Addiction Therapeutic Services Blog

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, […]

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Help for Alcoholism in a Compassionate Outpatient Environment

Compassionate Outpatient Help for Alcoholism Becoming an alcoholic is not on anyone’s bucket list.  Who would ever choose to live a life of misery and ill health, to lose everything one cares about?  Alcohol use disorder (AUD) may take hold in ways no one can foresee.  From enjoying the craft beer craze a little too […]

DUI Rehab Instead of Jail

DUI Rehab Instead of Jail

The Benefits of DUI Rehab Instead of Jail So, you were driving and got pulled over and now you have a DUI. The fear of getting a DUI no doubt has your mind running to all the different possibilities.  Don’t be overwhelmed. Many have been here before. You may be asking yourself am I going […]