La Jolla Addiction Healing Center

  • Avoiding Relapse during the Holidays

    Avoiding Relapse during the Holidays

    This time of year is meant to be joyous for many people, but unfortunately, the holidays can bring on more stress and emotional turmoil than tidings of comfort and joy. Family expectations can be trying, even in relatively good relationships, and there is also the added strain of financial obligations...

  • Gratitude in Recovery this Thanksgiving Season

    Gratitude in Recovery this Thanksgiving Season

    The Thanksgiving holiday begins a month of celebrations that involve the spreading of joy and gratitude. However, this is not so easy to take part in for the recovering addict. Most people suffering from addiction feel that they are different from everyone else. Perhaps they believe they have been...

  • The Other Dark Cloud Part 2

    In my previous column, I wrote about the connection between stress and substance addiction. But going through the process of drug addiction treatment won’t magically resolve the myriad issues that come with addiction, including ongoing stress. It is critical to manage stress throughout the recovery...

  • The Other Dark Cloud: The Link between Stress and Addiction (Part 1)

    The Other Dark Cloud: The Link between Stress and Addiction (Part 1)

    Drug addiction centers will often cite the many reports of people who suffer from substance addiction, whether it be drug addiction, alcohol addiction, or prescription medication addiction, who started using a substance to self-medicate for depression or another disorder. This may be commonly known...

  • On Choosing Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse

    On Choosing Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse

    Substance abuse recovery treatment is a long process that puts strain on the patient's body as well as the mind. While there is no single method for recovery that is failsafe for everyone, there are many options that can best suit different people and different addictions. The two most common methods...

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