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Trauma and Addiction

Most people who suffer from a life-altering experience often fail to see the connection between trauma and addiction. Surprisingly, the symptoms of both can develop simultaneously yet seem like they have nothing to do with each other. It is only through counseling that trauma victims see how their traumatic past has triggered their current addiction.…

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What is Somatic Experiencing?

When you suffer trauma, the aftereffects of your negative experiences sometimes feel unbearable. They make getting through normal daily activities difficult. This leads many people into substance abuse and addiction, as they struggle to cope in daily life. But more and more people in addiction treatment today wonder, “What is somatic experiencing and how can…

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Alcoholism and Depression

The old saying, “Drowning your sorrows” makes sense when you consider the connection between alcoholism and depression. But not everyone with this dual diagnosis starts drinking because they feel overwhelmingly sad or low. In fact, many develop depression after prolonged use of alcohol, because of the effects alcoholic beverages have on the body and brain.…

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Medical Detoxification Los Angeles Detox Center

If you are in need of medically-managed detoxification services from alcohol, drugs, or prescription medications, contact us now or seek medical attention immediately. Medical Detox Los Angeles: Two Methods of Treatment The Authentic Recovery Center provides medically-managed residential detoxification services in Los Angeles, California. If you would like to learn more about our private detox…

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Gambling Therapy Los Angeles Drug Rehab For Gambling Addicts

Compulsive Gambling Compulsive gambling is an impulse control disorder in which the subject is driven by an overwhelming, uncontrollable urge to gamble. The impulse is progressive and becomes uncontrollable. It consumes more of the individual’s time, energy, and money. It can destroy everything that is meaningful in the person’s life. The compulsive gambler cannot control…