Clients sitting in chairs in group therapy

What Are the Benefits of Group Therapy?

Group therapy benefits folks in many ways. Many of us were unfamiliar with therapy and wary about discussing our personal problems with someone else. Group therapy, specifically, seems like an intimidating prospect—not only are we disclosing personal information about our problems with one person, but we are discussing them with a room full of strangers.…

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Most Commonly Prescribed Benzodiazepines

Benzos, or Benzodiazepines, are psychoactive sedatives. They slow down brain functionality by enhancing gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). This dulls the central nervous system to create a sense of calm. They are also highly addictive. Many people use benzos due to a prescription and develop a dependence due to the sedative effects. Due to the increasing prevalence…

a college student is seeking to buy a study drug called adderall to help him with his college work

Adderall Abuse and College Students

 In an increasingly competitive environment, young people feel the burden of competition and pressure to perform earlier and more intensely than ever. Unfortunately, this perception of intense competition, in conjunction with more and more young people receiving prescriptions for ADD and ADHD, is leading to an epidemic of stimulant addiction among college students. In response…

finding the right rehab and residential addiction treatment program for her in laguna beach sets a woman up for a successful recovery from substance abuse

Finding a Rehab in Laguna Beach

While California is making significant efforts to address drug addiction and provide quality treatment, it remains a primary public health issue. Alcohol accounts for more nonfatal emergency room visits than all other drugs combined, and by the 11th grade, more than half of Californians have gained drinking experience. Since 2006, the number of fatal heroin…

a man starts his recovery in detox before he can enter rehab

Detox Vs. Rehab: Key Differences You Need to Know

The decision to seek treatment for an addiction is a significant milestone. However, it can be challenging to understand what to do next once you’ve made the decision. Understanding the options available and knowing where to start treatment can ease the transition. Many people use “rehab” and “detox” interchangeably. While the two things are related,…

a woman has chosen a rehab facility that is right for her by using these tips

10 Tips on Choosing the Right Rehab for You

Once you’ve decided to seek treatment for a substance use disorder, the next step is choosing a rehab facility that is right for you. Assessing your needs, knowing what options are available, and selecting a program that meets your needs and desires will significantly increase the odds of making a successful long-term recovery.Rehab is an…

a man asks questions to ensure this rehab center is high quality

Questions to Ask a Rehabilitation Center to Prove They’re High-Quality

Seeking treatment for a substance use disorder is courageous. While it may seem daunting to enter a rehabilitation center, asking the right questions and assessing your options can ensure that you enter the right program. A little upfront research and interviewing the center before checking in will ensure that you’re in a safe, comfortable environment…