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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…

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Going Back to Work After Rehab

Going back to work after rehab doesn’t need to be a headache, and there are acts and laws in place to protect you.  Perhaps you’ve been avoiding getting treatment for alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder because you fear it might harm your career, or even prevent you from getting hired by other employers. …

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How to Build Confidence in Recovery

Self-esteem is the way you perceive yourself, and having appropriate levels of self-esteem can help you build confidence in recovery.   The Importance of Self-Esteem in Recovery Research shows there is a high correlation between low self-esteem and substance abuse.  Addiction is widely recognized as a chronic and relapsing mental health disease. Self-esteem and mental…

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How to Stage an Intervention That Works

If you have a loved one abusing alcohol or drugs and are in denial of the problem, perhaps you’ve thought about learning how to stage an intervention. It is important to understand that the intervention is just the first step in the process, from there, clients will have to go through inpatient or outpatient treatment,…

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Understanding the Effects of Drugs on the Brain

Addiction affects the brain in many different ways, and understanding the effects of drugs on the brain can help you better gauge the risks you’re taking when abusing substances.  Whether you’re using alcohol, opioids, stimulants, sedatives, or nicotine, these compounds enter your brain and your bloodstream. As soon as this substance has entered your brain,…


Comprehensive Guide to the Most Dangerous Drugs

If you think of drug addiction and the most dangerous drugs, you’ll typically bring substances like cocaine, heroin, and meth to mind. The truth is, most drug abusers don’t fall into this category. Instead, the most commonly abused substances according to NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) are prescription pills and OTC medications. After this…


California Rehab for Club Drugs

Drugs like ecstasy, MDMA, and more can all prove to be problematic, luckily, there are treatment options and California rehab for club drugs to help people who have fallen victim to substance abuse problems. The District is an addiction treatment service that specializes in sober living facilities as well as outpatient treatment programs like Orange…