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Southern California Rehabilitation Center

Choosing the right Southern California rehabilitation center could make a dramatic difference to your detox and recovery from alcoholism or drug addiction.  Alcoholism and drug addiction are clinically labeled alcohol use disorder (AUD) and substance use disorder (SUD). Per current data from SAMHSA’s annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health, both AUD and SUD…

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Substance Abuse and Homelessness

Substance Abuse and Homelessness For years, scientists, government agencies and others have been studying the link between substance abuse and homelessness. The two are directly related and studies reaffirm this. For example: substance abuse can lead to homelessness and vice versa. That’s probably no surprise to anyone, especially if you’ve seen celebrities struggle with addiction.…

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Signs Your Teen Suffers From Drug Addiction

Discerning whether your teen suffers from drug addiction can be challenging. Adolescence is normally accompanied by new emotions, thoughts, and feelings. Therefore, you might interpret your teen’s shift in behavior as typical adolescence while it is a result of drug addiction. You can find out if they are indeed using drugs by asking direct questions.…

Signs of Substance Abuse in Youth

Youth substance abuse can increase the likelihood of a teen developing an addiction to drink or drugs when they reach adulthood. Substance use disorder is becoming more prevalent in schools as shows and media demonstrate false glorification of the effects of drug usage. It’s important, though to make a distinction between the routine use of…

COVID-19 Mental Health Strain Connection to Xanax Abuse

Xanax is the most famous brand name anxiety drug as also branded as alprazolam, a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines, also commonly referred to as benzos, are a family of drugs including Klonopin, Valium, and Ativan. If the name Xanax sounds familiar, that’s not surprising. Xanax is the most widely prescribed psychiatric medication in the US, and it’s…