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Importance of Full Continuum of Addiction Care

If you’re looking for sober living options for your loved one, then you might have come across the importance of a full continuum of addiction care.  Continuum of Care Definition By definition, the continuum of care describes the process of maintaining the continuity of healthcare given to a person for an extended period. For patients…

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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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Rock Bottom Addiction and Getting Help

Rock bottom addiction myths suggest someone abusing alcohol or drugs must reach the point of no return before committing to recovery.  Not only is this concept flawed, but it’s also potentially dangerous.  So, if you have been putting off getting the treatment you need because things don’t seem that bad, today’s guide should help you…

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Characteristics to Look for in a Sober Living Home

Although you can fully recover from addiction and achieve lifelong recovery, addiction has no known cure. That means taking your treatment seriously is essential to your recovery. Inpatient and outpatient programs provide you with the skills and tools necessary to prepare for life without drugs and alcohol. Sober living is a great way to support…

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Depressants vs Stimulants

Looking at depressants vs. stimulants is interesting as they are both large categorization of legal and illegal drugs. This distinction is based on whether the substance in question depresses or stimulates the CNS (central nervous system). Although these two categories of drugs deliver effects at opposite ends of the spectrum, there are also some commonalities…

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Adventure Therapy Benefits

You’re about to begin the journey through sobriety. You want to stop focusing on your need for the drugs or alcohol that took control of your life. However, you’re not sure where to start. Then, your counselor suggests trying adventure therapy. You wonder, what is adventure therapy, and what are the benefits of adventure therapy?…

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Marijuana Brain Damage

Marijuana brain damage is an issue with current research throwing up conflicting results.  What is much clearer is that marijuana has the potential for abuse, and as the most commonly abused addictive substance after tobacco and alcohol, it’s worth exploring the link between marijuana and brain damage.  Today, we’ll explore what that scientific research yields,…