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Methadone vs Suboxone vs Vivitrol: Which is Right for You?

Generally speaking, there are currently three types of medications that are U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved to combat opioid addiction: Methadone, Suboxone, and Vivitrol. These medications come in different forms: pills, dissolvable films, and liquids. Studies have shown that these forms of medication-assisted treatment when used in conjunction with addiction recovery treatment can raise…

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What Is MAT?

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders and is one of the many different forms of addiction treatment programs clients may experience during their time at a Huntington Beach rehab. A combination of medication and behavioral therapies is effective in…

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Is Alcoholism Genetic?

Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain, affecting the reward and motivation centers, and it is also a genetic problem. Indeed, scientists have argued about the genetic and hereditary influences on addiction for decades. To truly understand the influence of genetics and heredity, we must understand the difference between the two. Alcohol use disorder,…

Southern California the Best Place for Sober Living Treatment

Why is Southern California the Best Place for Sober Living Treatment?

As rates of addiction in the United States continue to be problematic, many areas of the country have become well-versed in the treatments necessary for recovery. Why is Southern California the Best Place for Sober Living Treatment? In the state of California, rehab aftercare is recognized as vitally important for long term recovery. After someone…

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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol addiction is potentially devastating, but so many people continue with problematic drinking simply because they’re scared at the thought of the alcohol withdrawal symptoms they can face. Is this a justifiable fear, though, and can alcohol withdrawal really be dangerous? We’ll be diving deep into this knotty issue today, and it’s essential to do…

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Self-Esteem During Recovery

Understanding the link between self-esteem and addiction recovery is a vital component of becoming free of substances. A great deal of research by psychologists has repeatedly found a high correlation between drug abuse and low self-esteem. Addiction is rooted in mental health disorders, and self-esteem is intrinsically linked to mental health. To achieve long-term sobriety…