What to Look for In a Drug Rehab Center

What to Look for In a Drug Rehab Center

According to results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 20.4 million adults aged 18 years or older needed substance use treatment in 2018, and that number continues to rise. A substance use addiction is an illness that’s difficult to recover from alone, which is why professional care at a specialized […]

Sober Summer: Things to Do

Sober Summer: Things to Do

Summer is a beautiful time of year when many people begin to spend more time outdoors and in nature. It’s a time for lazy days on the beach, at barbeques or family gatherings and other fun activities. For those in active recovery, summer can be a stressful time of year because of the perceived expectation […]

How to Help a Friend With Addiction

How to Help a Friend With Addiction

It can be heartbreaking to watch someone close to you struggle with addiction, especially when you know they can’t get better on their own. It can also be difficult to know what to do or say. However, as a close personal friend, you may be in the best position to help your friend understand the […]

Best Movies About Addiction Recovery

Best Movies About Addiction Recovery

Movies about addiction and recovery can often help people healing from substance abuse cope and feel understood. It’s important to understand, however, that recovery is a lifelong process that can’t be resolved in a Hollywood minute. Top five movies about addiction and recovery Here is a collection of movies that deal with the experience of […]

Substance Abuse and Suicide

Substance abuse and suicide

Suicide, substance abuse, and depression have a very interconnected relationship. In fact, more than 90 percent of people who commit suicide suffer from depression, have a substance abuse disorder or both. Does substance abuse increase risk of suicide? Many who suffer from severe depression as a result of major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder or […]

Dry Drunk Syndrome: Know the Signs

Dry drunk syndrome

Dry drunk syndrome, also known as post-acute withdrawal syndrome, is a condition that can develop after someone addicted to alcohol stops drinking. It refers to a set of negative behaviors and attitudes. A “dry drunk” may also act drunk while they’re sober and in active recovery, which can have negative effects on their professional and […]

Sober Life and Work Life: What To Do

At Miramar Recovery Center, we understand professionals have very specific treatment needs. While we focus on your mental and physical wellness, our executive treatment program will also provide the tools needed to continue working during recovery. Each professional we treat has a unique set of circumstances, so it’s important that everyone receives individualized care within […]

Five Tips for Helping Your Spouse During Addiction Recovery

When your spouse is struggling with an addiction, you may hardly recognize them as the person you fell in love with. At Miramar Recovery Center, we understand how disheartening this can be. Perhaps he or she is experiencing heightened feelings of sadness, anxiety, worthlessness and anger. Or maybe they’re blaming you for their addiction, which […]

COVID-19, Depression and Drug Abuse: Recovery in Orange County, CA

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You’ve heard this said many times since March, but it doesn’t make it any less true or meaningful: It’s okay to not be okay right now. In fact, as we trudge our way through an atypical holiday season—which can be difficult under normal circumstances—many people continue to struggle with loneliness, anxiety, depression, COVID trauma or […]