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Workaholics: Do Certain Jobs Create More Risk for Addiction?

Drug Abuse and Addiction Though there are a number of professions that come with high rates of drug abuse and addiction, some of the highest risk jobs or industries include: Health care professionals. With easy access to prescription painkillers, benzodiazepines, and a number of drugs used for anesthesia, it can be difficult to withstand the…

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How to Talk to Friends About Recovery

Talking to friends of loved ones about your past struggles with addiction or recovery process can be difficult. While the weight of this secret is lifted from your shoulders, you’re still left wondering about how you will be judged.. Will this revelation affect the relationship? Will they lose respect for you? It’s nice to think…

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7 Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

Staying sober for the holidays Here are some tips for protecting your sobriety, preventing relapse and how to handle delicate situations. There’s a tendency to approach the holidays with unrealistic expectations and the normal holiday festivities can be more complicated for everyone if you don’t set some boundaries and expectations. Just traveling over a holiday…

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How To Support a Friend or Loved One in a Sober Living Home

While sober living homes in Orange County are similar to others around the country, but with a unique advantage – several of them are in superb locations. Some of amazing amenities. some are close to the beach and others offer budget-conscious options. When someone you love comes finally seeks help with their drug addiction problem…

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Emotional Support Animals and Recovery

Drug addiction recovery means total war. For treatment, professionals will use any and all available tools to combat the disease. No stone is left unturned, no treatment us left unconsidered. To treat substance abuse, science has focused on many areas, especially with respect to neuroscience. They’ve studied how neurotransmitters work in effort to find more…

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The Connection Between Depression and Drug Addiction

Anxiety, Depression and Drug Addiction Estimates are that more than 40 million American adults are suffering from some degree of an anxiety disorder, including depression.  For those that fit into this category, you have a double or even triple likelihood of also having a substance use disorder. Depression and substance abuse are inexorably linked, according…

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Five Books To Get You Or a Loved One Through Recovery

Not everyone likes to read – we understand that. However, there are some great books about recovery that should compel you to want to take it up again. After all, if you’re sitting in rehab or undergoing substance abuse treatment, you’ve probably got some free time and you could sure use some encouragement, right? For…

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Tips For Visiting a Loved One In Sober Living

When a loved one is recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, chances are pretty good that they’ll end up in a sober living facility at some point. In Southern California for example, one finding a sober living facility in Orange County is easy. What draws recovery patients to Orange County sober living facilities is the…

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What We Mean When We Talk About Sobriety

How To Truly Define Sobriety “Sobriety” is a word whose 12-step misuse now pervades our entire culture, along with ruining addiction treatment. To truly define sobriety means putting conventional definitions in their place and taking a fresh (and often controversial) approach. Sobriety actually means, first and foremost, not being intoxicated. It does NOT mean abstinence,…