Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

There are several treatment options available for people suffering from substance use disorder. The question is, which one would be more appropriate for your lifestyle? This decision should not be taken lightly since choosing a rehabilitation location might be one of the most important decisions a person will make in their lifetime.

Warning Signs of Drug and/or Alcohol Abuse in Young People

Warning Signs of Drug and/or Alcohol Abuse in Young People

While there are millions of books and articles about parenting children, there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for success. You do everything you can to raise your child right and provide them with every chance they deserve, but they might easily go down the wrong road. 

What is Geriatric Depression? (2/2)

What is Geriatric Depression? (2/2)

Part 2 is all about how to support an older loved one who is depressed, as well as how Geriatric Depression is treated. 

Depression is a medical disorder that needs medical attention. While family and friends can assist in the search for treatment, they are unable to address a person's depression. 

What is Geriatric Depression? (1/2)

What is Geriatric Depression? (1/2)

When a person matures into the senior years of their life, they may develop feelings of sorrow and melancholy that derive out of the aging process. Depression in the elderly can occur, but it is not a natural component of the aging process. While most individuals go through bouts of sadness, depression is a medical illness that can be treated.

Porn Addiction: How Dangerous is It? (3/3)

Porn Addiction: How Dangerous is It? (3/3)

About the line drawn between a healthy and an unhealthy relationship with porn usage, withdrawal symptoms and treatment approaches - treatment options for porn addiction and when porn usage is considered harmful.

4 Misconceptions that People in Recovery Convince Themselves are the Truth

4 Misconceptions that People in Recovery Convince Themselves are the Truth

Seeing someone battle addiction is just like that - one day, they may be crying about how miserable their life is and they need to stop drinking or using and then the next day, they do not need any help and are sure they are only enduring some bad luck. This type of yo-yo thinking creates dishonesty that people who abuse substances will convince themselves that they are telling the truth regardless of any deceit.

Porn Addiction: How Dangerous is It? (2/3) 

Porn Addiction: How Dangerous is It? (2/3) 

The serious personal and interpersonal effects of excessive pornography that can help the reader comprehend its serious consequences and identify if any of these have been occurring in their life.

Porn Addiction: How Dangerous is It? (1/3)

Porn Addiction: How Dangerous is It? (1/3)

We are bringing you a series focusing on porn addiction and how it can be a detrimental activity that may have physical, psychological and emotional effects.

What Does “Getting Centered” Really Mean?

What Does “Getting Centered” Really Mean?

Apprehension creeps up, eroding your sense of self-worth and self-esteem. The next thing that happens almost unconsciously is that your misusing drugs and alcohol has progressed to the point where you are completely self-absorbed - with their only concern being how to obtain their next fix.

Trauma Informed Care

Trauma Informed Care

Pacific Solstice proudly offers trauma-informed care to all of its patients. Trauma-informed care is a paradigm in which patients receive services,  framed and grounded in the understanding of the impacts of trauma that affect our physical, psychological, and emotional well-being.

A Vision for Recovery

A Vision for Recovery

Due to the stigma that addiction has acquired, individuals who battle with addiction are often thought of as derelict, low-class or doomed.

Traveling with People who Struggle with Autism Spectrum Disorder (2/2)

Traveling with People who Struggle with Autism Spectrum Disorder (2/2)

A vacation is intended to be a time for you and your family to reward yourself and each other after a period of hard work, development, and change.