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What Are Designer Drugs?

What are designer drugs, exactly? Well, these substances have been chemically altered in illegal labs to imitate the effects of other illicit drugs, but sometimes with new and even more powerful effects. Designer drugs impact both the body and mind, and they are entirely unregulated. Luckily, there are addiction treatment programs like The District Recovery‘s…

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Heroin Effects on the Body

It should come as no surprise that the heroin effects on the body can be severe and wide-ranging, especially once addiction sets in. Addiction to heroin, formally known as opioid use disorder, is characterized by an array of distressing and unpleasant symptoms, both physical and psychological. For the purposes of today’s brief guide, we’ll focus…

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Guide to Opiates: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Opiates are one of the most addictive substances available, and oftentimes, people fall into this form of addiction due to a legal prescription. That said, there are treatment options for people dealing with addiction, such as addiction rehab options as well as sober living homes. Before we jump into the effects and treatment options of…

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How To Support a Sober Partner or Loved One

If your loved one has gone through an addiction treatment program and is perhaps in a sober living home, you may want to know how to support a sober loved one and how you will be able to contact them when they are in a sober living home. While sober living homes in Orange County…

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Going Back to Work After Rehab

Going back to work after rehab doesn’t need to be a headache, and there are acts and laws in place to protect you. Perhaps you’ve been avoiding getting treatment for alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder because you fear it might harm your career, or even prevent you from getting hired by other employers. …

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Faith-Based Recovery Programs

Recovering from alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder is a challenging journey for anyone, and today we’ll be examining the important role faith-based recovery programs can play for some. According to data from Pew Research Center, 77% of all adults in the US identify with some religious faith. Regardless of the religion in question,…

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How to Choose a Rehab for Teens

One subpopulation that many don’t talk about when it comes to the struggles of addiction is teenagers. Luckily, there are programs and rehab for teens that can help even young adults confront their substance abuse problems. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 164.8 million US citizens aged 12 and over…

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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…