Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Your Easy Guide To Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Are you a prisoner of your stress and anxiety? Do you find yourself letting simple issues and problems, grow into insurmountable odds that leave you paralyzed with doubt and fear? It does not need to be like this. If you really want to move forward with your life, and handle your anxiety, take heed of the suggestions found ahead.

Planning ahead is a great way to reduce stress on a daily basis. Instead of waiting until the last minute for projects at work or school, start in advance to eliminate any hassle when you face crunch time. This will help to put you in the best position to maintain a positive mindset.

One thing that you should take into consideration, if you have a lot of anxiety or stress, is the clothes that you wear. Make sure that your clothes are comfortable and that they do not fit too tight on your body. Uncomfortable clothing can trigger a negative mental response, yielding stress and anxiety.

Talk to a trusted friend or family member about your anxiety problems. If you tell someone else how you feel, they may be able to help you put things in perspective and help you to think positive thoughts. This can help you get rid of anxiety or at least make it better.

If your anxiety is mostly driven by fear, it may be wise to go and confront your fears. Taking small steps to conquering your fear is much more positive than sitting around and doing nothing. Make a list of things that cause you fear and anxiety and brainstorm ways you can eliminate them from your life.

Creating a mindset that helps to relieve your anxiety is easier than you might think. When you have the knowledge, as was presented here, you can handle issues in the proper way to avoid anxious feelings that can overwhelm you. Consider a professional assessment while you make efforts in your personal life to conquer anxiety.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Treatment Advice And Helpful Tips For People Living With Depression

Depression is not that incredibly widespread, but there are currently, over 19 million people in the United States alone, who suffer from its unrelenting grasp. Thousands more are affected by depression every day. Use the tips you read in the article below and begin to break out of that funk.

Become more physically active. A healthy body is a necessity for a healthy mind. In addition to the obvious health benefits, exercising releases feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It is these chemicals that give rise to the term "runner's high". It is a natural high, one that is safe and even healthy to become addicted to!

If you are struggling with depression and low self-esteem, one of the best things you can do for your mental health is to spend time interacting with animals and nature. Animals show unconditional love and live life in the moment. Spending time with animals is a great way to help you improve your mood.

If your depression is flaring up during the winter months, you may want to consider taking a vacation to a warm climate. Winter flares up depression symptoms because people are stuck in their house more often. A relaxing vacation on the beach may help you feel better and help your depression.

If you are feeling depressed, be cautious about using "natural" home remedies. Some of these are nothing more than a placebo and others can be harmful to you. These are true medications, and it is important to discuss them with your doctor before you start taking them.

When talking about depression, even one is too large a number to ignore. The severity of this mood disorder should never be taken lightly. So, if you're suffering from depression, remember that it's in your best interest to use the tips you've learned here and to immediately act to defeat this disorder.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Depression 101: Everything You Need To Know

Many people face the problem of depression, usually, at least, once in their lives. Handling depression can be somewhat difficult, as people feel trapped with their feelings of sadness and despair. However, no matter how impossible it may seem, depression can be faced. The tips in this article can help you face depression.

Wear clothing that makes you feel happy. Your clothing should be a reflection of the mood you wish to be in, not the mood you are currently in. Wear something colorful and fun that will make you smile when you look at it. Pick out your favorite outfit, even if it is formal, and wear it around the house to try to boost your spirits.

If you feel like your depression is reaching critical levels it may be time to get a change of scenery. Look at what is happening in your life and try to set a near date for a nice vacation. Even a weekend getaway is a great way to help change your thoughts.

Taking an interest in an activity or hobby can be an effective means for alleviating the symptoms of depression. Cultivating an interest in something artistic or becoming involved in a group activity can actually offset many feelings of depression. Just spending more time in social settings around other people can help as well.

Spend time outdoors. The sun is full of vitamin D, which may help those with depression and the change of scene, will be enough to take your mind off your troubles for a little while. Try to stay outside for at least half an hour a day, to see results.

As stated before, many people have depression at least once. People feel troubling sadness and despair, and may feel as if they can find no way to escape it. Although it may seem impossible to beat depression, it is not. If you simply remember the tips from this article, you can begin your battle against depression.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Numerous Programs With 12-Steps

Medical professionals have long-known the endless benefits of using the 12-steps and the 12-step model in the treatment of addictions, and counseling. For years, this method has proved time and time again to be one of the best resources for behavioral specialists to employ when treating an individual with an addiction. With higher success rates, lower relapse rates, and an overall more-healthy program, the 12 step method is sought after by those who want to get clean, and stay clean.

Above It All Treatment uses and references the 12-step models in all of its various drug and alcohol rehab programs. to browse through Above It All treatment programs, or to learn more about the facility, visit them online or call to speak with a representative at: 888-634-4546.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dangerous New Opiate

The prescription drug craze for Oxycontin that has spread across the United States for the past decade was originally spurred as doctors got the powerful new drug in place of Hydrocodone, which -- though still an opiate -- is much milder of an opiate than Hydrocodone. With this new stronger drug, those that were already addicted to opiates began to switch over for Oxycontin's more powerful effects. On the other hand, patients who had never previously been prescribed any sort of opiate were beginning to get prescribed this drug as well. With as powerful as Oxycontin is, those individuals became addicted to the drug quite quickly.

This change of popularity from Hydrocodone to Oxycontin may come again this year, to a more powerful drug known as TD Hydrocodone. TD Hydrocodone is the purest form of Hydrocodone ever synthesized; and while this is good news for those in severe pain that suffer side effects from the ancillary chemicals found in standard Hydrocodone, this could lead to almost instantaneous chemical dependency for those who abuse it.

New Dawn Treatment Center in California treats many patients with addictions to prescription medications every year through its chemical dependency treatment programs. Many of these patients have severe addictions to Oxycontin. For drug treatment professionals, the prospect of an even more dangerous, more addictive, and purer form of the drug they already treat dependencies to, is frightening.

Learning lessons from the release of Oxycontin, pharmaceutical companies and doctors know the risks associated with TD Hydrocodone, and medical professionals are sure to be hesitant to prescribe this drug to just any patient, but it will be available and the danger is still there. Those already addicted to opiates like standard Hydrocodon are at the highest risk for abuse of the new TD Hydrocodon. The world's purest form of the drug you are addicted to, is quite enticing for an addict, and they will surely go to great lengths to obtain the drug. Once it is out on the streets, it could spread rampantly.

This is proof drugs simply will not go away, they actually keep getting stronger and more dangerous. All the more reason for addicted individuals to seek treatment right now. It will not go away on its own, and it will continue to get worse until you seek treatment.

New Dawn Recovery Center specializes in the treatment of addictions and chemical dependencies to prescription drugs like the ones discussed in this article. For help battling prescription addiction, contact New Dawn at:

New Dawn Recovery has 4 locations throughout California:

Monday, November 26, 2012

Anxiety: Save Me From Myself

"Someone save me from myself," is what addicts say quite often. This phrase gives a lot of insight into the workings of addiction and how an addicted mind functions.

Essentially, this phrase is a call for help, begging someone to save them. The interesting part of the sentence is, "from myself." This is quite telling, as the addict is admitting responsibility for the problems of addiction, and admitting that they do need help. But how do you help someone who has uttered this phrase?

Addicts that are in this state of awareness of their disease often say that even though they know that use of the drugs or alcohol will not bring any long-term positive effects, but they simply do not know what else to do with themselves. This could be the evidence of a dual diagnosis, in-which the addict has a subliminal condition that is driving them to continue the use of chemicals. Most often, the diagnosis for the underlying condition is anxiety, panic attacks, and/or anxiety attacks.

Even in patients who have never used drugs or alcohol -- but suffer from anxiety and panic attacks -- this feeling of "save me from myself" is present. For anyone who has ever suffered through the misery of a panic attack, you know that this is a terrible feeling.

During a panic attack, those afflicted often feel like the world is constricting down on them. They can feel a tightening in their chest and do not know where to turn for relief. If left untreated, individuals may take it upon themselves to begin self-medicating with drugs and alcohol. In the short-term, these substance can stop the effects of a panic attack quite quickly; but, as time passes on, the anxiety and panic attacks will build up and become more fierce. Finally, when an addict has the will to attempt to quit, they can be quickly deterred by a panic attack that forces them to medicate in order to stop the attack. For the addict, continuing the use of the drugs is much more bearable than going through the sheer terror of a panic attack.

Anxiety is a strange condition, in-that drugs and alcohol can be both the cause of, and the temporary cure for panic. Anxiety works alongside the addiction, forcing an addict into a dark corner where they may finally scream, "Somebody, save me from myself" 

Monday, November 19, 2012

New Dawn Recovery Treats Underlying Causes of Addiction

Nobody wakes up one day and decides, "Hey, I want to have an addiction to opiates." Additionally, the first time a person uses a drug or alcohol, they know the risks, but something prompted them to use it anyway; for that person at that moment, the risk was worth the perceived benefit. So what was the factor that prompted them to use the drug anyway?

Finding out the underlying cause for the initial use of a drug or alcohol is a main goal in dual diagnosis residential treatment, a form of addiction treatment. Any treatment center or program can ween a patient off of a chemical and hope that they don't return to using it again. However, a chemical dependency treatment center that employs a dual diagnosis approach tackles the underlying conditions that led the patient to take the drugs; this condition could be chronic pain, depression, trauma, or stress.

New Dawn Recovery is a dual diagnosis treatment center in California that knows the importance of treating underlying conditions in order to successfully rehabilitate its clients and prevent the possibility of future relapses after treatment. This approach is not only essential to the recovery of those with mental or physical conditions that are negatively affecting or worsening addiction, but it also helps the addict himself/herself understand how the chemical dependency came about, and ways to avoid it from happening again.

To learn more about dual diagnoses, or about the programs that New Dawn Treatment Centers offer, visit their official website:

New Dawn has 4 locations in Northern California:

New Dawn Recovery: Location #1 
7447 Antelope Road #103, Citrus Heights, CA 95621

New Dawn Recovery: Location #2
2320 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

New Dawn Recovery: Location #3
3 Harbor Drive #110 Sausalito, CA 94965

New Dawn Recovery: Location #4
7011 Sylvan Road Citrus Heights, CA 95610