functioning alcoholic

Getting Help for a Functioning Alcoholic

Millions of people worldwide have a toxic relationship with alcohol, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a readily available addictive substance that has permeated our worldwide culture. When one thinks of the word “alcoholism,” it’s easy to picture a few stereotypes, but those aren’t the only people that can benefit from an alcohol rehab…

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Dangerous Side Effects of Oxycontin Abuse

OxyContin is the brand name of the drug oxycodone. Oxycodone is an opioid that is prescribed primarily as a form of pain relief. Today, it’s on the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Controlled Substances Act as a Schedule II drug. That means that it has a high potential to cause addiction. Even when used as a doctor…

man understanding how addiction damages men's health

How Addiction Damages Men’s Health

Drug and alcohol abuse has a devastating effect on everyone with a substance use disorder. However, certain conditions are unique to men or women. At Oceanfront Recovery in Laguna Beach, CA, our men’s rehab program addresses gender-specific issues in a safe environment. Learn the lasting impacts on men’s health and what to expect from an…

Defining Substance Abuse

Can You Define Substance Abuse? Getting Past the Confusion

The terms “substance abuse: and “addiction” are often used interchangeably, but they are not exactly the same. Substance abuse is the act of abusing a drug (prescription, over-the-counter, or illegal) or substances like alcohol for the wrong reasons, in incorrect amounts, and without proper medical approval. When substance abuse becomes a clinical health concern, it…