What to Say to Someone Who Relapsed?

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Relapse is a common part of the addiction recovery process. While it’s discouraging, it can turn into a learning experience for those struggling with substance use disorders and mental health issues. As family members or friends of someone in addiction recovery, knowing what to say when a loved one relapses can make a significant difference […]

Can You Die from a Hangover? Truth Revealed

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Are you familiar with that feeling of intense pain, dizziness, and nausea after a night of drinking? The dreaded hangover. It’s an unpleasant reminder of the indulgence you had the previous day, leaving you regretting your choices and perhaps vowing to never drink again. But have you ever wondered if a hangover can actually be […]

My Teenager Is Making Me Depressed

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It’s not uncommon to hear about teenagers being depressed. Mental health, especially for adolescents, has become a much discussed issue and there are now more resources available to help children cope with their emotions in their teenage years. However, one aspect that is often overlooked is how parents of teenagers are also at risk of […]

Can You Force Someone into Rehab?

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Families of loved ones struggling with addiction often find themselves asking: Can we force them into rehab? This question often reflects the weight of concern, love, and at times, desperation that caregivers feel. If you are in this situation, maybe you want a loved one over the age of 18 to enter treatment programs so […]

Big Feelings: Dealing With Depression and Anxiety in Recovery

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Newly sober and being sidelined by the surge of unexpected feelings? You aren’t alone! Many of us in early recovery have been overcome with intense waves of emotions like anxiousness, regret, and depression. They made even casual tasks difficult, and it could make it hard to imagine getting through a full day sober, let alone […]

Who We Are

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Welcome to Liberty House. Ready to get well? Welcome to Liberty House. Based in sunny Redlands, California, we offer a holistic treatment program with a complete suite of services ranging from detox and inpatient care to mental health support and aftercare services for drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Our program is rooted in evidence-based treatment, […]

Cultivating a Quality Friend Group and Community During Your Recovery

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When recovering from addiction, having a good support system is crucial. Whether you’re trying to moderate your drinking or quit drugs entirely and just live a sober lifestyle, having good friends and being part of a community that understands and supports your goals is essential. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the qualities of a […]

Is Addiction Causing My Depression?

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Depression and addiction often go hand in hand. In fact, more than 60% of people in substance abuse treatment programs also fulfill diagnostic criteria for other mental illnesses, including depression. And though the two conditions are related, they are not identical. Depression is a mental disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities […]

The Benefits of Recovering from Addiction

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Addiction can be a debilitating disease that affects all aspects of an individual’s life. However, with professional help, it is possible to recover and regain control over one’s life. If you or someone you know is having a hard time with addiction, seek professional help immediately. With the proper support and treatment, recovery is within reach. […]

The Detox Process: What to Expect When Quitting Opioids

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Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin, as well as illegal drugs like heroin. Opioid addiction is an ongoing crisis in the United States, with more than 2 million Americans addicted to opioids. If you’re addicted to opioids and want to quit, you’ll likely undergo a detox. […]