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How to Help a Child with Drug Addiction

For many people wondering how to help a child with drug addiction, just knowing where to start is perhaps the biggest barrier. With NIDA reporting that almost 25% of 18 to 20-year-olds abuse illicit substances, and SAMHSA data showing over 20 million people in the United States with substance use disorder, addiction does not discriminate. …

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Aftercare Rehab Program for Substance Abuse

The best aftercare rehab program accounts for the fact recovery is an ongoing process rather than a single event. Recovery aftercare is an umbrella term used to describe all types of care you may receive once you finish an addiction treatment program and leave rehab. Here’s a snapshot of some of the most common types…

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Signs of a High-Functioning Addict

A person who can function while addicted to drugs presents a special and unique kind of risk because they often can mask their addiction. Friends and family might have little idea of the turmoil that their loved one faces. Recognizing the signs of a high functioning drug addict is essential to get them help and address the…

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The Long-Term Effects of Hallucinogens

While using drugs like LSD and mushrooms is generally safer than harder drugs like heroin or methamphetamine, it is still important to be aware of the long-term effects of hallucinogens that can occur from using these types of substances. Hallucinogens distort one’s perception of reality by changing the way the brain’s prefrontal cortex processes information.…

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What Is MAT?

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders and is one of the many different forms of addiction treatment programs clients may experience during their time at a Huntington Beach rehab. A combination of medication and behavioral therapies is effective in…

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What Is IOP?

An IOP or intensive outpatient program is a form of outpatient rehab proven effective for treating mild substance use disorder or alcohol use disorder. For most moderate or severe addictions, residential rehab, also known as inpatient treatment, is typically the most effective delivery method for treatment. This also applies when you need medical detox, or…