What to Do If Your Loved One is Addicted to Heroin

Helping a loved one with a heroin addiction might become one of the most challenging aspects of your life because moving anyone from a state of denial does not happen right away and takes a lot of patience. Maybe your loved one is already past denial and realizes they have a problem. If this is the case, then they may have tried a few times to quit heroin, but to no avail due to the … Continue reading

Couples in Rehab

Couples in Rehab

Almost anyone can become addicted to drugs or alcohol, so it should be no surprise that couples can both become addicted too. The unique challenge of couples who are addicted to substances is that they sustain each other’s addictions. This means each partner is consistently reminded of their drug use by the other and that if one partner were to want to stop, the other may talk them back into using … Continue reading

Why Exercise is Essential to Addiction Recovery

Exercise & Recovery

Substance addictions are maintained by various factors that include an ever-growing tolerance, cravings, and withdrawal. After people take a drug enough times, their tolerance to that drug builds up to the extent that they have to increase the dosage to achieve the desired effects.

This leads to the formation of dependence on that drug which then itself leads to unpleasant feelings of withdrawal mixed with urges to retake the drug. The neurotransmitter … Continue reading

How Yoga Benefits in Recovery

Yoga & Recovery


Stress plays a major role amongst many factors that lead to forming an addiction over time. Scientific studies have also shown that stress can increase the chances of relapse significantly. This makes sense because the addictive substance starts to represent instant gratification and an escape from life’s problems. Anytime stress arises in someone’s life, there is a magic pill or liquid that can alleviate that stress faster than most other … Continue reading

Benefits of Pets in Recovery

Pets in Recovery


Pet therapy is one of the newest trends amongst mental health professionals, and it’s not only being used for those with depression. It can also be helpful for people with more severe forms of mental illness and those who are struggling with substance addiction. Chelsea By the Sea’s Huntington Beach residential treatment programs understand the critical role your pet plays in your life and recovery, and they’re a welcome part … Continue reading

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