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

Celebrities Who Got Sober in 2023

In the ever-evolving world of Hollywood, celebrities are often in the limelight for their talents, achievements, and personal lives. While some find themselves struggling with the pressures of fame, there are those who bravely face their battles with addiction and emerge victorious on the path to sobriety. In 2023, several prominent stars took the courageous … 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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