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How to Know if You Need Addiction Rehab

By Jennifer McDougall

Many people who become dependent on drugs and alcohol to get through the day or night, don’t plan to end up in that condition. They may have started as a teenager or young adult, surrounded by peers and influences who lead them down the path that brought them to where they are now. It’s unlikely for a person to become addicted to drugs and alcohol intentionally. It usually happens over time. First, it seems like fun, and then the fun turns into trouble, adds complication to life, physical issues begin to arise, and the addiction entirely takes hold and works against you in every way possible. That is the situation many people experience, and what we want to tell you is that there is hope for positive changes to be made when the addicted person decides to get the help they need.

Signs You Need Rehab Now

  1. Your drug of choice has become a priority above and before anything else in your life
  2. Your physical and mental health is suffering due to your substance use
  3. You come up with every excuse to get high
  4. You have tried to quit on your own but have not been able to stay sober
  5. Your relationships have become strained
  6. You have been struggling at work or calling in sick because you’re hungover
  7. You continue to do reckless things under the influence only to wake up and regret everything in the morning
  8. You lie about how often you use
  9. You’ve experienced legal troubles due to drugs and alcohol
  10. You’re missing out on important obligations (meetings, anniversaries, birthdays, paying the bills on time, or not completing assignments on time)

At Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura, we understand that addiction is caused by four main reasons.

  1. A chemical imbalance
  2. Events of the past you have not reconciled
  3. Current conditions you can’t cope with
  4. Things you believe that aren’t true

It is common for a person who is addicted to drugs and alcohol to be in denial of having a problem or needing any help. In many cases, they refuse to go to treatment until they genuinely step back and see the situation for everything that it is. Usually, that requires an outside person such as an interventionalist to come in and talk to the individual calmly and soundly.

When relationships are falling apart, deadlines are no longer being met, responsibilities are not being handled, legally matters occur, and physical health is on the decline it should cause for a serious analysis of what is going on with that person and what needs to be done to help improve the overall quality of life for the individual struggling to stay afloat.

“We recognize that you’ve used substances to try to regain your lost balance, to try to feel the way you did before the need arose to use addictive drugs or alcohol. We know that you use substances to alter your mood, to cover up your sadness, to ease your heartbreak, to lighten your stress load, to blur your painful memories, to escape your hurtful reality, or to make your unbearable days or nights bearable.”
― Chris Prentiss, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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How Alcohol Affects the Digestion System

How Alcohol Disrupts the Digestive System

By Jennifer McDougall

Alcohol is also known as ethanol, a liquid produced by fermentation and an ingredient found in beer, wine, and liquor that causes intoxication. Alcohol is a depressant drug that slows down activity in the central nervous system, delaying messages being sent to and from the body and the brain that also wreaks havoc on the digestive system.

When a person consumes alcohol they are putting major organs at risk, threatening the proper and healthy function each organ is designed to perform for optimal vitality.

When the cells in your body metabolize alcohol is converted into a toxic chemical called acetaldehyde (CH 3 CHO). Acetaldehyde damages tissue in the mouth which can cause dental problems, as well as mouth and throat cancer.

As the alcohol trickles down into the body, it reaches the stomach, where it disrupts the production of natural acids that help break down food and nutrients. These natural acids in our stomach also help fight off harmful bacteria. When the elimination of these natural stomach acids occurs, because of the consumption of alcohol, our stomach’s ability to properly process food slows down. This, in turn, causes much discomfort and inflammation on the lining of our stomach and makes it difficult for the food in our stomach to be broken down and smoothly move through our intestines.

Prolonged damage and continued consumption of alcohol can lead to a multitude of issues.

The effects alcohol has on the digestive system range from stomach pain, bloating, acid reflux, diarrhea, sensitivity in the mouth and throat, and can increase the risk of cancer of ht deliver, colon, pancreas, throat, and mouth. Reversing or repairing the damage alcohol causes on these organs is very difficult and requires a great deal of time with lifestyle changes, medications, and eating habits. Critical health concerns raise at the mention of alcohol consumption.

Here is a look at what all is included in the digestive system and what is affected when you consume alcohol.

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How to Care for Your Digestive Health

  • Eliminate alcohol from your diet
  • Seek medical help to regain mental clarity (medications, dietary supplements, or hospitalization for extreme cases)
  • Begin fueling your body with proper nutrients and hydration (healthy foods, water, and vitamins)
  • Enroll in a rehabilitation program, such as Passages to improve the quality of your life. Call (888) 397-0112 for information.
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How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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What to Expect in Residential Treatment at Passages Malibu

What to Expect in Residential Treatment at Passages Malibu

By Jennifer McDougall

During your stay at Passages Malibu or Passages Ventura, you will have the luxury of healing in a tranquil and safe environment. Our treatment team will provide you with a comprehensive daily schedule that will keep you busy and focused on healing completely. We have a 24/7 nursing staff that ensures you receive the proper medications you need at the correct times. You will be surrounded by an encouraging group of individuals who serve your best interests. Our housekeeping staff will be sure your room and common areas are always clean and enjoyable. We do our best to make you feel as comfortable as possible during residential rehabilitation at Passages Addiction Treatment Centers.

Average Length of Stay

Typically our clients enroll in 30-90 day programs at Passages. During your assessment with one of our helpful admissions counselors, you will be advised of the recommended stay depending on your condition.

Detox

Many people detoxing from drugs and alcohol will feel the symptoms of withdrawal. At Passages, we take a careful approach to ensuring that your detox experience is as comfortable as possible through the use of medications. Our team of nurses and doctors are available every step of the way. You can feel confident knowing that you are in good hands as your body rids itself of harmful toxins, and you regain stable physical health. In most cases, detox can take up to one or two weeks, depending on the length and amount of substance abuse.

Residential Treatment

While you heal your mind, body, and spirit at Passages, you can enjoy the many luxurious accommodations we have to offer. Live and breathe free, far away from judgment and shame. Your daily schedule during your stay at Passages will include a variety of holistic therapy methods that will help you discover and heal the underlying conditions to your substance abuse related issues. Finally, feel at peace, knowing you have arrived at the right place surrounded by people who are here to help you break free from addiction.

The Passages Difference

Our treatment programs are designed to support transformation at every level. From innovative therapy methods to plush bedding and tranquil meditation gardens, we are committed to providing the very best in addiction treatment and luxury living accommodations. Here’s what makes Passages different:

  • Individual Therapy: At least 14 to 19 individual sessions per week, depending on your program – this is far more than any other treatment center offers.
  • 24/7 Nursing: Registered, on-site nursing staff to attend to your medical needs.
  • A professionally trained and experienced treatment team including various addiction experts, doctors, and licensed therapists.
  • Freedom to use cell phones and laptops: Stay connected to family and business during your treatment.
  • Advanced holistic therapy methods: Each customized to meet your individual needs, taking into consideration the specific aspects of your addiction.
  • Immaculate grounds and bedrooms create a perfect atmosphere for healing and relaxation.
  • Family owned and operated – Providing reliable and trustworthy addiction treatment services since 2001.
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How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on the Brain

Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on the Brain

Drugs and alcohol are made of a variety of harmful chemicals that have many troubling effects on the body and brain. When a person consumes drugs and alcohol, chemicals make their way to the brain impacting how a person feels, thinks, and behaves. When someone is under the influence of drugs and alcohol, they tend to overreact in situations, create unnecessary drama, suppress stress, become dehydrated, neglect responsibilities, end up with vitamin deficiencies and have incoherent conversations.

Drugs are linked to a wide variety of effects on the brain specifically, including the following.

Impaired Short and Long Term Memory

It doesn’t take much for harmful and poisonous chemicals found in cocaine, alcohol, and, Xanax, just to name a few. The more you take drugs, the more impact it will cause. Substance abuse is proven as a cause of short and long term memory loss. A person who is intoxicated or high may experience a complete loss of memory the day or night before while using drugs and alcohol. This can be scary for anyone who may wake up and have little to no recollection as to what happened, or what was said during the time of being intoxicated. It certainly never makes for a good impression when socializing with other people not to mention the anxiety and panic that’s to come due to moral regret, physical aches, and pains, and fear of what’s to come from the choices made while under the influence.

Decision Making Process

Drug and alcohol make it difficult to think clearly and make smart choices. They make the user feel brave and a bit invincible; a misleading side effect of drugs and alcohol causing a person to act in such a way that is not authentic with who they truly are. It is more likely that the user will end up making poor decisions that oftentimes lead to dangerous and harmful situations that are found to be regrettable later. Those under the influence of drugs and alcohol are likely to experience balance problems, blurry vision, and slow reflexes.

Poor Judgement and Mood Disorders Including Anxiety and Depression

Since alcohol is a depressant that leads to relaxation, it slows down the user’s reaction time leading to loss of physical coordination, poor judgment, and sleepiness. A mood disorder is one of the effects of longer substance abuse. The frontal lobe is specifically responsible for reasoning and judgment.

Inability to learn

Drugs and alcohol interfere with the normal traffic pattern that neurotransmitters use. Chemical structures in drugs normally imitate and fool receptors locking and altering activities of the nerve cells. The alteration can cause neuro messages to go in the wrong direction and can also reset how the brain reacts, processes and retains information as well as effects the way you learn, think, focus, and remember. Other issues caused by substance abuse include disruption of nutrients that are needed by brain tissue, cause of killing brain cells including neurotransmitter receptors and the deprivation of oxygen to brain tissue.

Our brains are wired to help us repeat experiences that specifically make us feel good, the pleasure sensors specifically. Addictive drugs and alcohol target the reward system of the brain. Chemical dopamine goes into the brain and triggers a feeling of pleasure. That’s why many people use and abuse drugs and alcohol when coping with difficult issues in life such as grief, stress, loneliness, or boredom. They use addictive substances to escape the pain (current conditions causing discomfort or trouble), a chemical imbalance, unresolved issues from the past, or untrue beliefs they continue to tell themselves.

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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What is Alcohol Rehab like at Passages Malibu

What is Alcohol Rehab Like at Passages Malibu

By Jennifer McDougall

Many people who are addicted to alcohol experience a great deal of mental, physical, and emotional turmoil as their health fades due to the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Getting help for alcohol addiction at Passages Malibu is the best choice you can make if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms.

Signs You Need Rehab for Alcohol Addiction:

  • Strong urges to consume alcohol to cope with current conditions
  • Unable to stop drinking
  • Legal problems pertaining to alcohol-related incidents such as violence, DUI, and robbery
  • Regularly drinking more than originally intended
  • A spiral downfall in work due to drinking habits such as calling out sick often, missing deadlines, and other poor work patterns
  • Increased financial issues due to alcohol-infused decision making
  • Neglect of personal and professional responsibilities
  • Troubles in your marriage or other interpersonal relationships
  • A decline in physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing
  • Noticeable changes in appearance such as weight gain
  • Forgetting what has been done when drinking (blacking out)
  • Continuing to drink despite a health problem

At Passages Malibu, we provide our clients with a holistic and customized treatment program to help discover and heal the underlying conditions causing an individual to use and abuse drugs and alcohol. Our board-certified therapists are focused on creating a safe space for all clients to thrive in their healing process. It is our mission to see that every person who walks through our door is treated with decency and respect. We do not label you an addict or an alcoholic. Instead, we choose to empower our clients and give them the tools they need to break free from addiction with the help of our various treatment methods. Our treatment center is JCAHO accredited and has been rated “The Number 1 Rehab Center in The World” by Healthcare Global.

We pride ourselves in state-of-the-art quality care. At Passages Malibu, we offer more one-on-one private therapy sessions than most other rehab centers in the world. If you are ready to get healthy, discover your true life purpose, and live in such a way you can feel proud of, you have arrived to the right place.

Luxury Amenities at Passages Malibu:

  1. 24/7 Nursing staff
  2. Passages accepts most insurance policies, making it even more affordable to get the treatment you need and deserve.
  3. Receive individual therapy at Passages rather than non-stop group sessions such as what you would experience at most other rehab centers.
  4. 16 innovative therapy methods to help you discover and heal the underlying conditions to substance abuse related issues
  5. Permission to use your cell phone and laptop during tour stay with us, whereas most treatment centers take away these privileges. We believe it’s important to stay connected to friends and family while in treatment. We expect you to utilize good judgment for who you allow yourself to associate with.
  6. We have a tennis court, ½ basketball court, two swimming pools, two Jacuzzis, spectacular ocean views, a fully equipt gym with personal trainers, professional culinary team to provide you with exquisite meals and sweet treats throughout the day, a mini-golf course that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, access to musical instruments to play during your stay with us, adorable koi fish you can feed, housekeeping, and 24/7 nursing staff, and 10 acreas of Malibu paradise you will feel absolutely tranquil in as you heal from addiction-related issues.

Unlike other treatment centers, we do not believe addiction is a disease but rather a result of one or more of the following four causes:

  1. Chemical imbalance
  2. Unresolved events from the past
  3. Beliefs you hold that are inconsistent with what is true
  4. Inability to cope with current conditions

At Passages Malibu, we offer the following 16 therapy methods:

  1. Acupressure and Massage
  2. Acupuncture
  3. Adventure Therapy
  4. Art Therapy
  5. Blood Chemistry Analysis
  6. Chemical Dependency Counseling
  7. Continuing Care
  8. Hypnotherapy
  9. Marriage and Family Therapy
  10. Meditation Therapy
  11. Physical Fitness
  12. Psychotherapy
  13. Sound Therapy
  14. Spiritual Counseling
  15. Tai Chi
  16. Yoga

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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The End of Addiction: A Safe Passage towards Freedom

The End of Addiction: A Safe Passage towards Freedom

By Dr. Kerri Heath

Tucked away in the mountains of Malibu, overlooking the gorgeous Pacific Ocean, sits a rehabilitation center that boasts of being the safe passage to find the other side of pain, guilt, and remorse where healing occurs. Visitors typically arrive at the lowest point in their lives when they have exhausted all other options and are faced with the reality that they have become powerless to a substance.  By the time they come to Passages, they have suffered a lot of pain, destroyed relationships and wreaked havoc on their personal and professional goals.

However, when they drive onto the grounds, they will immediately sense that they are being transported to a tranquil paradise.  Almost an immediate sense of relief is felt as a result of the cool ocean breeze, the scent of salt water and the serene campus. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and the mountain and ocean views are breathtaking.  When you walk up to the front, you are greeted by the coy fish on either side of the pathway leading up to the door. Upon entering the grand entrance, you are greeted by a warm and friendly face that feels familiar.  This place is magical, for an addict who has hit rock bottom it is the happiest place on earth.

The home is filled with relics of serenity, artwork, musical instruments and comfortable furniture.  And it smells like delicious food every time I visit.  When clients check in they usually look and feel like zombies.  When I sit in the lobby, I can tell which clients are newly checked in because they walk slowly as if they are in pain from having run a marathon the day before.  The substance abuse has deteriorated their bodies and their minds and spirits have pretty much vanished as well.

After a few days of treatment, you can see the light coming on in each person’s life.  They start to feel better and start to reconnect with their emotions again. They become stronger each day and work through the pain and suffering that caused the addictions.  And then finally, a beautiful thing occurs.  You see the client begin to dream again. A renewed hope becomes a commonplace reality in their day to day existence and a new life is created.  The passage towards freedom is a beautiful thing to watch.  If you are struggling with addiction or have a loved one who has deteriorated to the point of no return, it is time to make the passage towards a better life.  And we have a team waiting for you… all you need to do is pick up the phone.

 

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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An Addiction Philosophy: Step Three for Treating Addiction

by Dr. Kerri Heath

 

“Your most important work is always ahead of you, never behind you.”

–Dr. Stephen R. Covey

There is a way to end addiction.  But before you can experience it, you must believe that it’s possible.  Currently, you have a philosophy on what addiction is whether you are aware of it or not.  You have already decided if you believe addiction can be healed or if you believe that it is a terminal illness.  The philosophy you choose to believe will determine your experience of addiction.

Passages Addiction Treatment Center believes addiction can be treated by addressing the real causes of dependency head-on with a three-step holistic treatment program.  The three steps are:

Step 1:  Believe that a complete recovery is possible for you

Step 2:  Discover and heal the underlying causes with a holistic recovery program

Step 3:  Adopt a philosophy based on what is true in the universe

The final step in the journey towards recovery requires that you adopt a personal philosophy.  One of the major causes of dependency is the lack of a personal philosophy on addiction.  Your mind is a very powerful thing.  The thoughts you have become your reality, so identifying your beliefs become foundational in the journey towards healing. At Passages Addiction Treatment Center in Malibu, finding a philosophy of addiction which is congruent with the universal laws of nature.

The universal law of gravity states that every particle in the universe attracts every other particle with the force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.  Cause and effect is another Universal law which states that every action produces a result that is in exact accord with the action.  Once you begin to incorporate a philosophy of addiction into your life that is in accordance with Universal law, your life will bring such joy that you can remain calm through any difficult situation. An example of an addiction philosophy is that “everything that happens benefits us.”

A personal philosophy that is based on universal law will sustain you through the tragedies of life.  It will also sustain everyday activities by providing optimism and hope for the things to come.  Life begins at the end of your comfort zone, so when you are ready to try something new… a personal addiction philosophy that is in accord with the universal law will equip you for the adventures that await.

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How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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What Happens to Your Body When You Quit Drinking Alcohol

What Happens to Your Body When You Quit Drinking Alcohol

By Jennifer McDougall

Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you quit drinking alcohol or how you would feel overall? Many people who get sucked into the destructive habit of drinking alcohol tend to forget who they are without substances. They forget how to live without alcohol, and their dependency ends up drying up their purpose for life and their drive for maintaining responsibilities. When people reach for a drink, they do so for many reasons. When they become dependent, they continue to cope to feel an escape from the pain they’re experiencing.

First 48 hours: Depending on how much alcohol you have consumed, detox could be quite the hurdle. You will get through it, but your body is going to need some precious time to recover from the damage you’ve done. The next morning after drinking could be painful and discomforting as you process the toxins throughout your body. There are supplements you can take and many things you can do to help heal your body through the detox period, making it less painful. In some cases, it is recommended that you seek immediate medical attention depending on your withdraw symptoms.

1 Week: After 1 week of not consuming alcohol, you should start to notice yourself experiencing improved sleep patterns. Wake up feeling refreshed and motivated to take on the day. You should also begin to see your skin looking much healthier as your body has restored proper hydration and is now retaining more nutrients as you have let go of consuming harmful chemicals that are in alcohol.

1 Month: After one month of not drinking alcohol, you should begin to notice less belly fat and increased energy levels. By now your liver should be improving, and the ability for it to filter out all the harmful toxins will have accelerated to a stable and healthy rate.

1 Year: After one year of not consuming alcohol, you should notice dramatic changes in your overall physical appearance as far as your skin tone, complexion, body fat, and bright eyes. There are so many life changes you will notice after one year of no alcohol as well such as healthier coping mechanisms, stable relationships, better follow through on goals and responsibilities, increase in financial stability, a much lower risk of mouth, liver, breast, stomach, and heart disease. The list goes on, and we would love to hear from you how your life has changed since completely letting go of alcohol. Leave your comments below or feel free to connect with us through social media.

Things to Look Forward to When You Quit Drinking:

When you quit drinking, it is as if you have stepped into a brand new universe—free from destructive decision making, an improved appearance, stable relationships, and new opportunities in your personal and professional life present themselves as you have opened up this space for healthier living. Stepping away from the bottle can lead to so many wonderful new experiences, and you will be able to embrace them with absolute authority and confidence.

Wouldn’t you like to incorporate this transformation into your life? Here is a list of what to expect to improve when you break free from alcohol dependency.

  • Better job performance
  • Increased energy
  • Better sleep
  • Weight loss
  • A decrease in liver fat
  • Better chance of getting pregnant
  • Reverse negative effects on the brain such as learning abilities, memory, impulses, and problem solving
  • Healthier organs and immune system
  • A decrease in risk for disease
  • Self-awareness
  • Overall healthier appearance
  • Less reckless behavior and poor judgment
  • Improved relationships
  • No more hangovers
  • Less regret
  • Better decision making
  • Improved confidence
  • Others will be able to rely on you more
  • Ability to fully experience your life without feeling numb
  • Gain more respect from others
  • Attentiveness when interacting with people
  • Skin will be more supple and hydrated
  • Higher vibration of consciousness
  • Create a meaningful lifestyle you can be proud of
  • Major improvements in your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing

The Effects Alcohol Has on the Human Body

Why Do People Use and Abuse Alcohol:

Unlike other rehab centers, we don’t believe that addiction is a disease. Our research shows that people become dependent on drugs and alcohol because of one of these four causes:

  1. A chemical imbalance
  2. Events of the past you have not reconciled
  3. Current conditions you can’t cope with
  4. Things you believe that aren’t true

How Passages Can Help You Sober Up and Start to Live a Healthy Life:

At Passages, it is our mission to help you break free from addiction entirely. For the last 16 years, we have been helping thousands of people from all over the world end their battle with drug and alcohol dependency, and we want to help you too. When you check into one of our treatment centers, you will be assigned a team of therapists that will guide you through the recovery process. We will provide you with a comprehensive schedule that will keep you occupied and focused on healing the underlying conditions causing you to use and abuse drugs and alcohol. You are welcome to stay at one of our inpatient treatment centers anywhere from 30-90 days. One thing to note is that we do accept most private insurance, but not Medicare or Medicaid.

Passages is proud to offer you the best treatment available and watch as you transform into the incredible person you have always wanted to be. The world is so full of opportunity for you to grow and expand, not feel lost or hopeless. There is so much life out there waiting to be lived; we hope that you stay with us at Passages and begin your journey to becoming the best possible version of yourself.

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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How to Stop Using and Abusing Drugs and Alcohol

How to Stop Using and Abusing Drugs and Alcohol

By Jennifer McDougall

If you’re someone who is heavily addicted to drugs and alcohol you may feel hopeless and lost in life. The good news is there is hope for achieving complete sobriety and breaking free from addiction so you can finally live a clean and stable life you can feel proud of. How do you this?

That’s where Passages Addiction Treatment Centers come in.

We are a non-12-step addiction treatment center that has helped thousands of people from all over the world discover and heal their underlying conditions causing them to use and abuse drugs and alcohol. Where do you play into this? This is the beginning of a beautiful journey you’re about to embark on. Your future is waiting for you to make this change. Before you do though allow us to walk you through what you can expect during treatment at Passages. Please note that most insurance does help cover treatment with us.

Our luxurious treatment center in the exclusive city of Malibu, California provides you with the following:

  • Individual therapy – (private, 1-on-1 therapy, rather than group meetings)
  • 24-hour nursing staff – (licensed nurses to oversee your needs)
  • A treatment team including addiction experts and therapists – (4:1 client to staff ratio and personalized therapy)
  • We give you the freedom to use cell phones and laptops – (remain connected to family and business during your stay at Passages)
  • 22 different types of holistic methods – (customized to meet your individual needs, taking into consideration the specific aspects of your addiction)

Our unparalleled luxury rehab center also features top of the line facilities and amenities. During your stay at Passages Malibu, you will have special access to:

  • 5 beautiful and elegant estates, each with spectacular ocean views
  • 10 acres of pure Malibu paradise
  • 1 Full sized tennis court and basketball hoop
  • Full gym with your very own experienced personal trainer
  • Exclusive and comfortable serene detox unit perched over the magnificent Pacific Ocean
  • 2 heated swimming pools and 2 Jacuzzi where you can relax after an eventful day

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How to Get Sober and Stop Using Drugs Today

When you’re ready to get sober and stop drinking and using drugs, there’s a lot of wonderful things that begin to happen and you will experience these good fortunes as you stay dedicated to living a sober life. Many people use drugs and alcohol as coping mechanisms to help ease their physical or emotional pain.

Unlike other rehab centers, we don’t believe that addiction is a disease. Our research shows that people become dependent on drugs and alcohol because of one of these four causes:

  1. A chemical imbalance
  2. Events of the past you have not reconciled
  3. Current conditions you can’t cope with
  4. Things you believe that aren’t true

Our goal is to find out what’s driving you to use drugs or alcohol. Once we locate the cause of your addiction, we will begin the work to heal it. Our entire program revolves around accomplishing this goal using an advanced one-on-one approach to therapy.

How to Contact Passages Malibu

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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How to Get and Stay Sober with the Help of Passages Treatment

How to Get and Stay Sober with the Help of Passages Treatment

By Jennifer McDougall

 

What do you do when you’re ready to get sober and change your life for the better? Well, it’s a lot easier than you may think. At Passages Addiction Treatment Centers, we make getting sober a tranquil and safe process that will have you thriving in absolute harmony in all areas of your life—that is if you are willing to use the proper tools provided to you through our comprehensive holistic therapy methods. Many people come to Passages feeling broken, wounded, damaged, hopeless, unbalanced, and sick. If you are one of those people who have spent the last several days, weeks, months, maybe even years feeling remotely similar—it could be time to contact Passages.

When was the last time you felt motivated, fulfilled, inspired, and satisfied in life? Do you continue reaching to achieve a better level of health and happiness, but your self-destructive habits and poor choices keep dragging you back down the road of a toxic lifestyle? Are you ready to try something different?

The first thing you should do if you want to get sober is to reach out to Passages for addiction treatment options. We offer several programs that can help you get back on your feet, stronger than before. One of the things most people don’t realize is that Passages Addiction Treatment Centers accepts most insurance policies that cover a large percentage of treatment.

If you have already gone through addiction treatment and are looking for support or ideas to stay sober, please take a moment to read the following 20 tips that will help you throughout your sober journey.

  1. Sober Living or transitional living homes with a stable environment
  2. Begin a healthy workout routine
  3. Create goals for yourself
  4. Pick up a new hobby or two
  5. Live in the present
  6. Practice mindful meditation
  7. Surround yourself with positive influences
  8. Travel more frequently
  9. Keep yourself in check with self-care
  10. Ongoing forgiveness and let go of resentment
  11. Maintain a clean home and living area (including your car)
  12. Learn to be stern about not going down a dangerous road that could lead to relapse
  13. Embrace your skills and talents
  14. Repair broken relationships
  15. Spend time surrounded by nature
  16. Remind yourself constantly of what you’re grateful for
  17. Continuing education
  18. Resist temptations and triggers
  19. Read more books
  20. Outpatient Addiction Treatment

 

How to Contact Passages Malibu

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Where Can I Go to Get Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction?

By Jennifer McDougall

 

Are you searching the web looking for answers? Are you feeling lost or overwhelmed with the options for treatment? Look no further than Passages Addiction Treatment Centers. At Passages, we focus on helping you discover and heal the underlying conditions causing you to use and abuse drugs and alcohol.

Most rehab facilities out there focus on the out dated and traditional form of treating addiction, which is to go to meetings; proclaim you are an addict or alcoholic then go through the 12-Step process, commonly known as Alcoholics Anonymous.

What Makes Passages Different?

We do not believe that drug and alcohol dependency is a disease. Instead, we believe it is the result of one or more of the following four causes:

  1. Chemical imbalance
  2. Unresolved events from the past
  3. Beliefs you hold that are inconsistent with what is true
  4. Inability to cope with current conditions

Since 2001, Passages has changed the way addiction is looked at and treated. With our many non-12-Step holistic methods you will soon find that a 30 to 90-day program is exactly what you need to get sober. We give you the tools to help you regain your mental, physical, and spiritual strength so you can get back into the world with a clarity, purpose, and a true sense of self-worth. Our professional team of therapists and staff members will help guide you on discovering your most authentic self. We want you to succeed in life, but before doing so you must get to the core root of what is causing you to use and abuse drugs and alcohol.

We understand this is a difficult battle you are facing, but that is why we are here.

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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What are the Underlying Causes of Addiction?

By Jennifer McDougall

Addiction (defined as a state characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences) generally begins with the desire to escape—pain, loss, heartache, rejection, discomfort, anxiety, chemical imbalances in the brain, and depression. When drugs and alcohol are consumed they affect how the brain operates and processes information. Three areas of the brain most affected by drugs and alcohol are the brain stem (controls heart rate, breathing, and sleeping patterns), the cerebral cortex (delivers information from our senses allowing us to see, feel, hear, and taste), and the limbic system (controls our ability to feel pleasure). After using drugs and alcohol for even a short period of time a person could experience immediate dependency (defined as an adaptive state associated with a withdrawal syndrome upon cessation of repeated exposure to a stimulus). They may feel the urge to continue using in order to keep them going and avoid the awful withdrawal symptoms that are associated with the use of drugs and alcohol.

In a recent study it was shown that an estimated 23.5 million Americans suffer from an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Of those 23.5 million only 1 out of 10 people receive the treatment they desperately need. About 570,000 people die each year because of an addiction to drugs and alcohol. So as you see, treatment is crucial.

At Passages, we do not believe that drug and alcohol dependency is a disease. Instead, we believe it is the result of one or more of the following four causes:

  1. Chemical imbalance
  2. Unresolved events from the past
  3. Beliefs you hold that are inconsistent with what is true
  4. Inability to cope with current conditions

Anyone who is abusing drugs and alcohol is doing so because of one or more of these four causes. Through extensive research and direct experience, we have learned that addiction is not the primary problem but rather the symptom of a deeper underlying issue.

Passages is proud to offer you the finest drug rehab & treatment program available anywhere. Our deluxe rehabilitation and treatment center has been rated #1 by Healthcare Global magazine. Forbes magazine also named Passages Malibu one of the most luxurious rehab centers in the world.

This recognition comes after years of perfecting our treatment program and sticking with our core philosophy for treating addiction. While most rehab centers still offer group meetings for treatment, we provide you with a customized, one-on-one therapy program tailored to your specific needs.

“I began asking myself just what my high was about. What did I do when I was high that I didn’t do when I was sober? What was wrong that heroin fixed?”
― Pax PrentissThe Alcoholism and Addiction Cure

“A friend tells you the truth, that your breath stinks and you need a bath. An enemy tells you that you look great and you shouldn’t change a thing.”
― Nikki SixxThe Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star 

“Alcohol and drugs are not the problems; they are what people are using to help themselves cope with the problems. Those problems always have both physical and psychological components- anything from anemia, hypoglycemia, or a sluggish thyroid to attention deficient disorder, brain-wave pattern imbalances, or deep emotional pain.”
― Chris PrentissThe Alcoholism and Addiction Cure

“I spent the rest of that day and most of the night thinking about all the hundreds of people I had met in rehabs and sober living houses and on the streets. We were all medicating our fears and our pain!”
― Pax PrentissThe Alcoholism and Addiction Cure

To avoid getting wrapped up in the awful cycle of addiction, we recommend practicing these 7 healthy habits everyday.

  1. Surround yourself with positive influences who encourage you, motivate you, respect you, and tell you the truth.
  2. Eat right, stay hydrated, and exercise daily. This is essential to your physical and mental wellbeing.
  3. Practice meditation to care for your spiritual health.
  4. Maintain a positive outlook and perspective on life and current situations.
  5. Embrace a sober lifestyle. There are plenty of things you can do and enjoy without the use of drugs and alcohol.
  6. Keep your mind active and challenged by reading, writing, and pursuing your passions.
  7. Know when to put your foot down and say NO when you disagree or feel pressured into doing something you don’t feel right about.

At Passages Addiction Treatment Centers, we focus on helping our clients heal the underlying conditions that are causing them to use and abuse drugs and alcohol. Unlike most treatment centers, we do not label you an addict or believe that you are powerless. Instead we utilize a variety of 19 holistic healing methods that empower you to grow in ways you may never had thought possible before. Don’t wait another day to break free from the brutal cycle of addiction. The time has come to make a change and begin living a healthy, happy, and sober life. Call us today!

 

 

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Heal Anxiety Without Prescription Drugs

By Jennifer McDougall

You can feel it explode from your very core and spread through your entire body. Your heart is racing at an excessive rate and that tightness in the center of your belly sends several waves of discomfort making it hard for you to concentrate. Some people experience anxiety because of their own worries and fears. This can include a wide range of reasons, but no matter what that reasons are the truth is that anxiety is stealing your happiness and life is too short to be anything but happy!

What can you do to stop this dreadful feeling? The first thing you need to know is you don’t need prescription medicines to ease any of this tension; anxiety can be healed through natural remedies such as essential oils, breathing exercises, natural herbs, as well as many other techniques. Here are 10 ways you can naturally heal anxiety and live life more comfortable and breathe freely.

1. Meditation

2. Avoid drugs and alcohol

3. Take a break every now and then and cut yourself some slack from the overwhelming emotions of stress

4. Be sure you’re getting enough sleep

5. Limit your coffee/caffeine intake

6. Exercise for at least 30 minutes per day

7. Welcome good humor and laugh your day through the day

8. Eat well-balanced meals to maintain proper nutrition

9. Close your eyes for 10 seconds and take three deep breaths

10. Talk to a professional who can help you manage your stress and anxiety to avoid it becoming a life threatening problem

 

Also see:  Anxiety Disorders and Substance Abuse

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Drug and Alcohol Addiction in the Workplace

Drug and alcohol addiction undoubtedly makes an impact on the lives of everyone it involves; not just the dependent individual.  It effects friends, family, and often times co-workers experience the negative behaviors of addiction as well. For employers, having an addicted individual working for them can be a very difficult and awkward situation.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employees who abuse drugs or alcohol are 25 to 30 percent less productive on the job and miss work three times more often than non-abusing employees. Drug and alcohol addiction in the workplace also results in significantly higher safety risks, as 65 percent of all accidents on the job have been shown to be related to drug or alcohol use.  As an employer, there are many early signs of drug and alcohol addiction to look for that can help you combat the negative effects of dependency in the workplace, and hopefully get your employee some help.

Sometimes, especially in a professional atmosphere where people are usually on their “best behavior,” recognizing signs of drug and alcohol dependency isn’t always easy, as some substance abusing individuals have had practice hiding their addictions for months or years.  Some key signs to look for are:  frequent tardiness or unexplained absences from work, extended lunch breaks, a distant attitude or avoidance of supervisors, missed deadlines or incomplete assignments, various excuses, a careless attitude, poor personal appearance, sudden or unusual weight loss or gain, odd mood swings or erratic behavior, sleepiness, or noticeable financial problems.  If you notice these problems in your workplace, Passages Malibu can help.
Call us today at (888) 397-0112, or visit our website at www.PassagesMalibu.com for more information.

Is it Social Drinking or an Alcohol Addiction?

Alcohol consumption is a very prevalent part of our society, and has been for hundreds of years.

Unfortunately, the drinking of alcohol is usually associated with celebration, often heavily consumed at weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and many other types of parties. Social drinking is a phrase that refers to the consumption of alcohol without the overt signs of a problem (alcohol addiction or abuse).

A common way people describe social drinking is the act of consuming alcohol in a social setting without the intention to get drunk.

Although many individuals do engage in social drinking without it developing into a problem, there is a fine line between someone who regularly drinks socially and someone who is developing an alcohol problem.

In the United States there are approximately 219,000,000 adults.

Approximately 134,000,000 of those adults (61%) consumed some amount of alcohol in the last year. And in the United States there are about 14,000,000 adults who are addicted to alcohol or abuse alcohol. If an individual who regularly engages in social drinking exhibits any of these tendencies, he or she may be displaying an indication of alcohol abuse.

Individuals who: use alcohol to get through painful or difficult situations or feelings, hide their drinking from others, find it difficult to stop drinking once they start, black out or don’t remember much after drinking, drink with the intention of getting drunk, drink to the point of vomiting/sickness, or feel intense shame or guilt after drinking may be going beyond the territory of social drinking and into the realm of alcohol abuse.

 

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Center today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by dialing our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Social Drinking vs Alcohol Addiction

Is it Social Drinking or an Addiction to Alcohol?

Alcohol consumption is a very prevalent part of our society and has been for hundreds of years. Unfortunately, the drinking of alcohol is usually associated with celebration, often heavily consumed at weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and many other types of parties. Social drinking is a phrase that refers to the consumption of alcohol without the overt signs of a problem (alcohol addiction or abuse).

A common way people describe social drinking is the act of consuming alcohol in a social setting without the intention to get drunk.

Although many individuals engage in social drinking without it developing into a problem, there is a fine line between someone who regularly drinks socially and someone who is developing an alcohol problem. In the United States, there are approximately 219,000,000 adults.

Approximately 134,000,000 of those adults (61%) consumed some amount of alcohol in the last year. And in the United States, there are about 14,000,000 adults who are addicted to alcohol or abuse alcohol.

If an individual who regularly engages in social drinking exhibits any of these tendencies, he or she may be displaying an indication of alcohol abuse.

Individuals who:

Use alcohol to get through painful or difficult situations or feelings, hide their drinking from others, find it difficult to stop drinking once they start, blackout or don’t remember much after drinking, drink with the intention of getting drunk, drink to the point of vomiting/sickness, or feel intense shame or guilt after drinking may be going beyond the territory of social drinking and into the realm of alcohol abuse.

If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol addiction, Passages Malibu can help.

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Myths About Private Inpatient Drug Rehab

If you’ve never attended a private inpatient drug rehab program before, you may worry about what the experience will be like. Due to inaccurate media portrayals, urban legends, and incorrect assumptions, some of your views on the inpatient drug rehab experience may be based more in myth than fact.

Seven Myths About Private Inpatient Drug Rehab

If you have questions or fears about private inpatient drug rehab, you’re not alone. We’ve highlighted a few of the most common myths about private inpatient drug rehab experience, along with the facts on each aspect of inpatient recovery.

  1. “Detox will be a harrowing experience.”
    It’s a common misconception that inpatient drug detox has to be filled with physical and mental anguish. While the body readjusts to sobriety, medical staff and mental health experts focus on ensuring your drug detox experience is as comfortable and safe as possible. With alternative therapies, medical supervision, carefully calibrated nutrition, and pain management efforts, withdrawal symptoms can be minimized for maximum comfort.
  2. “I’ll have to change everything about myself.”
    Private inpatient drug rehab isn’t about changing who you are, but rather about returning to your core self. The most effective private inpatient drug rehab centers focus on the individual—offering a drug addiction solution that works with your personal relationships, career, dreams, and lifestyle. The only important changes that need to take place are the elimination of your addiction and its underlying causes.
  3. “Drug rehab centers are stark, hospital-like settings.”
    Modern and luxury inpatient drug rehab centers are actually on par with the level of accommodations you’d expect at the best hotels or retreats. With swimming pools, warm interior design, and modern amenities, inpatient drug rehab centers are state-of-the-art facilities focused on serenity, health, and wellness.
  4. “I’ll be forced to stay in private inpatient drug rehab against my will.”
    Most private inpatient drug rehab centers are voluntary facilities. No one can force you to stay in treatment against your will. You can check yourself out at any time.
  5. “Just going to a private inpatient drug rehab will make you sober.”
    While it would be nice if simply checking in to a private inpatient drug rehab program were enough to accomplish sobriety, it’s simply not the case. In order to heal your drug addiction, you need two components of recovery—freeing yourself from the physical bonds of addiction through detoxification, and healing the underlying root causes for drug addiction. Medical diagnostic tests can help uncover preexisting chemical imbalances that need to be treated, and counseling can provide emotional and psychological healing for repressed trauma that may lie at the root of your addiction to drugs. However, these processes—and all forms of treatment—require your consent, participation and desire to heal.
  6. “I’ll have nothing in common with the other guests.”
    When we envision other guests in inpatient drug rehab, we may wrongly assume that they will be people we have little in common with or don’t like. However, these assumptions are based on stigmas about addiction that label and demean those struggling with dependency issues. Many of the guests at private inpatient drug rehab centers are intelligent, funny, compassionate, and accomplished people who simply struggle—as you might—with drug dependency.
  7. “I’ll never be able to stop my drug addiction.”
    Unfortunately, the myth of a lifetime of unstoppable drug addiction is one of the biggest—and most pervasive—myths about private inpatient drug rehab. Perpetuated by the addiction industry itself, this myth only serves to discourage those who desperately want an end for drug addiction, while ensuring that treatment centers do not need to offer expensive or intensive treatments for higher chances of full and lasting recovery. The truth is that your drug addiction can be stopped, by intensive and multidisciplinary therapies, targeted to you and tailored to your own personality, personal history, lifestyle and addiction. Seek out a private inpatient drug rehab center that believes in your full and total healing from drug addiction.

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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What Does Outpatient Addiction Rehab Offer?

Outpatient addiction rehab programs can make sense for individuals who do not need to attend inpatient treatment. By nature, outpatient rehab offers lower time commitment and financial investment for those undergoing alcohol and drug addiction treatment. While outpatient rehab is not for everyone, it can provide a viable option for those with financial, career or parenting obligations that would otherwise prevent an inpatient addiction treatment stay.

What Is Outpatient Addiction Rehab?

An outpatient addiction rehab center provides addiction recovery services to chemically dependent individuals—just on a more limited and short-term basis than inpatient addiction rehab tends to. While many outpatient program offerings are limited, they can still be a good fit for those who have less severe addictions that have only endured for relatively short time periods. Outpatient addiction rehab tends to be completed in a shorter time frame, with a weekly time investment, so it tends to be best for those who need less support and who take more initiative in their healing process.

What Does Outpatient Addiction Rehab Offer?

Here are the most common treatment types offered by outpatient addiction rehab programs—and for those who take full advantage of these resources, these offerings may be the key to regaining a safe, peaceful and productive sober life.

 

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Center today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by dialing our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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What to Do When Your Teen is Addicted to Drugs and Alcohol

Teenagers know—and those past their teens all too vividly remember—that the teen years can be filled with incredible excitement, pressures, and stress. During the teen years, teenagers encounter a host of challenges and life initiations, from an introduction to love (and heartbreak) to the tall order of discovering an identity and path in life. Sometimes, these stressors build into a pressure cooker, causing teenagers to seek escape in alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, as teen drug or alcohol use increases, tolerance and brain chemistry changes can solidify experimentation into full-blown drug and alcohol addiction.

Teenagers and Alcohol Addiction

Teen drug and alcohol addiction have quickly become an epidemic—although not a new one. Currently, alcohol experimentation occurs during the “tween” years, with most tweens tasting their first alcoholic beverage at an average of 11-13 years old. Stunningly, by the time they are 14, 41 percent of teenagers have finished their first drink—making them 500 percent more likely to become develop an alcohol addiction. In total, three million teenagers each year are more than experimenting, meeting the clinical criteria for alcoholism. Additionally, thousands of teenagers each year die of alcohol-related vehicle accidents before they reach the age of 21.

Teenagers and Drug Addiction

The statistics on teenagers and drug addiction don’t create a much more encouraging picture. Drug experimentation among teens begins before they are even licensed to drive—on average, between the ages of 13 and 14. One out of every five teenagers—nearly four million each year—engages in prescription drug abuse, laying the foundation for opiate addiction.

Treatment for Teenagers With Drug or Alcohol Addictions

Behind the numbers are compelling reasons why teenagers are turning to drug and alcohol addiction. Only one out of three teenagers ever are approached by a parent to talk about drug or alcohol addiction and prevention. What parents might come to understand in the wake of such discussions is that teenagers are seeking emotional and psychological release through alcohol and drug use.

In fact, studies in the 21st century have already revealed reasons for teenage drug and alcohol addiction in their own words, with boredom, depression, peer pressure, social rejection, and academic pressures cited as the main reasons for use.

Because these reasons are largely emotional and psychological at heart, they require more than standard onsite detox to treat. Individualized therapy by counselors who relate to—instead of alienate—teenagers is an integral part of any teenage drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. Many teens can benefit from holistic inpatient addiction rehab that focuses on their entire person—mind, soul, and body—rather than simply pushing them through a generic agenda.

Additionally, individualized counseling sessions can provide teens with a private and safe forum in which to open up and explore the root causes of their addiction—rather than doing so in a less-than-confidential group setting. With natural detox and around approach, alcohol and drug rehab for teenagers will not only reintroduce them to sobriety but give them the tools for future success, peace, and self-esteem to tackle life’s adventures.