Recovery Process Archives - Hotel California By The Sea

Four Steps for Problem Solving in Early Recovery

Have you ever had a dream that just shakes you to your core? I had a dream the other night that is still on my mind today. I was on a mini-vacation with my family. The air was cold and wet, and we were all dressed as if it were raining.  We were walking around, […]

Building Self-Esteem

One thing that’s true among addicts and alcoholics is the lack of self-esteem we have. We’ve spent months, even years doing wrong to ourselves, to others, and in the process we’ve beaten and broken down our spirits, our self-esteem, and diminished the love we have for ourselves. Sometimes, this can make recovery an even harder […]

How Does Addiction Manifest Itself In The Work Place?

When trying to recover from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s important to be extremely mindful in your recovery. Just because you have left behind the drugs or alcohol doesn’t mean that your addiction isn’t going to try to show itself in different ways. For many people, addiction can manifest itself in the work […]

What Are Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms?

One of the most difficult parts about trying to get sober from an addiction to opiates is the symptoms of withdrawal. There are many reasons why people should never try to detox alone, but the primary one is that it puts this individual at a very high risk of relapse. Often, the symptoms of withdrawal […]

Getting Sober As An Older Adult: How is Recovery Different?

As an older adult who has realized that drug or alcohol use has become a problem, recovery is still possible, but it’s different. The challenges you’ll face in recovery are going to be much different than someone who is young and struggling with an addiction. The first thing to realize is that the only one […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous is a non-professional, self-supporting, multi-national fellowship of men and women who share a common problem: their powerlessness over alcohol. Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron of Ohio. The primary purpose of AA is to help others alcoholics stay sober and help those struggling with […]