Withdrawal Symptoms in Detox

Many people don’t realize that there are several stages to drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Long-term treatment for any kind of substance with dangerous withdrawal symptoms always starts with medically supervised detox.   California detox and withdrawal treatment can be of service to patients with any kind of addiction withdrawal. While it is possible that… Read More

Choosing the Right Addiction Treatment in California

According to the Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality National Survey on Drug Use and Health, only about 12% of illicit drug users receive treatment for their addiction, and only 7% of alcohol abusers receive treatment. Maybe this is because looking for a treatment center in California can be a daunting process, there are countless addiction… Read More

Addiction Therapies in California

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Drug treatment…can occur in a variety of settings, take many different forms, and last for different lengths of time.” The same article suggests that as chemical dependency is a chronic disease, addicts would do well to look specifically for a long-term treatment program for sufficient recovery. A… Read More

California Addiction Statistics

No addict is a number. Something the epidemic of addiction in this country should have taught us is that each individual addict is different. They all have different reasons for where they are and how they got there. Nonetheless, looking at the statistics behind addiction in a given community can give us a better understanding… Read More

California and the Opioid Epidemic

In their 2016 report of the status of California’s opioid epidemic, the State of California Department of Public Health released a Strategy to Address Prescription Drug (Opioid) Misuse, Abuse, and Overdose in California. It summarizes the state of the epidemic and the pursuits of the state to fight the disease. In the report the CDPH… Read More

Economic Impact of Addiction in California

Californian’s know that when addicts seek and receive treatment, it’s good for the whole community. In 2013 Stephen Bright and Stephen Wirtz, two PH.D.’s offered a report to the Governor on the costs of substance abuse in california. They set out to make an economic case for Alcohol and Drug treatment and prevention. (http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/provgovpart/Documents/GPAC%20Cost%20Presentation%20May%202nd%202013%20final.pdf)  … Read More

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Is There Such a Thing as an Addictive Personality?

In the conversation around drug addiction in Los Angeles, popular culture sometimes portrays people with drug addictions as having addictive personalities. What does this mean, and is there a such thing as an addictive personality? What It Means to Have an Addictive Personality According to society, people with addictive personalities have a specific set of… Read More