Monthly Archives: July 2014

5 Tips To Fight Internet Addiction

From online gaming to quizzes and social media, it has never been easier to find oneself entrapped in an internet addiction. Though abstinence often serves as a viable option for many other addictions, a number of people rely on the medium for education or work purposes. Instead of abstaining from the internet completely, our specialists recommend these tactics to help curb the cravings and behaviors associated with the compulsion.

Tips To Overcome Internet Addiction

    1. Accept the issue – In order to combat an addiction, addicts must first come to terms with the fact that there is a problem. Once an addiction is recognized, the repair process will be much smoother.

5 Tips To Overcome Internet Addiction - The Dunes

  1. Locate your triggers – There are typically events or actions that set off an internet addict. Anxiety, stress, or boredom are very common in this area. Once you have determined your triggers, do your best to eliminate them in different ways. For instance, if you use the internet most while you are anxious, find another outlet, such as exercise or an artistic endeavor.
  1. Keep a log of how often you use the internet – Most individuals don’t realize how much scroll time they devote daily. Record use habits each and every time you pop in. Log the date, start time, and end time of each session to gain a better understanding of your habits. You may be surprised just how much time is “wasted” online!
  1. Set goals for your off-time internet use; placing time restrictions on your sessions – An hour each night should be a proper starting point. Make sure to log off as soon as the alarm sounds. Keep in mind that you can always finish what you were doing the next day. As your mind begins to acclimate to an hour, begin scaling back the time in 10- to 15-minute increments.
  1. Focus on your health! Internet addiction often robs users of their free time and hobbies once they’ve succumbed to the addiction. Create a list of activities that you enjoy. Next time you feel like checking your inbox, do one of those things instead! Play music, go for a jog, or take a drive somewhere new. This tactic will also help you spend more time with your family, which may have suffered neglect during your internet addiction.

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If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction, The Dunes East Hampton is the place to turn. Pick up the phone today and let our team of recovery specialists get you back on track toward the healthy lifestyle you’ve been missing. Call now! Help is waiting!

4 Ways Proper Nutrition Can Benefit Your Addiction Recovery

4 Ways Proper Nutrition Can Benefit Addiction RecoveryIn order for the brain to process information correctly, our neurotransmitters must be fully operational. Alcohol and drugs stimulate these neurotransmitters, but will ultimately deplete them with excess use. Malnutrition is another common side effect of substance abuse, often requiring the aid of a nutrition recovery addiction treatment program to repair the damage done.

 4 Ways Your Addiction Recovery Can Benefit From Proper Nutrition:

1. Minimize Cravings And Promote A Positive Attitude

Both drugs and alcohol prevent the body from sustaining and breaking down nutrients and releasing toxins. This can result in a number of health issues, including malnutrition. At our East Hampton addiction recovery facility, patients learn to change their negative actions into positive ones, restoring both spiritual and physical well-being. Many addicts struggle to control their cravings during recovery. Studies have show that a diet high in protein and carbohydrates can help minimize these cravings by promoting a positive mindset.

2. Help Repair Damage To Circulation And Heart

Alcohol and drugs can adversely impact the hair and skin. Foods that are rich in nutrients (vitamins C and A and proteins) can help restore these areas to a healthier state. Where circulation and the heart are concerned, a low-fat, protein-rich diet combined with exercise can help reduce inflammation, restore muscle loss, and lower high blood pressure. Foods that are rich in nutrients and calories can contain moderate fat work to restore vitamins and minerals while reducing the living swelling caused by substance abuse.

3. Elevate Mood And Energy

In order to elevate mood and energy levels, our clients are advised to eat small, regular meals throughout the day. The diet should include fresh fruits and vegetables, decaffeinated coffee, herbal teas, and whole grain foods. Clients are also encouraged to substitute red meat for beans while decreasing the consumption of caffeine and sugar-rich foods. Mineral and vitamin supplements can also prove beneficial in restoring mineral and vitamin levels.

4. Snacking To Reduce Mood Swings

Snacks are a great way to meet nutritional requirements while reducing mood swings. They can be eaten before bed or in between meals. Healthy snack ideas include low-fat yogurt, raw vegetables and fresh fruit.

Smoothie Sailing – Yummy Recipe In Recovery

If you like Pina Coladas… you need to try this virgin smoothie!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups spinach (you won’t taste it)
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 3 cups pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flakes

Blend – Pour – Enjoy!

Hungry for more? Check out our other healthy smoothie recipes on Pinterest!

The East Coast’s Premier Addiction Rehab Facility

Amidst the Atlantic sea breeze, towering trees, and East Hampton beauty and serenity sits The Dunes East Hampton – a unique luxury residential and outpatient addiction treatment facility. Equipped with private residential quarters, first-class sleeping accommodations, and a team of seasoned recovery specialists, The Dunes offers a comprehensive and individualized recovery program catering to the body, mind, and spirit alike.

Amenities At The Dunes

The East Coast’s Premier Addiction Rehab Facility | Luxury TreatmentAs the East Coast’s premier rehab facility, The Dunes East Hampton fills the need for New Yorkers’ and Mid-Atlantic residents who are otherwise unable to receive comprehensive recovery care in a luxury setting. In addition, our convenient location alleviates many of the time and expense burdens associated with family travel during the recovery process.

Our strict client limit affords us the ability to maintain a 3 to 1 staff ratio, allowing our clients to receive the personalized attention and care needed to promote a healthy and continuous treatment recovery.

Unique Addiction Therapy Programs

Treatment programs at The Dunes include education and unique therapy options, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family and Experiential Therapies
  • Pharmacotherapy

Modalities and therapies are matched according to each client’s individual needs, comfort level, and goals.

Customized Holistic Treatment Programs

Clients at The Dunes are treated with an array of personalized holistic therapies, including:

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Acupuncture and more

The holistic approach to recovery extends far beyond traditional methods, encompassing the person as a whole. In this way, our valued clients learn to understand and address various areas of life that have been affected by their addiction.

Individualized Care

Addiction affects everyone differently. As such, our team is committed to providing clients with an individualized treatment experience to properly assess and address long-term recovery goals.

Why Choose The Dunes?

We are a THE premier luxury rehab facility in the East Hamptons!

  • We offer both outpatient and inpatient treatment
  • We are the only outpatient rehab that focuses on the exclusive Syndrome Model of Addiction
  • In addition to all types of substance abuse, we also treat mental health conditions
  • We offer a wide-array of beneficial holistic programs
  • We offer the highest quality cuisine and beautifully-decorated rooms
  • We are on a spacious and enchanting private estate

Moving Forward To Luxury And Freedom From Addiction!

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