What Are the 5 Stages of Addiction for Drugs and Alcohol?

What Are the 5 Stages of Addiction for Drugs and Alcohol?

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 08/05/20
Stages of Addiction

Understanding the 5 stages of addiction for drugs or alcohol can be helpful for avoiding a substance use disorder that can cause many other health complications. Addiction is a complex, progressive disease of the brain. It is NSDH) estimates that around 20 million struggle with substance use disorders in the United States, and that number…

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What’s the Difference Between a PHP Program & IOP Treatment?

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 06/24/20
PHP Program vs IOP Treatment

What helps one person achieve recovery may not work for another’s individual challenges. Two distinct and effective ways of treating those seeking help with substance abuse, depression and other mental health issues, outside of residential inpatient treatment, are outpatient recovery programs referred to as a PHP Program and an IOP Treatment Program. As with other

What is Wet Brain Syndrome?

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 04/15/20
What is Wet Brain Syndrome? Wernicke Korsakoff Syndrome

“Wet Brain Syndrome,” also known as Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS), is a serious brain disorder caused by a thiamine deficiency due to excessive alcohol consumption. Those most at risk for developing the debilitating and tragic wet brain disease are long-term, chronic alcoholics. The disorder is named after Sergei Korsakoff and Carl Wernicke, physicians who independently diagnosed…

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April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 04/09/20
April is Alcohol Awareness Month

National Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). It is an annual opportunity to raise awareness about the risks of alcoholism and other health complications related to drinking too much alcohol. This National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimates that more than 14…

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The Ways Sober Living in Woodland Hills Helps you Start Living

Iris Healing Retreat 03/20/20
sober living in Woodland Hills

After detox, we don’t just send you back into the world. That can be too difficult a transition for many. You just got clean and sober after all of those toxins were (literally) taken out of your life. Then it becomes time to replace them with something. That’s what we can do here at Iris…

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The Hallmarks of Physical Dependence on Alcohol

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 04/06/18
Hallmarks of Physical Dependence on Alcohol

The alcohol consumption that you or a loved one engages in may not have seemed like a problem at first. What may have started out as seemingly innocent can easily progress into something worse. Even when everything seems completely fine to you. Alcohol abuse can come on gradually, and it will steadily begin to interfere…

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