Separating Behaviors From Thoughts
Ever wondered why we do the things we do? If so, you aren’t alone. Answering the question of why we do what we do has been the unending goal of psychologists, scientists, philosophers, and humans as a whole for centuries.
Men’s, Women’s or Co-Ed? Pros and Cons
The debate between whether gender-specific treatment programs or co-ed treatment programs are the right way to go is one debate that doesn’t have a clear winner. Simply put, because addiction is such a personal and complex mental illness, different people
Why Dual-Diagnosis Treatment Matters
Self medication is a real issue for millions of Americans. When it comes to dual diagnosis issues, of a substance use and mental health disorder, many people turn to self medication as a means of coping on their own, most
Individualized Care: Why Your Program Should be Your Program
There’s not one of us on this earth that’s exactly like another. Even identical twins-- though they may share the exact same chemical makeup and physical characteristics as each other-- have drastically different personalities, thoughts, and opinions. As human beings,
The Science of Prayer
Prayer is perhaps the most powerful vessel of our time. Whether we’re religious or not, there’s something calming and reassuring about having someone or something to confide in when we need help-- something to help give us guidance, or to
What is Emotional Sobriety?
The technical definition of emotional sobriety is hard to come by. This could be because emotional sobriety, like many aspects of the addiction treatment process, is fiercely individual and means different things for different people. It’s true that emotional sobriety
Dating During Treatment
A love life seems to be par for the course when you’re an attractive man or woman here in Santa Monica. No matter where you look, it seems like just about everyone has a significant other. However, dating during treatment