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Did you know that gardening helps to reduce stress, improves self-confidence, and eases depression? You don’t even have to have a big backyard or a green thumb to reap the many benefits of gardening. Whether you grow flowers, herbs, fruits, or vegetables, the...read more
Think about the terms “substance abuse” and “drug or alcohol addiction.” What age group do they make you think about? Most people think about young adults or teenagers. However, there is another age group where addiction is a growing problem. Senior citizens are...read more
Are you familiar with the term “dry drunk?” Many people have heard of someone being a dry drunk but are not really sure of its meaning. The Meaning of Dry Drunk An article in Psychology Today “Is there a Dry Drunk in Your Life?” by Carole Bennett, M.A., defines a dry...read more
Interview with Kito Holtzman As CEO of Canyon Vista Recovery Center, Kito Holtzman spends his days facilitating and fine tuning the processes used to help those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction turn their lives around. This is a mission that resonates with...read more
For many years, the popular belief has been that substance abuse was higher in the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) community. Now, statistics provided by the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and reviewed by the Substance Abuse...read more
The topic of drug and alcohol addiction continues to be surrounded by a number of myths that cause some people to be misinformed as they accept the myth without questioning its truth. When a myth is treated as a reality, it often influences a person’s beliefs,...read more
Taking control of a drug or alcohol addiction is difficult and often includes the use of many different types of therapies. One highly effective form of therapy is Alpha-Stim treatment. This kind of therapy helps individuals overcome their addictions by addressing...read more
When a person enters a residential substance abuse program, one of the things they encounter is a blackout period, also called a no-contact period. During this time individuals are restricted from having contact with anyone outside of the facility. For many, this can...read more
For anyone in the process of recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, eating a nutritious and well-balanced diet is essential. But for many individuals in recovery, especially the early stages, eating correctly is not always an easy accomplishment. After all, most...read more
In the words of American dance pioneer, Ruth St. Denis, “I see dance being used as communication between body and soul to express what is too deep to find words [for].” For many people suffering with a substance abuse addiction, dance movement therapy (DMT) provides a...read more