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July 6, 2022
Are Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Different?

Substance use disorder (SUD) is a complex mental health disorder that causes a person to lose control of their use of drugs or alcohol. SUD typically presents itself through alcohol use disorder (AUD), drug addiction, or sometimes both. Alcohol and drug addiction are very similar since they’re both a form of SUD. Does treatment look […]

July 6, 2022
How Sober Living at The Ohana May Benefit You

There are many reasons to enter into a sober living environment after leaving an addiction treatment facility. Some individuals choose this option because they fear being on their own in the early stages of recovery. Recovery is filled with a unique set of challenges, especially early on. You may struggle to cope with triggers and […]

July 6, 2022
Are Individuals Allowed to Contact Friends and Family During Treatment?

Many treatment facilities prohibit or strongly discourage outside contact during addiction treatment. While the reasoning behind this may be understandable, it’s hard to say if cutting off all outside contact is truly beneficial for treatment. At The Ohana Addiction Treatment Center, we encourage our clients to communicate with members of their communities.  We do request that calls […]

July 6, 2022
What Determines the Length of Time People Spend in the Program?

It can be confusing for individuals to know how long they need to be in an addiction treatment program, especially if treatment facilities have a 30-day limit to their programs. Unfortunately, there is no single right answer to the question of what determines the length of time people spend in treatment. There are so many […]

July 6, 2022
The Process of Entering Into Treatment

Individuals may recognize the signs of needing addiction treatment, but they may be unsure how to enter treatment. Asking for help is first and foremost, but this first step can be daunting. Taking action may include reaching out to a relative or trusted friend. Acknowledging you need help is a monumental step in itself.  It may be […]

June 22, 2022
Living Outside of the Treatment Bubble

Some find it difficult to differentiate between treatment and post-treatment. Especially after spending a significant amount of time in a treatment facility, it can be challenging to step out of the bubble and fully embrace recovery as a new adventure.  Treatment and recovery are very distinct chapters in your journey. Understanding this is important for […]

June 22, 2022
Fostering a Habit of Personal Well-Being Post-Treatment

A major part of recovery requires making a series of life-changing decisions that revolve around choices and habits. Addiction or substance use disorders are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, in addition to life experiences. In particular, trauma can increase the chances of developing addiction or substance use disorder (SUD). The inability to […]

June 22, 2022
The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep has a direct impact on both mental and physical health. It is essential for us to function, and allows our body and mind to recharge. Without sleep, we can not function properly, which may exacerbate other negative habits or struggles with physical and mental illnesses. A good night’s sleep can make a significant difference […]

June 22, 2022
PTSD What Is It and How Can It Be Treated?

Have you ever been in a situation of such intense trauma or stress that it’s caused adverse effects on your physical and mental well-being? Those effects may include hallucinations, flashbacks, or symptoms of anxiety or depression. You may also experience symptoms of substance use disorder (SUD) as a result of these adverse effects of trauma. […]

June 22, 2022
Understanding and Treating Dual Diagnosis

Do you find that certain feelings exacerbate your struggle with addiction or substance use disorders? Does addiction cause many complex feelings that are hard to explain or put into words? If you have felt this way, you are most likely experiencing symptoms of a dual diagnosis. Dual Diagnosis (DD) is the condition of having a mental […]

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