April 3, 2016

“MARKETERS?” LET’S CALL THEM WHAT THEY ARE – “PARIAHS”

Something is rotten in the state of Florida. "Junkie hunters," or rather human pariah's who operate under the guise of "marketers" are recruiting addicts in the rehab capital of the world to earn a quick dollar. It's a gross abuse of a broken system - one which is in...

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...

February 27, 2015

VARIETY IS THE ‘SPICE’ OF STRIFE

Marijuana has many names. Mary Jane. Pot. Weed. Swag. Ganja - are just some of the old classics. To the addiction treatment community, those who understand the progression of the disease, it's often referred to as "The Gateway Drug."It's no mystery that marijuana is a starting point for young people. Experimentation stage's...

October 9, 2014

NANCY WAITE-O’BRIEN RECEIVES “SPIRIT OF RECOVERY” AWARD

NANCY WAITE-O'BRIEN, Ph.D., OF WIND HORSE CROSSING, INC., has been named the 2014 Joseph L. Galletta “Spirit of Recovery” Award winner. Nancy received multiple, heartfelt nominations for the esteemed, fifth annual award.Formerly Vice President of Clinical Services at the Betty Ford Center, Nancy directed inpatient, residential, day treatment, outpatient,...

September 20, 2014

HVRC & SAGE RETREAT RECEIVE OPTUM’S PLATINUM STATUS

HVRC & Sage Retreat has been honored as a Platinum status facility by Optum, formerly known as United Behavioral HealthHEMET, CA, SEPTEMBER 19th, 2014 —With the continuing escalation of costs and the myriad issues surrounding the delivery of health care, it seldom seems there’s a positive story about health...

June 28, 2014

HVRC & SAGE RETREAT’S SYLVIA DOBROW FEATURED IN COUNSELOR MAGAZINE

The May/June edition of Counselor Magazine is featuring an article written by Sylvia Dobrow, BS, MPH, ABD, Group Facilitator and Chemical Dependency Counselor, Hemet Valley and Sage Retreat.The article is entitled, "The Hidden Epidemic: Substance Abuse in the Elderly." In this interesting four page piece, Sylvia discusses The Four...

May 8, 2014

MEDICAL VS SOCIAL DETOX – WHICH IS MORE EFFECTIVE?

One-size-fits all works well for many things. It's convenient when measurements aren't required for fitting. However, when it comes to detoxing from substance abuse, medical assessment and treatment planning is paramount. One size does not fit all.Detoxification, the period when substance is purged from the body, is always the...

April 17, 2014

DOES DECREASE IN CRIME MEAN LEGALIZATION IS RIGHT?

A recent, first quarter 2014 report based on data from the Denver Police Department shows a decrease in violent and property crime rates, just three months after legalizing the sale of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use on January 1st.This piece of information has pro-legalization groups clamoring. Added...

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