrate”. As you walk the path of sobriety, it may be a day of stress and temptation, but there are ways to prepare and prevail. The Orange County detox and rehabilitation team at Fresh Start of California […]
Parental Instinct and Using Emotion to Fuel Action When we find out our child is using or has fallen into the trouble of addiction, our initial reaction may be disgust, resistance, anger, guilt, and stress. Unfortunately, these reactions are not going to help. It is best to channel any emotions into action and refrain from […]
The Mind-Body Connection and Battling Addiction Much of the struggle with addiction is behavior based on emotional or mental trauma or pain. The connection between the physical behaviors and the workings within the mind is what yoga can help forge. What is yoga? Yoga is a movement and thought connection practice within a philosophy that […]
Childhood Experience and Anger Management Anger management issues are often closely connected to substance abuse, especially when an addict was exposed to anger, violence, and trauma as a child. Children of violent adults frequently become angry adults themselves and may be predisposed to abuse drugs or alcohol. Experiencing or witnessing violence and trauma at a […]
The decision to go to rehab is a big one and one that holds the weight of a new life. It is crucial to find a facility that you can have confidence in and one that you will feel comfortable spending a good amount of time in. At Fresh Start of California, you can count […]
April 30th, 2020 is National Adopt a Pet Day Transitioning from a treatment facility to living on your own can be difficult and scary but having a pet with you can make you feel less alone. Adopting a dog, cat or other pet is beneficial in recovery and can teach skills that you will carry […]
Knowledge is Power in the Fight Against Alcoholism Alcohol is a factor in more than half of American homicides, suicides, and traffic accidents. It is a key factor in many domestic, relational, and financial problems including crimes against family members or spouses. It is often the reason for job loss, financial loss, property loss, and […]
Orange County Rehabilitation and Detox Solutions at Fresh Start of California There are numerous options for detox and rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol, including both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. Inpatient rehab describes a live-in rehab program that offers 24/7 supervision and guidance while outpatient rehab allows patients to go home or to another location while […]
Choose Medically Supervised Detox for Increased Chance of Success The process of detoxing from alcohol or drugs is not easy. It is strenuous, painful and stressful on the body and mind. Depending on the severity of your addiction, it can even be life threatening. With a medically supervised and assisted detox, your chances for success […]
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