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What Is Crystal Meth?

What is crystal meth, and what types of meth are dangerous? If you or someone you love has a meth addiction, help is available. High-quality meth rehab in Laguna Beach is available.Meth rehab at Oceanfront Recovery is a person-first affair. We recognize that most addictions exist as a symptom of deeper issues. We’re committed to…

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Do I Need IOP for Addiction?

Addiction is a disease. Like any disease, it requires intentional and consistent treatment to heal. One cannot simply will it away. Residential treatment is not a viable option for many people due to family, school, or work commitments. An intensive outpatient program (IOP) can provide needed recovery treatment and support for people who need to…

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Alcohol Rehab for Professionals

Alcohol addiction can affect anyone and doesn’t discriminate based on race, gender identity, socioeconomic status, or work situation. Many working professionals with high-stress and high-stakes careers find themselves at odds struggling with addiction. Even worse, they feel like they can’t take time away from work to focus on recovery. Fortunately, there are recovery options designed…

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Residential Treatment for Addiction

Addiction and recovery, despite their complexity, are often simplified, stereotyped, or mischaracterized in popular media and social scenarios. Due to the pervasive stigma around addiction, the process of recovery and nuances of addiction treatment is frequently misunderstood. It can make it difficult to ask for help, commit to recovery, and even harder to talk about…

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Attending a Laguna Beach Alcohol Rehab

Alcohol is one of the most addictive and easily accessible substances available. Alcohol dependence can begin at any age, and the longer a person is dependent on alcohol, the more dangerous it becomes. In Laguna Beach, more than 21% of high school freshmen and 45% of high school juniors have self-reported using alcohol in the…

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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…

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…

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Recognizing Crystal Meth Abuse

Every addictive substance has unique characteristics that can make recognizing an addiction challenging. Recognizing an addiction via visual and behavioral cues can be vital to helping your loved one get the help they need in a timely fashion. Crystal meth abuse, in particular, can have immediate, devastating consequences on a person’s physical and mental health.…

Alcohol gut inflammation symptoms

What Is Alcohol Gastritis?

Many people drink alcohol at a wide variety of levels. Some may only have one or two drinks, and some may only drink on special occasions. Others still will develop unhealthy drinking habits. The biggest trouble with those habits is that they often lead to alcohol dependency or addiction. Alcohol addiction can have many ill…