Is Addiction Genetic?

Addiction can be a complicated topic to understand. While most people think addiction is a matter of self control, it’s actually not. There is science behind addiction and a clear explanation to [...]

Alcohol Anonymous Explained

Alcoholics Anonymous is often the first thing people think of when they think of substance abuse support groups. Becoming a member is free—the  only qualification to become a member is to have [...]

What Is Equine Therapy?

Animal assisted therapy is a growing field that utilizes animals to help people recover from or better cope with health problems. Animal assisted therapy can be a useful element of addiction [...]

Importance of Aftercare in Addiction

The first step toward sobriety is to stop intake of the addictive substance, which is why treatment of addiction begins with detoxification. But successful recovery from addiction doesn’t end [...]

Benefits to Getting Sober in Southern California

Depending on where you currently reside, Rise in Malibu totally understands the geographical factor when considering getting sober in California. If you live in the East Coast or in the Midwest, [...]

Is Social Media Bad for Mental Health?

If you are a millennial or a parent of one, you probably are familiar with MySpace. MySpace was released in August of 2003. Not even a year after, in February of 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launched [...]

How to Avoid Withdrawal Symptoms

If you find yourself googling “how to avoid withdrawal symptoms”, unfortunately the short answer is you cannot avoid withdrawal symptoms when getting off drugs or alcohol. The only way out of it [...]