Addiction Therapeutic Services Blog

Parents – signs your son or daughter may need help

How can I tell if my son or daughter is on drugs? Teenage addiction is a rampant issue in the United States, so much so that some people think our very future as a nation is at stake. As a role model and guardian of your teen, it’s paramount that you do everything you can […]

Naltrexone Therapy

Self Medicating

Anxiety Disorders and Substance Abuse It is perfectly normal to experience mild anxiety. The Journal of Individual Differences stated that anxiety in small amounts has the ability to give people the motivation needed to excel at their duties or tasks. Unfortunately, the some 40 million American adults suffering from an anxiety disorder, stress and fear […]

Experiential outings at Addiction Therapeutic Services

One of my favorite and most inspiring experiences here at Addiction Therapeutic Services (ATS) is the time spent with clients exploring the natural wonders in the Palm Springs area. When I get to be a part of the wonder, the connection, the awe that a client or clients shares when first introduced to the beauty […]

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Substance Abuse Therapy and Sober Living Rancho Mirage

When it comes to recovering from addiction, camaraderie is an important treatment element.  While some might not consider the social aspect as all that important to addiction recovery, and would probably hesitate to call it a treatment element, the fact is that group therapy and sober living provide a social support system that is essential […]

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Outpatient Addiction Rehab and AA in the Desert

Outpatient Addiction Rehab and A.A. in the Desert There is something very comforting about being around others who share a common challenge.  This is the reason why addiction treatment programs emphasize both group therapy, in outpatient and inpatient settings, and the 12-step recovery groups.  Sharing individual experiences and struggles with peers provides a powerful dynamic […]

Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol Withdrawal and the Importance of a Medically Monitored Detox

Alcohol Withdrawal and the Importance of a Medically Monitored Detox If you know you need to get help to quit drinking but are terrified of the detox process, understand that while the short-term may look scary, the long-term benefits of sobriety will far surpass the few miserable days in detox. There is no arguing that […]

Drug Rehab

Drug Rehab With Holistic Treatment Elements

Drug Rehab With Holistic Treatment Elements Addiction is a complex disease.  No two people have identical addiction blueprints, the causes or factors involved in the development of a drug or alcohol dependency.  Because of this, in order for addiction treatment to be effective it must be multidimensional, addressing all aspects of the individual—the mind, body, […]