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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Sentencing Alternatives: Treatment vs Incarceration for Drug Offenders

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 07/22/20
Sentencing Alternatives - Addiction Treatment vs Incarceration for Drug Offenders

Over the last nearly 50 years, an overwhelming amount of evidence has shown that the United States’ “war on drugs” has been an abject failure when compared to sentencing alternatives. Incarceration rates for drug offenses remain constant as law enforcement, much like the fabled Dutch Boy plugging leaks in the dam with his finger, finds…

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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

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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What a Holistic Drug Rehab Center can Offer

Iris Healing Retreat 02/29/20
Holistic Drug Rehab

One of the questions we’re often asked is, “what does a holistic drug rehab center actually do”?  People sometimes hear the word “holistic” and associate that with a negative connotation, as too many have abused the word in the past. Here at Iris Healing, it just means that we offer a multidisciplinary approach in which…

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Neurofeedback in Los Angeles to Improve Your Brain

Iris Healing Retreat 12/02/19
neurofeedback therapy in los angeles

To understand the importance of using Neurofeedback in Los Angeles, consider the following… How many times have you thought, “I just made a bad decision. Why did I do that?” You might ruminate on how you could’ve made this seemingly poor choice, you could retrace your steps, so to speak, you could write out everything…

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Equine Therapy for PTSD and Addiction

Iris Healing Retreat 10/10/19
Equine Therapy for PTSD and Addiction

Have you heard about Equine Therapy for PTSD and Addiction? Perhaps you have exhausted yourself in an attempt to recover from your PTSD or addiction and now you are just tired. Traditional therapy has not helped you (or at least, not as much as you had hoped) and it may feel as though you have…

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Detoxing Off of Suboxone

Iris Healing Retreat 12/21/18
Detoxing Off of Suboxone

There are many ways to abstain from drugs and alcohol. One of the most recent advancements for recovery is through medication assisted treatment therapy with the use of medications like suboxone. While suboxone can be a lifesaving treatment option for opiate addicts prone to relapsing, the question still remains: what happens when person is detoxing…

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The Influence of Buddhism in Holistic Rehab

Elena Kapustina, MBA, PsyD 05/28/18
Buddhism in Holistic Rehab

Although in the West addiction is defined as a biological disease, Buddhist philosophy takes a different approach to the issue. That’s why in recent times the influence of Buddhism in holistic rehab has increased, and it is important to understand it’s principles and how they inform holistic  treatment approaches. Although Buddhist philosophy does not deny…

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