Detox Medicine

Detox Medicine Options for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Just the anticipation of the detox and withdrawal process can deter many people from ever considering getting help for a drug or alcohol problem.  Detox is the necessary first step in the journey of recovery, so it’s not like it can be skipped. It is necessary for […]

painkiller addiction

Rehab For Painkiller Addiction and Dependence It seems each day there is a news story related to the opioid addiction crisis in America.  Unwinding the cause of this epidemic has led to research and eye-opening study results.  While recreational misuse or abuse of painkillers is one part of the problem, increasing insights on the role […]

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sober up from drugs

When learning that someone is ready to sober up from drugs or alcohol, following cheers of delight the assumption is that this simply involves discontinuing substance use. A general lack of understanding about the science of addiction is at the center of this very common naiveté. In fact, addiction and chemical dependence dictate thought and […]

Addiction Therapy San Juan Capistrano

Solutions 4 Recovery Offers Addiction Therapy San Juan Capistrano Unwinding the compulsive behaviors that have resulted in a drug or alcohol addiction takes time and lots of patience.  No one sets out to become an addict, that is for certain. The circumstances that may have contributed to addiction to taking root will vary dramatically from […]

how to do an intervention

Conducting Professional Intervention People who have a serious substance use disorder are very adept at encasing themselves in a cocoon of denial.  As long as they can convince themselves that their abuse of drugs or alcohol doesn’t harm anyone they can continue their compulsive and destructive habit.  In reality, of course, addiction impacts everyone within […]

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

Mental Health Substance Abuse Treatment Centers On their own, mental health disorders and substance use disorders can be difficult to treat.  When these disorders occur together, referred to as a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders, treatment can become even more challenging.  The difficulty is attempting to determine which of the two disorders emerged first, identifying […]

Naltrexone Uses

Naltrexone Uses in Addiction Treatment Yes, getting clean and sober is rough.  Withdrawing from opiates or alcohol can be highly uncomfortable for those first few days of detoxifying the body, but, fortunately, withdrawal symptoms usually subside by the end of a week.  Getting sober is hard, but detox and withdrawal isn’t the real challenge in […]

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