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Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse Treatment

So maybe you have tried drug and alcohol rehabilitation before. Maybe you have been to an exclusive rehab facility and been through an addiction treatment program. And maybe it didn’t work. And maybe you think you are hopeless as if no addiction treatment center in the world could ever help you get where you need …

Giving You The Tools You Need

Giving You The Tools You Need

The most successful drug addiction treatment is that which helps patients get better from the inside out. Remember, drug abuse is a personal disease. Drug treatment can only work if drug treatment patients make it work. No drug rehab center in the world can help an addict who refuses to help herself. What that means, …

Do NOT refuse help

Do NOT refuse help

Drug treatment isn’t a spectator sport. Some rehab facilities in Los Angeles would have you believe that getting sober is simply a matter of starting a rehabilitation program and then waiting to get healed. But that is not the way it works. The only successful drug treatments are those driven by the active efforts of …

110th Day of Rehab

A random memory, from first or tenth or hundredth day of alcohol rehab: I am lying in bed, at the alcohol rehab center. It is morning, I think: early morning, that time of the day when the sun is more of a rumor than anything else, a dim and distant whisper of gold fixed somewhere …

Marijuana addiction

Marijuana addiction

Think you can’t get hooked on marijuana? Think again. Marijuana addiction is a real thing. I know because I lived it because I wound up trapped in a world where it was like there was just me and my desire to smoke…and where everything I did ultimately had to lead me back to weed. I …

The Pain of My Inheritance

The Pain of My Inheritance

Some people inherit houses, or trust funds. Me? I inherited alcoholism. My old man was a drinker. Socially. Antisocially. Asocially. He wasn’t a drunk, mind you; he never came home sloppy, or with lipstick on his collar, or with an urge to lay into me and my Mom. He was a pretty good dad, actually…he …

Thank you Drug Treatment

Sober 6 years-Thank you Drug Treatment

Have you ever considered drug treatment? Trust me, if you need it you should definitely consider taking it on. Drug treatment helped me and my buddy Josh. We were definitely in dire straits by the time we got into rehab and if we hadn’t gotten into drug treatment we may not have even made it …