Sober During the Holiday Season 2020

Sober During the Holiday Season 2020

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It’s challenging enough to stay sober during the holidays because there are so many triggers that may tempt you. But learning how to stay sober during the holiday season during a world pandemic is a whole new ball game. Why Is it So Difficult to Stay Sober During the Holiday Season? Traditionally, the holidays are […]

Why Trauma Leads to Addiction in Some, and Not in Others

Why Trauma Leads to Addiction in Some, and Not in Others

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Trauma, as defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is described as an event or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as life-threatening or emotionally or physically harmful.[1] Traumatic events that those experience, whether as children or adults, shape the way individuals view themselves, as well as the […]

Is Ketamine Addictive

Is Ketamine Addictive?

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Is Ketamine Addictive? Ketamine, created in 1961, is what’s known as a dissociative anesthetic. Today, many veterinary hospitals use it in short-term surgeries for dogs and cats. However, it is more widely known as the popular club drug or the “chameleon drug” on the streets. It doesn’t seem to get as much of a bad […]

How To Cope With Stress Without Drinking

How To Cope With Stress Without Drinking

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The ‘stress’ of daily life seems to be even more intense these days. Sure, daily inconveniences like traffic or long lines at the bank can aggravate us, and bring us temporary stresses. Sometimes, though, we’re dealing with more—the loss of a loved one or a relationship or a job. Or, the uncertainty of what is […]

Addictions Requiring Drug Detox Orange County

Addictions Requiring Drug Detox

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Addiction is a problem that millions of Americans face. Statistics show that more than 23 million Americans are addicted to drugs and alcohol.[1] Many different types of addiction can require drug detox Orange County. It’s important to not only understand what these addictions are but also what detox entails. What is Detox? When you hear […]

Prescription Medication and Substance Abuse

Prescription Medication and Substance Abuse

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Prescription Medication and Substance Abuse If you’re taking prescription medications for a mental health disorder along with using recreational drugs or alcohol, the interaction could lead to dangerous health consequences. Read ahead to learn why mental illness often coexists with drug addiction, and about the risks attached to prescription medication and substance abuse. Mental Illness […]

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Is LSD Addictive?

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For many people, LSD is a drug that you don’t hear too much about; it has not caused a public health crisis, very few people overdose on LSD, and you probably have not met anyone who is physically dependent upon it. LSD is still, however, a Schedule 1 controlled substance. So what is LSD, how […]