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Where to Find LGBTQ-Focused Treatment in LA

Of the nearly four million people in Los Angeles and the greater LA metropolitan area, almost five percent identify as LGBTQ. Compared to the general population, the rates of substance use disorders and mental health disorders among the LGBTQ community are significantly higher. Open discrimination has resulted in many people choosing to avoid seeking the… Continue Reading Where to Find LGBTQ-Focused Treatment in LA

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3 Benefits of Adventure Therapy for Addiction

Traditional psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is an integral part of the treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders. However, a successful treatment program should be comprehensive, utilizing other approaches such as cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and experiential therapies, to name a few. An integrated approach to treatment is essential to ensure that programs are flexible enough to be… Continue Reading 3 Benefits of Adventure Therapy for Addiction

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What Are Dabs and Are They Dangerous?

While marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, all but six states have fully legalized it or have approved it for medicinal purposes and decriminalized its use. The result has been a steady increase in the use of marijuana, especially in the younger population. With this increased use has come a surge in the popularity… Continue Reading What Are Dabs and Are They Dangerous?

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Benefits of a TMS Therapy Program

Transcranial magnetic stimulation, referred to simply as TMS, was invented in 1985 and approved for use by the FDA in 2008. Multiple clinical studies have shown TMS to be highly effective for the treatment of depression. In addiction treatment, TMS therapy programs treat depression that either contributed to the substance use disorder or arose as… Continue Reading Benefits of a TMS Therapy Program

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What to Expect in Inpatient Drug Rehab

One of the most important decisions you will make in your life is to seek treatment for your drug or alcohol abuse or addiction. Once that decision has been made, finding the right addiction treatment center to meet your needs can feel overwhelming. An inpatient drug rehab center is designed to provide intensive, around-the-clock, supervised… Continue Reading What to Expect in Inpatient Drug Rehab

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What to Look for in a Sober Living Program

Alcohol or drug detox and subsequent treatment are just the beginning of the recovery process. Upon completing inpatient or outpatient treatment, the hard work of re-establishing yourself into your community, and society as a whole, as a sober person begins. For many, especially those who did not have a supportive and healthy environment before treatment,… Continue Reading What to Look for in a Sober Living Program

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Meloxicam: Safer Alternative to Opioid Painkillers

People are always looking for an alternative to opioid painkillers, and some have found it in the form of therapy, yoga, acupuncture, or even meditation. As for medications, however, there may be an option for pain treatment in the form of a prescription NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) drug called meloxicam. However, it is still important to… Continue Reading Meloxicam: Safer Alternative to Opioid Painkillers

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Effectiveness of Sober Living in Luxury

Sober living is a transitional living environment where individuals in recovery may choose to live during treatment and beyond. These residences provide structure and support for those who are working to rebuild their lives. Due to the complex nature of addiction, relapse is very common. Cultural, societal, and biological factors all contribute to the development… Continue Reading Effectiveness of Sober Living in Luxury

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Understanding Physical Dependence vs. Addiction

Physical dependence is a term that many do not fully understand. While this condition mirrors some characteristics of addiction, the state of physical dependence also differs from addiction in several key ways. If you are struggling to stop using drugs and alcohol despite negative consequences, you might be facing physical dependence. Physical dependence is not… Continue Reading Understanding Physical Dependence vs. Addiction

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Meth Comedown Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

Meth is a highly addictive drug that causes a serious comedown. For many individuals who use meth, avoiding this comedown is a priority. The symptoms can be extremely severe, even life-threatening in some cases, and those who are addicted to the drug might continue to stay high for days, sometimes weeks, to keep themselves from… Continue Reading Meth Comedown Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment