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How to Stay Sober for Thanksgiving Nov 15th, 2019

The Thanksgiving holiday is usually a difficult time for someone who has just completed rehabilitation for drug and/or alcohol addiction. For many families, holiday celebrations and festivities center around alcohol. For this reason, recovering alcoholics and drug addicts often face increased incidences of depression and stress between November and January....

How Gratitude Can Aid Addiction Recovery Nov 12th, 2019

Did you know that November is National Gratitude Month? As Thanksgiving approaches, most of us realize that thankfulness should color the way we look at the world. But gratitude shouldn’t be relegated to November. In fact, psychologists believe that reaping the many benefits afforded by an attitude of gratitude requires embracing the emotion...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Oct 30th, 2019

If you’re actively battling addiction, you may already be familiar with strategies treatment centers use to help people in their care. At MFI, we rely on scientifically proven methods to help support clients at all 10 of our Riverside-area treatment facilities. And one, which is admittedly a mouthful, is Cognitive Behavioral...

National Antidepressant Death Awareness Month Oct 22nd, 2019

October is well-known for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everywhere you go, pink ribbons abound. But a lesser known yet equally important observance, also held each October, is National Antidepressant Death Awareness Month. Created to call attention to people who have suffered injury or death as a result of antidepressant use,...

Happy Sober Halloween Oct 15th, 2019

  ​Halloween is a call to party for many American adults. But how do you put the fun back into the special occasion if you’re on the road to recovery? The main contributing factor to your feeling like this is that the “reward circuit” of your brain. Since normal brain...

Sober October Oct 9th, 2019

Staying sober for the entire month of October may sound like a difficult challenge. But if you struggle with addiction, doing so offers a wonderful opportunity to sober up before the holidays. You can also take the opportunity to join the Macmillan’s Go Sober for October Campaign and help raise money for...

Pill-Free Pain Management Oct 9th, 2019

​Whether you are a recovering addict or someone who cares about one, you need to know that if you require pain relief during the treatment or when in remission, there are safe approaches available which do not entail reaching for a pill. Even for people without addictions, medication offers chronic...

Suicide Prevention Oct 3rd, 2019

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The annual campaign focuses attention on a serious public health problem, which affects people of all ages. In fact, nearly 800,000 people die by suicide in the world each year, which is roughly one death every 40 seconds. In America alone, 123 people die by their own hands each day, bringing the total number...