How to Fight Social Anxiety When Attending a 12-Step Group Meeting

Palms sweaty, knees weak, ready to run? Due to social anxiety and feelings of shame sometimes the hardest step to take is entering through the door to a 12-Step meeting. There are so many benefits for people experiencing substance abuse issues to lean-in to sober support, which generally includes 12-Step participation.  At West Valley Detox … Read more

Exploring the Link Between Trauma & Substance Abuse

Trauma can manifest in various forms, such as childhood abuse, neglect, accidents, natural disasters, combat experiences, or any situation that threatens one’s safety and well-being. And the link between trauma and substance abuse is a complex and well-studied phenomenon. At West Valley Detox & Residential Treatment we create a safe space for our clients to … Read more

How to Gently Suggest Rehab to a Friend

Embarking on the path to recovery from substance abuse or addiction is a courageous and life-changing decision. When a close friend decides to enter rehab, they are taking an important step toward reclaiming their life and rebuilding their future. As a supportive friend, your role in this journey is crucial. In this blog, we will … Read more

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