Sobriety and Wellness During COVID-19
Relapse Prevention, Intervention, Medical Detox
Anxiety Calls Us to Action
Anxiety is a part of the human experience. It is neither good or bad.
Our reaction to anxiety, however, can take one of two paths. We can become very upset and overwhelmed by anxiety. Or, we can learn to manage anxiety with mindfulness and self care.
Developing a Self Care Practice for Relapse Prevention
Acknowledging our whole being (physical, emotional and spiritual) and meeting our own needs first is the way to create a positive environment for ourselves and others.
What is Self Care?
Self care means asking ourselves what is needed – and then following through with an honest answer. Self care can be as simple as getting to bed earlier on a work night. Or it could be as challenging as taking a look at some habits created and their long-term effects.
A Self Care Plan is an important tool in managing any kind of stress. Life gets busy – and without a plan: chances a good no changes in daily routines will happen.
For help in creating a Self Care Plan – click on the button below to download a Self Care Planning pdf.
Self Care Can Include:
• Yoga or Tai Chi
• Socializing positively friends and family
The Power of Mindfulness
Mindfulness provides skills and practices to loosen our identification with thoughts, helping us see that the content of a thought and resulting habitual emotions – are not absolute “truth.”
An essential mindfulness skill is to develop a healthy relationship with our thoughts. We can begin to create some space in our thinking. Mindfulness helps us to see thoughts as fleeting products of the mind – rather than the total reality.
With separation between thoughts – and taking action on those thoughts – individuals have the opportunity to begin to identify habitual behaviors. Gradually, actions will become a choice instead of a blind compulsion to act.
Mindfulness Guided Meditation
Mindfulness Guided Meditation for Anxiety
Chico Recovery Center Professional Interventions
Substance abuse can simply be defined as a pattern of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes. “Substances” can include alcohol and other drugs (illegal or not).
“Abuse” can result when using a substance in a way not intended or recommended. Or, by taking more than the prescribed dose of prescription drugs. When the individual involved has difficulty in being honest with themselves regarding the substance abuse – or cannot stop using by themselves – a professional intervention is very helpful.
How much alcohol is too much?
What is an Intervention?
An intervention is about change, action and healing.
It is often the best way to “jump start” someone into making necessary changes in their life to achieve a better quality of life.
Most families come to us emotionally, physically, and spiritually exhausted. The whole family system is traumatized by one person’s illness. Our goal is to shoulder the burden for families, plan accordingly, and facilitate an intervention to accelerate the recovery healing process.
We agree with the American Society of Addition Medicine ASAM that addiction is a treatable, chronic, and deadly disease.
What is Medical Detox?
Determining the need for medical detox will depend on many factors.
Trying to detox yourself can be a painful, uncomfortable, or even deadly process. Factors such as the substance of choice, usage interval, and amount used have to be considered.
Drug and Alcohol Detox
A safe and secure detox program is the most important start to treating addiction.
Detox centers are designed to provide patients with support they need to not only detox from drugs and alcohol – but also to begin to live a clean and sober life. The right detox program can help individuals through physical withdrawal symptoms and provide medical assistance needed during a rough time.
Is Quitting on Your Own Harmful?
The severity of the effects of self-detox will differ depending on the individual’s history of abuse and medical and physical conditions.
The risks of detox for heavy drug and alcohol users are dangerous enough that heavy users should never attempt detox alone. A sudden stop of drug and alcohol use can lead to seizures, heart attacks, strokes. And in severe cases – a sudden stop of drug or alcohol use can result in death.
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Addiction Recovery is Essential
We will always put your best interests first.
Chico Recovery cares for clients with Screening, Addiction Assessment, Intervention; as well as access to personalized addiction treatment options.
Addiction recovery treatment includes dual-diagnosis residential and outpatient treatment, alcohol and addiction treatment, medical managed detox for individuals, families and professionals; and court liaison services.
We guide families and their loved ones suffering with addiction, depression, and other behavioral issues – into recovery.
We walk you through the steps to get started in the recovery process – and a to create a new sober life.
• Each patient is evaluated by Chico Recovery Center staff and receives a bio-psycho-social assessment; and an individualized treatment plan.
• We use Mindfulness Relapse Prevention and other whole person evidence-based therapies; including CBT, yoga, tai chi and more.
• If you or your loved one is located in Sacramento, Chico, Redding, Martinez or other northern California area – and are dealing with a drug abuse or an alcohol use disorder – welcome to evidence-based whole person addiction treatment at Chico Recovery Center.
Chico Recovery Center – Your Path to Health and Wellness