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What is a Sober Companion?

Sober companions, sober coaches, or recovery coaches are increasingly common in the world of addiction therapy. If you or a loved one is contemplating therapy, you might be wondering what they are. Sober companions are essentially sent home with recovering addicts to re-acclimate into life and ensure that they do not use or relapse during…

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12 Steps of Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a program created in 1953 to provide a safe space for anonymous addiction recovery. At the time of the founding, the body aimed at focusing on drug users addicted to narcotics. However, the program expanded, and it now focuses on recovery from forms of drug addiction through the 12 steps of…

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What Is The Purpose Of Transitional Care/Transitional Living?

When you complete your time at an addiction recovery program, it is not uncommon for people to be unsure of where they will end up next. Many people risk returning home to an environment that puts them at high risk for a relapse. A common next step after completing rehab is to enter into transitional…

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What Do You Learn In Intensive Outpatient?

It can be hard for some people to put their lives on hold to get addiction treatment. Many people need to balance their treatment with their career, family, or education, making residential treatment an unrealistic option. Thankfully, most rehab facilities will offer outpatient programs. Outpatient programs do not require patients to stay on campus, meaning…

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Inpatient vs Outpatient Rehab – How to Decide

Finding a rehab program means choosing a therapy method that works for you and deciding whether you want to attend an inpatient or outpatient program. While there are pros and cons to each option, most people should choose inpatient or outpatient rehab based on personal factors, the extent of their substance abuse problems, and the…

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What Is A Halfway House?

What is a Halfway House or Sober Living Home? A halfway house, also known as a sober living home, is a type of group home that helps people with addictions work through the process of reintegrating back into society. An effective halfway house serves as a transitional point between drug and alcohol treatment and a…

a doctor explaining to a patient Inpatient vs Outpatient

Inpatient vs Outpatient

When you consider treatment, you likely have some questions regarding inpatient vs outpatient treatment. How do you know which option is the best choice for you? How do the professionals at treatment centers such as Oceanfront Recovery determine the ideal treatment options for their clients? These excellent questions are easily answered when you learn about the…

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Drug Addiction Treatment

Are you at a point in your life where you want to recover from drug addiction? The staff at Oceanfront Recovery in Laguna Beach, California are here to help you. Below is more information about drug addiction treatment. What is a Drug Addiction? If you are seeking treatment for drug addiction, you have made a very important…

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What Can I Expect from Intensive Outpatient Treatment?

People who are in recovery typically spend a lot of time doing similar things to their peers. Recovery groups and therapy take up most of the time early on to try and help the person adjust to the new normal. Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) focuses on letting a person attend most of the therapy groups…

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Can IOP Treat Heroin Addiction?

Heroin is highly addictive. An approach that is most effective is being inpatient at a rehab facility that helps focus treatment on recovery for the individual. Another approach is called an ‘intensive outpatient program,’ or IOP. This treatment approach involves daily or weekly meetings with a sponsor and sobriety support group. IOP is often the…