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Finding Your First Steps in Recovery

Recovery from an addiction is a difficult journey, but not an impossible one. Establishing the first steps in recovery will set a path towards a permanent, sustainable, and healthy life, free from addiction and pain. Whether seeking treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, counseling, treatment, and support are necessary for living an addiction-free life.… Continue Reading Finding Your First Steps in Recovery

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Rapid Detox vs. Traditional Medication-Assisted Detox

There is a substantial difference between rapid detox and medication-assisted detox. Understanding heroin and the need for assistance in the detoxification of drugs is the first step in choosing the right medication-assisted treatment program. Heroin Explained Heroin is a highly addictive substance that begins as opium, a narcotic derivative of the opium poppy plant. The… Continue Reading Rapid Detox vs. Traditional Medication-Assisted Detox

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Signs of Cocaine Withdrawal

Cocaine is a potent and fast-acting drug. Those using cocaine experience a rush of pleasure, intensified focus, increased energy, and a reduced need for sleep and food. Because of its effects on neurotransmitters, cocaine has a high potential for abuse, which can quickly descend into physical and psychological dependence and, ultimately, addiction. Dangerous enough on… Continue Reading Signs of Cocaine Withdrawal

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What Is Aftercare in Addiction Recovery?

Recovery is a complex and ongoing challenge. As much as you want to feel like you are entirely free from addiction, you know you still have the battle to face. Sobriety is a choice you will make each day after completing treatment at an inpatient or outpatient drug rehab center, which is why it is… Continue Reading What Is Aftercare in Addiction Recovery?

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After Addiction, When Is It Safe to Start Dating?

To be perfectly honest, very few people explicitly look for drug addiction as a perk when browsing online dating profiles. Typically, when someone falls in love with a person struggling with addiction, it is despite their addiction and not because of it. Unfortunately, this does not always go very well. On the other hand, dating a… Continue Reading After Addiction, When Is It Safe to Start Dating?

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How to Help Someone in Recovery

Get Help Today 1-855-815-9727 How do you get help for someone struggling with addiction? It can be extremely difficult to admit that addiction has come to rule your life or the life of someone you care about. Even if you are not the one directly suffering from addiction, the problem itself will still affect you.… Continue Reading How to Help Someone in Recovery

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Qualities of a Great Inpatient Drug Rehab Center in Los Angeles

Not all addiction treatment centers are the same, and what makes one center ideally suited for treating one person may make it an inferior fit for another. Every center has different treatment programs and specialties, just like every individual has various addiction symptoms and circumstances. With thousands of rehab centers across the nation, all touting… Continue Reading Qualities of a Great Inpatient Drug Rehab Center in Los Angeles

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Best Options for Medical Detox in Los Angeles

Recognizing the need for drug or alcohol detox is the first step on the path to lifelong recovery. Because there are so many treatment center options, finding the rehab center best suited for you or your loved one can feel overwhelming. It is essential to do the proper research before making a final decision. Substance… Continue Reading Best Options for Medical Detox in Los Angeles

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Top 5 Methods of Quitting Drinking Forever

For most Americans, drinking is an acceptable, almost expected, social activity. Alcohol is used to both celebrate and commiserate. While many people can drink without consequence, millions of others struggle with alcohol use disorder (AUD). Overcoming AUD can be a long, hard road and can, at times, feel impossible. But it is not. If you… Continue Reading Top 5 Methods of Quitting Drinking Forever