Private Rehab and Sober Living

The decision to enter drug rehab or a sober living facility can be a very personal and private matter. Though entering rehab or sober living shouldn’t have any shame or stigma involved, it’s something that young adults can feel very guarded about. The idea of “everyone finding out” and the perceived shame involved with addiction is one of the many reasons that many young drug addicts and alcoholics do not seek rehab, choosing instead to try and keep their addictions a secret. But any addiction expert will tell you, keeping secrets is one of the worst things an addict can do – and it only makes them sicker. But every addict deserves to deal with their addiction in a private manner and not feel exposed during a very vulnerable time. Private drug and alcohol rehab and luxury sober living facilities offer comprehensive recovery and help addicts get on a path to long-term recovery. Here are some major benefits in choosing a private sober living setting:
  • Private rehab facilities offers a very personalized plan of action created for each individual addict and their specific addiction.
  • Private drug and alcohol rehab allows an addict to deal with the serious effects of detoxification in a safe and private environment.
  • Private sober living allows a patient more one on one time with the staff, counselors, medical professionals and therapists.
  • With private sober living, there is no feeling of being “exposed” or as if others will judge you or tell your secrets.
  • Private Malibu rehab facilities foster an environment of trust, understanding and mutual respect
  • Residents in private luxury sober living develop strong relationships with the staff and residents and create future connections to help them build their bridge to transition into full-time sober living, outside of treatment
  • The exclusive environment of a luxury sober living home provides a sanctuary and a comfortable environment in which an addict can heal their mind, body and soul.

Choosing the Right Private Luxury Sober Living Center

Choosing the right private luxury rehab and sober living center for yourself or a loved one is a major life decision. The right Malibu treatment center can change lives and help set even the most serious of addicts on the right path to lifelong sobriety and recovery. Looking for the best in private sober living? Southern California’s Riviera Recovery is a Malibu treatment center that gives addicts the skills, tools and mental outlook they need to step into their future with confidence. Set in a completely private and exclusive setting, Riviera Recovery’s luxury sober living center is a one of the most respected and most successful Malibu rehab facilities. To learn more about our Malibu treatment center, call to our Admissions Team at 866-478-8799

Famous Women Who Have Never Drank

Many young women worry that if they give up alcohol, they will lose a lot of their friends and their social life will come to a screeching halt. But for those who have overcome alcohol addiction, life just got better – in all aspects. Quitting drinking improves your physical appearance, provides better mental clarity and helps you make better, healthier decisions. And these days, there is much less stigma placed on being sober. In fact, young women are finding they can have an extremely fulfilling and active social life, without relying on alcohol. Nothing proves that more than these young female celebrities – who are at the top of the entertainment industry and whose names are synonymous with fun, glamour and style. They are also completely committed to sober living. Despite the fact that Hollywood is known for its lavish social-scene and booze-soaked events, these A-list starlets choose sober living – and feel that their life is complete without alcohol.
  • Jennifer Hudson: The singer and actress first hit the spotlight on American Idol – and her career hasn’t slowed since. She has acted alongside Beyoncé, reached the top of the Billboard charts and weathered personal tragedy – all without alcohol or drugs. She credits her anti-substance stance with seeing “too many lives ruined” by drugs and alcohol while growing up. “I’ve never had a drink in my life. I’m sober. I’ve never been interested,” Hudson said.
 
  • Blake Lively: Hollywood golden girl Blake Lively has it all: a great career, a marriage to Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Reynolds and a beautiful baby girl. But one thing she’s never had is the need to drink or do drugs to fit in to the scene. “I don’t drink. I’ve never tried a drug,” she told Allure magazine. “It’s just something that I genuinely don’t have a desire for.”
 
  • Jennifer Lopez: Few celebrities have the industry staying power, or the charisma of Jennifer Lopez. Lopez has spent more than 20 years in the spotlight with a resume that includes singing, acting, dancing, as well as successful fashion and perfume lines. Lopez says she prefers life without alcohol and said her sober life makes her calmer, happier and keeps her looking and feeling young.
If you feel that your reliance on alcohol or other addictive substances has taken over your life – or are looking to reassess your relationship with alcohol in a safe, supportive environment – you need Riviera Recovery. Riviera Recovery offers a sober living environment in our luxurious Malibu rehab facilities, allowing you to focus solely on recovery and sobriety. Riviera Recovery’s Malibu treatment center gives young adults the right direction, treatment and tools to embrace sobriety and develop a plan for their future. To learn more about high end sober living in Malibu California, visit the Riviera Recovery’s web site

Surviving the Holidays with an Addict

The holidays are stressful enough as it is – but getting through the holidays with an addict can be much more than most of us can handle. When someone you love is an addict, every day is a challenge. The holidays tend to amplify these challenges and can lead to an incredible amount of stress. Because holidays are already such a stressful time, it is important that you take steps to minimize negative emotions and situations. It isn’t easy, but it is possible to get through the holidays with an addict.

Why Addicts Add Stress to the Holidays

The holidays are inherently stressful. Add the emotional and physical issues an addict creates and it could be a recipe for disaster. For one, the holidays are a time for family and friends to gather together. Family dynamics and the close-knit nature of the holidays can bring up a lot of buried issues and emotions. If an addict has been “hiding” their substance abuse issues, the presence and closeness of family may set them over the edge, causing outbursts or increased substance abuse. The holidays are also supposed to be a time of warm memories and meaningful tradition. As most of us who have lived with addicts know, it can be nearly impossible just to get through an average day – let alone create special moments. Addicts can be distant and bring negative energy to holiday events. You may spend a holiday party worried about their drinking, rather than enjoying yourself. They may not be coherent enough to participate in holiday traditions. This causes hurt, anger and stress.

Dealing with an Addict over the Holidays

The best way to deal with an addict is to be prepared to avoid situations that will cause stress and trigger bad behavior. If you are planning a family gathering, it might be best to reach out to family members beforehand and explain that there are some sensitive issues you’re dealing with and keep judgments and unkind comments at a minimum. One thing that never helps an addict is judgment, especially from close family members. Although it might not be ideal, it could be a good idea to cut down on the amount of holiday parties and work events you attend. These events can be major triggers for addicts and can lead to embarrassing or uncomfortable situations. Alcohol is a big factor at holiday celebrations and if you are dealing with an addict, these booze-friendly events aren’t a good place to be. Try initiating simple home celebrations, such as tree-trimming or just watching a holiday movie together. The trick is to “get through” the holidays without a major incident. After the holidays are over, it may be time to confront the addict and have the difficult discussion about residential treatment centers or entering drug and alcohol rehab.

New Year, Big Changes: Start Fresh with Luxury Sober Living

The New Year is the perfect time to initiate a conversation about sobriety and drug and alcohol rehabilitation and sober living options. The New Year symbolizes a fresh start and can be chance to embrace sober living and reclaim their life. Most addicts, deep down, want to get help. Sometimes it takes a serious conversation about how their addiction has affected their life, relationships, family and friends to prompt them to make a change and seek drug and alcohol rehab. Riviera Recovery is a Malibu drug rehab and luxury sober living center that focuses not only on treating an addiction, but also providing hope and healing to help addicts face the future, sober and with a solid plan in place. Riviera Recovery’s Malibu treatment center offers a different approach to sober living – and that’s why we provide long-term success for young people struggling with addiction. To learn more about our Malibu recovery center, visit Riviera Recovery’s web site.