Contextualizing Recovery – Looking Back to Look Forward

Understanding addiction and how it has affected each individual person can be a difficult task. Addiction isn’t something that anyone sets out to develop and many develop without the person realizing that it is happening at first. When someone realizes that there may be a problem with drugs, alcohol, or any other substance, they will […]

Substance Addiction: Learning to Give Up Control

Control gives off the illusion of having a life that’s perfectly put together. Some use control to hide what is going on in their lives. For example, a person with a substance use disorder (SUD) tries to deceive friends and family to disguise what they can’t control. Step 3 of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) says, “Decide […]

Lampshading in Recovery as a Defense Mechanism

Conversations are a large part of the recovery process. Whether someone is addressing others in their support group or are speaking one-on-one with a professional, observing the language that is used is critical in identifying underlying factors that may inhibit a person’s recovery. However, even the most committed people in recovery may still have barriers […]

What Happens in Drug Rehab?

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text] What Happens in Drug Rehab?   Drug rehab is a series of groups and individual sessions that lead an individual to an understanding of their disease through multiple different aspects. I wanted to share some of what happens […]

Alta Centers Response to COVID-19

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Alta Centers x RecovRemix

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A Different Approach to Recovery

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Klen and Sober Podcast

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Opiate Use and Celebrities Is Often Seen but Help Always Comes Too Late

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Opiate use and celebrities is seen often but always comes too late to receive the help they deserve. The news came this evening as we all thought, Prince’s official cause of death, opioid overdose. Drug overdose is the leading […]

Alta Centers Opens Detox Facility in the Hollywood Hills

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Alta Centers, a Los Angeles based organization treating addiction and substance abuse, has opened an upscale detox facility located blocks away from the historic Hollywood sign. The new program called Hollywoodland Recovery will be focused on treating those affected […]