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 […]

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Why Meth is So Hard to Quit

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The chains of addiction are always challenging to break, but methamphetamine holds a considerably tighter grip on individuals. The highly addictive drug has damaging effects on the body and brain. Meth is nearly impossible to quit without support.1 Ahead, Ocean Hills Recovery discusses why meth has such a powerful effect on people and how professional support […]

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How to Handle Anxiety in Sobriety

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For many individuals struggling with substance abuse, a root issue that can ultimately lead to addiction is anxiety. The attempt to numb the unpleasant symptoms of anxiety through drugs or alcohol is not uncommon. Unfortunately, anxiety in sobriety is also something many people in recovery face.  According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, […]

Support Mental Health and End the Stigma

Support Mental Health and End the Stigma

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How can we make the world a place where everyone feels comfortable opening themselves up about their mental health? To support mental health is one small step each of us can take to help end its stigma and allow those who need help to ask for it. The prevailing adage, “It’s okay not to be okay,” […]

California Rehab Explains the Dangers of Meth Use

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 […]