alternatives to alcoholics anonymous

5 Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous

By Heights Treatment | August 1, 2020

Are you looking for alternatives to alcoholics anonymous (AA)? You’re not alone. A lot of people seek out alternatives to alcoholics anonymous for a variety of reasons. Whether you’re interested in finding an alternative to the 12-step program approach or finding a group specifically for women, you have options. In this article, we’re sharing 5…

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Things to Do in LA While Sober

Top 10 Things to Do in LA While Sober

By Heights Treatment | July 29, 2020

Los Angeles, the City of Angels, is inhabited by nearly 4 million people spread over roughly 270+ neighborhoods – naturally, there are countless things to do in the city, even if you’re staying sober. From Acton to Woodland Hills, there is no shortage of fun activities and events in town at any given moment.  However,…

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Emotions in Recovery

Why You Shouldn’t Avoid Any Emotions in Recovery

By Heights Treatment | July 25, 2020

Early recovery and emotionality go hand in hand. Your mind might become excessively expressive in the first few months of recovery, as you cope with living life without drugs. Addiction has the hallmark of slowly becoming the center of a person’s universe, consuming more and more of their time and focus as they consume more…

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what are the symptoms of heroin withdrawal

What Are the Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal?

By Heights Treatment | July 20, 2020

People who have become dependent on opioids for pain relief often become dependent and develop an addiction. When they can no longer afford or gain access to their prescription drugs, they often turn to heroin. Recovering from heroin addiction can be a long and dangerous road, which is why you should consider joining a partial…

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what is the opioid crisis

What is the Opioid Crisis?

By Heights Treatment | July 15, 2020

The opioid crisis in the United States is a tragedy that has negatively impacted the lives of millions. The prescription of legal and highly addictive drugs has effectively caused dependency and addiction among people seeking safe pain relief. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at one of the most common questions we hear…

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What Parts of Addiction Recovery Are Covered Under Insurance

What Parts of Addiction Recovery Are Covered Under Insurance?

By Heights Treatment | July 12, 2020

If you’re interested in exploring the benefits of joining an addiction recovery community, you may be wondering whether or not your insurance will cover addiction programs. In this article, we’re taking a look at one of the most common questions we hear from people in the community – what parts of addiction recovery are covered…

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drugs in los angeles

Drugs in Los Angeles (The Impact)

By Heights Treatment | July 10, 2020

If you live in Los Angeles and wonder why things aren’t quite what they used to be, you may find it interesting to take a closer look at the negative impact of drugs in Los Angeles. It may not always be visible, but the problem is wide and growing. In this article, we’re taking a…

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support groups

Support Groups: Are They Necessary After Recovery?

By Heights Treatment | July 5, 2020

Support groups are nothing new, but they have been a booming place for those looking to get better – as we begin to understand more and more about addiction, the stigma around struggling with drugs starts to fall to the wayside and we can start to truly feel comfortable about approaching our issues with other…

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addiction denial

Addiction Denial: Running From Reality

By Heights Treatment | July 1, 2020

It’s a common trope that people struggling with addiction in their life often struggle with something else: denial. They’re prone to flat out denying that they have a problem, not seeking the help they need while continuously deteriorating in personality and life structure, hurting those around them, and causing strife between family and friends alike.…

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Willpower and Addiction

Willpower and Addiction

By Heights Treatment | June 30, 2020

The truth about overcoming addiction is that it’s not quite as simple as sticking to self-discipline. However, the ability to control yourself is still integral in the long-term journey of recovery. It’s not a black and white issue – there’s just more to it than relying entirely on your own ability to battle your temptations,…

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