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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…


How to Deal with Addiction Cravings

Learning how to deal with addiction cravings will help streamline your recovery. Cravings come about after prolonged and habitual substance abuse. You can find cravings striking after months or even years of abstinence. That said, there are addiction treatment programs and California rehabs that have robust aftercare programs and sober living facilities in place to…

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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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How to Help a Child with Drug Addiction

For many people wondering how to help a child with drug addiction, just knowing where to start is perhaps the biggest barrier. With NIDA reporting that almost 25% of 18 to 20-year-olds abuse illicit substances, and SAMHSA data showing over 20 million people in the United States with substance use disorder, addiction does not discriminate. …