Signs of a Xanax Addiction

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Xanax (generic name: alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine typically prescribed to treat panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder, and insomnia. Because it is a quick-acting sedative, people who do not hold legitimate prescriptions often abuse it. Sometimes, people who were  formerly prescribed the drug through legal channels become physically dependent after prolonged usage and then seek to […]

What Are the Five Levels of Care in Addiction Treatment?

5 Levels of Care Addiction Treatment

For anyone struggling with addiction and substance use disorder, life can be a difficult, confusing and even dangerous situation. So when an individual finally makes the vital, life-saving decision to find help, the information they are given should be as clear as possible. Unfortunately, the care offered can sometime still be confusing. It takes time […]

Should I Worry About Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

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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 […]

The Difference Between OxyContin and Oxycodone

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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 […]

Signs Your Spouse May Have an Addiction

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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 […]

Helping Someone Stop Drinking

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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 […]

Why Drug or Alcohol Detox Away From Your Home Town?

Detox Away From Home

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. […]

Deeper Look: Social Aspects That Contribute to Addiction

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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 […]

4 Reasons People Avoid Addiction Treatment

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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 […]

Using Insurance for Detox in Orange County California

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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 […]