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Treating Dual Diagnoses at Creative Care

Treating Dual Diagnoses at Creative Care

Compassionate, Innovative Treatment At Creative Care, our mission is to provide compassionate, professional, and innovative treatment to ensure long-term recovery and improved quality of life. At the heart of each of our treatment modalities is our person-centered...

Schizophrenia and the Necessity of Patient-Centered Care

Schizophrenia and the Necessity of Patient-Centered Care

The American Psychiatric Association recently released new guidelines for the treatment of schizophrenia. The recommendations include assessment and treatment planning, as well as pharmacotherapy. As Dr. George Keepers, chair of the guideline writing group, states...

The Dangers of Marijuana Maintenance

The Dangers of Marijuana Maintenance

The Marijuana Maintenance Plan All over the United States, attitudes and opinions concerning marijuana are changing. What was once demonized as a guaranteed gateway drug to heroin and worse is now advertised all over Los Angeles and other cities as a panacea for all...

Learning to Set and Maintain Healthy Boundaries

Learning to Set and Maintain Healthy Boundaries

An Essential Component to Healthy Relationships and Happy Lives Solid boundaries are an essential component to healthy relationships and happy lives. However, it is an unfortunate truth that many of us have not yet acquired the necessary skills to set and maintain...

Finding the Right Routine in Early Recovery

Finding the Right Routine in Early Recovery

Learning a New Way of Life Look, we get it. Your counselors are getting on you to make it to group on time. The house manager is banging on your door before your alarm has even gone off, yelling about getting your chores done. And your sponsor keeps going on about...

Childhood Trauma and Its Effects on the Body

Childhood Trauma and Its Effects on the Body

We know childhood trauma to be a major risk factor for many mental health disorders. These range from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder to substance use and eating disorders. However, researchers also link it to physical issues such as heart attacks,...