Finding Help for Co-Occurring Conditions in Washington State Drug Rehab

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More than seven million Americans struggle with co-occurring mental health disorders. Having both a mental health and a substance abuse disorder means that it is likely that the “squeaky wheel will get the grease”, meaning that the disorder that causes the most problems will probably receive treatment, while the co-occurring disorder will be left untreated.  … Read More

Using EMDR Therapy to Address PTSD and Addiction in Washington State Drug Rehab

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur following someone’s involvement in or witnessing of a traumatic or life-threatening event. It often involves compulsive remembering and reliving of the event, causing the person to feel the same powerful emotions they did at the time of the event. These strong emotions can be extremely debilitating, contributing to periods … Read More

4 Reasons to Embrace Gratitude in Seattle Drug Rehab

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Deliberately and consciously embracing gratitude on a daily basis while attending addiction treatment can positively benefit your recovery in a number of ways. Studies have shown that feeling grateful on a consistent basis have bio-psycho-social benefits that can help you maintain your recovery over the long-term. Feelings of gratitude can offset other, more negative feelings … Read More

How to Fight Common Fears in Washington State Drug Rehab

Fear is one of the most common barriers to professional addiction treatment. The fear may be specific or general, acknowledged or not. Fear can be an overwhelming emotion before, during, and after rehab. Here is a look at the fears those seeking treatment sometimes face, and some strategies to help you deal with them while … Read More

What Not to Say to a Washington State Person in Addiction Recovery

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Talking with somebody who is pursuing recovery from addiction requires gentleness and understanding at all times, and particularly during the first year of sobriety. It can be difficult to withhold burning questions or opinions, but it is important to think before you speak and to remain compassionate. Below is a list of things to avoid … Read More

Singing in Seattle: The Role of Music Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment is comprised of a variety of therapies, depending on which works best for your particular needs. Music therapy has become increasingly popular since it first began to be used in the 1970s, and studies have shown that it can be a useful tool on the journey to recovery. What Is Music Therapy? Music … Read More

Oregon Coalition Calls for Change in Addiction Treatment Options

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America’s drug addiction epidemic has left no state untouched, including Oregon. Particularly concerning is the rise of opioid abuse and addiction; between 2000 and 2012, Oregon saw a three-fold increase in unintentional overdose deaths from prescription opioids. More statistics reveal a shocking picture: Over 4000 people died from unintentional opioid overdose between 2000-2012. Over 15,000 … Read More

Washington State and Seattle Sue Opioid Pharma Manufacturers

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“Purdue Pharma ignored the devastating consequences of its opioids and profited from its massive deception…it’s time they are held accountable and pay for the devastation they caused.” – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson Washington State and Seattle City File Lawsuits On September 28, 2017, State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes … Read More

Meth Quietly Making Inroads in Washington State

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While America’s opioid crisis rules the headlines, a quieter epidemic is swiftly infiltrating Washington State. Use of methamphetamine has increased steadily over the past decade or so, and advocates are beginning to cry out for solutions. Looking at the Statistics Data released by the University of Washington’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute reveal a shocking … Read More