WHAT TO EXPECT FROM INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT CARE PROGRAMS

When someone has become deeply entangled with alcohol or drugs, it's a real challenge to break that addiction for good. Since it's so easy for an individual to relapse into the old life that led to the addiction, it's a good idea to find intensive outpatient care in Orange County during the transition from rehab to normal life. Here is what you can expect from this type of program.

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HOW DOES LONG-TERM ADDICTION TREATMENT WORK?

Addiction is a disease that affects more people than you may realize. In fact, it’s estimated that nearly 10 percent of the population over the age of 12 suffers from an illicit drug addiction at any given time. Whether it’s opioids, hallucinogens, or prescription drugs, the effects of drug addiction are devastating for both the addict and their family. To assist those suffering from addiction, there are a wide variety of treatment options available. Inpatient facilities, outpatient programs, and 12-step programs are all viable rehabilitation choices.

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THE IMPACT OF DRUG ABUSE ON FAMILIES

It’s estimated that over 20 million Americans suffer with an addiction. Because substance abuse can be classified as a dependence on an addictive substance, these addictions could be to illicit drugs, alcohol, or prescription drugs. No matter the substance, the end result is the same:devastation for both the sufferer and their family. While Orange County long-term treatment can help addicts overcome their dangerous habits, recovery is only possible with hard work and the help of licensed professionals. If help is never sought, the impact of addiction could prove extremely disastrous for the entire family of the addict.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY IN DRUG REHABILITATION

There are a lot of components in residential addiction care that all work together to help the person struggling with addiction to make the change in their life. One of those elements is psychotherapy. There are numerous reasons as to why this is such an essential aspect of drug rehabilitation.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO LONG-TERM ADDICTION CARE

Addiction is a terrible disease, one that can derail an individual’s romantic life, career, relationships with family and friends, and even their long-term health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, not only is addiction involuntary, but it’s an affliction to which many people are highly vulnerable. Their studies on how addiction not only alters the body, but the mind and behavior of the sufferer, demonstrate the need for long-term solutions to this devastating condition. Long-term addiction treatment is a necessity, and an unfortunately small segment of the population is even aware of it as a treatment option. Most adults have at least heard or rehab and may even know of addiction counseling centers in their town, but when it comes to long-term addiction care in Orange County, what are your options, or a suffering loved one’s?

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IMPORTANT COMPONENTS OF A RESIDENTIAL ADDICTION TREATMENT PROGRAM

Drug and alcohol addiction has serious and even deadly consequences forthose who directly suffer as well as their friends and family members. Fortunately, those who seek residential addiction treatment in Orange County have an opportunity to transcend their problems and live happy, full lives, free from addiction. There are a few key components that successful addiction treatment centers utilize that you should be sure to look for when choosing a program for residential addiction treatment in Orange County, CA.

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OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO LAUNCH NEW EFFORT ON HEROIN CRISIS

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is preparing to launch a renewed strategy to address the unrelenting scourge of heroin and opioid addiction, in part by placing greater emphasis on identifying links between over-prescribing doctors and distribution networks across the country.

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DRUG ABUSE

Southern California seems to have everything you could wish. Beautiful beaches, snowy mountains, plenty of industry, some of the country’s best universities and schools, gentle climate. So for most of the twentieth century, people flocked to Southern California from across the U.S., Asia, Mexico and other parts of the world. The result is an urban sprawl that holds more than ten million people. And because it’s just a few miles from the U.S.- Mexico border, this makes it ripe for the attention of international and domestic drug traffickers.

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7 THINGS I LEARNED IN MY FIRST YEAR OF RECOVERY

I didn’t get sober on purpose. I wasn’t crawling into an AA meeting saying I can’t stop drinking, my life is horrible, I can’t stop shaking and so on. However, I couldn’t stop drinking on my own and my life was horrible and I only got the shakes a few times during my drinking career. So there. It was after my 2nd DUI that my attorney suggested I get to an AA Meeting, so I went – like the good little solider I was because I wasn’t sure what was going to happen to me. Even though at this juncture in my life I was falling apart – mentally, emotionally and physically. I needed a band-aid quickly.

After my first AA meeting, it hit me like a tequila shot thrown in my face – I could get sober and have a good life – especially if all those other people in the meetings could. Maybe I should give this thing a try. I had no other options.

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THE PERFECT HIGH - A POEM BY SHEL SILVERSTEIN

There once was a boy named Gimme-Some-Roy...He was nothin' like me or you, 'cause laying back and getting high was all he cared to do.
As a kid, he sat in the cellar....sniffing airplane glue. And then he smoked banana peels, when that was the thing to do. He tried aspirin in Coca-Cola, he breathed helium on the sly, and his life became an endless search to find the perfect high.
But grass just made him wanna lay back and eat chocolate-chip pizza all night, and the great things he wrote when he was stoned looked like shit in the morning light. Speed made him wanna rap all day, reds laid him too far back, cocaine-rose was sweet to his nose, but the price nearly broke his back.

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