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Substance Abuse

A New Year and a New Start in 2017

The New Year is always a time of inner reflection and retrospect, when we think about the successes and failures of the year past and look forward to hope for better tomorrows. For the person suffering with substance abuse, January 1st could be much more than the start of a new year; it could be […]


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Announcing South Bay connect Treatment Center for Codependency in Addition to Substance Abuse

New Innovative Treatment Model South Bay connect Treatment Center is unique, since we have a codependency program that one may participate in even if their family member is not attending our substance abuse treatment program. Often family members will first receive their own treatment before the individual abusing substances receives the necessary help. The whole […]


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Binge Drinking and the Path to Alcohol Dependence

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and a time to reflect on drinking habits and how they may affect individual and public health. Although legal and not considered a drug by many people, alcohol is the most abused substance in America. It is a major public health problem, as approximately 1 in 12 adults suffer with […]


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Managing Holiday Stress

The holidays are an exciting time each year full of family, friends, and celebration. As fun as this season can be, it can also be a source of great stress – something that can trigger relapse in a person who is newly sobriety. In fact, of all the holidays, Christmas and New Years are the […]


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Marijuana Use

Is Marijuana an Herb? Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the U.S., with nearly 20 million people using it every month. Though it possesses legal medicinal uses, marijuana is most frequently used for recreation purposes in an effort to achieve a temporary, brain-altering ‘high’. Despite the side effects and medical emergencies that […]


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What causes men to batter?

In order to continue to provide information on domestic violence and abuse during October National Domestic Violence Awareness month, we have prepared the following article. Men who batter women come from all socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. The abuser may be young or old, blue collar or white collar, highly paid or unemployed. As […]


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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Month; Part III: Substance Abuse

Rounding out our Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Month here at Recovery NOW, we turn our attention to the biological and mental health effects of substance abuse. Drug and alcohol abuse pose a serious risk to mind and body wellness, especially among individuals who have engaged in substance abuse for a long period of time or […]


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Moderate Drinking vs. Alcohol Dependence: Understanding the Difference

Join our Moderation Management Group or Recovery Choices Group! A drink is defined as: Definitively, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services considers moderate drinking to be no more than one drink per day in women and two drinks per day in men. This definition applies to day-to-day consumption – not an average of drinking overall. Therefore […]


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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Every April for the past 29 years, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has put the spotlight on alcohol abuse, raising awareness of its dangers and effects in national, state and community campaigns. The goal of Alcohol Awareness Month is to educate the public about the dangers and accessibility of alcohol, as well as encourage those […]


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Creating and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

New Year’s Day is a time to turn over a new leaf and resolve to do the things we wish we would have been doing all along. Americans love making New Year’s resolutions, perhaps because January 1st signifies the beginning of a clean slate. But after the ball drops and the confetti has fallen, the […]


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Our Licensed Psychotherapists

At our office, we work together as a team, bringing the feeling of family into the treatment experience. Our team utilizes multiple services and for some multiple providers in our group to help clients and their families achieve success. Individual, family/couples and group therapy are at the foundation of our practice and help us lay the groundwork for a positive path to realizing one's full potential.

Most importantly, the Recovery NOW family is made up of some of the premier therapists and practitioners in the entire San Pedro and Hermosa Beach area. When you choose Recovery NOW, you are getting more than a group of general therapists – you are receiving exceptional care from a team of extraordinary individuals.



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