The Discovery House, based in Reseda, CA, would like to bring its numerous visual resources and videos to the attention of the wider community of those struggling with addiction and their loved ones. The rehab center produces a lot of content aimed at raising addiction awareness, educating the public as well as helping those who may be suffering due to addiction find their way into recovery. With their classic blog on drug addiction videos alongside their newly redone content on substance use disorders, The Discovery House has transformed a large aspect of their digital presence into the premier online source of information on drug addiction.
Drug addiction is a serious problem that affects society as a whole. Those who struggle with addiction (and their families) are the ones affected the most, but the community is also left to deal with the fallout caused by addiction. People who have a problem with addiction find it very difficult to ask for help, often because it is easy to feel like no one cares. This could not be further from the truth, however, and no matter what demographic the person struggling with addiction fits into, they can always find help. The Discovery House has a number of videos on its website from people who managed to work through their addiction issues and reclaim the joy in their lives.
One of the most notable substance addiction videos on their website is a video from Macklemore where he talks about the severe addiction problems he had. “He started drinking when he was only 14, and by the age of 15 he already knew that he wanted to be a musician,” says The Discovery House’s description of the video. “However, he also started using drugs. He managed to keep sober for one month or two on his own, and then he went down again. What’s impressive is the way he managed to get help. His father went to have a talk with him and asked him what was wrong with him. And told him he felt he needed to go to a drug rehab center. At this point, Macklemore saw an opportunity that he couldn’t have taken before because he just didn’t know how. He knew he had to get over drugs but didn’t know how or what to do. He recalls his experience over the drug rehabilitation center as a place where he managed to be around people who felt the same way he did, people who have experienced the same life situations he had.”
Another video on their site is titled ‘Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong,’ shares the perspective of a journalist named Johann Hari, who spent three years researching the war on drugs. Some of his family members struggle with addiction or have struggled with it in the past, which is what inspired him to look into the war on drugs and its effects on communities across America. He discovered that many of the assumptions people have surrounding addiction are wrong. In fact, he asserts that sobriety is not the opposite of addiction, and that personal connections are the true antithesis to addiction.
The Discovery House also has some of its own videos on its list of videos about addiction. They have a short video titled ‘Recovery is possible’ which, despite its brief length, is highly motivational and provides some insight into the reasons why people who struggle with addiction might not go to therapy or rehab. It offers hope, stating that anyone can get help and turn their life around.
Yet another example of the rehabilitation center’s recent work comes from a member of its alumni. In the video, brothers Joey and Jordan talk about their drug and alcohol addictions. “It’s very hard for parents to see one of their sons with drug and alcohol addictions,” says the video description. “However, when both sons have the same problem it’s even worse. The case of these two brothers – Joey and Jordan, had a happy ending. Despite all problems they pass, including jail time, they were able to engage in the drug addiction treatment at The Discovery House. They both had therapy for substance abuse, and they are now able to live their own lives without the influence of drugs.” Success stories like these continue to take place everyday, and the center encourages everyone in need of help to get in touch with their team and take the first step to sobriety.
The Discovery House’s numerous resources cover a wide range of topics relating to substance abuse. In addition to drug addiction, for instance, a recent blog post also discusses the link between alcoholism and hair loss. All of these resources can be accessed via the center’s website and social media platforms. Those struggling with alcohol and substance use are encouraged to call their Admissions team by phone, as they can assist with options and resources for treatment.
For more information about The Discovery House, contact the company here:
The Discovery House
The Discovery House
6956 Bertrand Ave
Reseda, CA 91335