Monday, March 29, 2010

ED is serious

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

Life Lesson

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 Truth

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

Marijuana Addiction

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

'Hurt' Redone by Johnny Cash

I hurt myself today
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

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