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  • By John Burke

  • May 6, 2024

12 Principles of Recovery: A Comprehensive Guide to Sobriety

If you or someone you love is battling with addiction, you might have heard about the 12 guiding Principles of Recovery. Millions of people have found hope and healing through 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and Marijuana Anonymous (MA). But if you’re new to the 12 guiding Principles of  Recovery, you […]

  • By John Burke

  • April 15, 2024

Combat Video Game Addiction: Modern Parent’s Guide

Remember the good old days of your youth when you would spend your leisure time watching Michael Jordan soar across the screen or listening to your favorite tunes on compact discs?  Or perhaps you fondly recall the excitement of guiding Pac-Man through an endless maze, gobbling up dots, and avoiding colorful ghosts. Fast forward to […]

  • By John Burke

  • April 11, 2024

Depression Symptoms and Warning Signs

Depression is a common but severe mood disorder that affects millions of people globally. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 280 million people struggle with depression worldwide. While it’s perfectly normal to feel sad every so often, depression is much more than just feeling unhappy. In this blog post, we’ll explore what depression […]

  • By John Burke

  • March 27, 2024

How To Go To Rehab Without Insurance?

Health insurance can alleviate the burden of paying for rehab by covering part of the cost. However, for many people battling with addiction, rehab can feel like a distant dream. The high cost of treatment, further intensified by a lack of insurance coverage, can pose a formidable challenge on the path to recovery. But what […]

  • By John Burke

  • March 14, 2024

How Seniors Can Find Help With Addiction?

As we age, life comes with its fair share of challenges. Chronic pain, declining health, and loss of loved ones are just some of the challenges seniors face, causing them to turn to alcohol and other substances to cope with the emotional and physical pain.  Sadly, addiction among seniors is a truth that’s often concealed, […]

  • By John Burke

  • March 13, 2024

The Importance of Addiction Recovery Programs for Seniors

Addiction can affect anyone, regardless of age. That means seniors aren’t an exemption. According to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly one million senior citizens in the United States grappled with a substance use disorder (SUD) in 2018.  Here, we’ll explore the common causes and signs of addiction in […]

  • By John Burke

  • February 16, 2024

Teen Drug Rehab: A Comprehensive Guide For Parents

Growing up is complex. In most cases, adolescents are curious, emotional, and stressed and seek different ways of killing boredom. Adolescents love to experiment with drugs as their brain develops, and there is always a drug that fits their bill. On the other hand, parents find it hard to cope with such challenges as they […]

  • By John Burke

  • February 1, 2024

30 Best Substance Abuse Group Activities

Many people recovering from substance abuse disorder often feel lost, alone, and misunderstood. While individual therapy sessions with a substance abuse therapist can minimize these feelings, there’s another powerful intervention we use at our Hawaii Rehab Center that can significantly enhance the road to recovery: addiction group activities. Participating in group activities within a substance […]

  • By John Burke

  • December 22, 2023

How to Choose the Best Alcohol Rehab in Hawaii

Nearly 29.5 million Americans aged 12 and older struggle with alcohol use disorder (AUD). If you or someone you care about is battling with AUD, you might have considered alcohol rehab. Alcohol rehab centers provide treatment for people who have AUD.  But with the proliferation of so many alcohol rehab centers, how do you determine […]

  • By John Burke

  • December 4, 2023

Path to Sobriety With AA Meetings in Hawaii

Alcohol addiction is a serious issue that can affect people of all ages, but it’s especially prevalent among young adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), binge drinking is most common among adults aged 18 to 34. Worse still, according to the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about […]