Signs of Polysubstance Abuse and When to Seek Polysubstance Addiction Treatment

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When we think of substance abuse, we typically imagine a person being addicted to one particular substance. However, polysubstance abuse is an addiction to getting high by any means necessary— instead of having one “drug of choice.” Suffering from polysubstance abuse presents its own set of unique challenges and dangers and requires a unique treatment […]

6 Signs You’re Ready for Addiction Treatment

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Fortunately, one of the best signs that you’re ready for addiction treatment California is that you’re here, reading this. Simply finding this on your own is a great sign that you’re looking to get your life back on track and get it back towards where it was before you started spiraling down this hole. 1. […]

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 […]

Addiction Treatment Levels of Care

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The most recent National Survey of Drug Use and Health (2019) shows that more than 20 million people aged 12 or older suffer from a substance use disorder – addicted to either alcohol or illicit drugs[1].  Those afflicted are a diverse population, and an individual’s specific needs should dictate the appropriate intervention. The American Society […]

What Are the Stages of Addiction?

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At what point does someone have a drug or alcohol addiction? The definition varies among individuals, but in general, professionals agree substance abuse becomes a problem when someone cannot control their consumption. There are stages of addiction a person goes through, which can lead to needing addiction treatment. Orange County, fortunately, has many top-rated rehabilitation […]

Codeine Addiction Treatment

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If you have ever had a cough or experienced chronic pain, you have probably heard of codeine. Codeine is a type of medication that is used to treat pain. It is also commonly found in cough syrup. [1] Though it is milder than other drugs in its class, codeine is an opiate. To some degree, […]