The Dangers Of Xanax

The dangers of Xanax are not as obvious as they would be with other drugs. Patients are prescribed Xanax when they have anxiety or panic disorders, and that makes the drug look a little bit innocent. It should be noted, that people you know who are using Xanax are not automatically going to become addicts.…

12 Step Approach to Recovery

The 12 step approach to recovery is a concept that has been around for over 70 years. Addiction treatment centers in California regularly adopt the 12 steps because of how effective they have been in helping individuals recover from addiction. Each treatment center has its own way of integrating the 12 steps into its programs.…

Mental Illness and Substance Abuse in Teens

Although drug abuse has declined in the past 20 years (1), teens are using certain substances, like marijuana, more than ever. Mental illness and substance abuse in teens requires treatment, as co-occurring disorders can make it difficult to live a healthy and normal life. While all teens and adolescents experience anxiety, stress, and sadness, some…

Understanding Psychological Dependence

While those who have substance use disorders (SUD) experiencing physical processes that affect their behavior, there is also a psychological component. That means that an addicted individual is mentally dependent on a substance. Psychological dependence describes an individual’s emotional and mental processes regarding SUD or drug addiction. The Signs of Psychological Dependence When you define…

What is THC?

In recent years, marijuana has gained increasing coverage in both the media and politics. However, that doesn’t mean the substance is safe for everyone. Though many states have legalized marijuana for either recreational or medical use, the substance has always had an addiction potential. And with the growing legalization of the substance, there’s been a…

Teenage Drug Addiction Treatment

Teenage drug addiction is on the rise and affects millions of teenagers and families each year. Do you have a teenager who is struggling with addiction to drugs, alcohol, or other illicit substances? If so, seek out teenage drug addiction treatment to help your teen turn their life around for the better. Young adult drug…

Addiction and Your Physical Health

The risks associated with addiction and your physical health exist on a daily basis. This is true among people that have an alcohol use disorder (AUD), a substance use disorder (SUD) or a dual diagnosis disorder. Some people use more than one drug. If you use alcohol and also use other drugs, the consequences associated…

What Is Substance Use Disorder?

A National Survey on Drug Use and Health, released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2017, stated that about 18.7 million adults in the United States had a substance use disorder. That equates to 1 in 12 adults, which means that everyone likely interacts with someone who is struggling with…

Dual Diagnosis Center

For many people, drug addiction accompanies other health problems. Many people feel surprised to learn they also need help for a mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety or a personality disorder. Through dual diagnosis treatment in California, you receive the highest quality of treatment for all of your conditions at once. Call rehabs now…

Quitting Alcohol Cold Turkey

Dealing with alcohol use disorder is frustrating, frightening, and overwhelming. It’s normal for some people who are struggling with an alcohol addiction to be upset by their behavior when drinking. They can become disappointed because of their inability to keep control over the alcohol and their actions. As a result, they declare they’re quitting alcohol…