Why there is a Dating Cliche in Early Sobriety

In blog May 30th, 2017 No Comments

Building and maintaining romantic relationships are hard for everyone, including sober people. However, the subject of dating when someone is in the early stages of sobriety is a controversial issue. Previous to having been sober, it’s readily assumed that people had lost themselves to their addiction. The process of recovery not only involves becoming sober,…


Why Addiction And Issues Of Mental Health Intersect

In blog May 28th, 2017 No Comments

When someone develops an addiction, it is rarely due to the addictiveness of the substance alone. While physical dependency plays a role in drug addiction, there are a wide range of other factors that make a significant contribution to whether or not someone will struggle with abuse. Genetic factors, cultural environment, and social influences all…


5 Tips For A Successful Intervention

In blog May 26th, 2017 No Comments

When someone you are close to is going through an addiction or something else that is negatively affecting their life and the lives of those around them, then it is difficult to try and figure out exactly how to guide them towards help. People feel powerless over someone elses problems and this can develop problems…


The First Phase Of Treatment: Detox

In blog May 23rd, 2017 No Comments

The disease of addiction forms quietly and elusively, being barely noticable to anyone, especially the person who is becoming the addict themselves. When it comes to any type of using, or drinking, the fact that an addiction is forming keeps itself rather hidden. The Growing Addiction When an addiction begins to grow, the problems start…


Changing Obsessive Behavior to Healthy Behavior

In blog May 21st, 2017 No Comments

Obsessive behavior is most commonly associated with obsessive compulsive behavior (OCD), a mental health condition in which a person is overly anxious about something which they believe their behavior can control. However, many of the signs of OCD have been linked with a variety of other disorders, including anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, and more. Even…


Addiction And Alcoholism Fuel Mental Health Issues

In blog May 18th, 2017 No Comments

Addiction and alcoholism and mental health issues have a close relationship with one another. Many people who suffer from mental health conditions (such as depression, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, or anxiety) turn to alcohol or drugs to self-medicate. Alternatively, the chemical changes in the brain caused by drugs and alcohol can cause mental…


5 Tips for Gaining Peace and Serenity

In blog May 15th, 2017 No Comments

Finding peace and serenity can be challenging in today’s hectic world for the average person. People have to work, maintain a home, exercise, and do all these things while trying to find balance. Although it may seem like there’s no time to try to find balance in your life, in fact it can be achieved….


Food, Diet, Nutrition And Recovery

In blog May 10th, 2017 No Comments

“You are what you eat” is a common saying. If it is valid for the so-called normal population (those not in recovery), it should certainly be applicable to those who are in recovery. For someone at a Malibu recovery center, realizing that a change in diet may help them on the way to their recovery…


Massage Therapy As Part of Addiction Treatment

In blog May 7th, 2017 No Comments

If you are doing research on the different Malibu addiction treatment centers, you may run across one type of treatment that may seem out of place in an addiction treatment center. Massage is usually associated with spas, yet massage therapy has become increasingly a part of therapy for those who struggle with addiction. The application…


Approaching Recovery with an Open Mind

In blog April 29th, 2017 No Comments

Recovery can be just as much a mental battle as a physical one. One of the most important things people must do when entering the journey of recovery is to have an open mind about what the journey will be like. They need to remain open to the idea that there isn’t only one way…

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