From Being Sober We can define disease as a loss of function of an organ or organ system that produces a set of symptoms with a known or an unknown cause. For example, diabetes has a target organ, the pancreas. We know the cause, which is a dysfunction in insulin production or in insulin’s action […]17th February 2020 in Addictions Uncategorized The Threat of Drug and Alcohol Addiction to Mankind
From Hijacking The Brain After millions of years of evolution, we are faced with a substantial challenge to our survival as a human species; drug and alcohol addiction. Every day, millions of people struggle with addiction and millions more watch with feelings of hopelessness, as addiction coldly and systematically destroys the lives of their loved […]5th February 2020 in Addictions What Is Addiction?
According to psychiatry.org Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. They keep using alcohol […]22nd January 2020 in Addictions Treatment Dr. Harry’s Outpatient Services
Are our programs certified?The outpatient services at HHPC are certified by the California Department of Health Care Services. How long are the programs?The outpatient programs at HHPC do not have a set length. An individual’s length of participation will instead be determined by individual need and progress toward goals. Some people will move through the […]13th January 2020 in Addictions Naming the Problem
Drunkard Junkie Wino Sot From Not As Prescribed These words can stir up thought of obnoxious, foul-smelling panhandler stumbling through streets or dazed scab-ridden youth lounging in a coma-like state in some Godforsaken apartment or abandoned warehouse on the wrong side of town. The stereotypical thoughts and images these words conjure up are true in […]31st December 2019 in Addictions The Target Organ of Addiction
The disease of alcoholism and drug addiction affects one of our more precious organs; the midbrain11th December 2019 in Addictions Health Life
Sober Holidays: Ways To Focus On Things That bring Joy In Recovery Host a holiday gathering for recovery friends and/or attend one of the many celebrations of your Twelve Step group. Write a letter to at least one person who has touched your life in a meaningful way during the past year. This is not […]22nd November 2019 in Addictions Treatment How To Keep Your Cool AND Your Sobriety This Holiday Season
The Holiday Season has begun and from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day people celebrate this time of year with parties, family dinners, holiday events, work get-togethers, holiday open houses, and 24/7 socializing. This time of year is supposed to be about gratitude, family, joy and celebration, however for addicts in recovery it can just as […]30th October 2019 in Addictions The Journey Of Change: The Importance Of Change In Addiction Recovery
journey of change for people in recovery is filled with many ups and downs, thrills and chills, and most of all, a leap of faith into a world of joy and possibility.29th September 2019 in Addictions Addiction Recovery And Those Built In Forgetters With Dr. Harry
In the world of addiction recovery it is said that the main issue of alcoholism and addiction centers in our spiritual condition and in our minds.