A Look at America’s Opioid Crisis: California

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Tough-Love Rehab They enter through an unmarked turquoise storefront, nestled between fashion boutiques on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California. They gather in a circle, ready for the tough-love approach they have come to expect from Howard C. Samuels, a clinical psychologist who runs the Hills, a drug rehabilitation center whose location…

How Spirituality Treatments Work in Treating Addiction

Spirituality has come to play a significant role in substance abuse treatment. While many may confuse spirituality with religion, the two are fundamentally different. Spirituality involves a search for meaning, an increased state of awareness, and a connection to something bigger than ourselves. In this state of heightened awareness, spirituality can also help an individual…