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 […]

How to Have a Sober Valentine’s Day


Sober Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is a difficult day for folks in addiction recovery due to the pressure and sense of expectation it creates. The holiday is often celebrated with wine or champagne, but living a sober life means avoiding any scenario that could trigger a relapse. It’s even hard for single sober people. Negative […]

Finding the Right Addiction Treatment for You


How to Find the Best Addiction Treatment Program No matter the nature of your addiction experience, every day can be a struggle. It’s easy to feel helpless. You may think that there’s no way to get out from under your substance abuse, or that your specific condition is beyond help, but that’s not the case. […]

Sober Activities for Cold Weather


We are smack dab in the middle of winter, and depending on where you live, the weather is probably cold, snowy, and dreary. That can make things exceptionally difficult for people in recovery, who are often looking for things to do when sober . Part of addiction treatment is embracing new activities and hobbies that can […]

Mind-Body Medicine for Addiction Treatment


When it comes to addiction recovery, there are plenty of physical treatment forms, such as medical detox. But to give themselves the best shot at being healthier, people with addiction need to treat the mind as well as the body, which is why mind-body medicine has become such a key component to recovery. In fact, […]

Signs of Alcohol Problems: Alcoholism Treatment in Orange County

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Alcohol is a powerful drug that has the innate ability to change the way the brain works. When a person is addicted to alcohol, they aren’t being willfully irresponsible; they’re suffering from a chronic brain disease that inhibits their ability to drink responsibly. The effects of alcohol (and drugs) are so powerful that nearly 22 […]

Ten Activities Around Orange County to Help You Keep Sober During COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact America, drug use is on the rise. In fact, Kipu Health reported that the number of opioid overdoses in large cities has risen by 54 percent in 16 states. The link between opioid addiction and COVID-19 is a serious issue that those in addiction recovery should be aware […]

Veterans Addiction Programs in Orange County

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Many veterans, particularly those who’ve seen combat, struggle with symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health conditions once they return home. It is not uncommon for these men and women to turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with their symptoms. In fact, more than 20 percent […]