Black and White | Addict | The Hills

Understanding an Addict: The 4 Key Warning Signs

For many, understanding an addict is often easier said than done. Their behavior is often unpredictable and destructive. They seem to care only about using. For someone on the outside, this disregard for the rest of life can be frustrating, even infuriating. It’s not surprising, then, that many people lose patience with addicts. In your…

Group | Dual Diagnosis | The Hills

Dissecting Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis was first recognized over two decades ago. The term was coined to diagnose individuals that were suffering with severe mental illness and substance abuse disorders. The occurrence of dual diagnoses is much more common than you’d think, and the treatment for the co-occurring disorders or addictions is more intense and complex than that…

Celebrities | Addiction | The Hills

Addiction and Celebrities: A Common Cause?

Celebrities who are battling drug addiction seem to be everywhere, don’t they? Stories of celebrity overdose or overindulgence used to be confined to the pages of tabloids, but that is no longer the case. Overdose and addiction seem common, and every year, we lose more and more of our beloved stars. Why is this? Are…

Crying | Interventions. | The Hills

Intervening with an Intervention

Watching your loved one struggle with addiction is heartbreaking. Addicts that are in the throes of addiction often do not realize or refuse to acknowledge their substance abuse. They do not fully comprehend what they are doing to themselves because extensive drug use has literally changed their brain chemistry. So, what do you do when…

Signs | Addiction Recovery | The Hills

Why Long-Term Addiction Recovery Is the Only Way to Go

In this post, we’ll dive into addiction—what it is, how long it lasts, and the best way to go about treatment. Did you know that when it comes to addiction recovery, there is definitely one treatment option that stands above the rest? In this post, you’ll discover how long-term addiction treatment differs from short-term options.…

The City | Rehab in LA| The Hills

Why Should You Try Rehab in LA?

In this post, we’ll explore why Los Angeles offers such a unique, conductive setting for drug rehabilitation. The city, one of the largest in the U.S., offers numerous scenic getaways that can make outpatient treatment much easier. We’ll explore the many fun things you can do in LA to make your time there more enjoyable,…