addiction and natural disasters

Substance Abuse Increases After Natural Disasters Right now the news is saturated with heart wrenching stories about the victims of hurricane Harvey. It seems everywhere we turn there is more bad news about the damage done, people who will be displaced for years to come, and even fatalities. In addition to the aftermath of the […]

Percocet Withdrawal Symptoms

Percocet Withdrawal Symptoms, Timeline, and Treatment Prescription painkillers have been an increasingly popular recreational drug in the past few decades. As opioid use has been on the rise, much attention goes to heroin and not to it’s prescription cousins like Percocet┬«. SAMHSA’s 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that non-medical use of […]

Klonopin Withdrawal Symptoms

Klonopin┬« is the trade name of Clonazepam, a benzodiazepine approved by the FDA to treat seizure disorders and anxiety disorders. Klonopin was patented in the 1960’s and became available in the US in 1975. Since then, it has become a commonly abused recreational drug for its relaxing effects. How Does Clonazepam Work? Clonazepam increases gamma […]

What is a 12 Step Call?

What is a 12 Step Call? A 12 step call is an important part of the recovery process for many. Generally, an individual or group sits or speaks with somebody suffering from addiction in order to help them find recovery. It has become less popular as treatment has grown in availability, but it still is […]

Meth Induced Psychosis

Methamphetamine is a stimulant that can be consumed orally, intravenously, or nasally. Methamphetamine is similar in chemical formation to amphetamine, the common drug used to treat ADHD. Forms of methamphetamine are referred to meth, speed, ice, crank, and crystal. Methamphetamine is highly addictive and can cause severe psychological effects during withdrawal. Like many substances, methamphetamine […]

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Addiction Recovery Quotes

Many of us in the recovery world collect addiction recovery quotes and sayings like other people collect snow globes or stamps. If you have been in recovery for a while you might notice yourself remembering a saying that you heard at a meeting a year ago and using it in your life when you need […]

Self Compassion in Recovery

For many of us, our addiction is filled with thoughts and behaviors that cause harm to ourselves and those around us. Part of the difficulty we face getting sober is that often we beat ourselves up for our behavior, past and present. We are incredibly harsh on ourselves, sometimes treating ourselves worse than we would […]

positivity

To paraphrase the law of attraction, the thoughts, energy and actions that you put into the universe will come back to you in some way shape or form. The power of our thoughts and actions are powerful enough to attract whatever goals or objectives you have in mind. This can also be true of negativity. […]

Malibu Rehab Facility

Discomfort is the price of admission into a state of spiritual growth and emotional stability in recovery. So often we look at pain or discomfort as a source of suffering and naturally are opposed to the sensation. Sensations that make us uncomfortable are often looked at as an indicator of something being wrong. This makes […]

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