September 16, 2022
As you contemplate what to do about your drug or alcohol addiction, your primary focus should be on admitting you have a problem.
September 14, 2022
Is substance abuse among adolescents really a significant problem in America? At Hollywood Hills Recovery, we see far more clients than would like who happen to be under the age of 17.
September 5, 2022
As a reputable addiction treatment center, we work with a lot of addiction sufferers who are also dealing with significant mental health, behavioral health, and or psychological issues.
August 26, 2022
Study shows that work stress is correlated with increased alcohol consumption and drug abuse.
August 22, 2022
Relapses will generally occur within the first 90 days of the recovery process after initial addiction treatment. With that being the case, it's vitally important that each person in recovery puts forth extra effort to stay clean during those most crucial days.
August 18, 2022
Alcohol use disorder can manifest itself in detrimental ways to both physical and mental health.
August 15, 2022
People often think of yoga as a way to relax and de-stress, but it can also be an incredibly effective tool for rehabilitation.
July 31, 2022
After successfully establishing a meaningful amount of sobriety while in rehab, you have every right to be proud of what you have accomplished. At the same time, you will now face the task of maintaining your sobriety when hit with temptation or your personal triggers.
July 29, 2022
There’s a wide spectrum of excessive alcohol use which easily blurs the line between having a problem, or simply having fun. After going on a "binder" or two of drinking alcohol, you might start to wonder if perhaps you might have a problem.
July 22, 2022
It's a tricky proposition, trying to recover from alcohol addiction. What most addiction sufferers fail to understand is substance addictions are diseases.
July 19, 2022
It's hard to imagine the unique struggles that minorities in America have to face on a day-to-day basis. It's even more difficult to understand the struggles and challenges minorities are facing when they are suffering from mental health issues.
June 29, 2022
In the hands of most patients, prescription medications provide the exact benefits they were intended to provide. That's exactly why pharmaceutical companies create prescription medications.
June 28, 2022
The term "luxury rehab" can be a little misleading. In the minds of most people, luxury rehabs are hotel-style facilities that only cater to the rich and famous as high-end treatment centers.
June 9, 2022
During the summer and upcoming holidays, people will be out traveling and taking vacations.
June 7, 2022
As challenging as the holidays can be for people in recovery, summertime offers just as many challenges.
May 27, 2022
The trials and tribulations that addiction sufferers have to endure are well-documented. That includes everything from financial problems to lost relationships and employment.
May 25, 2022
Far too often, the addiction sufferer is the last one to realize they are caught in the cycle of addiction. As we can testify as addiction treatment professionals, addiction treatment can only start in earnest when the addiction sufferer is willing to admit that they might have a problem.
May 16, 2022
One of the saddest things about the addiction cycle is it leaves addiction sufferers in a constant state of isolation. They are either lost in the stupor caused by drugs or alcohol or isolating themselves from family and friends out of the shame caused by their addiction behavior.
May 12, 2022
According to recent surveys, only 14% of the American adult population smokes cigarettes. That's down from the 21% reported in 2005. While that might sound great from a health concern perspective, it doesn't tell the whole story. e-Cigarette (vaping) use has been increasing by double-digit percentages year-over-year for close to a decade.
April 15, 2022
When someone is caught up in the cycle of addiction, they tend to live in a world of despair and without hope. The key to helping addiction sufferers get past their addiction is to get them closer to feelings of hope and serenity.
April 6, 2022
There is no denying that we are all living in difficult times. As bad as things might be for "normies," it's hard to imagine how difficult life must be for someone who is struggling with addiction or battling to stay sober. That's why we strongly believe that we all need something that will give us hope.
March 24, 2022
After becoming a drug addict, you may assume that everything will progress normally during and after recovery. However, that's not the case.
March 21, 2022
No matter how committed you are to lifelong sobriety or meticulously following your recovery, there’s always a chance of relapse at some point. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that 40% to 60% of recovery relapse.
February 22, 2022
Spouses are an important part of families. They provide support and advice during tough times. However, there are also good times to have friends and family members who are available when we go to rehab.
February 8, 2022
10% of people in the US struggle with substance abuse at one point in life, and 75% don't receive treatment. Note that drug addiction is a treatable disorder. If you are willing to commit to sobriety, you can regain your freedom.
January 21, 2022
Words carry a huge significance in life, more than anyone wants to admit — especially the words we tell ourselves.
January 11, 2022
Detoxing from alcohol and drugs is the process of removing these substances from our bodies. For some people, detox can be a scary word. They may think that it means they are addicted to their substance of choice, or that withdrawal symptoms will be unbearable.
December 14, 2021
Did you know that what we put in our bodies can affect how we feel? If you feel stressed, anxious, or depressed, it is worth paying attention to your diet.
December 5, 2021
Some of the common side effects of withdrawal include pain, panic attacks, and anxiety. They form the most difficult parts of dealing with withdrawal, and most substance abusers start abusing alcohol and drugs to get rid of them.
November 23, 2021
Congratulations on making the difficult decision to step back from everyday life for a bit to focus on self-care by entering a rehabilitation facility. Prepare yourself for rehab before you pack your things by asking yourself these 10 questions.
November 17, 2021
Alcohol abuse is a destructive force that can have lasting effects on people of all ages. Not only can it ruin lives, but it also poses serious health risks.
October 2, 2021
While going through the addiction treatment process, clients are given opportunities to learn about things they don't already know.
September 23, 2021
Stress is hard on anyone experiencing it. However, dealing with stress and, at the same time, trying to recover from an addiction is a challenging experience.
August 31, 2021
Mindfulness helps you to be mentally aware of your surrounding and be present in the moment. It means acknowledging and accepting your feelings, thoughts, and physical sensations. It involves learning and nurturing cognitive and behavioral skills. Practicing mindfulness can help to achieve internal peace and teach gratitude.
August 9, 2021
After doing all the necessary hard work during treatment for your addiction issues, there will come a time when you have to leave rehab. With your recovery underway, it will be your responsibility to protect your recovery and avoid relapses by any means necessary. Of course, that will not always be an easy thing for you to do. There are many ways you can trip and fall but only one way to stay sober, don't drink or use drugs.
July 28, 2021
Addiction can arise from various things, including external pressures, stressful situations, trauma, and many more.
July 26, 2021
When someone has an addiction issue related to drugs or alcohol, they often want to know what is serving as the source of that addiction. It's like they are looking for an explanation to a question they don't know how to ask.
June 27, 2021
Abusing drugs and excessive alcohol use can cause you to withdraw from social activities or hobbies you once loved. Getting clean will give you time to rediscover those passions and lead a new and exciting sober life.
June 25, 2021
There are people who end up in rehab without fully understanding how they got there. One day, they took a drink or a pill, and weeks, months, or even years later, they find themselves in a detox program, getting ready to start therapy. It's a big leap from the first exposure to drugs or alcohol on the way to full-blown addiction.
June 23, 2021
One of the biggest obstacles you might face as an addiction sufferer is being in denial about your addictive behavior. While your pretending everything is okay, the reality might be quite different as the people around you can see. We hope you can finally come to grips with what's going on so you can get the help you need.
June 21, 2021
Many sober people return to the bottle in moments of boredom, causing them to take a step back in their progress.
May 21, 2021
It isn’t always easy asking for help. It can be even harder getting the right help we truly need, especially when we need it most.
May 15, 2021
Even though the desire might feel overwhelming, it is possible to stay sober during tough times.
May 7, 2021
Use these famous quotes about sobriety and finding addiction help to get you where you want to be in your recovery.
April 30, 2021
In a drug and alcohol rehab environment, people who don't use drugs or abuse alcohol are often referred to as “normies.“ The fact rehab clients would use such a term indicates they are aware of the distinction between those who abuse drugs/alcohol (themselves) and those who don't. In a roundabout kind of way, that creates kind of a fellowship among clients. In a lot of ways, that is a good thing both during the treatment process and after treatment has concluded.
April 24, 2021
One of the hardest parts of confronting your addiction is looking yourself in the mirror when you become sober. You can see the pain you've caused other people and feel the guilt of your actions and selfishness more clearly than ever before. The guilt can weigh on you heavily to the point that it exasperates any preexisting depression and anxiety. It may even become debilitating or increase the desire to relapse. In order to move forward with your life and your recovery in the best way, you need to learn how to forgive yourself and love yourself again as part of the healing process.
April 19, 2021
The road one travels when living in the cycle of drug or alcohol addiction tends to be very lonely. Either the substance abuser has shut themselves down from meaningful relationships, or family and friends have decided to keep their distance. Either way, the substance abuser tends to find themselves on the outside of life looking in.
April 17, 2021
About 20% of people who struggle with mental illness develop an addiction problem. When the drugs and alcohol are gone, the mental illness is still there. It can make things very difficult for someone who is trying their best to change their life for the better. Unfortunately, the internal pain can even lead someone to hate themselves or turn back to substances to numb the pain. However, we know that second chances really do exist. No matter what you have done during the lowest point of your addiction or how bad you feel about yourself, you can bounce back from this. It just may take some time and a little help from the professionals.
April 14, 2021
Denial is the cloak that drug addicts hide behind when in the throes of their substance abuse. They cant justify their addictive behaviors if they believe those behaviors are wrong or harmful. It's simply a matter of human nature that we protect ourselves from the bad things in life by denying they even exist.
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