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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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The Benefits of Being Sober

While the benefits of sobriety are well-publicized, many people with active alcohol use disorder find even the abstract idea of sobriety terrifying.  Many myths and misconceptions surrounding addiction serve to worsen this problem, to the extent that only 10% of those with substance use disorder get specialist treatment. Some people feel you must hit rock bottom…

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Dating Someone in Recovery

Dating someone in recovery is complicated and nuanced.  As a general guideline, most addiction experts recommend that newly sober addicts and alcoholics refrain from dating during the first year of recovery. The early phases of sobriety are challenging and require full focus. This applies both for those undergoing inpatient or outpatient treatment and for those…

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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…

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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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How to Rebuild Relationships After Rehab

Addiction to drink or drugs doesn’t just affect the life of the person using the substance, but it also impacts the lives of everyone around them. In this sense, addiction is a family disease. The question is, how to rebuild relationships after rehab? From families torn asunder by crack addiction and best friends estranged because…