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Mind, Body and Soul: How Holistic Rehab Works

Mind Body And Soul How Holistic Rehab Works - The Dunes East Hampton

“You’re an addict. You have a problem. You need to get sober.” Nobody wants to hear these words. Even when the person who says them means well, or even if you’re saying them to yourself, they bring on a mix of intense emotions – especially indignation, anger and fear. Those words feel like a judgment, […]

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Filling the Empty Hole: Why Do Some People Abuse Drugs and Alcohol?

Filling the Empty Hole Why Do People Abuse Drugs and Alcohol - The Dunes

One of the most common things we hear from clients at our treatment center is that they were “filling the void with drugs and alcohol.” Descriptions of a hole or void are common from people struggling with addiction. They experience emptiness in their lives that they do not know how to fill. Many turn to […]

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Infographic: Workplace Stress Driving Professionals to Drugs and Alcohol

Workplace Stress Driving Professionals to Drugs and Alcohol - The Dunes East Hampton

Why Is Stress in the Workplace Driving Professionals to Drugs and Alcohol? Certain professionals are more likely to develop addictions due to stress in the workplace. View this infographic of most stressful jobs and learn about coping alternatives. It’s a common misconception that drug and alcohol addiction is something that mostly happens to poor people […]

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How Does Alcohol Affect Blood Pressure?

How Does Alcohol Affect Blood Pressure

It is no secret that alcohol negatively affects the body. Alcohol acts like a poison in your bloodstream, impacting your liver, pancreas, nervous system, heart, and more. But how does alcohol affect blood pressure? Alcohol can increase the risk of hypertension, or abnormally high blood pressure. This can lead to too much pressure on the […]

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How Guilt and Shame Relate to Substance Abuse and Addiction

How Guilt and Shame Relate to Substance Abuse and Addiction

It is often not possible to talk about addiction without talking about shame. Individuals struggling with addiction typically feel guilt and shame – two deeply personal and painful emotions. These feelings can lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as further substance abuse. Self-medicating in this way can perpetuate an addiction, and create a significant barrier […]

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