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According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), addiction is a family disease that stresses the family to the breaking point, impacts the stability of the home, and damages the family’s unity in terms of everyone’s mental health, physical health, finances, and overall family dynamics. While it’s generally agreed that the overall success of addiction treatment is dependent on the addict working on his or her own issues, for lasting success, treatment

One of the most difficult challenges one can face as a relative or friend is watching someone you love suffer from the devastating effects of addiction. Joblessness, homelessness, irritability, mood swings, and relationship issues: these are just some of the symptoms one who suffers severely from addiction can experience.

How can you find help for a loved one with an addiction?

First of all, determining the severity of the problem is an important diagnostic tool

For many addicts considering residential treatment, their first question is often, “How long will I have to stay?” The answer to that question is a simple and straightforward: For as long as it takes.

Different Strokes

Drug treatment program lengths do vary, not only for each individual, but for each treatment facility. While a certain length of stay may be appropriate for one person, it may not work for another. Residential treatment programs provide an

Ever since the American Medical Association (AMA) declared that alcoholism is a disease, insurance companies have greatly increased their ability to provide those wishing to seek treatment with the financial assistance they need. Along with the AMA, insurance companies have come to understand the nature of addiction and its need for accompanying medical treatment. In viewing drug addiction and alcoholism as a medical condition that can be treated through hospitalization and professional care, insurance firms

Codependency often affects a spouse, parent, sibling, friend, or coworker of a person afflicted with alcohol or drug dependence. It is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual’s ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship because one person supports or enables another person’s addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement. According to Mental Health America, codependency is a learned behavior that can be passed down from one generation to the

Many drugs are abused because they alter feelings and emotions. For example, opioids, such as Vicodin, cause euphoria and diminish anxiety and stress. CNS depressants, such as Valium, cause relaxation and drowsiness, while stimulants, such as Ritalin, produce increased energy and concentration. For these reasons, it’s easy to see why they are so often abused.  

Learning to Deal with your Emotions Sober

Deal with your Emotions Sober

When someone you know suffers from both an addiction and a mental health disorder, that condition is known as dual diagnosis. Many times those afflicted with a mental health issue will use drugs and alcohol to treat the symptoms of a mental health condition, whether it is depression, anxiety, or a mood disorder. Conversely, years of drug and alcohol abuse can contribute to the symptoms of a mental health disorder. These are two separate illnesses,

Welcome to the Summit Malibu Drug Rehab Blog, where we have compiled information, resources and personal stories to support our clients’ journeys to recovery. We offer these articles so our current and former clients and their friends and families may gain the support and information they need to effectively deal with the recovery process. This addiction recovery blog sheds light on the science behind addiction, the effect it has on those surrounding the addict, the

Joint Commission Accreditation

Posted on May 9, 2015

Summit Malibu Treatment Center has been vetted, and it is official, they passed and are now Joint Commission, JCAHO, accredited. Their level of care passes the gold standard test, proving that they are industry-leading in the field of addiction treatment. This stamp of approval is only given to the highest quality providers of healthcare in the nation. This accreditation assures clients that the facility has achieved and continually maintains superior clinical and professional