The Dangers of Meth Use

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Methamphetamine is an extremely potent and addictive drug that can quickly destroy a person’s health and livelihood. The dangers of meth are well-known and can affect a person’s mental, physical, and social well-being because of how addictive meth is. A single-use can lead to a serious addiction requiring a stay at a California rehab. It’s […]

How Do I Know if I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

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When someone struggles with addiction and another mental health disorder, it’s called co-occurring disorders, or dual diagnosis. As surprising as it sounds, it may help to hear that you are far from alone. Approximately 9.2 million people in the United States deal with Dual Diagnosis. 1 Further, nearly 50% of individuals suffering from a singular […]

Understanding Adderall Addiction

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Adderall use has grown in popularity among many students in recent years. In fact, a study from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health says that college students between the ages of 18-22 are twice as likely to misuse Adderall as those who are not in college. 1 This rise in Adderall misuse is […]

Impact of Alcohol During Conception

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We have all heard about the impact a mother’s alcohol use can have on her unborn child. But, what about the father?  Many people may not realize that a father’s use of alcohol during conception can have damaging effects as well. Let’s take a look at what can happen and how men can get help […]

Sobriety’s Reliance On Mental Health Treatment

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Sobriety’s Reliance On Mental Health Treatment The path to sobriety requires that you understand how your mental health relates to drug and alcohol dependency. Those who suffer from mental challenges, like depression and anxiety, often self-medicate with illicit drugs or drinking. People diagnosed with mood or anxiety disorders are about twice as likely[1] as the […]

Women’s Mental Health and Addiction

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Millions of American women grapple with mental health issues and the destructive consequences of alcohol and drug addictions daily. Understanding the connection between women’s mental health and addiction can provide insight into the most effective methods of prevention and treatment. Early research on the causes and effects of addiction and its relationship to mental health […]

The Roadblocks in Addiction Recovery (And How to Overcome Them)

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Understanding the roadblocks in addiction recovery isn’t just the responsibility of the care provider. While highly-trained professionals are able to recognize the signs of addiction and help those suffering from the disease find their way to recovery, beating the addiction battle that’s plaguing our communities must be a group effort. From the families affected to […]