How Addiction Impacts Your Life

How Addiction Impacts Your Life

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Addiction is a chronic medical disease that severely impacts the lives of those suffering from it. Unfortunately, the onset of addiction can’t be attributed to only one factor, with genetics, brain activity, environmental influences, and individual life experiences each playing a role and interacting. For an addict, the result is that the occasional use of […]

Orange County Addiction Rehab

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Welcome to Ocean Hills Recovery, a premier Orange County addiction rehab center providing comprehensive addiction treatment services to the Orange County community and beyond. Since our opening, our team of compassionate and competent mental health and addiction professionals has been helping clients on the road to recovery. What Is An Addiction? Addiction is a mental […]

Identifying The Signs Of Alcoholism

Identifying The Signs Of Alcoholism

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In the United States alone, over 14 million adults live with alcohol use disorder.[1] In a society where drinking is intrinsically tied to a multitude of social events and gatherings, it can be difficult to draw the line between frequent drinking and alcoholism. To learn about the signs of alcoholism and how to navigate this […]

Is Addiction Treatment Instead of Jail a Good Idea?

Is Addiction Treatment Instead of Jail a Good Idea?

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California became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana use in November 2016. The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64) was monumental in law enforcement. The passing of Proposition 64 meant thousands of people would avoid jail time each year for non-violent drug offenses. The premise behind the legislation was that it is better […]

Persevering Through Withdrawal for the Benefits of Recovery

Persevering Through Withdrawal for the Benefits of Recovery

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Beginning the journey to recovery can be challenging but persevering through withdrawal is essential to your recovery. The withdrawal period may feel particularly uncomfortable, as you are often battling both physical and psychological dependencies. The withdrawal period may feel particularly uncomfortable, as you are often battling both physical and psychological dependencies. You don’t have to […]

What Does It Mean To Have A Dual Diagnosis?

What Does It Mean To Have A Dual Diagnosis?

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Of the millions of individuals struggling with drugs or alcohol, a significant number suffer from co-occurring mental health disorders. This condition is referred to as a dual diagnosis. Addressing both components simultaneously through a dual diagnosis treatment program ensures that individuals successfully achieve a healthy and fulfilling life of recovery. What is Dual Diagnosis? Dual […]

How to Have Fun and Stay Sober this Summer

How to Have Fun and Stay Sober this Summer

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With lifted mandates and restrictions, the country is slowly opening back up and just in time for summer. Have you thought about how you’ll fill your free time now that you’ve committed to sobriety? Whether you’ve completed residential in-patient treatment, an outpatient program, or have done the hard work on your own, plan to leave […]

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When Does Binge Drinking Become a Problem?

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Many of us do not have a clear idea about what constitutes a “binge” when that word refers to drinking. We may not realize it’s an issue for us until it becomes a habit. Research shows that mechanisms in our brain can make us feel like we need to increase our alcohol consumption when we […]