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

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

California Relapse Prevention

To really get the full benefits of addiction treatment in California, and to come away with as many tools in their tool belt as possible to support a sober life, a patient needs to engage in all of the phases of drug and alcohol recovery. These phases of recovery include medically supervised detox, rehabilitation, outpatient… Read More