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Confessions of a Malibu Treatment Center Provider

 

 

Hello. My name is Scott and I am a recovering Malibu treatment center provider.

I worked in a luxury Malibu treatment center for several years while obtaining my doctoral degree. What I witnessed at that Malibu treatment center at that time is still impacting me today. After reading An Intervention for Malibu in the New York Times on the problems with Malibu treatment centers, a lot of the old memories came rushing to the surface.

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What Role Does Environment Play in Addiction Recovery?

Many people struggle with finding healing from substance abuse, and finding the right physical environment plays a critical role in their success. For some, residential treatment centers are the best way to heal from the underlying traumas that cause substance abuse. But different treatment centers offer different types of environments, and selecting the right one for you is critical.

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Why Go Through Residential Addiction Treatment With a Cohort?

If you’ve never been to residential addiction treatment before, the typical experience goes like this:

  • Every day, there’s someone new checking in as someone else checks out;
  • Everyone is at different stages in there recovery process;
  • People are constantly coming and going;
  • There is very little continuity.

Even in the better programs, there’s an ongoing sense of hustle, bustle, and disruption. There is a fundamental lack of stability and security, and all of this wears on you emotionally.

Moreover, it impedes your addiction recovery process.

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Two Tools to Help You Evaluate if You're Ready for Residential Rehab

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Non 12 Step Rehab: A Side-By-Side Comparison of the Best Programs

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There are more than 14,500 residential drug and alcohol rehabs in the United States today, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Even if you've narrowed your criteria to Non-12 Step rehabs, you still face over 3,600 options.

No wonder so many people feel overwhelmed at the prospect of finding a treatment program that fits their needs!

That's why we've created this list, comparing the best non-12 Step rehabs in the US on over 25 attributes. 

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The Evidence Based Treatment Center Seattle Residents Need

When you’re ready to get clean and sober, you want to ensure that you’re going to a facility with useful programs. For many years, medical professionals didn’t know how to help people who were struggling with addiction. In recent decades, the medical community has come a long way in discovering effective methods for treating addiction. The evidence based treatment center Seattle residents need will employ many of these approaches.

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Detox in Seattle: Only the First Stop on the Road to Recovery

For many local residents, detox in Seattle seems like the obvious choice. While detox is a good start, it’s only the very first step on the road toward recovery. After detox, it’s important to address the underlying core issues and work toward relapse prevention. Explore the benefits of treatment after detox is complete.

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How Non 12 Step Treatment Centers Work

A 12 Step program takes its cues from Alcoholics Anonymous. It acknowledges that you’re powerless over your addiction. Moreover, it encourages you to call on a higher power for assistance. If you have a difficult time with one or more of these concepts, non 12 Step treatment centers may be a better option.

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Sobriety Quotes: Neil Steinberg on Going to Rehab

What does it feel like to check yourself into rehab? Recently we interviewed journalist and author Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times on his struggle with alcohol, his time in rehab, and his ultimately successful recovery.

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Choosing Inpatient Treatment for Depression

When you’re in the midst of major depression, daily life feels overwhelming. The thought of getting dressed seems daunting; the idea of going out with friends, impossible.

You know that you need help, but looking at lists of residential treatment centers for depression seems like way too much. How do I find inpatient treatment for depression? Where do I even start? How am I supposed to choose between all of these different options?

If you’re stressed about seeking treatment for depression, don’t worry; we’re here to help.

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