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Pet-Friendly Sober Living and Recovery

Pet-friendly sober living homes allow you to step down from residential rehab or to engage with outpatient treatment if your living environment is unsupportive and you have a pet you need to bring with you. Animal-assisted therapy for addiction, when used in combination with evidence-based treatment, can help many people break the cycle of substance…

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How to Help Someone in Recovery

Learning how to help someone in recovery can be the difference between their sustained sobriety and relapse.  With the recently published NSDUH 2020 reporting that 40 million adults in the United States have substance use disorder and 28.5 million have alcohol use disorder. With so many people grappling with substance use issues, there is every…

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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…

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What’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

If you are looking into addiction treatment options for you or your loved one you may have come across various types of therapy and may be asking yourself “What is cognitive behavioral therapy?” Let’s take a closer look at this form of addiction and mental health treatment that is considered one of the most common…

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Fixing Your Life After Rehab

If you approach addiction treatment understanding that recovery is a process not a single event, life after rehab will be easier to manage. While addiction treatment programs like Orange County rehabs can help you get sober, aftercare programs and sober living homes can help further your development. Living After Addiction Whether you’ve been addicted to…

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Side Effects of Suboxone

Suboxone is a medication containing buprenorphine combined with naloxone in a single tablet. It is used for medication-assisted treatment for addiction. Buprenorphine has been successfully used to treat heroin addiction and it works by triggering the opiate receptors in your brain to reduce the intensity of cravings and withdrawal. Crucially, the medication achieves this without…

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When to Call Your AA Sponsor

When to Call Your AA Sponsor Knowing when to call your AA sponsor is sometimes difficult and confusing. We’ve put together the top 10 times you should call your sponsor. 1. If you find yourself stressed out by friends, family, work, school or in any situation (ex. during the holidays), you should pick up the…

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Understanding Nature vs. Nurture of Alcoholism

For decades, scientists have studied the link between genetics and addiction to work and determine a better understanding of the nature vs. nurture of alcoholism and addiction in general. They were searching for a simple answer to one question:  Is addiction genetic or not? This is often referred to as the “nurture vs nature” addiction…