Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Addiction

by Balboa Horizons | March 30, 2016

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been used to treat those struggling with addictions, self-harm and borderline personality disorder. Many clients in addiction rehabs battle all three. One common denominator in them is the struggle in handling intense emotions. Someone with borderline personality disorder may become angry and in the effort to calm themselves use drugs […]

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Movement Therapies for Addiction

by baladmin | November 6, 2015

Traditionally, addiction has been treated with psychotherapy. Newly developed therapies called movement therapies are proving to be incredibly beneficial. Movement therapy can include dancing, yoga, tai chi, etc… this therapy model addresses both the psychological and the physiological health of a person. Physically our autonomic nervous system (ANS) remembers everything we feel, hear, see and […]

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How to Make Rehab a Success

by baladmin | October 16, 2014

Going to Rehab The good news is that you have decided to enter a treatment program for your addiction. The bad news — is that you have decided to enter a treatment program for addiction. This was probably not an easy decision to make and is truly a double edged sward. The fact that you […]

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95% of Alcoholics Have Hypoglycemia

by baladmin | September 16, 2014

Studies have shown that most alcoholics suffer from Hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar, or when our bodies do not have enough sugar to use as fuel. Hypoglycemia occurs when blood sugar (glucose) is too low. Blood sugar below 70 mg/dL is considered low, and blood sugar at or below this level can harm us. […]

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California Fire Department Tracks College Students Alcohol Incidents

by baladmin | September 2, 2014

Alcohol Emergency Calls Place Overload on City Resources UC Berkley students who like to drink alcohol placed an excessive amount of alcohol related emergency calls to the Berkley Fire Department on August 25, 2014. Starting at about 11 p.m. that evening,  the Berkley Fire Department received 16 emergency calls from the campus, 12 of which […]

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Alcohol-Myths & Facts

by baladmin | August 6, 2014

Alcohol holds a special but complicated place in our society. A brightly colored Cosmopolitan is the drink of choice for the glamorous characters on Sex and the City. James Bond prefers his martini—shaken—not stirred—to unwind after taking out a villain. Weddings would not be the same without a champagne toast by the best man and […]

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