August 14, 2018

Holistic therapy and how they help fight addiction

What is holistic therapy? Holistic therapy is defined as non-medicinal recovery methods. At Cliffside, we use holistic therapy to complement traditional treatment practices. Holistic therapy aims to bring the mind, body and spirit into alignment. It focuses on the patient’s overall well-being while also treating physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal. They can be very […]

Acupuncture, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Complementary Therapies, Drinking, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Eating Disorders, Exercise, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Mental Health, Sober Living and Aftercare, Spirituality
August 8, 2018

Behavioral Therapy: DBT and CBT and How They Help Fight Addiction

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBD) is a short-term behavioral psychotherapy used as a hands-on approach to re-teach patients problem-solving as well as changing the patterns of behavior and thinking that lead to a patient’s difficulties. It can be used to treat a wide variety of issues from problems sleeping, to […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Relationships
August 3, 2018

Stages of Change

What are the Stages of Change? At the University of Rhode Island, two researchers named Prochaska and DiClemente deciphered that there are 6 stages individuals go through and experience while seeking addiction, going through recovery and ultimately maintaining sobriety. These stages became a model known as “The Stages of Change”, which we base our individualized […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Behavioral Addictions, Cocaine, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Methamphetamines, Sober Living and Aftercare, Substance Abuse
August 2, 2018

What is the Difference between Residential/PHP/IOP treatment?

What is Residential Rehab? Rehabilitation in a residential setting is referred to as Residential Rehab. In residential rehab, patients reside in a facility more reminiscent of a home for the length of their treatment. Treatments can vary anywhere in length from 30, 60 to 90 days or more. (Duration of stay can be shorter or […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Depression Treatment, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Substance Abuse
July 24, 2018

Luxury Alcohol Treatment Center

Americans are drinking more than ever. In fact, a 2017 study published in JAMA Psychiatry found that 1 out of every 8 Americans struggles with alcohol abuse. The number is rising at a steady amount, and the study suggests the importance of “destigmatizing these conditions and encouraging those who cannot reduce their alcohol consumption on […]

Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Drinking, Substance Abuse
April 21, 2016

Seven Things to Expect When You Go to Rehab

Seven Things to Expect When You Go to Rehab Many people don’t know what to expect from addiction treatment and this lack of knowledge can make them apprehensive about going to a residential treatment center. Addiction treatment centers vary, but if you are going someplace that is quality, there are a few things that you […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Depression, Depression Treatment, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates, Mental Health
September 30, 2014

Struggling with Substance Abuse or Addiction during Pregnancy

Struggling with Substance Abuse or Addiction during Pregnancy Friends of mine who are mothers and addicts in recovery say that one of the most horrifying experiences of their lives was using during pregnancy. They knew what they were doing might hurt their unborn children, but they could not stop. Addicts are who and what they […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Cocaine, Drinking, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Marijuana, Medical, Painkiller, Parenting, Smoking, Weed, Women
September 23, 2014

Please Don’t Try to Rescue Me

Please Don’t Try to Rescue Me I am going to take a break from my regular blog posts about the latest research and developments in addiction treatment to write about something personal. If you have read the book, “Ending Addiction for Good,” a book that quickly became a #1 Amazon bestseller, you know that I […]

Abuse, Acupuncture, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, ADHD, Africa, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
September 22, 2014

Safety of Alcohol vs Marijuana Consumption

Safety of Alcohol vs Marijuana Consumption The debate about whether marijuana is “safer” than other substances, such as alcohol, has growing public interest. President Obama publically stated that he is not convinced that marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. This illustrates the recent shift toward the acceptance of marijuana legalization or decriminalization as public opinion […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, Marijuana, Medical, Painkiller, Smoking, Spice, Substance Abuse, Teenagers, Weed
September 19, 2014

Do You Really Know What MDMA IS

Do You Really Know What MDMA IS MDMA is potentially much more than just a popular drug on the party scene. When it initially hit the club scene, it was a pure drug, Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). It was also called “ecstasy” due to the ecstatic feeling it gives the user. However, as years have passed, particularly […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression, Marijuana, Medical, Methamphetamines, Substance Abuse