a woman finds affordable rehab in laguna beach

What Is the Average Cost of Rehab in Laguna Beach?

Addiction is a growing health concern in California and across the United States. Since 2020, LA County has recorded 2,992,298 or more opioid prescriptions annually. Many more people suffer from unrecorded addictions to a wide range of substances. Overall, only 10% of people formally diagnosed with a substance use disorder in Los Angeles county access…

a woman finds affordable rehab in california

How to Find Affordable Rehab in California

Since 2020, the number of prescriptions for opioids in LA County has remained at or above 2,992,298. Fentanyl overdose has resulted in a ten-fold increase in deaths since 2015, while heroin-related ER visits have more than doubled, and amphetamine-related ER visits since 2018 in Los Angeles, California, increased by fifty percent. Despite these statistics, only…

a diverse group of people play a recovery game in group therapy for addiction treatment

5 Recovery Games for Groups

Group therapy in recovery isn’t always easy. It can be difficult sometimes to break the ice and encourage open discussion within a group, particularly if it’s new. For many, games can help a group overcome that initial awkwardness. When you provide a space where adults in treatment can be themselves and talk freely without judgment,…

Long term effects of gaslighting

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Gaslighting?

When you imagine interpersonal abuse and what it looks like, you’re likely picturing physical altercations and hands-on abuse tactics. While these forms of abuse are common and extremely harmful, they are not the only ways someone can abuse another person. Emotional abuse is just as prevalent and can be just as destructive as physical forms…

How much do halfway houses cost

How Much Do Halfway Houses Cost?

Addiction recovery is a process that takes time. If you only complete part of a program and leave rehab early, your likelihood of relapsing is much greater than if you finish strong. If we continue this train of thought, you might think that going straight from rehab back to your regular living situation might not…

What are identity issues

What Are Identity Issues?

If you were asked to think about the current state of your health and give an assessment of it, what would you say? If you’re thinking about any symptoms right now, they’re physical ones. What if I asked you to think specifically about the current state of your mental health? You may not have the…

White knuckling anxiety

5 Ways to Deal with White Knuckling Anxiety

If you’re struggling with frequent anxiety, it may help to know that you’re not alone. Many people from all backgrounds and walks of life deal with anxiety. However, you should ensure that you’re dealing with it productively and healthily. This is easier said than done, but it means that you should pay attention to the…

Codependent vs enabler

What Is the Difference Between Codependent vs Enabler

There are many reasons that personal relationships are affected by addiction. Whether it’s a romantic, familial, professional, or platonic relationship, it will be changed through addiction. Sometimes, a lack of trust causes the relationship to crumble or lose closeness. Other times, the relationship may begin to take another form. Codependency and enabling behavior are common…

self love in recovery

Importance of Self Love in Recovery

It can be difficult to love yourself in modern society, with airbrushed photos and posts about “perfect lives” on social media. When you struggle with addiction, this quest for self-acceptance and happiness can become even more difficult to navigate. Addiction can make you lie to yourself, and many people struggling with substance abuse disorders see…