How to Tell Friends and Coworkers That You Are In Recovery Now that you are sober, you may start running into situations in which you have to explain to friends and coworkers that you are in recovery. Thanks to the stigma of addiction, this can be uncomfortable or anxiety-provoking for many individuals. The good news… Continue reading How to Tell Friends and Coworkers That You Are In Recovery
Recovery During the Holidays They are the most wonderful time of the year, however, they can also be the most challenging for individuals who suffer from substance use disorder. Whether it is your first holiday season in recovery or if you’ve been sober for many years, recovery during the holidays has its challenges. Keep reading… Continue reading Recovery During the Holidays
When Should I Call SAMHSA vs a Rehab Center? While you’re on your journey of finding help for yourself of a loved one, you may come across many resources from a website called SAMHSA. Keep reading to find out more about SAMHSA, how they differ from a rehab center, and when it is appropriate to… Continue reading When Should I Call SAMHSA vs a Rehab Center?
Isolation and Addiction in the Time of COVID When the COVID-19 pandemic took the world by storm earlier this year, millions of lives were shaken up all over the globe. Whether you are dealing with financial issues, job loss, a social shakeup, health problems, or balancing your children’s needs with your own — there is… Continue reading Isolation and Addiction in the Time of COVID
This past year some of the most dangerous and destructive wildfires in history spread across California and areas of the southwest. More than 8500 fires burned close to 2 million acres in cities like Los Angeles, Houston and Phoenix. Unfortunately thousands of homes were destroyed and the fires even claimed many lives and some places… Continue reading Malibu Recovery After Historic Wildfires
Families can have a complicated dynamic that is necessary to address if a person is working toward full recovery. Treating the entire family can help ensure that the patient will be able to cope with their closest relationships and avoid the kind of conflict drama that can lead to relapse. With systemic family treatment, each… Continue reading Seasons Systemic Family Treatment
Drinking may be a part of daily life for most Americans but it is more than just a social habit. Alcohol addiction is a major issue in the U.S. and according to recent studies by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence there are about 17.6 million Americans suffering from alcoholism. This means that… Continue reading Almost 18 Million Americans Suffering from Alcoholism
Although many people may be brave enough to be open and speak out about their issues with addiction, others may choose to remain anonymous. It is important to be respectful of a person’s decision to keep their recovery a secret if they feel it is right for them. Rehab and recovery can be secretive in… Continue reading Why is Rehab and Recovery so Secretive?
The habits that we have are more than just part of our routine, they can influence our thoughts and behavior in many aspects of our lives. Research has shown that one of the best ways to bring about positive change is to create new routines and develop better habits. People who are able to change… Continue reading Does Changing Habits Really Change Your Life?
When people first enter rehab, they may have a long list of reasons why they want to quit and will feel ready to give up their lifestyle. As time passes, they might start to lose some of their motivation as they forget many of the negative aspects of their substance abuse. They could be struggling… Continue reading Are You Losing Motivation in Recovery?