Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers in California

Iris Healing Retreat 03/15/19
dual diagnosis treatment centers in California

Our dual diagnosis treatment centers in California focus on clients battling substance abuse and mental illness. Indeed, that’s what “dual diagnosis” means. It’s important to focus on both of them, as opposed to simply centering on one or the other. The reason for that is simple: without dealing with them both at the same time,…

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A Low Glycemic Diet in Recovery

Iris Healing Retreat 12/31/18
Low Glycemic Diet

So you’ve detoxed off of heroin or have abstained from alcohol and are working a healing recovery program of some sort. Yet, there are some days that are better than others as far as your mood, despite having done everything you were asked to do, correctly. Early recover can feel a lot like early childhood…

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Facing Trauma During Treatment

nikitos 07/10/18

At Iris Healing Retreat, we understand how to treat trauma and can attest that most clients who seek help for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorder have one of more traumas.  With the right set of tools and a caring, professional treatment staff in place, trauma can be healed. Certain modalities like neurofeedback and brainspotting…

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What to Know about Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers in California

nikitos 06/13/18
dual diagnosis treatment center

Facing drug or alcohol addiction can be a daunting task for any individual or family. Very often where addiction resides there is also another disorder lurking in the background. Studies have shown that millions of Americans suffering through an addiction are also dealing with some form of mental disorder and illness. They are using the…

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As Featured in Keys to Recovery Magazine: A Spoonful of Compassion

iris 08/14/17

When emerging on the other side of a traumatic event, a life-altering decision, or prolonged stress, people often cite the empathy they received from others as a central factor in effective coping and recovery. But what exactly is empathy? When it comes to recovery from a difficult injury, illness, or addiction, how big of a…

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Dual Diagnosis – Making Peace With More Than One Issue

iris 08/11/17

As you learn more about the world of recovery, one term that will pop up frequently is “dual diagnosis.” This is a relatively new practice in our field (begun in the mid 1990’s), but an extremely important one that can trace the root of an addiction. Dual diagnoses is a practice we specialize in at…

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