• how to get sober

5 Ways To Help You Get Sober

2019-04-17T22:00:19+00:00April 17th, 2019|

Do you want to get sober from alcohol or drugs? People assume that addictions are entirely the fault of the individual -- that someone can solve their addiction problem if they just stopped drinking or stopped taking drugs. Unfortunately, it’s

  • living with chronic pain

How to Avoid Addiction Living with Chronic Pain

2019-04-01T21:14:53+00:00April 5th, 2019|

At Opus Treatment, we know that an opioid addiction often comes hand-in-hand with chronic pain. The stats suggest as much, too. To help combat both, here we look at the relationship between opioid addiction and someone living with chronic pain,

  • life as an addict

What Does Life As An Addict Feel Like?

2019-04-09T07:17:46+00:00April 1st, 2019|

What Would Life Be Like for You if You Were An Addict? Drug addiction is something that touches the lives of many of us. There's probably someone you know or someone you're close to who has had a brush with

Your Guide to Inpatient Rehab

2019-03-18T21:24:41+00:00March 18th, 2019|

What is Inpatient Rehab? Inpatient drug rehab is a type of drug and alcohol addiction treatment. There are several ways to get treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. One of the best methods of treatment is inpatient rehab. Through inpatient

  • positive mindset through recovery

How to Have a Successful Mindset Through Recovery

2019-04-09T06:42:49+00:00March 1st, 2019|

Many people hold a preconceived opinion about rehab for drug and alcohol addiction. Some of us think it’s where you only go if you have expended all other options, your family stops talking to you, you become homeless, or can’t

  • relapse prevention

Relapse Prevention: 7 Common Triggers & How To Avoid Them

2019-02-20T21:47:11+00:00January 30th, 2019|

Recovering addicts are at extremely high risk for relapse because it is so difficult to fight ingrained behaviors, as well as physical, mental, and emotional addiction to substances.  According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), those in addiction

  • teen drug use

Trends in Teen Drug Use: Past and Present

2019-02-22T00:10:13+00:00January 30th, 2019|

Many adults old enough to have teens in the household will recall the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) campaign of the ‘80s, initially launched through a partnership between the LAPD and LAUSD.  Incredibly, the program has been around for 35

What is the Link Between Trauma and Addiction?

2019-02-22T00:08:36+00:00January 28th, 2019|

Addiction is one of the most difficult disorders to understand. People blame it on everything from a lack of morals to heredity, thrill-seeking to escape reality, immaturity, selfishness – the list is nearly endless because it’s human nature to want

Why Relapse Doesn’t Mean You Failed

2019-02-22T00:01:17+00:00January 28th, 2019|

A person who has never suffered from addiction can find it hard to understand a cycle of recovery and relapse.  Think about this, though.  Have you ever tried a diet for weight loss?  Many people lose weight, stop their diet,

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