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Addiction: The Perfect Storm

The risk factors for addiction are more complex than simply using a drug. Learn how various factors in your life contribute to the likelihood of developing an addiction, and what you can do to improve your chances of long-term recovery.

Treating Depression Through IOP

Depression is a serious condition. It affects your relationships, your job and your health. It reduces your quality of life and sense of well-being.

What to Expect When Starting Outpatient Treatment

Starting outpatient treatment can be a little scary, especially if you don’t know what to expect or are worried that treatment won’t work for you. Chances are, it will work, and in the process, you’ll improve your overall quality of life.

The Seeds of Addiction – How to Stop It Before It Starts

Addiction almost always has underlying causes, the most common of which are mental illness, stress, trauma and genetics. We will explore these seeds of addiction and discuss what you can do to reduce your risk of becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol.

Setting Goals in Sober Living

Leaving alcohol or drug use behind leaves many people with a feeling of emptiness, which is why establishing goals and working to find fulfillment in life is a big part of addiction treatment.

Family Roles in Addiction and Recovery

Addiction is an isolating disease. The people closest to the addiction are typically hurt the worst–family, loved ones and close friends. But can family help you heal?

Eating Disorders and The Holidays

Disordered eating is a serious problem for 30 million American men and women. Neither a phase nor a lifestyle choice, an eating disorder can lead to devastating health problems like osteoporosis, muscle loss, organ failure and premature death.

The Power of Adventure Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Adventure therapy is an active approach to psychotherapy, or “talk” therapy, that utilizes hands-on outdoor activities like camping, hiking and horseback riding to bring about meaningful internal change through real and perceived risks.

Addiction Treatment in Los Angeles

There is no city in the United States left untouched by addiction, but Los Angeles in particular has seen dramatic numbers. Treatment centers throughout the city help tens of thousands of people find recovery every year. This thriving and creative metropolis has much to offer those in search of addiction treatment.

Sober Living Facilities: A Beginner’s Guide

Sober living facilities aren’t all cold, clinical settings full of strangers and bad lighting. They can be welcoming environments designed to help you heal, populated with others who can relate to your experiences. A sober living facility can be the place where you do the most important work of your life.

The Importance of Fulfillment in Recovery and How to Achieve It

Dependence and addiction rob you of your sense of well-being, but treatment can help you begin to restore your mental and physical health as you build your skillset to prepare for a life of sobriety. Fulfillment is a key component of mental health and overall happiness, and achieving fulfillment in recovery is a valuable way to reinforce your sobriety.

Heroin Addiction and Hope for Recovery

We never think it will happen to us, or even to someone we know: heroin addiction. Heroin addiction is a growing epidemic that’s sweeping the nation, accompanied by an unprecedented increase in overdose fatalities. Learn about the effects of heroin on the mind and body, treatment options and the difficult but rewarding road to recovery for those suffering from addiction.

Eating Disorders: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

You watch someone disinterestedly push food around their plate. Are they bored? Not hungry? It might be something more serious, like an eating disorder. Eating disorders are not simply being picky about what food to eat, however. They are legitimate, biologically based mental disorders that can take over lives and destroy the well-being of sufferers, and they rank highest among all mental disorders for fatality.

Superfoods: Eating Right for Recovery

Food nourishes our bodies and provides us with energy. Food is also a critical component of your recovery. Your diet has a direct impact on your physical and mental health, and paying attention to what you eat can dramatically improve your chances of long-term, successful recovery.

Understanding Depression

Depression manifests in a multitude of ways, often leaving sufferers feeling isolated and hopeless. You may feel like there’s no hope for recovery, but nothing could be further from the truth. Depression is a highly treatable mood disorder, and the sooner it’s addressed, the sooner you can begin to restore your happiness and well-being.

15 Simple Ways to Prevent Relapse

Recovery takes work, and unfortunately, completing a treatment program does not mean that you can let your guard down. The reality is that 40-60 percent of people will relapse at some point. Learn how to decrease those odds with a few simple and enjoyable exercises.

Prescription Drug Abuse in America

Prescription medications are a critical component of many medical treatments, and they’re generally safe when taken as prescribed. Many medications, however, pose serious risks for tolerance and dependence, and prescription drugs are abused more than any other category of drug aside from marijuana. Just because a physician prescribed it doesn’t mean it’s safe.

Methamphetamine and Your Mind, Body and Brain

Meth. This highly addictive, man-made stimulant has ravaged entire communities as its users become ensnared in a fog of frenzied energy and compulsive use. Methamphetamines damage economies, society and the individual lives of all who encounter it. But there is hope. With intervention and therapy, lives can be reclaimed from the grasp of meth abuse.

Aftercare: Get Prepared for After Addiction Treatment

You’ve committed to the treatment you need to regain control of your life. You’re invested in your recovery work, but what happens after you complete your treatment program?The time after your therapy program ends may feel full of uncertainty as you begin your new sober life. Will you be able maintain your recovery on your own? Luckily, programs exist to help you stay committed to your sobriety.

IOP: Offering Flexibility for Addiction Treatment

A flexible treatment program that allows you to meet your real-world obligations while also working on your recovery? While it sounds too good to be true, intensive outpatient programs are a valuable staple of addiction treatment. Is an IOP right for you?