Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Those considerations, in turn, are at the heart of Sunset Malibu's treatment philosophy.
With its world-class caregivers and elegant accommodations, Sunset Malibu is an unparalleled recovery destination. The center has always catered to upscale clients from every corner of the globe. Now Sunset is renewing its commitment to its core values, with the goal of delivering life-changing care to individuals who seek it. At Sunset Malibu, the client always comes first."
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Friday, July 23, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
What Makes An Inpatient Drug Rehab Center Effective
Addiction recovery doesn't happen overnight. On the contrary, drug abuse is a resilient disease, and drug treatment can only succeed if it's driven by sustained effort. The most effective inpatient drug rehab center is the one that ensures the long-term health of its clients, with everything from sober living programs to independent 12-Step support networks. In the end, any inferior standard of care is doomed to fail.
Those considerations, in turn, are at the heart of Sunset Malibu's treatment philosophy...(more)'
This delightful little piece talks about the luxurious alcohol and drug rehab facilities by Sunset Malibu and their long term drug rehab programs.
Critical Elements For Drug Rehab To Be Successful
"Many drug rehab centers acknowledge the importance of holistic recovery. But few institutions actually put their own principles into practice. In fact, many of the most high-priced drug rehabs in California provide one-dimensional care to their clients. As should go without saying, these clinics routinely fail to deliver on the promises they make in their advertising brochures.
Sunset Malibu's Clinical Team, for their part, argues that those shortcomings are inexcusable...(more)'
This piece talks about what is a long term drug rehab center and what to look for in an inpatient drug rehab facility.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Drug rehab is, for many addicts, an unknown entity: a mysterious and mystifying process, a journey with no discernible beginning or end. At the same time, drug rehab is in a very significant sense a drug addict’s last best hope for sobriety, and so it is that self-education is vital to the drug recovery process. If drug recovery is going to help you get better, you’ve got to understand it as it actually is: how it works, and why it’s successful. Drug treatment, in the end, is and can only be a patient-driven undertaking. Please, for your own sake, resolve to learn enough to make the thing go.
Think of it like this: You can’t fight what you can’t see. For drug rehab programs to be effective, drug rehab patients have got to face the recovery process with open eyes, and open minds; drug rehab is only effective when it’s grounded in a firm comprehension of the truth as it actually is. Drug rehab, importantly, is the sort of undertaking that never succeeds through illusion. If you’re going to get better, you’ve got to face the music.
And the facing, importantly, is something that every drug rehab patient has ultimately got to do for himself. The success or failure of your drug rehab program is in the most fundamental sense up to you; you’re the one who’s got to get healthy in drug rehab, and you’re the one who’s got to make the healing happen. To put it bluntly: No drug rehab center can take you where you aren’t willing to go. Drug rehab that works, in the end, is drug rehab that’s made to work by the patients it serves.
And so, again, there’s no excuse for ignorance in the drug rehab process. As a drug rehab patient, it’s incumbent upon you to learn everything you need to know: about how drug rehab works, and what makes drug rehab go; about what drug rehab demands of drug rehab patients, and how you can make healing a reality. In the world of drug addiction and drug recovery, what you don’t know very certainly can hurt you. Make today the day you finally resolve to get your head around drug rehab, Sunset Malibu is here to help you, 1-800-332-9202.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Getting The Most Out Of California Alcohol Rehabs:
'...drug abuse is a resilient disease, and alcohol rehabs can only succeed if they are driven by sustained effort. The most effective alcohol rehabs are the ones that ensure the long-term health of its clients...(more)'
Winning The Battle Against Clinical Depression:
'..."It's our role as a clinical depression treatment center to help them recover what's been lost, with everything from professional clinical depression treatment to intensive life-skills training. We believe that our long record of success testifies to the soundness of our strategies."...(more).
What The Best Drug Rehab Centers Bring To The Table:
'...On the contrary, drug abuse is a resilient disease, and drug rehabs can only succeed if it's driven by sustained effort. The most effective drug rehab centers are the ones that ensure the long-term health of its clients...(more)'
Dealing With A Bipolar Disorder:
'...The most effective bipolar disorder treatment centers are invariably those which help clients learn to feel good about themselves again...(more)'
The Key To Successful Drug And Alcohol Treatment:
'...The most effective alcohol treatment center is one that brings an addict's family members together for group counseling and therapy sessions. In the end, there's no better way to ensure the best possible outcome for everyone involved...(more)'
Depressive Disorder Recovery Guide:
'...The most effective depressive disorder recovery center is that one that brings an addict's family members together for group counseling and therapy sessions...(more)'
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Overcoming a Major Depressive Disorder
'...A major depressive disorder is a psychologically crippling disease. By the same token, major depressive disorder treatment must promote psychological renewal. The most effective major depressive disorder recovery program is invariably one which will help clients learn to feel good about themselves again. In the end, there's no other way to ensure the long-term success of the healing process...(more)'
This piece talks about schizophrenia and general facts about the symptoms of depression.
The Difference with Holistic Addiction Recovery
'...It's no secret that addiction can tear families apart. What might not be so obvious, though, is that addiction recovery has to entail familial healing. The most effective addiction recovery center is that one that brings an addict's family members together for group counseling and therapy sessions. In the end, there's no better way to ensure the best possible outcome for everyone involved....(more)
This one discusses the unique addiction treatment from a unique addiction treatment facility like Sunset Malibu.
What It Takes To Make A Detox Program Truly Successful
'...Drug addiction is both a physical and psychological disease. Drug addiction detox, in turn, must entail both physical and psychological healing. The best detox centers are those which meet all the needs of their clients, with everything from detox to emotional counseling programs. In the end, there's no better way to build a foundation for lasting sobriety....(more)'
This article touches on topics like drug addiction detox and heroin detox.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
What to Look For:
'...Addiction recovery doesn't happen overnight. On the contrary, drug abuse is a resilient disease, and a drug treatment program can only succeed if it's driven by sustained effort. The most effective drug treatment center is the one that ensures the long-term health of its clients, with everything from sober living programs to independent 12-Step support networks. In the end, any inferior standard of care is doomed to fail...(more)'
This piece talks about finding a drug treatment program and what to look for in drug treatment
The Right Depression Medication Recovery
'...A lot of people turn to different depression medication regimens in order to help them with their depression symptoms. There is nothing wrong with doing this, but if you want to get the most success out of it then you really need to know what you are doing from the start.
It also gives you a barometer against which you can measure all of the answers that the patient is giving. Experience is therefore very important to the depression medication issue. Our people have experience, which is also why they are so good at what they do...(more)'
This article goes on about mental depression and depression recovery
The Best Methods to Treat Anxiety
'...Anxiety disorders are psychologically crippling diseases. By the same token, treatment for anxiety attacks must promote psychological renewal. The most effective treatment program for anxiety attacks is invariably one which will help clients learn to feel good about themselves again. In the end, there's no other way to ensure the long-term success of the healing process...(more)'
This one is about anxiety depression and anxiety disorders
Whether you suffer from anxiety, depression or have an addiction- these pieces give you much food for thought to better your mind, body and spirit to the fullness of a healthy future.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Those considerations, in turn, comprise the core of Sunset Malibu's treatment philosophy..(more)'
Thursday, June 3, 2010
It's those fundamental truths, in turn, from which Sunset Malibu develops its treatment philosophy and methodology...(more)'
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
'...Depression is a psychologically crippling disease. By the same token, depression treatment must promote psychological renewal. The most effective depression treatment program is invariably one which will help clients learn to feel good about themselves again. In the end, there's no other way to ensure the long-term success of the healing process.
Those considerations, in turn, comprise the core of Sunset Malibu's treatment philosophy.
With its world-class caregivers and elegant accommodations, Sunset Malibu is an unparalleled recovery destination. The center has always catered to upscale clients from every corner of the globe. Now Sunset is renewing its commitment to its core values, with the goal of delivering life-changing care to individuals who seek it. At Sunset Malibu, the client always comes first...' (Sunset Malibu)
Thursday, May 27, 2010
'...Depression is a psychologically crippling disease. By the same token, treating disorders which causes depression must promote psychological renewal. The most effective program treating disorders which causes depression is invariably one which will help clients learn to feel good about themselves again. In the end, there's no other way to ensure the long-term success of the healing process.
Those considerations, in turn, comprise the core of Sunset Malibu's treatment philosophy.
With its world-class caregivers and elegant accommodations, Sunset Malibu is an unparalleled recovery destination. The center has always catered to upscale clients from every corner of the globe. Now Sunset is renewing its commitment to its core values, with the goal of delivering life-changing care to individuals who seek it. At Sunset Malibu, the client always comes first...'(continue reading)
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
'...With its world-class caregivers and elegant accommodations, Sunset Malibu is an unparalleled recovery destination. The center has always catered to upscale clients from every corner of the globe. Now Sunset is renewing its commitment to its core values, with the goal of delivering life-changing care to individuals who seek it. At Sunset Malibu, the client always comes first. .
"Depression strips its victims of their self-esteem, and their sense of self-control," said Sunset Malibu's Program Director. "It's our role as a center offering help for depression to help them see the signs of depression and help them recover what's been lost, with everything from professional help for depression to intensive life-skills training. We believe that our long record of success testifies to the soundness of our strategies."
Sunset's competitors, on the other hand, would be hard-pressed to speak so highly of their own treatment programs...' (Sunset Malibu)
'..."Our caregivers are among the best in the world at what they do," said Sunset Malibu's owner. "But that doesn't mean we aren't always trying to get better. In order to provide our clients with the service they deserve, it's essential that we actively seek to refine our methodology over time."
The passion evinced in that statement suggests that Sunset will continue to stand head and shoulders above its competitors for the foreseeable future...' (Taking Control of Your Drug Abuse Problems Forever)
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunset administrators, for their part, assert that such shortcomings are inexcusable.
"Addiction recovery doesn't happen in isolation," said a representative from Sunset Malibu's clinical team. "Our patients can only hope to achieve lasting wellness if they're supported by their loved ones during the healing process. We believe that the robust record of clinical success at our inpatient alcohol rehab facility is heavily dependent on our commitment to family therapy."...'
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Monday, March 29, 2010
ED is serious. 'And so there’s no mistake: It won’t be easy. Eating disorders are formidable obstacles, and eating disorder treatment is invariably hard. Those eating disorder treatment patients who get better, in the end, are the ones who commit themselves to the eating disorder healing process, and resolve to make eating disorder recovery work for them. Eating disorders, you might say, never die easy. If you’re going to beat yours, you’ve got to be ready for a fight.' (Sunset Malibu)
Thursday, March 25, 2010
It has been said that life is the most patient teacher. You will be presented with the same experience over and over until you learn the best way to deal with the situation.. This is not because life is cruel. Rather, it is because things have a way of coming back to haunt us when we don't deal with them. One form of intelligence is the ability to learn from mistakes. When you are presented with a painful experience, take the time to think about how you can avoid it in the future. This is an example of a lesson learned.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Opiate recovery is impossible without opiate detox. Unfortunately, some opiate treatment facilities marginalize the detoxification process, or even ignore it all together. This is an enormous mistake. The fact of the matter is that opiate addiction is at root a physiological disease, and opiate rehab must begin with the sort of physiological healing effected by opiate detox programs. In the end, there’s simply no other way to get better.
The good news is that opiate detox doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience—not if it’s administered by people who know exactly what they’re doing. Indeed, a gentle and pain-free opiate detox program should nurture healing instead of suffering, and hope instead of anguish. For your own sake, for the sake of the people who care about you, here’s hoping you’ll be wise enough to find that out for yourself. (Article courtesy of Sunset Malibu)
Monday, March 15, 2010
A marijuana addiction can be serious business even if it does not seem to be. Just because marijuana does not appear to be as harmful as cocaine or any other drug, that doesn’t mean it’s okay. If you are dealing with a marijuana addiction, then you need to start getting help. The sooner that you overcome your addiction in favor of sobriety, the sooner you will be able to be healthy again. Sunset Malibu wants to help you find sobriety again by overcoming your marijuana addiction. We do this by surrounding your with luxury amenities in our unique residential facility. We custom tailor our recovery approach to your unique needs to make sure that you can finally get the help that you deserve.
Getting the assistance that you need for a marijuana addiction may not seem like a big deal, but it is. Marijuana addiction often leads to much more serious addictions, so overcome this hold on your body and mind sooner rather than later. Let us provide you with a custom experience in our residential facility. Our luxury amenities and custom detox and rehab programs will steer your recovery in the right direction. You don’t need drugs, so let us get them out of your system today.
You can begin to overcome your marijuana addiction as soon as you are ready to make a commitment to the right treatment facility. You can begin the steps necessary to overcoming your addiction as soon as you make the choice to contact us today at 1-800-332-9202.
(Article courtesy of Sunset Malibu)
Monday, March 8, 2010
to see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
the only thing that's real
the needle tears a hole
the old familiar sting
try to kill it all away
but I remember everything
what have I become?
my sweetest friend
everyone I know
goes away in the end
and you could have it all
my empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt
I wear this crown of thorns
upon my liar's chair
full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
beneath the stains of time
the feelings disappear
you are someone else
I am still right here
what have I become?
my sweetest friend
everyone I know
goes away in the end
and you could have it all
my empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt
If I could start again
a million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way
(**EDITORS NOTE: So many songs in today's media express the pain of Addiction, whether it be to Drugs or Alcohol. Some songs talk of life after Rehab, like this one a remake of a Nine Inch Nails song by Johnny Cash talking of his life of drug addiction and loss, another great example of this is the St. Anger album by Metallica. That album was to express the lead singers journey through and after his Alcohol Addiction. Finding a song that you can relate to may help you through your recovery or that of a loved ones'. )
Monday, March 1, 2010
Sober living programs are absolutely instrumental in the addiction recovery process. It’s a truth often overlooked by drug rehab patients: Sobriety has got to be a lasting thing, and drug rehabilitation can’t be limited to drug treatment centers. On the contrary, successful rehab is that which provides for the long-term health of rehab patients…and so it is that sober living facilities are vital way stations on the road to recovery, especially insofar as they help to ease the transition from primary drug treatment to the real world.
If there’s one lesson you learn here, let it be this: Drug treatment doesn’t end the day a rehab patient leaves a drug treatment facility. Indeed, successful rehabilitation is and must be always be an ongoing process, one driven by patients who’ve developed the self-esteem and self-control necessary to stay sober over the long haul. It is, in the end, precisely in the development of those life skills that sober living programs and sober living centers exert their greatest influence over the addiction recovery process.
Sober living helps bridge the gap between rehab and real life. An addiction treatment process without a sober living component would be a most fractured thing indeed; rehab patients, if they’re going to get healed and stay healed, need to experience the sort of supervised responsibility that only sober living programs can provide. In the fight against addiction, anything less than an extensive and edifying stay in a sober living center just won’t cut it.
The following text provides a brief summary of the sober living process: why sober living is so important, what makes sober living successful, how sober living patients can maximize their chances of success at sober living centers. The road to addiction recovery is invariably a long one, and it’s safe to say that no addict travels it without suffering a little in the process. That said, drug treatment and rehab really can work, provided you get the help you need from caregivers you can trust. And make no mistake: You can’t ever expect to get where you need to go without stopping spending time in sober living center along the way.
~Article Courtesy of Sunset Malibu
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Sunset Malibu is a highly acclaimed top notch treatment center where individuals and families seeking refuge from the pain of alcoholism or drug abuse can find sanctuary. Our addiction recovery program is set in a beautiful, private location that offers the highest quality amenities and comforts. Our addiction treatment philosophy is one that incorporates a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional methods utilizing the talents of the best practitioners in the world.
Our staff members are experts in their fields and they have drawn deeply on their experience to design effective programs for a wide range of addictions and disorders, including:
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Friday, February 19, 2010
"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."
"Heed the still small voice that so seldom leads us wrong, and never into folly."
Marquise du Deffand
"Never let life's hardships disturb you ... no one can avoid problems, not even." saints or sages."
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." Helen Keller
"Take the first step, no more, no less, and the next will be revealed."
"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy." Guillaume Apollinaire
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
When one is treating dual diagnosis, the main thing to be aware of is that for it to be an effective dual diagnosis treatment, it needs to be something that will work on both the mental illness and the substance abuse problems simultaneously. If you have a mental illness that is treated, the substance abuse could easily bring the mental illness back even after treatment has been successful (i.e. depression resurfacing due to an alcohol addiction). Similarly, if you get great treatment for you substance abuse but leave the mental illness alone, it could easily drive you back to substance abuse later (i.e. bipolar personality shifts recreating the drug addiction that you just got over). Not many clinics actually get the importance of treating dual diagnosis components at the same time, but we certainly do. We understand this because we have seen so many other people mess up at different points. Ultimately, we were the ones that had to clean up the messes left by other clinics, something we really do not enjoy doing. Dual diagnosis absolutely has to be a single shot taking everything out, otherwise you could end up right where you started at the end of the day." (Article taken from Sunset Malibu)
Monday, February 8, 2010
"Bipolar [a.k.a. manic depression] is a complex illness. There are many different symptoms -- and several different types -- of bipolar disorder. The primary symptoms of the disorder are dramatic and unpredictable mood swings. The various types of bipolar disorder range from mild to severe... There are several types of bipolar disorder; all involve episodes of depression and mania to a degree. They include bipolar I, bipolar II, cyclothymic disorder, mixed bipolar, and rapid-cycling bipolar disorder... When a person's illness follows the classic pattern, diagnosing bipolar disorder is relatively easy. But bipolar disorder can be sneaky. Symptoms can defy the expected manic-depressive sequence."(WebMD)
A bipolar diagnosis can change your life in an instant. It can leave you feeling uncertain about the future and unsure about where to turn for assistance. If you are someone that has just recently been diagnosed as bipolar and you are having these feelings, do not worry. You are by no means alone in that regard. Just about everyone that gets a bipolar diagnosis goes through different stages where one or all of those emotions reign paramount in their mind. You can have these emotions with no problem. When they will become a problem is if you let them take over your life and do not get help for dealing with the bipolar symptoms even when they begin to get really bad.If you need some help with your bipolar diagnosis problems, you should definitely give us a call. Sunset Malibu is one of the leading clinics around when it comes to bipolar diagnosis. Not only do we have the ability to quickly and effectively pinpoint your problems, but once we know what your problems are we also have the ability to go ahead and begin treating you for those problems. We are the complete package. Not only that, but we also have the ability to do everything with discretion and professionalism. Those qualities seem to be in short supply these days, but we have both.*
(*This Article was provided courtesy of Sunset Malibu.)
Monday, February 1, 2010
Remember, an intervention only ever has one goal: to encourage an addict to enroll himself in a rehabilitation program. With that in mind, the most successful interventions are those which are conducted in a spirit of love and support; addicts need all the empathy they can get, and a successful intervention is necessarily one suffused with compassion and concern. To make drug recovery real, you’ve got to show an addict that you care about him, and that you want him to get better. Short of that, your intervention efforts won’t be anything but wasted.
Pioneered by intervention specialist Ed Storti, the Storti model emphasizes the paramount importance of love and support in the intervention process. The premise is a simple one: Addicts need inspiration from an intervention, nothing more and nothing less. An intervention succeeds when it instills dignity, trust, and motivation in the intervennee; that addict who benefits most from an intervention is the one who receives compassion and warmth from every individual involved in it.
It should perhaps go without saying, then, that the purpose of an intervention is very definitely not to shame an addict, or hold him accountable for the damage wrought by his drug habit. Yes, if you’re conducting an intervention you’re bound to be able to cite a whole litany of transgressions committed by the addict you care about…but transgressions aren’t the point, not when your only goal is to convince an addict that he needs to get help. If an intervention’s going to work, in other words, you’ve got to be able to put your empathy ahead of your ire.
And, again, it’s not easy. An intervention will test the resolve of everyone involved, and only those intervention processes undertaken by stalwart and steel-willed individuals can be expected to effect lasting recovery. The Storti model calls for fomenting a “positive crisis” in the course of an intervention: an edifying but emotionally-charged event that precipitates real growth for the individuals involved. If you can do that much, you’re well on your way to where you want to go.
This Article was taken from Sunset Malibu Luxury Addiction Treatment Center
Monday, January 25, 2010
When people think about all of the drug issues around them, they tend to forget about young people. Adolescent drug treatment is something that many people fail to realize exists, as they do not think of young people and drugs. While there may not be as many young people doing drugs as older individuals, it is still a serious problem that many people deal with. Adolescent drug use is something that is incredibly serious. Many people may become surprised when realizing that adolescent drug treatment is well known, and that it is often the best course of action for those suffering with the issue.
Adolescent drug use should not be ignored. Just because you may not be dealing with it does not mean that there are not other young people dealing with it. Just because you think the young people you know are not struggling with a drug addiction does not mean that they aren’t dealing with one. There may be many young people that you know who could benefit from adolescent drug treatment.
Adolescent drug treatment is special in the sense that it specifically caters to those who are younger. This type of drug treatment requires special steps, and special help. There are individuals who are staff that have been trained to work specifically with younger individuals, simply because their issues may be different than those who are older. Adolescent drug treatment is all about removing the general ideals of helping someone who needs drug treatment. Instead, each program is tailored to those who are younger, and attempts to understand their younger views, and how that affects their drug use and treatment possibilities.Adolescent drug treatment resembles the usual drug treatment in many ways, however. If you are thinking about drug treatment, or drug treatment for someone you know that is older, you should know all of the different aspects of the drug treatment. Each program will be individualized to the specific young person, so that they can have the best chance of success. Each program will look at multiple aspects of their life to fully understand the issue.
This article has been provided by Sunset Malibu.