Society glamorizes alcohol as a relief from stress or a busy workday. Social media instills the message that drinking alcohol is a reward for getting through another day or a “fun” way to pass the time with friends and family.
The problem with this idea is that alcohol is poison (ethenol). Poisoning your body should never be looked at as a “good” or “fun” thing to do.
The typical consumption of alcohol is astonishing because binge drinking has become widely promoted and accepted, especially in the last few years, since the beginning of the pandemic. In addition, the peer pressure and media conditioning surrounding alcohol is toxic to our society.
Drug and alcohol problems don’t happen overnight; they gradually creep up on you and steal your health, happiness, career, and relationships.
Generally, people want to be happy, and when there is a concern about substance abuse, it’s always best to address it sooner rather than later. Many people admit that the stigma behind addiction and substance abuse-related issues is what held them back from opening up and talking to friends and family about what they were experiencing before contacting us.
We understand that addiction can happen to anyone and having a substance abuse-related issue does not make you a bad person. It just means that you have not healed your underlying condition.
At Passages Malibu, we believe that four specific underlying conditions cause addiction. If you’re abusing drugs and alcohol, you have at least one of these underlying conditions present which needs to be healed to achieve permanent sobriety.
1. A Chemical Imbalance
2. Events of the past you have not reconciled
3. Current conditions you can't cope with
4. Things you believe that aren't true
If you have started questioning your relationship with drugs or alcohol, please reach out for help today.
Don’t be one of those people. Help is available at Passages Malibu.
You can call Passages confidently 24/7, knowing there is no judgment or shame in asking for help. Our mission is to help individuals achieve better health and a life filled with joy and success. Don’t let drugs and alcohol continue to get in the way of your goals and wellbeing.
Passages has been the industry leader in holistic non-12-Step addiction treatment since 2001. We have been treating people for over 20 years. Our professionals are highly trained in their prospective fields and constantly strive to offer the most innovative and effective therapy possible. We offer detox, residential treatment, 24/7 nursing support, and a tranquil environment where you can heal comfortably. We accept most insurance plans.