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Do Eating Habits Affect Recovery?

Many people don’t think about how their eating habits can affect their recovery. While there are many ways that a person’s eating habits can have positive effects on his or her recovery, there is also the other side of the coin. There are those who pick up poor eating habits in their recovery, which can […]

5 Tips for a Surgery or Injury in Sobriety


When we enter recovery, life still happens. We, of course, prefer to be able to live each day, one day at a time without having to encounter alcohol or drugs, but there are times where we might be faced with a surgery, an injury, or a medical procedure where narcotic pain medication might be offered. […]

Can Science Predict Drug Addiction?

Although people have been having problems with drug and alcohol abuse for as long as they have been available, the science of addiction is fairly new. It wasn’t until the mid-20th century that scientists really started allocating money and resources towards learning about addiction. Luckily, many different discoveries have helped us understand more about addiction, […]

The Power of Choice in Addiction Recovery

Unfortunately, there are still many misconceptions about the disease of addiction. Medical science has been making progress, but the topic of addiction isn’t always in the mainstream. Those who struggle with addiction, as well as their loved ones, often don’t discuss addiction. This makes it more difficult for people to understand how addiction works. Many […]

Should I Attend Rehab Away from Home?


There’s a lot of information to take in when trying to figure out which drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility to attend. There are different types of care offered including: detox, residential, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and sober living. Not only that, but you may be wondering if you should stay near home when you go […]

Hotel California By the Sea Alumni Service Program

In 2017, Hotel California By the Sea will be launching an Alumni Service Program that will provide life-long support for all of our clients during and after they’ve left treatment with us. As many of us know from being in recovery ourselves, treatment is only the beginning of a life-long journey of recovery that takes […]

Does the U.S. Lead in Drug Addiction?

It’s no secret that there is a drug epidemic in the United States. Different parts of the country may be more prone to abuse different types of drugs as well. The opiate and methamphetamine epidemic can be found all over the country. While there are thousands of overdoses each year in the United States, it […]

Addiction’s Effect on Marriage

Addiction can affect a marriage in a variety of different ways. Having your spouse fall into the depths of addiction can be very confusing, and it often leaves a person not knowing what to do. It’s extremely difficult to see the person you fell in love with go through a seemingly illogical transformation. The person […]

Staying Sober During the Holidays

It is no secret that staying sober during the holidays can be challenging. Whether you are going to your company’s holiday party or Christmas dinner at your relative’s house, it is likely that alcohol will be present. Here are some suggestions we have come up with to help you stay sober during the holidays.
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Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

Bipolar disorder is a depressive illness that drastically affects ones mood, energy, thinking, behavior and overall brain functioning. Those with bipolar experience two extreme (and polar opposites) types of “episodes.” During a manic episode, an individual is overly happy, upbeat and cheerful or in some cases, hostile. During a depressive episode, an individual is severely […]