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6 Reasons to Send Your Teen To Rehab

Your teenage son or daughter is struggling with substance abuse, and you may feel that you are running out of options. You have begged, pleaded, cried and even threatened your teen in the hopes of turning their behavior around but nothing has worked--and your child is spiraling further into addiction. You are desperate to get your child the help and support they need in order to overcome their substance abuse, and you know that drug treatment may be your best and only hope. Addiction is a complex disease, and it requires the professional help of experienced personnel who understand

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What is Los Angeles HIDTA?

We often hear about the "War on Drugs" and the measures local, state and federal legislative bodies and law enforcement are taking to help minimize the spread of illicit drugs in communities across the United States. The primary focus on these programs is to reduce drug trafficking as well as coordinate all critical resources to help law enforcement agencies to proactively and aggressively deal with the changing nature of drug trafficking. One such program that is operating in the greater Los Angeles area is known at HIDTA, or the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program.

The History of HIDTA

Established in Los Angeles in 1990,

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Why is Medical Detox Necessary Before Treatment?

When you are looking to recover from drug and alcohol addiction, you must realize that your recovery is a process and is not accomplished in a single moment. Your goal of long-term sobriety must include a recovery plan that is made up of several components. The first and arguably most important step in the recovery process is successfully completing a medical detoxification program at a quality drug rehab or nearly facility. Medical detox allows you to withdraw gradually from the substances you are abusing, and you can do so in a manner which minimizes the dangers of the physical and psychological withdrawal

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What Does a Quality Drug and Alcohol Detox Program Consist Of?

 The number one goal of anyone who is seeking help for their drug addiction is to achieve long-term recovery. In order to reach that ultimate goal is to think of the recovery process as a series of important steps that must be completed.  During the early stages of the recovery process, undergoing medical detoxification is something that can’t be skipped over or ignored. Many (if not all) substances have substantial withdrawal symptoms that can be uncomfortable, painful and even life-threatening if not treated. By completing drug and alcohol detox, the symptoms associated with withdrawal would be minimized and it

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Heroin Addiction on the Rise in Southern California

The dramatic surge in heroin addiction and overdose deaths has dominated the national headlines. In 28 states, heroin deaths have doubled in the last few years and lawmakers, law enforcement and concerned citizens alike have been working non-stop to come up with ways to slow the epidemic. While there have been considerable measures taken in order to get help to those who need it the most, heroin use has continued to be a significant health concern. The devastating effects of heroin addiction is also being felt in Southern California. An increasing number of teens and adults in southern California are using

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