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How Shame Impacts Addiction and Recovery

At Acqua Recovery, our addiction treatment center in Utah is proud to offer a pro-recovery environment that provides support and understanding as you work toward addiction recovery. We’ll help you communicate with both others and yourself more effectively, helping make better choices and achieve a better life. One big area that’s a common subject within…

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Meditation for Alcoholism

More therapists today are incorporating meditation for alcoholism into their treatment programs. Meditation is a simple yet powerful technique that can help you break the cycle of addiction and end harmful habits like alcohol abuse. A meditation therapy program in Utah is beneficial if you are looking for additional ways to address your problem. You may turn…

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Is Alcohol a Stimulant?

Is alcohol a stimulant or a depressant? The answer is not that straight forward. Alcohol works by imitating a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA. The neurotransmitter is responsible for sending specific messages to the brain, which results in sedation, relaxation, and improvements in mood. These effects are similar to other depressant drugs such as…