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How Trauma Can Lead to a Substance Use Disorder

The link between trauma and substance misuse is a strong one and one that’s well worth understanding if you or a loved one is struggling with both. More importantly, there is help for each that can set you free.

Jun 1st, 2022
5 Benefits of Our Intensive Outpatient Program

The early days of breaking free from a substance use disorder are trying, to say the least, and you need all the help you can get. This help and support can be found in our intensive outpatient program.

May 1st, 2022
Why is Medically Assisted Detox Important?

You have a substance use disorder and you’re planning on just quitting, cold turkey. There are many reasons why you shouldn’t go it alone when it comes to detoxing, not the least of which is that it can be very dangerous.

Apr 1st, 2022
5 Signs of Opioid Dependence and Addiction

The number of overdose deaths in the United States has skyrocketed recently, topping 100,000, and opioids account for more than 75% of this staggering number. To avoid this terrible outcome, recognizing an opioid use disorder is paramount.

Mar 6th, 2022
10 Tips to Help Prevent Relapse in the New Year

Congratulations — you’ve made it through the holidays and the new year celebrations with your sobriety intact. Now’s not the time to let your guard down, though. To help prevent relapse in the new year, here are a few tips.

Jan 1st, 2022
Using Yoga to Support Your Recovery

A good recovery toolbox is chock full of activities and therapies that help you to maintain your sobriety and your mental health. Here, we take a look at why so many people add yoga to this mix.

Dec 12th, 2021
How Does Family Inclusion Work?

When you were in the midst of your addiction, you may have been isolated from your family and feeling very alone. Through our family inclusion program, we rebuild the bridge together and make them partners in your recovery.

Nov 11th, 2021
Are You Suffering From These Withdrawal Symptoms?

When you develop a substance use disorder, one of the major hurdles to quitting are withdrawal symptoms. Here, we explain some of these symptoms and how we can help you clear this hurdle more easily through detox.

Oct 13th, 2021
Am I a Candidate for NAD IV Therapy?

The first hurdle that stands between your addiction and your freedom is clearing your substance of choice from your body. If withdrawal symptoms are interfering with your efforts to get clean, NAD IV therapy may hold the key.

Sep 15th, 2021
What Types of Therapy Can Help Me in My Recovery?

It’s no exaggeration to say that when you were in the throes of addiction, every area of your life was affected. This is why a successful road to recovery encompasses many different therapies, some of which we review here.

Aug 15th, 2021
Getting Help For Addiction-Related Depression

Substance use disorders and mental illnesses are a two-way street — about half of those with a mental health disorder experience a substance use disorder and vice versa. Here’s why it’s important to address both issues.

Jun 29th, 2021
Tips for Taking Opioids Safely When You’re In Pain

Roughly one quarter of people who are prescribed opioids for pain misuse them and 8%-12% of those who use opioid-based painkillers for chronic pain go on to develop an opioid use disorder. There is a better way.

May 28th, 2021
How to Help a Loved One Through Withdrawal Symptoms

You hate seeing your loved one’s life unravel before your eyes and you want to help. The first step is seeing them through withdrawal, which can be an unpleasant, and even dangerous, journey. Here’s how you can help.

Mar 16th, 2021
Warning Signs You've Become Addicted to Opioids

There’s a good reason why opioid use disorders are labeled a crisis — it’s all too easy to develop an addiction. If you’re worried about your or a loved one’s use of opioids, here’s what to watch out for.

Feb 24th, 2021
Managing Your Pain AND Your Addiction

You’re trying to take charge of your life by addressing your substance use disorder, yet you’re also dealing with pain. Do you have to sacrifice one for the other? We think not.

Jan 17th, 2021
Tips for Maintaining Your Sobriety Through the Holidays

Under normal circumstances, maintaining sobriety over the holidays can present unique challenges, but this year there are even bigger hurdles thanks to the pandemic. Here are a few tips that will keep your recovery on track.

Dec 10th, 2020
The Role of Trauma in Addiction

If you or a loved one has been exposed to trauma, it’s important to understand that this is one of the strongest risk factors when it comes to developing a substance use disorder. Here’s a closer look.

Nov 9th, 2020
Signs you Need Inpatient Addiction Treatment

You wake each day vowing this is the day you’ll get clean, yet, by the end of the day, your resolve has faded and your cravings win again. Explore how residential rehab can set you up for the best chances of success.

Oct 9th, 2020
What is the NAD IV Treatment Process?

There are many sides to a substance abuse disorder, which means we approach the problem from several different angles, including NAD IV therapy. Here’s what you can expect from this innovative approach to addiction and dependence.

Sep 6th, 2020
5 Ways You Can Prepare for Your At-Home Detox

At-home detoxification can be a great option if you’re ready to overcome addiction because you don’t need to put your life on hold, but it takes dedication and some extra preparation. Get tips to prepare for outpatient detox and start recovery.

Aug 13th, 2020
Preventing a Relapse During the COVID-19 Pandemic

One of the first messages you receive when getting sober is that you’re not alone. But what happens when you do find yourself alone thanks to a national health care crisis like COVID-19? Here’s what you should know.

Jun 9th, 2020
Can You Get Addicted To Opioids On The First Try?

It is a known fact of how opioids are massively addictive substances. Numbers show how severe opioids abuse has become in the last decade. Approximately 10.3 million Americans above the age of 12 and older have misused opioids in the year 2018.

Jan 2nd, 2020
Eight Ways to Enjoy Your Sober Holiday Season

We come across tons of blogs that explore several ways that people are going through recovery struggle during the holidays. We all try hard to figure out what to do during the holidays and the New Year.

Dec 29th, 2019
Get high naturally

Dr. Dan Headrick wants your kids to get high. Not that way. A natural high. He wants them to be so high on life itself that there will be absolutely no temptation to even try alcohol or drugs until they’re 21.

Dec 25th, 2019
How to Know If You Have an Alcohol Intolerance

What do milk, eggs, nuts, and strawberries have in common? They’re some of the most common food allergies in the world and can cause anything from an itchy feeling to anaphylactic shock.

Dec 20th, 2019
The Warning Signs of a Toxic Person

When we love someone, we do our best to always see the good in them. An unfortunate side effect of that, sometimes, is that we can become blind to toxic relationships. You might be wondering whether someone in your life is a source of negativity for you.

Dec 4th, 2019
The Tell Tale Signs You’re Growing Apart from Friends

Do you have that one friend that you’ve been meaning to call forever? You used to be so close, and somehow now it’s been three months since you last talked to them. And to be honest, the last time you did talk to them, things weren’t all that comfortable.

Dec 3rd, 2019
The Link Between Trauma & Addiction

When a person fears for their safety, witness a violent or tragic act or experience some kind of intensity of pain, more times than not that person can be described as having developed some form of trauma. The various levels of trauma affect...

Sep 30th, 2019
The Connection Between Mental Health And Physical Health

Mental health and physical health are very closely connected with each referring to the overall psychological well-being of an individual. It can include the way you feel about yourself, the quality of your relationships, your ability to manage...

Sep 17th, 2019
San Clemente: A Desirable Place For Rehab

Many people consider traveling away from home to seek treatment for their addictions. Whether it be to get away from a bad environment, avoid triggers that would cause nothing but harm, or just want to get a fresh start, Southern California has become...

Aug 15th, 2019
Treat Addiction With NAD IV Therapy

NAD is a holistic alternative to medication-based solutions for individuals undergoing addiction and recovery treatment. NAD is comprised of a coenzyme that is found in all living things and basically essential to living.

Aug 8th, 2019
Dr. Headrick – New ASAM Fellow Designation

In 1996, the Fellows program was developed to celebrate the exceptional contributions of the leading members in the field of Addiction Medicine. Since the program inception in 1996, more than 300 physicians have been awarded Fellow status by ASAM.

Aug 10th, 2017
What’s Your Passion?

What’s your passion? Discovering and claiming something you love to do has an amazing effect on your entire life. It’s like a tiny perfect raindrop landing on a previously smooth, unremarkable expanse of water.

Mar 22nd, 2016
Spirituality and Recovery

Is there a connection between spirituality and recovery? Can faith in a Higher Power help overcome addiction? According to surveys, at least 80 percent of Americans believe in some sort of higher power, whether that power is the Abrahamic God...

Feb 22nd, 2016
How to Approach a Loved One About Their Addiction

How to Approach a Loved One About Their Addiction “I think my boyfriend is addicted to drugs.” “I’m afraid my daughter is addicted to drugs.” “My best girl friend is lost in drug addiction.” ...

Feb 9th, 2016
When It Comes To Gratitude It’s All Gravy

We’ve been thinking a lot about you at Tres Vistas Recovery during the recent holiday; about receiving the gift of sobriety and of gratitude-which is like the gravy on top!

Dec 10th, 2015
Tres Vistas Recovery Announces New Programs and New Website

We are excited to announce our beautiful website is live! The Tres Vistas Recovery center’s website is a destination as welcoming and warm as our world-renowned recovery center tucked on a hill in Orange County, California overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Dec 2nd, 2015