family staging an intervention that works

How to Stage an Intervention That Works

If you have a loved one abusing alcohol or drugs and are in denial of the problem, perhaps you’ve thought about learning how to stage an intervention. It is important to understand that the intervention is just the first step in the process, from there, clients will have to go through inpatient or outpatient treatment,…

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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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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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Understanding the Link Between Depression and Addiction

Depression is a mood disorder characterized by feelings of sadness, anger, and loss that disrupt everyday activities. According to CDC data, roughly 8% of adult Americans suffer from a major depressive incident during any given fortnight. People tend to have very different experiences of depression, but regardless of the specifics, constants include problems at work,…