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The City | Rehab in LA| The Hills

Why Should You Try Rehab in LA?

In this post, we’ll explore why Los Angeles offers such a unique, conductive setting for drug rehabilitation. The city, one of the largest in the U.S., offers numerous scenic getaways that can make outpatient treatment much easier. We’ll explore the many fun things you can do in LA to make ...
Drinking | Addiction Treatment | The Hills

Addiction Treatment on TV

Television is one of the most popular forms of entertainment today. Whether someone is watching basic cable, streaming shows from a streaming service, or watching a DVD, televisions are usually their medium of choice. With the rise of streaming services over the past few decades, many people have gained access ...
Woman | Alcohol Abuse | The Hills

Alcohol Abuse: 10 Things You Might Not Recognize

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, “[In 2015], 15.1 million adults ages 18 and older had [alcohol use disorder]. This included 9.8 million men and 5.3 million women….623,000 adolescents ages 12-17 had AUD.” Alcohol abuse in the United States has become much more widespread than many ...
Paper | Polysubstance Abuse | The Hills

Unpacking Polysubstance Abuse

Polysubstance abuse is a type of substance abuse that has become more widely recognized in recent years. Even though this type of drug abuse has existed as long as drugs have existed, it has become officially acknowledged by both medical professionals and rehabilitation centers because of its need for special ...
Session | Luxury Rehab | The Hills

Luxury Rehab: 5 Key Benefits

In this post, we’ll shed light on five things you won’t find in a luxury rehab facility—and they’re probably not what you’re thinking. If you’ve been considering luxury rehab, you’ll definitely want to scour this list. But first, to set the stage, we’ll touch on exactly what a luxury rehab ...
TV | Addiction | The Hills

The Portrayal of Addiction in Media: Helpful or Harmful?

In this post, we’ll explore the romanticization of drug use and abuse in popular media. We’ll cover several recent hit shows and will examine how those shows may glamorize substance abuse and addiction. This article will also highlight several others that are making an effort to show addiction in a ...
Button | Cold Turkey | The Hills

Cold Turkey Quitting

You’ve heard the term and may even know someone who has successfully quit an addiction like drugs or alcohol “Cold Turkey”. Can the strategy of simply stopping the behavior all at once be done? Is it possible to quit forever by utilizing this strategy? Of course, some people have been ...
Pills | diphenhydramine| The Hills

Diphenhydramine Dangers

Diphenhydramine is well-known as its trade name – Benadryl. Diphenhydramine has been a common antihistamine used for the treatment of allergies, insomnia, and even the common cold for years. But how safe is diphenhydramine? Is it a dangerous drug that is hiding in plain sight? As an over-the-counter antihistamine, diphenhydramine ...
Dictionary | Detox | The Hills

What A Week of Detox Looks Like

Detoxification, or detox, is the first step that an addict takes to become sober. It is a process that seems simple enough – just wait until the drugs have left your system and your bloodstream is clean. However, the withdrawal symptoms that can occur can require medical attention. But what ...
Reading | Addiction | The Hills

Addiction and Intelligence: Is There a Connection?

Naturally, it is often assumed that intelligent people will do intelligent things. However, there is a valid argument about how intelligent people are more likely to develop addictions. Numerous studies have been done in recent years investigating the connection between intelligence and addiction that show a direct link between the ...