December 19, 2019

Global Disease Burden of Alcohol

With all the discussion in the news about illicit drug use, it can be easy to gloss over the dangers of legal, mind-altering substances. Alcohol, for instance, is embedded into not only the fabric of American culture but much of the western world. Experts estimate that drinking is responsible...

February 22, 2018

Recognizing People Who Encourage Recovery

At Hemet Valley Recovery Center & Sage Retreat, we invite our readers to suggest nominees for our Joseph L. Galletta “Spirit of Recovery” Award. In the field of addiction medicine there is no shortage of individuals who’ve made an enormous difference; for example, those whose good works and tireless...

October 15, 2015

LOVE AND ADDICTION: YOU JUST HAVE TO LET IT GO

Relationships that start off great often lead to despair and tears. Sometimes letting go of someone you love seems like the hardest thing to do. However, holding on to something that isn't working will eventually just make matters worse. When things sour in our relationships, it can catch us by surprise...

September 10, 2015

IS ALCOHOLISM REALLY A DISEASE?

As far back as anyone alive today can remember, alcoholism and drug addiction has been a polarizing issue. Is it a choice, a personality defect? Or is it a disease, which requires professional treatment? I recently came across an interesting article in the New York Daily News. It details a...

July 6, 2015

SECOND YEAR IN A ROW! HVRC & SAGE RETREAT RECEIVES PLATINUM STATUS

Hemet Valley Recovery Center & Sage Retreat has been recognized as Platinum by Optum for a second year in row. HEMET, CA, AUGUST 9th, 2015 — The acute inpatient behavioral health unit of Hemet Valley Recovery Center (HVRC) & Sage Retreat has once again been recognized by Optum as a Platinum...

March 11, 2015

STEP RIGHT UP FOLKS… A CURE FOR THE NON-DISEASE…GUARANTEED

The headline of this blog may sound like a contradiction from a circus huckster. Frankly, it is.But to Pax and Chris Prentiss, the co-founders and owners of Passages Malibu, it makes perfect, lucrative sense. They will tell you that you don't have a disease. They will also tell you that...

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