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Exercise and Addiction Recovery

Is there a link between exercise and addiction recovery? Well, for many people in the early phases of treatment for alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder, regular exercise can be a valuable component of a comprehensive treatment plan. For this reason, many treatment centers offer you access to experiential and adventure therapies. Using drink…

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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 Fentanyl: What is it?

Fentanyl was the substance responsible for the third wave of the opioid epidemic. Since 2013, a sharp uptick in deaths involving synthetic opioids – illicitly manufactured fentanyl in particular – means the damage wreaked by opioid abuse continues nationwide. While there are treatment programs like Huntington Beach rehabs and sober living homes to help those…

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Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Recognizing the signs of alcohol addiction, whether in yourself or a loved one, could help you to kick start recovery before alcohol use disorder becomes more severe, and consequently more complicated to treat. With the help of sober living homes and communities like The District Recovery, people Alcohol use disorder is the clinical descriptor for…

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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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Men’s Sober Living

If you or a loved one is looking into treatment options for a substance abuse problem, looking into the benefits of gender-specific treatment, like men’s sober living programs can help you make an informed decision. When considering options for sober living housing, the choice between co-ed or gender-specific sober living is a common consideration. The…