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The Stages of Change

September 17, 2020
By Patrick O’Neil It can be difficult to comprehend why someone struggling with addiction and alcoholism doesn’t just stop using and get sober. From the outs…

Addiction and Alcoholism are Life Long Diseases That Require Treatment and Maintenance

September 10, 2020
By Patrick O’Neil In 2011 an actor with a well documented history of substance abuse was a guest on The Tonight Show where he loudly proclaimed he had cured …

Finding Hope For Co-Occurring Disorders At CAST Centers

September 3, 2020
By Patrick O’Neil Life can be very discouraging for those suffering from mental health and addiction. The majority lose hope and without help their problems …

Top 5 Reasons To Not Postpone Entering Treatment

August 27, 2020
By Patrick O’Neil A recent national survey on addiction and drug use revealed that over 90% of the actively using addicts and alcoholics in America do not be…

The Harm “ChemSex” Is Causing The Gay Community

August 19, 2020
By Patrick O’Neil “You may not be familiar with chemsex,” writes Colin Crummy for Out Magazine, “but if you have been on a hookup app recently you will have …

The Unwanted Byproduct Of Ketamine Therapy Is Addiction

August 12, 2020
By Patrick O’Neil Every few years a new study is conducted or a different treatment method arises for addressing addiction, depression, and anxiety—and in al…

The Cast Alignment Model

August 6, 2020
By Patrick O’Neil CAST Centers is an outpatient program that offers a variety of treatment options. Outpatient treatment can be defined as a rehabilitation m…

How Do People Get Into Outpatient Treatment?

August 4, 2020
By Robert Lien, MHA There are numerous options for mental health and addiction outpatient rehab in Los Angeles. Not all treatment facilities offer the same t…

Why Treatment For Addiction Doesn’t Work For Some Addicts

July 29, 2020
By Patrick O’Neil For a high percentage of addicts their journey of recovery—quitting drugs and getting and staying sober—is a long and sometimes difficult p…

The Covid-19 Pandemic Is Causing More Substance Abuse

July 28, 2020
By Patrick O’Neil “In the midst of the Covid-19 epidemic, it has become easier to buy alcohol than toilet paper,” writes David H. Jernigan, Professor of Heal…

What Happens After IOP Treatment?

July 24, 2020
By Robert Lien, MHA If you’ve ever had any type of surgical procedure you were given recommendations for aftercare plans to help you recover from that …

Living in the Moment

July 21, 2020
By Robert Lien, MHA  You are right where you’re supposed to be. This is one of the many, sometimes hard to accept, sayings in recovery from addiction. …

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