Why do so many people get sober over the holidays?

Many people in the recovery community may celebrate their sobriety “birthday” over the holidays. It’s a popular time for people to seek treatment for alcoholism and addiction. But why is this, and what does it mean for you? A very important part of the twelve-step program is community. From sp...

5 Tips on How to Stay Sober This Thanksgiving

The holidays are just around the corner, meaning people will be frequently gathering to share in festivities, laughs, and, of course, a few drinks. This is especially true on Thanksgiving, when everyone indulges in food and drinks. But drinking doesn’t have to make a great holiday. Here are five t...

Robert Downey, Jr. – Journey to Recovery

Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes, troubled lawyer—Robert Downey, Jr. is renowned for playing a variety of popular roles on screen, so it may come as a surprise that the 50-year-old was actually notorious for drug and alcohol abuse not too long ago.  Image by Gage Skidmore via Flickr Years of Addiction D...

The Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

Treatment centers all over the world are turning to yoga and meditation, as there are many ways meditation can help a patient’s addiction recovery. After years of research, it’s been proven that these exercises are a great way to find peace and connect with your body; two things that recover...

5 Famous Recovery Stories

Over the years, the world has watched some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities battle with alcohol or drug dependency. As if overcoming addition wasn’t difficult enough, these artists have done so in the spotlight with their every move showcased on television. Although there have been some tragic...

How Faith Can Help You Overcome Addiction

Image via flickr Although we accept clients from all walks of life, religious or not, one of our programs offered at Casa Recovery is a faith-based treatment curriculum. We know that recovery can be a difficult process and, at times, you can feel lonely and afraid. By reconnecting with your faith af...

Let’s Give a Warm Welcome to Dr. K!

We’d like to give a warm welcome to Dr. K, CASA Recovery’s new Medical Director! Dr. Valeh Karimkhani, D.O. is an adolescent and adult psychiatrist, dually board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. We are excited to announce that she will be providing all of CASA Recovery’s...

Signs Your Loved One Might be Addicted to Heroin

(Image by CGehlen, via flickr) Heroin abuse has become a very real danger that has taken the United States by storm. Often, opiate addiction may begin with prescription pills, or other more “innocent” sounding drug sources. However, the availability and lower prices of heroin may eventually lead...

The Annual CASA Recovery BBQ & Egg Hunt

Each year CASA Recovery throws a BBQ and Egg Hunt at Thunderbird Park in Dana Point, California for our clients and staff! In typical Southern California fashion, we couldn’t have asked for better weather this past weekend. The sun was shining, the grill was firing, and we all enjoyed getting ...

Relax & Recover: Holistic Activities at CASA Recovery

Image by GoToVan under Creative Commons At CASA Recovery our treatment programs come with a ton of extras to make sure your time with us is enjoyable, relaxing and most of all, effective. All of the treatment options mentioned here are included in our affordable treatment program. Many other treatme...