Monthly Archives: January 2017


The Power of Choice in Addiction Recovery


Unfortunately, there are still many misconceptions about the disease of addiction. Medical science has been making progress, but the topic of addiction isn’t always in the mainstream. Those who struggle with addiction, as well as their loved ones, often don’t discuss addiction. This makes it more difficult for people to understand how addiction works. Many people believe that addiction is a choice, but this is far from the truth. Most people who are struggling with an alcohol or drug dependence have [...]

The Power of Choice in Addiction Recovery2017-01-30T12:00:51-08:00

Should I Attend Rehab Away from Home?


  There’s a lot of information to take in when trying to figure out which drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility to attend. There are different types of care offered including: detox, residential, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and sober living. Not only that, but you may be wondering if you should stay near home when you go to treatment. Most people are going to want to stay near their family and friends when they go to treatment, but for some people this [...]

Should I Attend Rehab Away from Home?2017-01-27T12:00:43-08:00

Hotel California By the Sea Alumni Service Program


In 2017, Hotel California By the Sea will be launching an Alumni Service Program that will provide life-long support for all of our clients during and after they’ve left treatment with us. As many of us know from being in recovery ourselves, treatment is only the beginning of a life-long journey of recovery that takes a tremendous amount of effort, dedication, patience, and fellowship with other alcoholics/addicts. Our client’s solution to a new and beautiful life starts at HCBTS however we [...]

Hotel California By the Sea Alumni Service Program2017-01-20T12:00:25-08:00

Does the U.S. Lead in Drug Addiction?


It’s no secret that there is a drug epidemic in the United States. Different parts of the country may be more prone to abuse different types of drugs as well. The opiate and methamphetamine epidemic can be found all over the country. While there are thousands of overdoses each year in the United States, it may make you wonder how the United States is compared to some of the other countries around the world. Many other countries have different laws about [...]

Does the U.S. Lead in Drug Addiction?2017-01-13T12:00:31-08:00

Addiction’s Effect on Marriage


Addiction can affect a marriage in a variety of different ways. Having your spouse fall into the depths of addiction can be very confusing, and it often leaves a person not knowing what to do. It’s extremely difficult to see the person you fell in love with go through a seemingly illogical transformation. The person who may have once showed you love and affection may become very emotionally distant, and sometimes they can become verbally or physically abusive. For married couples [...]

Addiction’s Effect on Marriage2017-01-06T12:00:50-08:00