What Are the Signs of Drug Addiction?

If you or someone you love is struggling with mood swings, money problems, irritability, and similar symptoms, you might wonder if these changes represent symptoms of addiction. Some of the common symptoms of drug addiction are physical symptoms–which happen while under the influence or during withdrawal–and these can include shaking, chills, muscle pain, or cramps.  […]

Recovery During the Holidays: Navigating Triggers and Staying Sober

Recovery during the holidays can be challenging. Whether this is your first holiday season staying sober or your seventieth, the stress that comes from holiday events, traditions, family get-togethers, family fights, expectations, financial pressure, and more can make it difficult to avoid triggers, let alone stay sober. How to Maintain Recovery During the Holidays During […]

Overcoming Guilt and Shame in Addiction Recovery

A man feels ashamed.

Guilt and shame go hand in hand with addiction and recovery. Addiction affects the individuals with an addiction and those around them. Given this reach, clients who want to get help may have many sources of guilt and shame that they may want to overcome during addiction recovery. Read on to see how our addiction […]

The Role of Forgiveness in Addiction Recovery

A woman embraces her mother.

Addiction is a chronic condition, the effects of which can spread from the person with an addiction to their loved ones.  If you or someone close to you is struggling with addiction, you can increase the chances of recovery by offering and accepting forgiveness.  Why Forgiveness Matters If you don’t forgive yourself, you are more […]

Is Luxury Rehab Worth the Investment?

The word “luxury” is frequently used by drug and alcohol rehab centers, but what does it actually mean? And how do you filter out facilities that are luxury in name only? What is luxury rehab? The defining characteristics of a luxury rehab are: Comfort: your treatment will be in a modern plush facility. You should […]

A Rehab Renaissance

Addiction is a complex problem, and approaches to rehab have evolved considerably in recent years. At The Differents, we offer integrated care and innovative approaches with emerging technologies to help individuals find meaningful life beyond addiction. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, you might feel lost as to what to do. […]

Finding Meaning in Life

When it comes to recovery, it’s not about what we’re running from—it’s what we’re running towards. We all need to find our “why”; the thing that gets us out of bed in the morning, the thing we’ll fight for, the thing that makes us feel alive. Without a why, there is no hope for sustained […]

Chess as a Tool for Addiction Recovery

Popular media is full of tropes involving the concept of a tortured genius. The Netflix limited series The Queen’s Gambit was a viral phenomena, bringing the game of Chess to a massive audience during quarantine. The protagonist, Beth Harmon, is a young chess prodigy. She is also a barely functioning barbiturate addict and alcoholic who […]

Can ChatGPT Assist in Addiction Recovery?

Can a hybrid model of AI+Traditional Methods transform the recovery industry? Some of us are already doing it.   What is ChatGPT? ChatGPT is an AI chatbot released by OpenAI that has captured the collective imagination of the Internet with its uncanny ability to not only answer complex questions, but also to engage in conversation […]

Our Story

By Brandon Evans – Mabble Media     There’s a freshly renovated house just outside of Reno, nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills. But calling this a house is like calling Disneyland a park. The place has 9 bedrooms across 18,000+ sq ft, and sports a bowling alley, full court basketball, billiards, and a gym. […]