fetal alcohol prevention

Should I Worry About Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

Fetal alcohol syndrome is an alcohol use disorder that is classified as the most severe type of the disorders on the fetal alcohol spectrum. While the condition is relatively rare and affects approximately 200,000 babies annually, the consequences of the disease can be lifelong and widespread. As with other spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol syndrome affects each child differently. Available treatments provide symptom management, but the damage caused by the syndrome cannot be reversed. 

Causes of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 

Fetal alcohol syndrome occurs when a mother consumes alcoholic beverages during pregnancy. While alcohol use during

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Oxycodone Addiction - Oxycontin

The Difference Between OxyContin and Oxycodone

They sound the same. Indeed the are nearly the same. However, there are a couple of differences that are easy enough to identify. This will keep you informed when making decisions in a doctor’s office. Or it can give you insight on what you or a loved one have already been prescribed. But one thing is important to remember, both oxycodone and OxyContin are part of the opioid family of painkillers. As such, they are both addictive and should only be used in accordance to a doctor’s instructions.

Let’s Start With Oxycodone 

Oxycodone is

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addiction help for my spouse

Signs Your Spouse May Have an Addiction

Having a suspicious mind is not a way to live in a loving relationship. Believing the worst about your wife or husband, constantly questioning, worried, or wondering. That said, a person with a drug or alcohol use disorder is likely to want to keep their dependence a secret. Often even from themselves. The stigma, along with the brain’s powerful drive and the body’s physical need all combine to make finding and using their substance the highest priority in their life. And keeping it a secret from their family is one of the ways to ensure that they can

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help loved one stop drinking

Helping Someone Stop Drinking

It’s an uphill grind to be sure. The romanticized picture of the glories of alcohol and the people who imbibe is one of the major players in the fight for sobriety. Here in Southern California, the problem is as big as anywhere. The commercials, the rows of bars, the West Coast IPA beer culture. As well, there is a growing market for alcohol being pushed towards women. T-shirts that talk about drinking wine all day as well as other campaigns that encourage women to have a drink because they deserve it as their

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Detox Away From Home

Why Drug or Alcohol Detox Away From Your Home Town?

Although selecting a detox program and the right facility is a difficult decision, choosing to leave a home area or even a home state for treatment is often a wise decision. Even though “home” (or home area) feels safe and comfortable, home is also the place where an addiction was able to build. Most likely unchecked. Eventually coming back home with a completely new outlook will be the ultimate goal of any addiction treatment program. However, sometimes getting out of the original environment is the right move to find a fresh start. While the daunting idea of detox might be even a bit

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social aspects of addiction

Deeper Look: Social Aspects That Contribute to Addiction

In the not so distant past, in the minds of most, addiction equated to a lack of self-control. Others simply saw it as a degeneration of morals or values. Of course in the past decade we have come a long way in addiction treatment and education; however, there is still a good deal of misunderstanding involved. Especially in the social contributors. The truth is the full spectrum of substance use disorder origin is a broad topic. There are multiple biological, behavioral, and societal influences in the development of this condition. However, the relationship between behaviors and psychology is complex. So

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help for addicts

4 Reasons People Avoid Addiction Treatment

The rates of drug and alcohol addiction are on the rise. Its an epidemic in this country and is gaining ground all around the world. For many, addiction will end in painful tragedy for them and their family. The best response to this crisis is twofold: education on the dangers of addiction, and working with people to get addiction help sooner rather than later. Professional help is the proven way to help people recover from addiction. Despite the difficulties involved for individuals managing the disease of addiction, healing is possible when they are willing to find the help. However, despite this,

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using insurance for detox

Using Insurance for Detox in Orange County California

Finding treatment for addiction can be one of the most overwhelming things for a person to go through. It is difficult to finally come to the understanding that help is necessary and a new life might be possible. And beyond that, discerning all the levels of care that are necessary and finding the right program—these are seemingly monumental tasks. On top of it all, you have to figure out the cost of treatment. SoCal Detox is located in San Clemente, California, and we are very aware of the cost prohibitive aspects of individuals looking for help for freedom from an addiction.

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Testimonials for Detox in Orange County

High Praise for SoCal Detox

  We recently surveyed many of the residents that have gone through the program at SoCal Detox. Our purpose was to continue to improve on our services and maximize our facility effectiveness. On part of the survey, we asked for words former residents would be willing to share with others on the quality of treatment they received from SoCal Detox. We were thrilled to hear how many people were truly grateful for the transformation they found at SoCal Detox and one of our partners, Ocean Ranch Recovery. So we want to let others know about it.* We believe some of the things

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What to Expect at an Al-anon Meeting: Support Groups for Family Members

  So you have most likely heard of AA. Alcoholics Anonymous is famous for its 12-step program and the distinct ability to help people with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) find lasting recovery. Especially when it is combined with professional help, it’s a powerful program that leads many to successful addiction management. However, there is another group of people deeply affected by AUD: friends and family members. Often people who live in close proximity to, or care a great deal about, a person with an alcohol addiction have experienced a certain amount of trauma of their own. If you have a loved

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