When you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, it can be easy to slip into the mindset that certain behaviors are just part of who you are or who your loved one is. It can be easy to blame someone for their addiction or characterize it as a choice they make because they
Independent Living in California
One of the most crucial parts of treatment at 449 Recovery is helping clients get integrated back into the community at an improved level of function using evidence-based treatments. However, there is a lot of work that goes into life outside of treatment that is not always addressed within its walls. 449 Recovery recognizes this
How Have Family Dynamics Impacted Your Addiction?
Everyone has a story about where they come from and how their life began on this earth. Family dynamics tend to range from simple to complex and are somewhat unknown. Someone’s family situation can severely impact how they develop and continue to affect them in their adult life. Unfortunately, these effects largely go unnoticed and
Turning Negatives Into Positives
449 Recovery is not a hand-holding treatment center. In other words, the work is not done for you, and if you are not truly ready and willing to change, 449 Recovery may not be the best option for you at this time. However, if you want a place that emphasizes the fact that you are
Do You Have Any Blind Spots in Your Recovery?
The recovery process can be intimidating. It is sometimes mentally and physically draining, with the potential to leave you feeling lost and alone. The good news is that there are many resources to help you in your journey to sobriety. Utilizing the tools that work for you can make a huge difference in your progress.
Treating Overdose Trauma
Whether accidental or intentional, all overdoses poison the body, leading to severe harm or even death. Those who survive an overdose may experience brain damage, resulting in many mental and physical ailments. There is a not only physical recovery but also emotional and mental recovery that is necessary in the aftermath of an overdose. What
What Is the Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment?
Every recovery journey is different and involves many factors that may influence which treatment program is best for an individual. Factors to consider when making treatment decisions include: How long has the addiction been active? What is the living situation like for the person struggling with substance misuse? How involved is the family in the
Case by Case: An Individualized Approach
At 449 Recovery, treatment for mental health disorders and addiction is done using a holistic, whole-person approach. This means the treatment for each person is based on their individual needs and values. Clients are paired with their own counselor, therapist, and psychiatrist. Additionally, there are various options for individual and group therapy to cater to
Are You Aware of How Your Trauma May Have Contributed to Your Addiction?
When you or someone you love has slipped into addiction, you may wonder why. In fact, you may have a lot of questions. How did this addiction start? How did it get to be so bad? Was it just being in the wrong place at the wrong time? Could I have prevented this? The truth
The Benefits of an Alumni Program in Recovery
When it comes to choosing a treatment center, it is important to consider whether they have an alumni program and to what extent it operates. Though an alumni program might not be one of the first factors you consider when you are first seeking treatment, being involved in a place that offers a strong community